Tech Data Named Top 20 IT Training Company for Seventh Consecutive Year

 Distinction recognizes company’s world-class education and training offerings

CLEARWATER, Fla. (December 18, 2018) Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has been named as one of the 2018 “Top 20 IT Training Companies” by Training Industry, Inc. Through its education and training solutions, Tech Data provides global certified IT training in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions, and has been honored with this designation for the past seven years under the ExitCertified brand, as well as the past five years under the Tech Data Academy brand—both of which comprise Tech Data’s education and training solutions business. The “Top 20 IT Training Companies List” is part of Training Industry’s mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of IT training services/technologies in support of corporate learning and development.

“We are pleased to be named a Top 20 IT Training Company for the seventh consecutive year,” said Mark McCreath, vice president, Education Services, North America, at Tech Data. “This award validates our strategy to provide quality-focused education services, while maintaining a high degree of relevance through education offerings in current technologies. As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, we continue to build our catalogue to stay ahead of the technology curve. Tech Data enables our customers to support technology adoption, with the skills needed to maximize returns on their IT investments.”


·       Breadth and quality of IT training content and courses

·       Leadership and innovation in IT traini

·       Company size and growth potential

·       Strength of clients

·       Geographic reach

“This year’s Top 20 IT Training Companies continue to lead the way in the information technology training market, with offerings and capabilities that are under constant development to keep up to date with the needs of the market,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “Tech Data was selected based on the breadth and quality of its IT training, client portfolio and the extent of its geographic reach.”

Training Industry prepares Top 20 reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies. Due to the diversity of client requirements in the IT training marketplace, no attempt is made to rank the "Top 20." 


Tech Data features a variety of education and training solutions, including strategic training paths for the certification skills required to support today's technologies and a broad curriculum of application-focused courses for clients looking to implement new or upgrade business applications. Offering training services through its ExitCertified and Tech Data Academy platforms, the company also works with customers and channel partners to design learning plans by vendor brand or by technology solution, supporting next-generation capabilities including cloud, data analytics, internet of things (IoT), mobility, security and networking. 

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For more information on Tech Data’s education and training solutions, visit the ExitCertified and Tech Data Academy websites or call (800) 237-8931. 


About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


About Training Industry, Inc.

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Tech Data



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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer