Delivered by Expert Instructors
Our global clients really value our expert instructors – read their latest comments:
“Very knowledgeable and great instruction.” – Instructor: Paul Gorman
“Melissa is a wonderful instructor – one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. She’s very knowledgeable and kept the class attention. I hope to be able to take another class with her.” – Instructor: Melissa Chambal
“Tim moved along at a great pace. He had plenty of real world examples to provide. He was very knowledgeable and approachable.” – Instructor: Tim Amey
“Kevin was very well prepared and very enthusiastic about the subject of the program. I have learnt a lot from him.” – Instructor: Kevin Matless
“Tony is a motivated instructor who graciously shows his experience during the program. He has a good way of ensuring engagement during the class.” - Instructor: Tony Hassett
“Probably the best instructor I have the pleasure to meet – extremely knowledgeable in his topic and particularly good at explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand way.” – Instructor: Tim Dickens
“Nice to be educated under John, really great guy with lots of experience.” – Instructor: John Norris
“George was an excellent instructor. Had great energy and clearly knows the material. His passion for data centre design and teaching was evident.” – Instructor: George Salinas
“Jamie is a very experienced professional and a very engaging instructor. He was always willing to share his experience and provide useful insights throughout. In addition, Jamie is a very articulate and eloquent speaker.” – Instructor: Jamie Crooks
“Excellent instructor, extremely knowledgeable, his experience in the field is invaluable. Who else best to learn from than someone who has years and years of experience in the data centre space.” – Instructor: Leland Sparks
“The material and the instructor were excellent, very good job.” – Instructor: Patrick Drew
“Very professional throughout. Generally, well-paced and always relevant. Plenty of real world examples provided along with case studies. Danny was knowledgeable and empathetic.” – Instructor: Danny Turley
At CNet Training we are proud of our ability to provide program students with access to some of the most respected and technical minds in the data centre and network infrastructure industry. This may seem obvious, but is sometimes overlooked; a great Instructor has knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject matter that they are teaching. They are prepared to answer questions and keep the material interesting for the program students.
Successfully delivering quality training and education to a class is a very different skill to that of presenting to large audiences at conferences. It requires a detailed understanding of the science of teaching and assessment, so here at CNet Training we ensure that all of our Instructors are qualified in this skill set; they each have their own professional development plan to ensure that an engaging personality and a teaching style with clear objectives for the training programs are their overriding objectives.
Plus, every Instructor is employed by CNet Training (we do not use sub-contractor Instructors) and undertakes a rigorous Train-the-Trainer Process to ensure their knowledge of each subject and quality of delivery meets our quality expectations.
A cornerstone of CNet’s Train-the-Trainer process is the level 4 certificate in Education and Training which all Instructors undertake. This, in combination with their years of experience and knowledge of the subject matter, leads to an unparalleled level of expertise in the delivery of the The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework.
This is why our Instructors are world renowned and qualified to deliver training programs that match their areas of specialist knowledge. They also help to shape the direction of the industries by being members of associations and committees that define how that industry will operate in the future.
Meet the team:
Paul Gorman CNCI CNIDP CNIT
Technical Development Manager
Paul is tasked with ensuring the technical content of all the programs throughout The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, from entry level through to qualification level 5, remain current and up-to-date. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the company, which includes working as a Telecommunications Engineer for the British Army and within commercial environments working to design and implement complex network and IT delivery programs.
Melissa Chambal CDCDP CDCMP CDCEP CDCAP CNIDP CTPM ATS MIET
US LATAM & Canada Technical Manager
Melissa joined CNet Training with over 20 years’ data center and network infrastructure experience, plus 5 years teaching Data Center Design and Network Design programs. She has taught at the Top Gun Marine base in California and performed a Data Center Audit on Department of Defense facilities. Today, Melissa delivers CNet Training’s Global Data Center programs, including Data Center Management, Design and Audit.
