IPexpert Continues to Experience Record Growth
CHINA, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ — For the third consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has ranked IPexpert on its list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. IPexpert is ranked #2639 of the 5000 companies chosen, #28 in the Detroit-metro region, and #31 among education companies nationwide. In 2009, IPexpert significantly increased its number of employees, product offerings, and global training facility locations, despite the downturn in the economy. The company also launched a completely redesigned website, additional course and product offerings and improved its already robust social marketing outlets.
Wayne A. Lawson II, IPexpert President, founded the company in 2001 after becoming a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert). He credits the success of IPexpert to hiring and retaining the right team members and focusing on customer satisfaction. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition for the 3rd consecutive year. We’ve worked very hard to get where we are and we’re very optimistic about our continued growth over the next several years,” says Lawson. Elizabeth Stewart, IPexpert’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, adds, “We have implemented an aggressive growth strategy both domestically and internationally, recruited an outstanding team, and built a detailed execution plan. I’m very excited about our future in 2010 and beyond.”
IPexpert is doubling the amount of training offerings it will supply to its customers, thus positioning the company as a global leader in providing self-study multimedia learning tools and classroom training that prepare computer networking engineers for all levels of career certification offered by Cisco Systems. Since its founding in 2001, the company has honed its focus and expertise on training solutions for those seeking the CCIE certification and currently leads the market with the most comprehensive portfolio of CCIE lab preparation products and courses in the world. Although Cisco is the leading provider of computer networking solutions worldwide, less than 26,000 engineers have been able to attain the prestigious CCIE certification over its 11-year lifetime. Those that have joined this elite group are highly sought after by the world’s top companies and government agencies, commanding six-figure salaries, job security and a respected status amongst peers. In 2009, IPexpert expanded their course portfolio to also include training for the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional), and CCVP (Cisco Certified Voice Professional) certification products and courses. By launching training options for these tiers of certification, IPexpert is able to assist the IT Networking Professional with the full range of certification options, from the entry to the expert level. Boasting a wide range of self-study tools, clients can choose professionally formatted and produced workbooks, audio products, video on demand, and eLearning products. For clients that prefer live instruction from qualified, industry-recognized experts, the company offers instructor-led, classroom-based courses that are now delivered all over the world.
With the addition of new training locations in Amsterdam, London, and Sydney, as well as the hiring of dedicated international instructors, IPexpert will execute on its goal to grow its classroom delivery business to outside of the United States. “Our self-study products have consistently been a very popular study tool for our international customers for years, and we are answering their demand for instructor-led training as well,” states Lawson. The company will also grow its US classroom delivery business with the recent hiring of three more instructors, which allows for more training classes in more locations. “We are hiring the instructors that live and breathe these technologies in order to create, maintain, and constantly update our products,” Lawson continues. “It is common in our industry to contract outside engineers to teach training courses … after that, they leave. We have built a solid foundation of staff instructors to provide consistent quality training to our customers and who are invested in the long-term success of our students.”
The company has also launched a completely redesigned website in order to better serve its clients. The website, http://www.ipexpert.com, includes more detailed course descriptions, samples of self-study products, free downloads, and user outlets such as an online blog and email discussion list. “Our new website funnels more information directly to our clients than ever before,” says Stewart. “We are looking to create strong relationships with our students, many of which will be with us for several years as they pursue their certification goals from entry level to expert level. The website is a reflection of that collaborative effort and the sense of community we provide to our clients.”
About IPexpert: Founded in 2001, IPexpert is an industry-recognized, privately held training company for computer networking engineers pursuing the highest level career certification offered by Cisco. IPexpert is a global leader in providing self-study multimedia learning tools and classroom training preparing computer networking engineers for all levels of career certification offered by Cisco Systems. Boasting a wide range of self-study products, clients can choose professionally formatted and produced workbooks, audio lecture products, video on demand, and streaming eLearning products. For students that prefer live instruction from qualified, industry-recognized CCIEs, IPexpert Boot Camp courses are second to none.
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Contact: Wayne Lawson Phone: (810) 326-1444
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