Global Knowledge Wins Learning Competency Partner of the Year in the 2012 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

  Global Knowledge Wins Learning Competency Partner of the Year in the 2012
  Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

 Microsoft Canada Inc. recognizes achievements of leading Canadian technology
                                  partners.

Business Wire

TORONTO -- November 15, 2012

Global Knowledge  announced today that it has been selected as the winner in
the Learning Competency Partner of the Year category at the 2012 Microsoft
Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The tenth annual IMPACT Awards recognize
excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada. The
winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel,
located in Yorkville, Toronto on November 13, 2012.

“As recognized at the annual IMPACT Awards, there is tremendous momentum in
our Partner Community because stronger customer relationships are being
built,” said Mark Dodds, Vice-President of Small Business, Midmarket Solutions
& Partners, Microsoft Canada Inc. “Technology Partners like Global Knowledge
are always finding new and exciting ways to develop and deliver innovative
technology solutions, making them true leaders in their respective fields.”

Global Knowledge  was chosen as the winner in the Learning Competency Partner
of the Year category for bringing the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
academic program to the commercial market.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition for Global Knowledge for helping
Microsoft launch the MTA commercial program in Canada. MTA opens up many new
learning possibilities for business and technical professionals who are
looking to broaden their foundational knowledge in IT,” says James Nash, Sr.
Director, Business Services, Global Knowledge Canada.

He added, “Cloud computing and big data are changing roles within
organizations, and business and IT professionals now require more
cross-training in technology. The MTA courses offer the foundational IT
knowledge that many experienced employees will need to succeed in these
changing environments.”

For more information on the winning solutions at the 2012 IMPACT Awards,
please visit www.microsoft.ca/awards.

About the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards
In 2003, Microsoft Canada Inc. launched the IMPACT Awards, a program to
recognize the numerous achievements within its technology Partner community.
This year, Microsoft celebrates the tenth anniversary of the program with 25
award categories designed to recognize innovation across Microsoft Partner
Network Competencies, Emerging Technologies, and Marketing, Relationships &
Partnering Excellence.

The IMPACT Awards are open to Active Canadian members of the Microsoft Partner
Network. For a list of all 2012 finalists, and more information on the
Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, please visit
http://www.microsoft.ca/IMPACT.

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training,
with more than 1,500 courses that span foundational and specialized training
and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya,
VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We
deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling
our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training
programs and learning services.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and
is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company is owned by New York-based
investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.ca.

Contact:

For more information, press only, please contact:
Shaun Jackson
Director, Marketing, Global Knowledge Canada
416-964-8688 x2220
shaun.jackson@globalknowledge.com
or
For more information on Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards only, please
contact:
John Clute
High Road Communications
john.clute@highroad.com