‘’Melissa has a way to keep you entertained while delivering complex information. This allows people to retain more information and have fun learning. She is very passionate about her industry and you can tell she loves what she does. However, what is very impressive to me is how well rounded she is about this industry. That, with her ability to communicate in an interactive way, make her a very strong and successful Instructor.’’
“The Instructor was great, very clearly spoken and easy to understand. I found him very funny and he made the program worth while.”
“Excellent Instructor. I really enjoyed this program and George made the material easy to understand and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this program to my peers.”
“I really enjoyed the program and the way it was delivered by Pat. Pat obviously has a vast amount of knowledge in this field. Thanks very much.”
“Danny is one of the best Instructors I have come across. He helped us with everything, told us our mistakes and came up with solutions. Overall the experience with Danny was awesome. ”
“I thought the Instructor was very good at presenting the program to the class, describing the way things operated was very clear to me. Would definitely recommend the Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) program to anyone who wanted to further their knowledge of the data center facility.”
“Really good Instructor, learned a lot and got everyone involved. Made the program really enjoyable and had a clear passion for the industry. 10/10. Very good program, learned a lot and will take valuable skills I have now aquired to get myself started in the industry.”
"Very informative, picked up a lot of things I didn’t even know. Andrew got everyone involved in each activity. Brilliant program for this level. Would like to do more training in the future, thank you."
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 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 education 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 Training’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 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.
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Clint is CNet’s head of Technical Development, developing and maintaining CNet’s technical education programs. Clint has a wealth of knowledge and experience to the technical development team, he joins directly from the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals where he served in a variety of telecommunications technical roles including training designer in the British Army. Clint was also responsible for the design, planning and implementation of a project to move the entire military Task Force to a new site for which he was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service.
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John is an experienced and accomplished Information Technology professional, with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record following years of managing, designing, relocating, and supporting IT services in data centres. He has been the technical lead for many IT infrastructure and data centre projects including major IT deployments and disaster recovery and has plenty of real-world knowledge to bring to the CNet’s technical development team.
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Craig has 22 years experience in management, telecommunications, and education development in the Ministry of Defence. He is well-practiced in project management, planning and implementation of physical networks utilising many technologies and multinational systems. With an extensive record of successful planning, development, and delivery of Information Communication Technology (ICT) projects across the Security and Defence sector, Craig is a great asset to the Technical Development team.
Fil is an IT operations and data centre professional with over 37 years of IT experience, the past 25 of which have been at a management level. Fil possesses an in depth understanding of mission critical environments, having successfully managed multiple data centres across Europe, as well as defining consistent levels of services to more than 20 Data Centres globally, and is therefore perfectly placed to work within CNet’s Technical Development team, developing and maintaining technical education programs to the highest of standards.
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Melissa joined CNet Training with over 20 years’ data centre and network infrastructure experience, plus 5 years teaching Data Centre Design and Network Design programs. She has taught at the Top Gun Marine base in California and performed a Data Centre Audit on Department of Defense facilities. Today, Melissa delivers CNet Training’s Global Data Centre programs, including Data Centre Management, Design and Audit.
Melissa is the only woman to have been recognised in all three Top 25 Women in Technology listings (2023, 2022, 2021) by Mission Critical magazine. She is Runner Up for The Inspiration Award by Network Computing. She has also featured in:
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"Melissa had an excellent command of the subject matter. She was energetic and kept everyone engaged. I enjoyed her injections of humour during the program, it kept me on my toes without losing sight of the information that was being disseminated."
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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 is helping CNet spread the message about the importance of sustainability across the industry. He successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management program from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Patrick delivers CNet’s Level 5 Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program from the highly acclaimed Global Data Centre Education Framework. He is also one of CNet’s dedicated Online Tutors, providing on-going support as part of the pre-class study and during CNet’s Distance Learning programs, including the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management.
“Enjoyed the program. I feel it's a necessity for anyone involved with data centres, especially nowadays. Makes all the difference having an Instructor who has experience in the field, knows what he is talking about and enjoys what he does.”
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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, who is fluent in French, delivers a wide range of programs, from fibre optics and data centre design programs. In addition, he is also one of CNet’s dedicated Online Tutors, providing on-going support as part of the pre-class study and during CNet’s Distance Learning programs.
"Kevin is a great teacher and is very approachable. Kevin made the program enjoyable and was very involved with helping us understand the modules. Kevin has been very caring and understanding. Teaching 15 grown men can't be easy, we all hope to see Kevin on future training programs."
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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.
"George Salinas is an excellent Instructor for this program. His depth of the overall subject knowledge is excellent. His real world experiences and perspectives were a great addition to the program material."
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Danny joins CNet Training 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.
"Danny Turley was very engaging and interesting - easy to listen to and understand and very open to questions. A great way to learn. I have attended other classroom and online training and they can be very boring - Danny kept the information flowing and the discussion was very relevant and interesting."
