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Global Knowledge Expands Networking Curriculum to Include SDN

Global Knowledge, the world’s leading IT and business skills training provider, today announced two new, exclusive courses about Software-Defined Networking (SDN).The addition of learning solutions around the next evolution of the networking and cloud landscape provides students with a fundamental understanding of the complexities of SDN, implications for business practices and efficiencies that will drive IT job role changes.

Developed to explore the advantages of SDN and provide context for the strategic planning for multi-departmental interdependencies and impacts that organizations must prepare for, these SDN courses will round out foundational networking and virtualization training. Global Knowledge meticulously designed courses that explain SDN’s role in the networking environment, including SDN’s relationship with the cloud for seamless provisioning and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for automated load balancing – and realizing the potential benefits. New SDN training also includes a planning workshop that helps students explore the vendor solutions for SDN.

“We work with organizations across various disciplines and industries, as well as professionals with roles that span the breadth and depth of their companies. Similar to the transformative nature of cloud and practice changes aligned to security and privacy requirements, SDN is a game changer,” said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge. “We understand that this will revolutionize the way that businesses provision networking, compute and storage resources, how they shape teams and what skills they recruit and develop. Empowering organizations to appropriately plan for this technology so they can truly benefit from the efficiencies of increased automation and maximized flexibility in hardware provisioning is something we take great pride in. We want to help our customers be proactive and facilitate the growth that can be a competitive advantage for them.”

New Global Knowledge SDN courses include:

  • SDN Essentials: The Future of Networking that enables students to discover what SDN is and how it changes network services, applications and roles within an organization.
  • SDN Planning Workshop: Demystifying Vendor Solutions that provides students with the tools and techniques to discern vendor solutions and to begin creating an SDN strategy.

As with much of the company’s expansive catalog, these exclusive Global Knowledge SDN courses are delivered by expert instructors with real-world applicable experience.SDN courses are offered in the learner's choice of classroom or virtual instructor led training, as well as via private group professional development that can be delivered onsite at the customer organization. Global Knowledge’s learning support services can also assist organizations with developing tailored training and career-pathing solutions aligned with recruiting, professional development and retention, capital expenditure and growth objectives.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world’s leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com.

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