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Avnet Acquires ExitCertified

Avnet strengthens its portfolio of education services with the acquisition of the IT training provider. By ChannelPro

Avnet Inc. has acquired ExitCertified, a provider of certified IT training in North America. Based 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 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.

"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. 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,” says Mike Hurst, senior vice president, Avnet Global Services. “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."

ExitCertified will be integrated into the Education Solutions group within Avnet Technology Solutions’ Global Services business.


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