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 was terrific. Very enthusiastic and impressive amount of knowledge. Program was excellent. It was a huge amount of information and well presented. Glad to have attended.” – Instructor: Melissa Chambal

“Clear, concise and to the point. Tim has a very solid knowledge of what he is teaching. Uses great examples and includes/demands classroom participation.” – Instructor: Tim Amey

“Very experienced Instructor, with deep knowledge of the subject matter. Very well organised, and I will recommend it to anyone interested in the industry.” – Instructor: Kevin Matless

“Excellent presenter. Thanks Tony for a great program. Clearly knows the subject and made it interesting and relevant. Managed to get through a lot of complex material sticking to time without feeling rushed or stopping discussions.” - Instructor: Tony Hassett

“Tim took the time to make sure everyone was understanding the modules. Went above and beyond my expectations. Well put together and a must for any data professional.” – Instructor: Tim Dickens

“Gave various amounts of real world experiences. The good things he’s seen in the data centre environment, and also the lessons he has learned.” – Instructor: John Norris

“George is exceptional at communicating the important subjects and having them latch onto a useful part of your brain. He clears up any misconceptions and challenges you to think.” – Instructor: George Salinas

“Jamie is an outstanding facilitator. Very knowledgeable and easy to engage.” – Instructor: Jamie Crooks

“Pat has a tremendous amount of experience which he shared with us at every opportunity. Very thorough program which tested my knowledge of the industry and definitely expanded my ability as a Data Centre Manager.” – Instructor: Patrick Drew

“Danny was very helpful and totally engaged with every member of the class. Answered every question to the best of his ability.” – Instructor: Danny Turley

“John is excellent with instructions and experience. Heavy background provided awesome hands on knowledge, John is concise, direct and presented an excellent program.” – Instructor: John Barrows

“Anything that I didn’t understand and confused about Tony made them a lot clearer, he made the program enjoyable.” – 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 technical 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 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 ATSMelissa Chambal Instructor at CNet Training
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.

Patrick Drew MA CDCMP CDCEPPat Drew

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.

Tim Amey CDCDP CDCMP CDCTP CDCEP CDCAPTim 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.

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 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 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 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 CNIDP 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 Digital Infrastructure Education Framework.

Danny Turley CNCI CNITDanny 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.



John Barrows CNCI CDCDPJohn Barrows
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 John Barrows

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 Terri Simpkin
Higher and Further Education Principal

Terri is the 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.



Jill Baldwin MA MCIPD FHEA PGCE(HE) TBLC Jill Baldwin
Higher and Further Education Program Leader
Jill supports the coordination and 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. Her background includes learning and development in corporate organisations such as Barclays.