Tim Amey CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP CDCEP CDCAP
Tim has over 25 years of data center design, operations, and network infrastructure experience. Tim started his career in the US Army as an Operations Engineer where he was called upon to design, build, and operate mission critical facilities throughout the world. Afterwards, Tim worked in the industry and was responsible for designing and managing critical facility and IT operations throughout the US, Central America, Asia, and Australia supporting multiple fortune 500 companies.
Kevin Matless CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP CNIDP CNIT CNCI DCEP MIET MBCS
Kevin enjoyed a 22-year career in the Royal Air Force; towards the end of that career he became the Chief Instructor at the Aerial Erector School based at RAF Digby. He also qualified as a City & Guilds fibre optics instructor and an NVQ D32/D33 Assessor. Kevin also speaks fluent French. In addition to this he delivers a wide range of other courses from fibre optics, wireless networks and data centre design programs.
Tony Hassett CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP CTPM CNCI CNID MIET
Tony has joined CNet following a successful and impressive career spanning over 23 years within the technical and sales environments of network infrastructure. He demonstrates exceptional knowledge in copper and fibre network topologies having designed custom solutions for clients, and provided on-going management services into data centres.
Tim Dickens CNCI CNIT CNID CDCD
Tim delivers the CNCI® program at CNet’s dedicated facility at Barking & Dagenham College. He has over 30 years’ experience within the industry having worked within the electrical industry, and as a technical officer for BT and technical consultant and technical director at very progressive network infrastructure organisations.
John Norris CDCTP CDCDP CDCMP
John is an experienced and accomplished Information Technology professional with over 17 years of experience and a proven track record following years of managing, designing and relocating data centres. He has been the technical lead for many IT infrastructure and data centre projects and has plenty of knowledge to share with CNet Training students.
George A. Salinas CDCMP CDCDP CDCEP CDCTP DCEP AIA
George is a Registered Building Architect (RA), covering design & construction principle and consultancy to the international design and construction industry with over 25 years’ experience. His impressive skills span the entire industry, from IT data centre design specialist, technology consultant, construction project manager, including construction of mission critical facilities such as data centres, IT & medical facilities and trading floors.
Jamie Crooks CNCI CNIDP IEng MIET PMP
Jamie is a highly experienced Ex UK Military Certified ICT Engineer and a Certified Project Manager. He has successfully designed and project managed full turnkey ICT/ELV installations of various sizes and complexity in mission critical environments across the world. Jamie is using his valuable skills and vast experience to deliver the Network Infrastructure programs from the Global Data Centre & Network Infrastructure Education Framework.
Leland Sparks CDCDP CDCMP
Leland has 35 years of experience within the telecommunications industry and has worked on global projects for many multinational organisations including Belden, Hitachi and Alcatel in addition to being a Director of Disaster Recovery for five years at insurance company Radian Guarantee, responsible for design and implementation of a global recovery plan. He has also been responsible for designing and building data centres including cable infrastructure, active electronics and server integration. Leland will focus on delivering Data Centre programs from the Global Data Centre Education Framework, his breadth of knowledge and experience will certainly provide added value for his students.
Patrick Drew CDCMP CDCEP
Patrick Drew came to CNet Training with over 24 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in various roles from Network Engineer to Data Centre Manager, covering Europe, North America and Asia. Now, Patrick delivers the Level 5 Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®) program from CNet’s highly acclaimed Global Data Centre Education Framework.
Danny Turley CNCI
Danny joins CNet with over 15 years experience in network infrastructure and has worked on award winning installations for many multinational organisations. At CNet his focus is on delivering the sought after programs from The Global Network Infrastructure Education Framework throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and the US.
John Barrows CNCI CDCDP
John joins CNet with over 30 years’ experience in the digital infrastructure industry. His experience includes project managing large installation and re-fits for high profile clients and being a team leader for engineers involved within projects. John’s focus at CNet is to deliver the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) from The Global Network Infrastructure Education Framework.