Tomaž Klančnik raises the number of NIL’s CCIEs to 20 and further strengthens company’s competitiveness in data center and cloud technologies.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) certifies the expert-level skills required to plan, prepare, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot complex data center networks and modern cloud-based environments. Professionals who achieve CCIE Data Center certification have demonstrated theoretical understanding and practical technical skills at the highest level.

Expert and instructor Tomaž Klančnik, CCIE #42093, becomes NIL Learning’s first engineer with the CCIE Data Center title. Next to mastering Cisco data center and cloud technologies, Klančnik also has an excellent understanding of infrastructural solutions by EMC, VMware, and Microsoft.

"Tomaž is one of the leading data center experts in Slovenia and this designation is clear proof of that. Even in global terms, CCIE Data Center certifications are still relatively rare and I would like to offer sincere congratulations to Tomaž for this acchievement. With engineers like him, our technical team is again proving its commitment to excellence, raising NIL's competitiveness in data center and cloud technologies," said Janez Gruden, Technical Director, NIL.

A Cisco Gold Partner since 1995 and a Cisco Learning Partner since 1993 (today Cisco Learning Partner Specialized), NIL has a long tradition of developing Cisco-certified engineers and especially CCIEs within the company. Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE #1354 Emeritus, was one of the first in the world with the CCIE designation. Today, NIL’s CCIE team boasts 20 members: Klančnik holds CCIE Data Center designation, 14 hold CCIE R & S title, three have CCIE Security designation, and one has CCIE Voice title and 1 more CCIE Service certification

With that kind of capacity – CCIEs represent almost 30% of their engineers – NIL Learning is one of the leading Cisco training providers in the EMEA region. For their customers, NIL Learning integrates their rich experience with CCIE training into the learning and CCIE exam-preparation methodologies. The company is an authorized Cisco Learning Partner and data centers are one of their strongest training areas. They have developed their own CCIE Data Center Lab Boot Camp and they also deliver official Cisco CCIE Data Center Preparation Workshops. And last year NIL received an innovation award for its NIL Advanced Engineer Program – Data Center at the Cisco Global Learning Partner Summit 2013 in Mexico. With Klančnik receiving the prestigious CCIE designation, NIL is now also among just a few training providers in the world with a CCIE Data Center-certified instructor. 

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