Delivered by Expert Instructors
Our global clients really value our expert instructors – read their latest comments:
“Excellent training, had a great time with the Instructor and training content” – Instructor: Paul Gorman
“Melissa is amazing! Made sure everyone was engaged and understood the subject matter, no matter what their level. Files and program content is abundant with valuable information.” – Instructor: Melissa Chambal
“Tims expertise, down to earth nature and positive attitude all contribute to his excellent teaching abilities. I want to take more classes just to be able to learn more from his experience.” – Instructor: Tim Amey
“The Instructor was excellent, explaining all parts of the program in depth and from real-life situations which made it more relatable.” – Instructor: Kevin Matless
“The Instructor was excellent, thought provoking and overly encouraged people to participate in discussions. The program was delivered in an excellent manner and a breath of fresh air, no death by PowerPoint.” - Instructor: Tony Hassett
“Tim was very engaging and helped with any problems the class had. He has great knowledge and is very friendly. I would look forward to more training from Tim” – Instructor: Tim Dickens
“John is great – awesome attitude, very enthusiastic about data centres, and most importantly lots of relevant real world experience to share with the class.” – Instructor: John Norris
“George really breaks it down so you can understand all situations given. His stories and knowledge help with putting everything together to really get the bigger picture.” – Instructor: George Salinas
“Good Instructor, wide knowledge of all aspects of the program and job specific. Passed his knowledge on very well.” – Instructor: Jamie Crooks
“A very skilled Instructor with vast amount of knowledge and experience to share with the class.” – Instructor: Leland Sparks
“Pat is an asset to CNet. His experience and knowledge is what made this program one of the best I’ve been to. Pat can really engage everyone, but also keep the content flowing.” – Instructor: Patrick Drew
“Danny knows his stuff and never gets boring. His enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and makes you yearn for more.” – Instructor: Danny Turley
“John is very knowledgeable, easy to listen to and understand. Made the subject interesting and relevant.” – Instructor: John Barrows
“Great program, well presented. Tony is a top instructor with vast experience and very relaxed, which makes it easier to learn.” – Instructor: Tony Clare
At CNet Training we are proud of our ability to provide program learners 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 learners.
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 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 education programs are their overriding objectives.
Plus, every Instructor is employed by CNet (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
US LATAM & Canada Technical Manager
Melissa joined CNet 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’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’s learners.
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 Digital 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 learners.
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 CNIT
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.
Tony Clare CNCI
Tony Clare joins the CNet technical team to deliver the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) and will progress to deliver the level 4 Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) and the high level Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®). He is experienced in project management and has almost 20 years working in the digital network infrastructure industry.
Dr Terri Simpkin MCIPD CAHRI FHEA
Higher and Further Education Principal
Terri is the Program Leader and co-author of the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management. Terri has enjoyed a successful career which spans academic leadership at Anglia Ruskin University, general management and human resources management in the private sector. She has worked with SMEs, large corporate clients, industry associations and government agencies in Australia for over a decade. She holds qualifications in business management and degrees in both Human Resources Management and Commerce.
Higher and Further Education Specialist
Lisa supports the provision of the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management. Lisa is an established academic with over 12 years’ experience in Higher Education, specialising within the field of Human Resource Management and Development as a Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director. Prior to academia, Lisa worked as a practitioner for over 10 years gaining knowledge and leadership experience.