Delivered by Expert Instructors
Successfully delivering quality training 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 teaching style with clear objectives for the training courses are their overriding objectives.
Course delegates receive up to date information in a way that allows them to implement best practice and state of the art techniques in their day to day activities.
At CNet Training we are proud of our ability to provide course delegates with access to some of the most respected and technical minds in the data centre 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 course delegates.
Our instructors are employed by CNet Training and are world renowned and qualified to deliver training programs that match their areas of specialist knowledge. They also help to shape the direction of their industries by being members of associations and committees that define how that industry will operate in the future.
Adrian Jones CDCDP CDCMP CDCEP CDCAP CNID DCEP ATS MIET IEng
Director of Technical Development
Adrian joined CNet Training after a long career in the British Army as a Telecommunications infrastructure designer and project manager. Adrian then took up a career in the Data Centre industry where he went on to design and project manage data centre builds and support major clients in both the Public and Private environments incorporating a number of highly recognised clientele.
Delegate comments about Adrian:
“AJ is Tops!”
“Just finished the CDCEP program. Lots of good info and stuff to use in the real world. Thanks to Adrian and the rest of the delegates for making the week enjoyable.”
Melissa Chambal CDCDP CDCMP CDCEP CDCAP CNIDP ATS MIET
US LATAM & Canada Technical Manager
Melissa joined CNet Training with over 20 years’ data center and network infrastructure experience, plus 5 years within the technical teaching environment, teaching Data Center Design and Network Design programs. She graduated from New York University in Construction Management and telecommunications involved in standards development.
Melissa is well-respected in her field having worked within multinational organisations with responsibilities for major projects to deliver mission critical solutions for financial, pharmaceutical and media organizations, in concert with multi-faceted design teams. She has also taught at the Top Gun Marine base in California and performed a Data Center Audit on Department of Defense facilities.
Today, Melissa travels extensively throughout the United States delivering CNet Training’s Global Data Center Educational Framework, including Data Center Management, Design and Audit programs to multinational data center organizations, with much success and recognition of her “real world” experience.
Delegate comments about Melissa:
“Melissa, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your class. You may be the best trainer I’ve ever had. Your enthusiasm, the way you incorporate personal anecdotes, the way you engage the class, just your style in general is so refreshing and captures your attention… even on the less exciting topics.”
Paul Gorman CNCI
Paul is tasked with ensuring the technical content of all the programs throughout the Network 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.
Kevin Lloyd Bisley CDCDP CDCMP CDCEP CDCAP CNID DCEP
Kevin is an experienced technical consultant and project manager with a proven track record in a number of B2B sectors including IT, aviation, leisure and telecommunications. He holds a multitude of BISCI qualifications (including BISCI RCDD/NTS) and other industry recognised data centre qualifications.
Delegate comments about Kevin:
“I just wanted to express thanks & appreciation for the efforts you gave in the CDCMP® program that you recently instructed. My head is just swimming with all the valuable information I’ve gained and I can’t wait to implement improvements to my DC’s sites with the skill-set I have gained. Thank you so much Kevin.”
Kevin Matless CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP 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.
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.
Delegate comments about Chris:
“Chris is a fantastic trainer, technically he certainly knows his stuff and is very good at developing an excellent rapport with delegates. I really enjoyed the program.”
“It has been an absolute pleasure learning from you! My class was intense! I can assure you that as long as I have a vote in training, we, at Iron Mountain, will use CNet. Thank you for your humor and extreme professionalism.”
“Chris Cook did a brilliant job conveying the information while keeping our attention. Great stories relating real life to course work.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the CDCMP program in London and appreciated your approach to the learning. The program was excellent, and Chris is a talented and patient instructor.“
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.
Delegate comments about Tony:
“Tony backed the information up with his vast experience. His personal input makes the program more interesting and exciting as he has a great ability to take part in countless open discussions. Would recommend Tony as an instructor to anyone.”
Tim Dickens CNCI CDCD CNID
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.
Delegate comments about Tim:
“Excellent Instructor with an enthusiastic approach for the subject. He was always in control of the class.”
George A. Salinas CDCDP CDCEP 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.
Delegate comments about George:
“I was very impressed with CNet Training’s choice of instructor for the recent CDCMP® program in San Francisco. The CDCMP® program was very challenging for me, yet my instructor, George Salinas, went a long way to ensure I was able to grasp and understand the information delivered, allowing me to successfully pass the certification tests.”
Andy Hastings CDCDP ATS
Andy delivers programs from The Global Data Centre Education Framework from data centre technician through to the more complex data centre energy and audit programs. He brings a wealth of knowledge, which includes over 35 years’ experience in IT, comms and security across a broad range of technologies and has worked across the UK, Europe and the USA.
Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the networking infrastructure build and maintenance environment including 16 years planning, covering all aspects of network design and rearrangements including site surveys, ethernet and copper cable planning, along with overhead and civil engineering design and build. Kevin has also designed and overseen the construction of network infrastructure from the initial ductwork or pole erection to the final cabling and terminations. He will initially deliver the our popular Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program.