CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 14, 2022, ExitCertified (Tech Data) has recognized three instructors as a Top-Quality Instructor of the Quarter for Q3 2022.

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Vinay Gupta, Vince Rightley, and Ken Willard were each recognized for their excellence based on ExitCertified’s student surveys. Students acknowledged the instructors for their outstanding abilities in IT training delivery, including the use of course materials and labs. Furthermore, students praised the instructors’ expertise and course presentations and said they would recommend the courses they took.

With 22 years of experience as a trainer and 15 years of consulting experience, Gupta has been working with ExitCertified for five years where he has taught more than 2,000 students. He holds degrees in civil and structural engineering, and is a specialist in IBM products, particularly those that relate to business analytics. He holds numerous IBM certifications in exam development and analytics and holds the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate certification, as well as the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA) certification, which showcases knowledge and skills in AWS technology across a wide range of AWS services.

This marks the seventh consecutive quarter that Rightley has been named a Top-Quality Instructor of the Quarter. Earlier this month VMware gave him a VMware Instructor of Excellence award. He has been a technical instructor for more than a decade and previously worked as a solution architect and project manager. He began his teaching career at Purdue University Indianapolis where he taught Introduction to Computers and Quantitative Analysis.

This is the second time this year that Willard has been recognized as a Top-Quality Instructor of the Quarter. In addition to serving as a certified technical instructor, he is also a pre-sales consultant and a post-sales advisor to clients, helping customers apply technical concepts to obtain practical business results. Before joining ExitCertified in 2017, he worked in various tiers of the IT industry, including end customer, channel partner, distribution and manufacturing. His expertise lies in mapping business requirements, developing technical architectural plans, and implementing and validating solutions. His credentials include certifications from AWS, Nutanix, VMware and ITIL.

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ExitCertified, a Tech Data company, is a leading provider of vendor technology training for IT professionals, enterprises and government agencies. Award-winning, highly skilled instructors deliver vendor-approved courses using engaging and interactive methods that ensure knowledge retention. ExitCertified’s unparalleled virtual classroom offering, iMVP, provides high-definition video and audio, as well as a dedicated producer to ensure flawless execution and an in-person experience like no other. The company’s comprehensive customer care has earned ExitCertified a 97% student-satisfaction rating. The training cycle starts with pre-course consultation and continues with training and post-course follow-up to ensure learning success. Learn more at