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The Academy of South Florida partners with Element K to provide Authorized Cisco Training!

Miami, Florida (April 31, 2005)
The Academy of South Florida or “The Academy“, announced today that it now delivers Cisco training as a sponsored organization of Element K, a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner and a leading provider of e-learning solutions for technology and business skills. This sponsorship enables The Academy to join an elite group of Cisco authorized training providers and offer its customers the latest Cisco training, leveraging Cisco proprietary content.

“Cisco technology training is a critical component for many of our clients,” Christopher Perez, Director of The Academy, said. “The Academy has provided high-quality vendor authorized training and certification for more than 7 years on a wide variety of technologies, and we are pleased, through our partnership with Element K, to now add authorized Cisco training to our array of training products.”

Cisco content will be available in multiple formats, including self-study and instructor-led courses held at The Academy’s training facility, located at 3100 South Dixie Highway, in Sunny Miami, Florida. After completing a course, students have an opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge in a real-world environment utilizing Element K’s vLab® exercises. These exercises provide access to real Cisco routers, switches and other devices, rather than simulations.

“This sponsorship creates a tremendous advantage for The Academy’s customers seeking high-quality Cisco training. We are pleased that Element K has aligned with The Academy on this initiative, and believe this will help The Academy better serve the South Florida market,” said Eddy Davis, Director of Education of The Academy.

About Element K
Element K is a leading provider of e-learning solutions for information technology and business skills training, serving Fortune 1000 companies, universities, government organizations and individuals. A pioneer in IT training, courseware development and e-learning, the company provides subscribers in 144 countries 24/7 access to more than 1000 online courses on a wide range of IT and business topics. These include computer programming, Web development, databases, hardware networks and operating systems, Cisco internetworking, telecommunications, design and media, office productivity, as well as e-business, project and business management, legal compliance and workplace safety. Element K’s integrated, online solutions feature self-paced tutorials, instructor-led online courses, vLabs®, a comprehensive reference library and dynamic interaction with experts and peers. These are provided in a fully hosted environment and integrated with a powerful learning management system. More information on the company can be found at

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, Liniux, CompTIA and more.

For additional information, contact Andy M. Perez, Vice President, at 1-800-ITACADEMY, or email at