CLEARWATER, Fla. (October 1, 2018) – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its ExitCertified training and education solutions business was named the Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year for 2018 at the Red Hat North America Training Partner & Instructor Conference in Las Vegas. Red Hat is known as the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions.

“We’re thrilled to have earned the distinction as the Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year for 2018, the second time we’ve received this award,” said Mark McCreath, vice president, Education and Training Solutions, North America, at Tech Data. “ExitCertified has a great relationship with Red Hat—over 10 years, and this recognition showcases our ability to deliver compelling business value and execute mutual initiatives.”

As a premier training solution provider and partner for Red Hat, ExitCertified has demonstrated its ability to provide high levels of service and deliver real-world results, along with a strategic focus on training and education areas that are important to channel partners, such as cloud and DevOps. Through its IT training and certification solutions, Tech Data helps its solution-provider customers better serve their end-user needs with the value that Red Hat products and solutions offer, including resources that are designed to help them grow their open source practices. Tech Data’s Red Hat solution providers add value by combining their technology expertise with services to design, plan and implement solutions.

“Red Hat is pleased to award ExitCertified the Premier Training Partner of the Year award for 2018 as our partnership exemplifies the significance of collaboration in the open source arena,” said Karl Reynolds, senior director of training for North America, at Red Hat. “Their efforts, specifically in terms of spurring and servicing training in areas subject to shifting customer needs, have helped us to lessen critical skills gaps, inspiring businesses to transform through knowledge.”

Tech Data is a certified provider of IT training and educations services globally, offering training and education solutions in more than 60 countries. These services are available through ExitCertified and Tech Data Academy, both offering training services authorized by top technology vendors.

See the full portfolio of Red Hat educational offerings  on the ExitCertified website. For Red Hat education inquiries, email or call (800) 803-3948. For more information on Tech Data’s portfolio of Red Hat offerings, visit the Tech Data Red Hat webpage or email

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