Avnet Education Services Named A Top 20 IT Training Company

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that its Education Services business unit, which comprises Avnet Academy and ExitCertified and provides global certified IT training, has been named as one of the 2016 " Top 20 IT Training Companies" by Training Industry, Inc. Avnet Education Services has been honored with this designation for the past five legacy years - three for Avnet Academy and five for ExitCertified. The "Top 20 IT Training Companies List" is part of Training Industry's mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of IT training services/technologies in support of corporate learning and development.

"This prestigious recognition reaffirms our commitment to delivering the most engaging and value-added education solutions to our valued partner ecosystem," said Hees Ham, vice president, Education Services, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "For more than a decade, we have been providing individual and corporate clients with exceptional learning experiences, and this acknowledgment by Training Industry will serve to further burnish our team's dedication to that end."

Selection to the 2016 "Top 20 IT Training Companies List" was based on the following criteria:
  • Leadership and innovation in IT training
  • Breadth of IT training and delivery methods offered
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Quality and number of clients/users
  • Geographic reach
  • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation

Avnet Education Services offers a variety of education solutions, including strategic training paths for the certification skills required to support today's technologies, while offering a broad curriculum of application-focused courses for clients looking to implement new or upgraded business applications. Avnet Education Services works with customers and partners to design learning plans by vendors or by technology solutions, including cloud, data analytics and internet of things (IOT), data center, mobility, and security and networking.

"The 2016 Top 20 IT Training Companies List recognizes the most prominent names in IT training," said Ken Taylor, president, Training Industry, Inc. "We found that these companies provide some of the highest quality corporate training available, often adapting their offerings to meet the specific training needs of their customers."

Due to the diversity of client requirements in the IT training marketplace, no attempt is made to rank the "Top 20."

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About Training Industry, Inc.

Training Industry spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry. The company publishes the annual Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports covering many sectors of interest to the corporate training function. Our focus is on helping dedicated businesses and training professionals get the information, insight and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning.

About Avnet Education Services

Represented by the combined portfolios of Avnet Academy and ExitCertified, Avnet Education Services is an award-winning education partner delivering over 9500 authorized IT training courses for 25+ leading technology vendors. Amazon Web Services, Brocade, Cloudera, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP and VMware are among those vendors whose technical training content is leveraged by Avnet Education Services to deliver a flexible learning experience, whether partners choose classroom, self-paced or virtual options.

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and from design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology by providing a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a global company ranked on the FORTUNE 500 with revenues of $26.2 billion for the fiscal year 2016. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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