Cisco recognized NIL for its outstanding achievements in promoting customer success through exemplary learning services. The award also highlights NIL's commitment to both the African and Middle East skill development program through Project 525. 

NIL, a Cisco Platinum Learning Partner, is honored to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious "Cisco Customer Success Learning Partner of the Year 2023 Award". This esteemed award underscores NIL’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional learning services and illuminates the strong partnership between NIL and Cisco. 

Cisco recognized NIL for its outstanding achievements in promoting customer success through exemplary learning services. This accolade is a testament to NIL’s ceaseless dedication to aligning with Cisco's standards of excellence and its ongoing endeavor to foster customer-centric solutions. 

Polona S. Črnigoj, NIL's Education Director expressed immense pride on this recognition, stating, "We are profoundly honored to receive the Cisco Customer Success Learning Partner of the Year Award. This accolade not only reflects our enduring commitment to placing our customers at the heart of our services, but also demonstrates the robust synergy between NIL and Cisco. Our collaborative efforts have continually empowered our customers with the requisite knowledge and skills to excel in their respective domains. We pledge to continue nurturing this fruitful partnership with Cisco, and to persist in delivering unparalleled learning experiences that contribute to our customers’ success.” 

Additionally, Martin Camp, Managing Director of NIL Data Africa, emphasized the impact of Project 525 stating, "This award is a remarkable testament to the strides we are making through Project 525. Our endeavor is not only about achieving a training milestone, but also about making a substantial contribution to the IT skill ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East. We are in a strong position to drive significant change, and the recognition from Cisco immensely bolsters our resolve to continue with this initiative.” 

Project 525 is an ambitious initiative undertaken by NIL and Cisco, targeting the training and certification of 500 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) by 2025 across Africa and the Middle East. This project epitomizes NIL’s commitment to advancing technical skills and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 

This award amplifies NIL’s position as a leading Cisco learning partner and reaffirms its customer-centric approach in delivering high-quality learning solutions that drive customer success. NIL extends its deepest gratitude to Cisco for this recognition and is resolutely committed to continuing its trajectory of excellence, in tandem with Cisco, to foster an environment where customer success is paramount. 

About NIL Learning

NIL Learning delivers leading-edge standard and advanced Cisco Training and Certification training to IT professionals and companies around the globe. Through field-proven experts — each is an active engineer, content developer, and instructor – we enhance the standard learning curriculum with real-life experience to maximize your training investment.

Since 1992, NIL has been at the forefront of advanced contributors to strategic partner Cisco’s technologies, learning curriculum and value-added solutions deployed to clients around the globe. For our training achievements, contribution to Cisco training portfolio and highest customer satisfaction, we were also awarded with Cisco Global Learning Partner of the Year and Cisco EMEAR Learning Partner of the Year titles. NIL holds the Cisco Platinum Learning Partner status.

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