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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 delivering the sought after programs from The Global Network Infrastructure Education Framework.
"John was very helpful and enthusiastic. He gave everyone an opportunity to participate and was very clear and precise with any questions that were raised."
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Andrew joins CNet following 15 years’ experience in the IT Services industry including project management roles with high profile network infrastructure organisations. Previously, Andrew has also undertaken project management roles in a variety of large installation projects including work with The London Olympics, BBC, Walt Disney, Westgate Oxford, Bloomberg. More recently he was responsible for the implementation of a disaster recovery team to eight European data centres incorporating a quality improvement plan.
"Andrew was great, he kept the class involved and engaged. A real confident and caring approach to teaching which I really appreciated. A* grade for Andrew from me."
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Gary has worked within the Digital Infrastructure Industry for over 26 years, working on many prestigious large-scale projects around the world in locations such as the Middle East, Macau, Morocco, London and South Africa. He has gained a vast array of knowledge from his roles as a Project Management Consultant, General Contractor, Developer and Contractor for many Large Multinational Organisations within the Banking, Hospitality, Casino, Theme Parks, Education and Transportation Sectors.
"Gary has a lot of knowledge in his field and has shared many experiences he has had in his career which he has passed on. Captured my attention throughout the whole program."
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Richard’s impressive career saw him manage data centre projects for a number of significant companies within the industry as well as Military experience within radio systems in the Royal Navy. His expertise includes data centre design and build, IT deployments and mission critical electrical installations and structured cabling.
"I really enjoyed the program. Richard showed great enthusiasm throughout the program and explained each module in detail and gave examples from his own experience which was very interesting."
Brittany graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Since, she has gained valuable experience across the construction and telecommunications engineering sectors. Brittany also has extensive knowledge across multiple design platforms, combined with project management expertise. She joins CNet as an Instructor and will focus on delivering the network infrastructure education programs.
"Brittany is very knowledgeable and easy to listen to."
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A Veteran of the US Army National Guard, Jason is an experienced IT and data centre professional with strong skills in implementing complex strategy and managing projects within critical environments. In his role as Instructor at CNet, Jason’s learners will benefit from hearing his experiences from working with high profile global organisations. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
"Jason is a great Instructor. He is clear and concise and he held my attention for the duration of the program."
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Dale joins CNet with over 25 years’ experience in the Forces and is passionate about education, leadership and culture. His experience within the Royal Corps of Signals stands him in excellent stead to deliver complex technical program material with clarity and zeal. Dale holds a BTEC level 4 in Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector and an ILM level 3 in Coaching.
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Karl joins CNet following a successful career in communications infrastructure, most recently working as a Training Delivery Manager, developing and providing communications training programs to communications infrastructure executives of all levels and experience. Karl has been responsible for the continuous personal development of the junior tradespeople within the Royal Signals Communications Engineer trade group, enabling their progression from engineers to team leaders.
As an Instructor, Karl delivers confident and clear communication, developed during his 22 years of military service. Along with an effective leadership style, Karl has the ability to bring together teams and individuals.
"Karl was an outstanding lecturer. He was very informative and helped whenever anyone needed it. I have been on many courses but this has been by far the best. I highly recommend this program."
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Jill coordinates the development of the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management. She joined CNet from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK and brings with her a vast experience of corporate education, online program development and learner support. She is also an expert in team based learning and innovative education methods in higher education and holds a level 7 certificate in Humantechnics Executive Coaching, awarded by The Bristol Business School of University of West England. Jill’s background includes learning and development in corporate organisations such as Barclays.
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Rob has 20 years’ experience working in the further and higher education sectors, first as a Teacher and then as a Manager. Working primarily in the STEM subject areas he has spent the last 8 years managing apprenticeship provision in the digital, engineering and electrical installation sectors. Prior to working in education, Rob spent 15 years working in the defence industry. Passionate about life-long learning, Rob has studied a wide range of subjects over the last 30 years and completed an MSc in Computing, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a level 5 apprenticeship in Leadership and Management.
Helen has specialised in eLearning for over 15 years, and has extensive experience implementing, supporting and developing a variety of learning technologies within the higher and further education sector. Prior to this, Helen worked within a variety of corporate organisations, acquiring key IT infrastructure and support knowledge. Helen works closely with the Higher and Further Education Principle, tutors and Anglia Ruskin University to coordinate and administer the Masters Degree program.
After some time living abroad, Melissa accepted an IT role in the UK whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) degree in Information Systems. Upon graduation, Melissa gained experience working in the database, software and helpdesk areas, before returning to study, undertaking a PGCE in secondary ICT education. Melissa took some time out to raise her family and subsequently worked part-time in IT and schools. Melissa’s background in IT, along with her teaching practice experience and work in schools, has given her the perfect mix of skills to coordinate CNet’s Apprenticeships and provide support to the team.