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Global Knowledge first Cisco Learning Partner in Europe to deliver the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Program

Program designed for Small & Medium Businesses that includes training in business and finance through technology.

Cairo/Egypt – 25 April 2012 – Global Knowledge, worldwide leader in IT and business training and Cisco EMEAR Learning Partner of the Year, announced the availability to deliver the complete Cisco Entrepreneur Program portfolio, making Global Knowledge the first Cisco Learning Partner in Europe capable to deliver this training.

“The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute’s mission is to empower and enable SMB customers with the knowhow they need to accelerate their business through the effective use of Cisco technology solutions, said Andres Sintes, Global Director – Cisco Learning Partner Channel. “We are excited to welcome Global Knowledge as a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute.  The institute’s tech-enabling business practices, coupled with Global Knowledge’s overall Cisco Authorized Training portfolio looks to maximize the end-to-end Business to Technology Learning & Enablement experience for all our customers and channel partners.”

The main objective of the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is to train small business owners and entrepreneurs that, in absence of the correct skills and a successful business plan, are challenged to develop and grow their businesses. The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Program has been developed by Cisco in 37 countries, and was launched in Europe in October 2011.

The courses and workshops available in the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Programme, includes modules like ‘Create a Business’, ‘Growing a Business’, ‘iEXEC Enterprise Essentials’, ‘Web 2.0’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’.

These modules will be complemented with Global Knowledge’s exclusive and unique Leadership and Business Skills training portfolio, which includes the training courses: ‘Leadership’, ‘Conflict Management’, ‘Basic Finance’, ‘Organisational Management’, ‘Sales Skills and Negotiation’.

“With business relevance continually increasing in importance, Global Knowledge is very excited at the prospect of working with the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, said Jeff Wheeldon, Global Knowledge’s Director - Cisco Business for the region that covers Europe, Middle East and Africa.  “Combined with Global Knowledge's market leading Leadership and Business Skills portfolio, we are convinced that we provide the Cisco SMB customers and Channel Partners with the required knowledge and skills to accelerate their business and gain competitive advantage.”

The duration of these courses varies between 35 and 70 hours of classroom training, and will be complemented with online training through the use of the Cisco WebEx video conferencing solution. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to access other interesting content, like for example videos of entrepreneurial leaders.

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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. Its core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Avaya, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. Training is offered through multiple delivery methods, ranging from instructor-led to self-paced learning in classrooms or via the Internet, enabling customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. For more information, visit www.globalknowledge.com.eg.

Contact – Europe
Rene van der Zeeuw
European Marketing Manager
+31 (0)30 – 60 89 460
rene.van.der.zeeuw@globalknowledge.net