Unitek Education Attains Cisco Learning Solutions Partner Status

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Provider of Cisco Authorized Training Achieves New Partner Level

Unitek Education announced today it has reached Cisco Learning Solutions Partner level in Cisco's Worldwide Learning Partner program. Cisco Learning Partners are the only source of authorized Cisco training and provide mentors and expert instructors, customized learning options, specializations and career certification training.

To earn the level of Cisco Solutions Partner, and offer authorized Cisco training using Certified Cisco Systems Instructors (CCSI), Unitek Education met rigorous standards for educational competency, service, customer satisfaction, and investment in certified staff and equipment set forth by Cisco. These standards guarantee industry-recognized validation of skills and knowledge, which is an important factor to potential employers.

Vice President Navraj Bawa comments," I am very excited for Unitek to be elevated to the highest level of Cisco's training hierarchy. We are also excited for the chance to work with Cisco on new initiatives and programs."

As a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP), Unitek Education is the highest-level partner authorized by Cisco to offer official technical, product, sales, and/or solutions training. CLSPs have access to Cisco intellectual property and are uniquely qualified to create, customize and deliver the latest and most relevant training using Certified Cisco Systems Instructors.

In a 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge and Tech Republic, it was found that 87 % of IT professionals who received Cisco authorized training report increase in work productivity, and an additional 64% that stated the training they received had a measurable impact on their salary.

"Achieving this partnership status validates Unitek Education's expertise with Cisco technologies and solutions," said Andres Sintes, Global Director, Cisco Worldwide Learning Partner channel. "Cisco is committed to providing the tools, certifications and training that help drive growth, differentiation and profitability for our partners and customers worldwide."

About Unitek Education
Unitek excels in providing need-based IT learning to corporate clients and certification training to IT career oriented individuals. The strong focus on quality and customer service is crucial to their success and has helped in expanding their client base to all 50 US states and over 40 countries worldwide. They are headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in sunny California. Unitek is the only IT training vendor in the United States that has achieved the dual status of Microsoft Gold partner for Learning Solutions (Gold CPLS) and Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP). Unitek is also an award-winning Citrix Authorized learning Center (CALC) and a NetApp Authorized Learning Partner. For press enquiries, contact Navraj Bawa, Executive Vice President, (510) 249-1060, 4670 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.

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