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NEW Virtualization Professional Program approved by South Florida Workforce and Workforce Alliance!

Miami, Florida, January 26, 2010 – The Academy achieved a milestone, “Unheard of in Florida’s IT training industry – to receive approval by South Florida Workforce and Workforce Alliance to provide Authorized VMWARE curriculum within its Virtualization Professional Program (VPP). The Academy of South Florida is the only vendor statewide that may offer authorized VMWARE curriculum to the public under the Commission for Independent Education. Additionally, The Academy of South Florida is the only approved Workforce vendor that would be allowed to offer VMWARE curriculum.

Andy M. Perez, CFO , The Academy commented – “this is a major achievement by Management within The Academy. This achievement reveals that The Academy truly stays on pace with the ever changing world of Technology. The Virtualization Professional Program will be a perfect complement to what is reflecting within the Corporate environment in South Florida. Companies are spending less on Hardware and more on Virtualization. This will provide less costs on hardware purchases and energy consumption. One might say that The Academy is truly focused on Greening the IT marketplace!”

According to Christopher Perez, Director of Education, “the Virtualization Professional Program was just the “FIRST STEP”to The Academy’s job tailored IT Programs. Furthermore, The Academy is currently the only approved Microsoft Gold Partner to offer Server 2008, including Microsoft’s very own virtualization answer : Hyper-V to the public.”

The Academy uses authorized VMWARE and Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) to ensure that students walk away with real hands-on knowledge and know-how that the industry demands. With the experience of The Academy’s instructors from the classroom and the real-world, there simply isn’t a better program for an IT professional to attend to increase his/her value in the market place!

“At the Academy, we believe that all students deserves MORE than just an outdated MCSE certificate. We believe that we owe our students a tremendous learning experience. That is all that our students need to focus on; we take care of the rest”. Added – Christopher M. Perez,

About The Academy

The Academy is a company dedicated to improving organizations through the use of information technology. Founded in 1999, The Academy has grown to become one of Florida’s leading technology education providers, offering high-end technical training in Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, CompTIA and more.

For additional information, contact the Academy’s campus at 1-800-ITACADEMY, or email at