Avnet has acquired ExitCertified, a leading provider of certified IT training in North America.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, ExitCertified offers education through its training centers as well as on-site, self-paced and instructor-led online training with its MVP/iMVP virtual training platform. The company is authorized by a range of vendors, including Amazon Web Services, Brocade, Cloudera, ForgeRock, Oracle, Pivotal, Red Hat, SAP, Symantec and VERITAS, adding a complementary portfolio to the training already delivered by Avnet Education Solutions through Avnet Academy, which includes authorized training from HP, IBM, Linux Foundation, Nutanix, Veeam and VMware in more than 40 countries worldwide.
“This acquisition is of strategic importance to Avnet Technology Solutions’ global services as it provides our customers with agile training solutions through 9,500 authorized IT training courses from more than 20 leading technology vendors,” said Mike Hurst, senior vice president, Avnet Global Services. “In an IT environment where the pace of change continues to accelerate, our customers are looking for solutions to help them remain competitive in this evolving and complex technology landscape. With ExitCertified, we expand our offering of leading, award winning courses with connected and virtual classrooms in high growth areas including big data, cloud and security along with converged and hyper-converged solutions. In addition, this acquisition will enhance Avnet Education Solutions’ market position in North America and provide a solid foundation to continue to expand our education services portfolio in Latin America, APAC and EMEA.”