Publishing Date: Jul 02, 2019

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Melissa Chambal has been announced as a 7×24 Exchange mentor for international award-winning technical education company CNet Training (CNet).


7×24 Exchange was founded in 1989 by a group of industry visionaries and has grown to include over 375 member companies and 27 chapters. It is committed to addressing the challenges of data centre reliability, energy efficiency and sustainability, providing continued value to member companies and conference participants, giving back through its social responsibility initiative.

Melissa joined CNet in 2013 where she has delivered CNet’s core data centre technical education programmes.  She also contributes to technical development on existing and new programs and represents CNet at the TIA Technical Committee for TIA Standards.  In her new role, Melissa will share her knowledge, skill set and 30 years of network infrastructure and data centre industry experience with those beginning a career in the industry, to help them grow and advance their careers.

Melissa said, “I am an advocate of ‘paying it forward’ and helping professionals as I was helped by others when I first entered the industry.  Providing support, insight and 30 years of experience to an individual who is looking to break in or continue to grow in this industry is a privilege and an honour. I am looking forward to understanding what the challenges are and working with an individual to develop a strategy or strategies that can help or work to overcome any challenges, allowing continued success and hopefully make a difference in shaping the next generation of mission-critical professionals.”

About 7×24 Exchange International:

7×24 Exchange International is a not-for-profit organization which provides an educational forum focusing on challenges faced by Data Centre, IT and Mission Critical professionals. 7×24 Exchange created the Mentor/Protégé Program to provide students and early career professionals with opportunities to receive significant 1-on-1 career guidance from a practicing industry professionals. Conversations within this program may concentrate on career goals and aspirations, competency improvement and sharing of general knowledge of the mission-critical operations field.

A 7×24 Exchange mentor is responsible for encouraging and empowering learners by providing invaluable help and skills. The aim of the program is for persons established within the data centre industry to help new professionals starting their career with first-hand knowledge, skills, and advice. By giving their skills and advice, the mentors also gain a satisfying experience in helping others.

Mentors must agree to mentor 1-2 protégés per academic year with regular communication with the learners to engage with them throughout the semester-long programme.

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About CNet Training:

International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programmes since 1996.

Today CNet is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognized qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world's only level 7 Masters Degree program in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

A significant part of CNet's history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications, and certifications to meet on-going individual and business needs.

CNet delivers classroom-based technical education programs led by expert Instructors, in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are in the world.  In addition, they also deliver distance learning programs.

Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organizations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world's leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Center Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7×24, Green Grid, and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world's leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education programs.

For more information on CNet Training’s programs, please go to  or call +1 302-526-1977

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