Conference Sponsors

      Cisco Press is a publishing alliance between Cisco and Pearson Education, supporting Cisco networking professionals and students. Cisco Press is the only Cisco-authorized book publisher of Cisco networking technology, Cisco certification self-study, and Cisco Networking Academy materials.
    Work is not a place, it’s what you do. In order to increase employee satisfaction and productivity, organizations must embrace mobile users working from anywhere on any device. This requires having the IT talent to deliver virtual applications, virtual desktops, and data to any mobile device on any type of network. The Citrix Academic Network provides free resources and an IT Academy program to help students and educators learn to deploy and maintain a cloud-based mobile workstyle infrastructure.
    CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. This international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventive maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.
    The EMC Academic Alliance Program offers colleges and universities around the globe unique ‘open” curriculum-based education, such as information storage and management, cloud computing, and big data analytics. The courseware focuses on technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment. The goal is to prepare graduates to fully leverage enhanced and emerging IT infrastructure technologies.
    Linux Professional Institute is a nonprofit organization supporting a worldwide community of Linux and Open Source professionals, and the provider of the most widely recognized vendor neutral Linux professional certifications, with over 250,000 members globally. LPI has established the LPI Academy to help academic institutions teach and students learn Linux and Open Source. The LPI Academy is partnering to pilot an introduction to Linux course on Cisco NetSpace. This new course is aligned to the LPI Linux Essentials Certificate of Achievement.
    Network Development Group provides remote lab and distance learning solutions to academic institutions worldwide. NDG's NETLAB+ product supports Cisco Networking Academy, cloud computing, and virtualization courses, storage courses, cyber security, Linux and hands-on lab courses designed by academic institutions. NDG is partnering with the Cisco Networking Academy and the LPI Academy to pilot a new introduction to Linux course on Cisco NetSpace.
    NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. The NetApp Academic Alliances Program provides a portfolio of teaching tools and resources to help faculty members integrate storage systems and IT concepts into their classroom curriculum, and to help students learn about storage and data management’s critical role in today’s virtualized enterprise IT infrastructures. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster.



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