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Global Knowledge Supports New Microsoft Certification Program.

Award-winning Microsoft training partner readies courseware to keep Microsoft IT professionals on track

CARY, N.C. -- Global Knowledge, Microsoft's Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the Year for 2011, announced today its ability and readiness to support the reinvented Microsoft certification program.

The Microsoft program has been updated to include cloud-related skills validation and a focus on real-world solutions. Global Knowledge courseware, including its award-winning Microsoft certification preparation Boot Camps, reflects the program updates.

"We are committed to helping our students gain the skills and expertise to stay at the forefront of Microsoft's evolving technology," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and chief executive officer. "Microsoft students worldwide can continue to rely on us to deliver superior Microsoft skills training and certification preparation with exceptional curriculum, hands-on labs, and experienced instructors."

"The bar is higher," explained Don Field, senior director of product management for Microsoft. "For individuals to successfully earn these new certifications, they'll have to demonstrate real-world, hands-on experience needed in today's marketplace, including requirements the cloud is placing on IT professionals and developers." He added, "I am excited to see that Global Knowledge is helping its students achieve these higher expectations and succeed with Microsoft technology in their organizations."

As the Microsoft certification program continues to evolve, Microsoft students can find the latest information regarding training and certification preparation from Global Knowledge at http://www.globalknowledge.com/newMScerts.

About Global Knowledge Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,200 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

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