CLEARWATER, Fla., April 6, 2022, ExitCertified (Tech Data) has awarded three instructors as a Top Quality Instructor of the Quarter for Q1 2022.

Ken Willard, Vince Rightley and Ruben Lopez Jr won the awards having been recognized by their students for their proven outstanding abilities in IT training delivery, including the use of course materials and labs. Furthermore, students said they would recommend their courses and praised their expertise and instructor presentation. 

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Last year, Willard also was 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 covers the handling of projects from the startup phase to the mapping of business requirements and technical architectural plans. His credentials include certifications from AWS, Nutanix, VMware and ITIL.

Rightley has been a technical instructor for a decade and previously worked as a solution architect and project manager. In 2021, he was twice awarded with the Top Quality Instructor of the Quarter. His deep roots in training date back to his days teaching Introduction to Computers and Quantitative Analysis at Indiana University—Purdue University. His wide-ranging career has taken him from the help desk to roles in system administration, IT management, consulting and solution architecture. He became a VMware Certified Instructor in 2008 and has provided end-user, sales and technical sales training for the brand. In addition, he is a Nutanix Certified Professional.

Lopez, who also won a Top Quality Instructor of the Quarter last year, has been a technical instructor for 20 years and has worked as a lab manager and system administrator. As a professional educator and courseware designer, he delivers and develops technical training on all aspects of Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over IP, FC routing, Ethernet/IP Networking, Converged Networks, and Cloud Services.

ExitCertified offers a full lineup of vendor-authorized IT training courses.

About ExitCertified 
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 provider can. 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