Delivered by Expert Instructors

Our global clients really value our expert instructors – read their latest comments:

“Paul is an excellent instructor and shows great knowledge of subject.” – Instructor: Paul Gorman

“I really enjoyed Melissa’s class. She may be the best instructor I’ve ever had. Her enthusiasm, the way she incorporates personal anecdotes, the way she engages the class, just her style in general is so refreshing and captures everyone’s attention.” – Instructor: Melissa Chambal

“Tim is a fantastic instructor with an immeasurable amount of real world experience. This was the most enjoyable education program I’ve undertaken in my career.” – Instructor: Tim Amey

“Kevin is clearly knowledgable and passionate about the industry. It has ben a pleasure learning from him.” – Instructor: Kevin Matless

“Chris Cook did a brilliant job conveying the information while keeping our attention. Great Stories relating to real life.” – Instructor: Chris Cook

“One of the best instructors I have ever had, thoroughly enjoyed the program.” - Instructor: Tony Hassett

“The teaching from Tim was superb. Great enthusiasm – helped with the learning and gained knowledge.” – Instructor: Tim Dickens

“John was amazing – his knowledge and experience made understanding the topics easy.” – Instructor: John Norris

“George is a great instructor; well spoken, patient, enthusiastic, great handle of content and overall a pleasure to learn from.” – Instructor: George Salinas

“Jamie is a very good instructor. He makes the program easy to learn when you are less confident about certain aspects of it.” – Instructor: Jamie Crooks

“Leland has a very large knowledge base as an instructor and data centre manager. I would want him as my instructor for any other education class.” – Instructor: Leland Sparks

“Thanks to Patrick on making my experience with CNet a very enjoyable one – great lad.” – Instructor: Patrick Drew

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 Global 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“Paul Gorman
Technical Development Manager
Paul is tasked with ensuring the technical content of all the programs throughout the Global 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 ATS MIETMelissa Chambal Instructor at CNet Training
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 DCEPTim Amey Instructor at CNet Training
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 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.

A picture of Chris Cook, Instructor at CNet Training Chris Cook CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP DCEP ATS MIET
Chris has over 30 years’ experience of working in high profile Data Centres, managing the planning and installations of both equipment and IT infrastructure on a global basis, as well as managing projects of business transformation, organisational structures and working procedures across the Data Centre industry.

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.

“TimTim Dickens CNCI CNIT 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 Instructor at CNet TrainingJohn Norris CDCTP 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 CDCDP CDCEP DCEP AIAGeorge A. Salinas Instructor at CNet Training
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 IEng MIET PMPJamie Crooks

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 CDCDPLeland Sparks

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
CDCMPLeland Sparks

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
CNCIDanny Turley

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.