Global Knowledge Receives PMI’s 2007 Award

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<strong>Cary, N.C. &mdash; Oct. 9</strong><br />Global Knowledge, a provider of training and enterprise learning services for IT and management professionals, has received the 2007 Product of the Year Award for its PMP Blended Learning Certification Program from the Project Management Institute (PMI), a nonprofit professional association for the project management profession.<br /><br />&ldquo;The blended learning solution provides our customers and the industry with an innovative format for learning that supports multiple learner preferences and diverse learner needs,&rdquo; said Kirsten Lora, Global Knowledge product director. &ldquo;Developed in partnership with SkillSoft PLC, this blended approach offers customers a variety of learning assets, including online courseware, Referenceware from Books24x7, KnowledgeCenter, instructor-led virtual review sessions and instructor-led exam-prep boot camps, deployed either virtually or at the customer&rsquo;s facility as a private on-site.&rdquo;<br /><br />The blended learning options have helped hundreds of students improve their project management skills and prepare to earn their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. <br /><br />On average, students participate in 16 weeks of educational development in a guided program that offers interaction with a PMP-certified project management subject-matter expert from Global Knowledge who directs all instructor-led activities, and a SkillSoft Blended Learning Consultant for coaching and mentoring.<br /><br />&ldquo;Our courses stress hands-on activities and learning through experience, not just lecture,&rdquo; said Global Knowledge Senior Vice President Michael Fox. &ldquo;This approach ensures that students are prepared to succeed in the workplace through the immediate application of their newly formed skills.&rdquo;<br /><br />Global Knowledge offers more than 60 proprietary project management products, all of which are based on “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition” (PMBOK Guide), which ensures the application of best practices to help students apply the necessary skills regardless of the project size, visibility, risk and strategic importance.

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