Off Peak Training Expands To Meet Growing Federal Certification Demand in Washington, DC Area

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RESTON, VA – Off Peak Training, one of the Washington area’s premier providers of certification testing preparation has expanded its ownership and its course offerings. This month Christopher S. Talmont, CAPM, PMP, PMI-SP and Christopher K. Schulz, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT were added as principals to the business.

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Although the economy has been weak for the past two years, the demand for professionals with IT security and project management certifications has never grown faster, Nicholas Hartigan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Off Peak Training.

Reston, VA -- Off Peak Training, one of the Washington area’s premier providers of certification testing preparation has expanded its ownership and its course offerings. This month Christopher S. Talmont, CAPM, PMP, PMI-SP and Christopher K. Schulz, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT were added as principals to the business.

“Chris Talmont, a professional trainer in project management methodologies brings his business and training expertise to Off Peak Training as a Co-owner and as our Program Management Director,” said Nicholas Hartigan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Off Peak Training. “Along with his high level of expertise in training, Chris also has excellent experience with the U.S. Department of Defense and with the Army Corps of Engineers.

“Our course offerings also concentrate on trainings for information security,” stated Hartigan. “Chris Schulz is an experienced professional in the IT industry, specializing in security, privacy, and IT Governance. He is regarded as an expert in security assurance and brings his depth of experience to Off Peak Training as Co-owner and Security Programs Director.”

Among the certification preparation courses offered by Off Peak Training are the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®). Off Peak Training’s project management courses – Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM®), and Project Management Institute Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®)are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the world’s leading nonprofit membership organization serving the Project Management profession.

“Although the economy has been weak for the past two years the demand for professionals with IT security and project management certifications has never grown faster,” said Hartigan. “We prepare seasoned project managers for the PMP® exam or for those with less experience, the CAPM®. In addition, we train individuals to become certified in information assurance and security to help companies meet the high demand for certified professionals to conduct work on Federal contracts.”

In addition to standard boot camp style training classes, Off Peak Training offers their signature “Off Peak Training Class” preparing students for their certification in two weekends and several evenings between the weekend dates. All Off Peak classes are offered throughout the D.C. Region including in Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, Dulles, Silver Spring, and Tyson’s corner.

About Off Peak Training (website http://www.offpeaktraining.com): At Off Peak Training our goal is to have our clients pass their certification exams the first time. Our mission is to ensure that clients have the tools they need to learn in a structured environment, with interactive lessons, maximizing their learning potential in a minimal amount of time – at their convenience.

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