Click here to close now.

Welcome!

IBM Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Jason Bloomberg, AppDynamics Blog, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

NetCom Learning's New Federal Learning Division Targets Top Government, Federal and Military Agencies

NetCom Learning expects major sales growth in federal business segment

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetCom Learning, the award winning learning solutions company, announce they have appointed best-proven leader, Anthony Khan, to head up new the company's new Federal Learning division. Anthony, as Director of Federal Learning, will focus on the company's federal clients. Anthony Khan has been with NetCom Learning since 2007 and since joining NetCom Learning, the company has improved its sales margins each year with 2012 reaching the top sales in the company's history. He has more than ten years of experience in enterprise learning solution sales and has been named Leader of the Month and Salesperson of the Year for NetCom Learning for three years in a row. With Khan in place, NetCom Learning is expected to reach over one million in revenues in federal sales over the next year. Government and federal agencies are expected and in some cases required to keep their staff up to date and certified in the latest in information technology in order to keep data, and information systems secure.

"We are pleased that one of our top performers will be taking responsibility for our company's federal and government clients," said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning. "We are proud that the government turns to us to provide service for their training needs and I know that Anthony will assist our federal clients with the high level of service for which he is known and that we demand for all our clients," said Sarder.

Proven history with government clients

NetCom Learning has been working with federal, military and government clients since the inception of the business. The company has a long track record of success in providing government clients with the important training they need to do their jobs. Recently NetCom Learning provided ITIL certification and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 training for a government military client for more than 480 new recruits and staff with onsite classes. This same client has used NetCom Learning before for end user training due to the company's history of success, excellent student pass record, qualified instructors and high trust record.

IT Security Coursework

Network and IT security is especially important in the nation's capital with IBM, Lockheed Martin, and top government and military agencies. NetCom Learning is a platinum authorized partner with CompTIA which provides vendor neutral IT certifications in IT security including Security + which is an industry certification standard. NetCom Learning has also been recognized by the EC-Council as authorized training center and received the EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award.  NetCom Learning offers training in IT security including preparation for CompTIA security certifications and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), the Computer Hacker Forensic Investigator (CHFI).

Department of Defense Directive 8570

The Department of Defense (DoD) has set an aggressive timetable to have its entire Information Assurance (IA) workforce fully certified in appropriate information technology applications. The department must rely on its workforce to protect the vital information, and information systems and infrastructure to keep them current and secure. The DOD directive affects any military service personnel, defense contractors, or civilian or foreign employees who have privileged access to DOD systems.

NetCom Learning has a variety of training options for both technical and management levels to meet the DOD requirements. Training options include hands on training onsite or at a NetCom Learning center, accelerated learning and intensive certification boot camps. NetCom classes include coursework to meet computing environment level requirements and other IT certification requirements. In addition, NetCom Learning offers special pricing and learning solutions specific to the US Military. NetCom Learning has years of experience in training government and military personnel and offers special government learning discount programs including a special pricing program, training vouchers packs, and a training savings pass program to optimize taxpayer dollars. Training discounts include deep discounts for training boot camps in addition to other courses.

Washington, DC metro area

NetCom Learning has made a major investment in their Arlington, Virginia business, home to much of the company's federal and government business. To increase the revenue of a growing business concern, the addition of an experienced top sales executive with a strong sales background for the Washington, DC business will add to the projections for high sales. The Arlington, Virginia office currently offers more than 1,000 courses from twenty vendor partners. NetCom Learning is committed to expanding their learning business through the launching of new products, the addition of new vendors, new locations and learning solutions.

Microsoft Event Series

NetCom Learning has been sponsoring complimentary seminar events as part of the "What's New in Microsoft Technologies". All day events have taken place in the Washington, DC area and New York and new events are scheduled through 2013 in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. These well attended seminars attended by IT professionals, IT executives and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, HP, Siemens, Dell, AT&T, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and top governmental agencies have focused on the latest Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The events are open to any individual or organization interested in learning about how the new Microsoft products and product enhancements can improve their skills, increase productivity and grow a business. IT professionals can also find information about new Microsoft IT certifications and upcoming courses. Speakers at the events in the Northeast have included Learning NetCom Technical trainers such as Victor Utz and Neil Masih. In addition, NetCom Learning has been proud to include IT specialists and executives from Microsoft who have also provided presentations at the technology events including Paul Schenkel, Sales Manager, Partner Hosting & Cloud Services, Alison Cunard, General Manager of Sales & Marketing for Microsoft Learning and Jose Soto, expert in Microsoft devices.

Awards and recognition

NetCom Learning was chosen as Microsoft's Learning Partner of the Year from a pool of 1400 training companies. The company has also won training awards and recognition from CompTIA, the EC-Council and other vendors. NetCom Information Technology is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS). CPLS is the premier training channel and delivery mechanism for Microsoft training content. Microsoft recognized our commitment and ability to deliver high-quality learning services using a consultative engagement model.

NetCom Learning was named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com, Company of the Year Best in Biz Awards 2012, Top 10 Asian American Business Award, and the American Business Awards for Company on the Year. The company also received a Bronze Stevie Award from the American Business Awards for its proprietary Learning CMS, and CEO Russell Sarder was honored as Executive of the Year by the same organization. Additionally, Russell Sarder's book, "Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner," was awarded the Motivational Category by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

To learn more about NetCom Learning, visit: http://www.netcomlearning.com/about-us/about-us.html?advid=412

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training by TrainingIndustry.com and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.

Contact:
Marketing
212-629-7265
marketing@netcomlearning.com

SOURCE NetCom Learning

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization – allowing customers to provide amazing user experiences with optimized IT per...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data a...
The world is at a tipping point where the technology, the device and global adoption are converging to such a point that we will see an explosion of a world where smartphone devices not only allow us to talk to each other, but allow for communication between everything – serving as a central hub from which we control our world – MediaTek is at the heart of both driving this and allowing the markets to drive this reality forward themselves. The next wave of consumer gadgets is here – smart, connected, and small. If your ambitions are big, so are ours. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jack Hu, D...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DragonGlass, an enterprise search platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. After eleven years of designing and building custom applications, OpenCrowd has launched DragonGlass, a cloud-based platform that enables the development of search-based applications. These are a new breed of applications that utilize a search index as their backbone for data retrieval. They can easily adapt to new data sets and provide access to both structured and unstruc...
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems – call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge. IoT is comprised of smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that data is being processed into useful actions that can “command and control” thi...
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, discussed how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, sensors, social, and ...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...