Publishing Date: Oct 08, 2020

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Designed to help industry professionals throughout the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, International award-winning technical education company CNet Training (CNet) has launched a new one-to-one advice & guidance service.

This service has been specifically created to help industry professionals progress their knowledge and boost their career in the digital infrastructure industry as well as to help new entrants into the industry.

The advice service will offer one-to-one guidance regarding their own professional knowledge, certification and qualification progression, or next steps regarding recommended professional development activities to help boost their careers. It will also be valuable for those looking to enter the industry, to discuss and explore the best route to take.

The service is headed up by the experienced CNet technical team, Paul Gorman and Pat Drew who, between them, have over 60 years of experience within the data centre and network infrastructure sectors.

Paul is responsible for the technical content of all CNet’s technical education programs spanning The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework. Having worked as a Telecommunications Engineer for the British Army and within commercial environments working to design and implement complex network and IT delivery programs, Paul is well placed to offer advice and guidance regarding development and knowledge progression.

Pat has over 24 years of experience in the data centre industry. He has worked in various high-profile roles from Network Engineer to Data Centre Manager, covering Europe, North America and Asia. Pat has successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management program from the world-leading sustainability institution, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Pat is helping CNet spread the message about the importance of sustainability across the industry.

Making use of the new service is quick and easy, individuals just complete a simple online form on the CNet Training website, and a member of the team will be in touch to liaise directly with the individual to provide free advice and guidance.

The launch of the Education Advice Service will also help to tackle the industry’s on-going skills shortage by providing information on education pathways to help get people into the industry and to give industry professionals the confidence, support and information to help them excel in their career within the digital infrastructure industry.

Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, “We are excited to launch the Digital Infrastructure Education Advice service. With such a huge amount of technical expertise in-house here at CNet we wanted to provide the opportunity to share this with industry professionals to help their own knowledge and career progression as well as help those that may be considering entering the industry. Paul and Pat have so much valuable experience and knowledge that can be used to genuinely help people, so this is just a little way CNet can help give back to those in, or thinking about joining, the industry.”

About CNet Training:

International award-winning technical education company, CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programs 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 recognised 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 deliver 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 organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies including the Data Centre 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 regarding CNet Training’s programs, please go or call +44 (0) 1284 767100

For further information on the media release, please contact Poppy Collier at CNet Training on +44 (0) 1284 718418 or email

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