CNet Training is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. 

For 25 years, CNet has been committed to delivering high-quality, professional technical education programs to individuals and businesses across the globe. CNet remains the only industry-dedicated technical education provider in the world to award both industry recognized qualifications and official certifications.

Since launching in 1996, the CNet team has grown significantly and continued to develop and expand its delivery locations and program offerings to learners from all corners of the world. Over the last 25 years, CNet has educated over 70,000 individuals in 45 countries to 153 different nationalities in 218 delivery locations and 19 time zones. These delivery locations span the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Africa. CNet’s instructors are all full-time employees based across the globe and have combined over 300 years of first-hand industry experience.

To celebrate 25 years, CNet redesigned its logo especially for 2021. The new blue design will appear across the CNet website and all marketing materials throughout the year.
CNet was initially established with a focus on training military personnel in internal and external copper and fiber cable installation. From there, the company rapidly expanded and its Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework is now recognized worldwide. It provides designations that have become key skills reference points that allow those holding them to demonstrate their ability and experience. 

In 2017, CNet launched its live, instructor-led Remote Attendance capability, initially anticipating a drive to operate in a more sustainable and environmentally sensitive way. Remote Attendance has allowed learning to continue throughout a global pandemic and make learning even more accessible across the world. Learners can now select the best time to attend a program from a wide variety of time zones.

CNet is no stranger to accolades, after only two years it won the Networking Industry Award for Training Company of the Year (1998). Since then, the awards haven’t stopped. CNet has earned 22 industry awards. CNet has also been awarded the prestigious Defence Employment Recognition Silver Award recognising CNet’s on-going work and support to the Armed Forces community over the last 25 years. 

President and CEO Andrew Stevens has been with CNet since 1998 and is the driving force and key voice across the industry on the importance of education and his desire to leave a legacy and make the industry a better place for all. He is committed to increasing awareness of the digital infrastructure industry to provide clear pathways for people to enter the industry. 

  “Companies don’t last 25 years without a lot of hard work and a dedicated team,” Stevens said. “I’m grateful to have such a talented and passionate team, many who have worked for the company for a long time and all are driven to help CNet succeed and remain the global leader of technical education for the digital infrastructure industry. We have fantastic relationships with our customers, industry associations, and media contacts across the world, many of whom we think of as close friends and we wouldn’t be where we are now without them. I love leading the CNet team and seeing all that we have achieved over the years. We have created a fantastic educational framework that I’m immensely proud of, and we never want to stand still. We are always striving to do more, and we have a lot of exciting things coming over the next couple of years, so watch this space!”

As well as marking the company’s 25th anniversary in 2021, CNet is also celebrating the Master’s Degree in Data Center Leadership and Management turning five years old.

Looking ahead, CNet is working on plans to expand its technical offering, adding more programs to its education framework and working alongside the industry and leading organizations to create further technical apprenticeships for the network infrastructure sector. This will help to tackle the on-going skills shortage and make it a more inclusive workplace.

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