NC-Expert is a consortium of experts in business and technical specialties focused around Enterprise Infrastructure. Specifically:
Mobility (Wireless, WLan, Wi-Fi, Location Capabilities, Outdoor, High Density, LTE)
Security (Cyber Security, Next Generation Firewalls, ISE, Malware, Threat Detection & Mitigation, Ethical Hacking)
Collaboration (VoIP, Cisco Unified Communications, Telepresence, Contact Center)
Our vision is to provide innovative, relevant, accessible training for executives, engineers and salespeople that will enable them to directly impact the growth of their companies.
NC-Expert is changing the way professionals look at training. No longer will they see training as a drain on valuable time and resources. Instead they will use training to build trust, drive conversions and ensure efficient, effective deployment of business solutions.
Rie Vainstein, Chief Executive Officer
Rie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NetCertExpert, Inc. d/b/a NC-Expert.
With over 25 years of business leadership experience Rie is focused on ensuring that our customer satisfaction, profitability, and operations are streamlined to support the expected growth in the coming years.
She has enjoyed a long and varied career in multiple industries including: law enforcement, retail, healthcare, design, wholesale, financial services, property management, biotechnology, and venture capital, and successfully worked on several entrepreneurial ventures before launching NetCertExpert in 2011. In the over-6-years since the company's founding, Rie has continued to build a strong, top-quality business which has enjoyed sustained growth.
Rie enjoys communicating directly with our partners and customers in an effort to ensure our team knows their needs and goals. She is a very hands-on leader and you will often find her working one-on-one with our students to ensure that they feel valued and supported.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Jose State University (California, USA) in Business Management, with special focus in High Tech.
To read more on Rie's experience and background click here to see her LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
Phil Morgan, Chief Technology Officer
Phil was the Chief Technology Officer of NetCertExpert and now oversees our technical capabilities as NC-Expert's CTO. With over 30 years of Engineering experience Phil is focused on ensuring our company is focused around the engineering and technologies that our customers and partners need today.
He began his career by graduating from the University of South Wales with a degree in Computer Studies. He went on to successfully achieve his CCIE in 2001 with his first CCIE in Routing & Switching as number 5224. He later completed his second CCIE in Voice/Collaboration.
Phil is a master instructor and engineer splitting his time between the classroom and customer sites, making technologies work in live environments as well as bringing them "to life" for his students. He has taught thousands of students in his 20+ year instructing career through training companies such as Global Knowledge, FastLane, and several other top names, prior to joining NetCertExpert.
He has been the technical mind behind NetCertExpert since its inception and has built a very respected and trusted reputation with students and industry clients alike.
Phil continues to ensure our classes are always current and constantly deliver the high standard of expertise we so strongly stand behind. In addition, he is part of Cisco's Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) Advisory Board and can regularly be found speaking at major industry events.
To read more on Phil's experience and background click here to see his LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
Diane Hicks, VP Global Business Development
Diane Hicks is NC-Expert’s VP of Global Business Development and is truly passionate about enabling customers and partners to achieve their IT training goals.
She is an expert in utilizing NC-Expert’s award-winning education solutions to help our customers and partners achieve their objectives. Over her 22 years' experience within the IT training industry, Diane has helped tens of thousands of students and partners achieve success.
During her career, Diane has directed and managed multiple sales teams with great success. She has a wealth of sales and management experience and understands the tenet of delighting the customer. Diane has also enabled numerous business partners to be extremely successful in reselling training courses by providing them with the highest quality mentoring and support.
Diane was raised in rural Kenya where family, friends, and associates were the most important aspects of life and nothing was taken for granted. She learned, at a very early age, the importance of treating people fairly and with respect. Diane has carried this view of the world into her adult working life and those who have met and interacted with Diane have always felt valued and enriched.
Diane is a graduate of the University of Nairobi.
Tor Olsen, VP of Instructor Operations, EMEA
Tor has joined our leadership team as the VP of Instructor Operations for EMEA. He heads up the local operations of the region and ensures we are aligned to our customers regional needs
Throughout the past 34 years Tor has distinguished himself as an expert level instructor and engineer. He founded 2RNet APS, a Copenhagen based company that specializes in Cisco wireless and security consulting. Prior to that Tor was a decorated Warrant Officer in the Royal Danish Air Force for over 17 years.
During these experiences Tor has led 1000s of engineers through extremely technical topics and helped many achieve the highest levels of expertise possible. His love of technology keeps him teaching on a daily basis in addition to his role on the leadership team.
To read more on Tor's experience and background click here to see his LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
Nouraj Jaman CCIE x6 #22606
Nouraj is one of our top Experts, actively involved in developing and teaching many of our CCIE level courses. He is a featured speaker on many of our Expert Webinars and is a mentor and coach to our customers progressing through our CCIE Programs. He is the only 6x CCIE in the United Kingdom and has mastered the process of attaining CCIE level certification. He is currently working on his CCDE and CWNE.
Throughout the past 15 years Nouraj has operated in many Architecture and Engineering roles. He began his career with AOL and has supported many large corporations throughout Europe including AT&T, BT, VISA and Virgin.
To read more on Nouraj's experience and background click here to see his LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
Iwan Hoogendoorn CCIEx6 #13084
Iwan actively advises our development and instructor team on the strategic direction of our CCIE level courses. He is a featured guest speaker on many of our Expert Webinars. He is the only 6x CCIE in the Netherlands and has mastered the process of attaining CCIE level certification. He is currently working on his CCDE, CWNE and VCDX-NV.
Throughout the past 25 years Iwan has operated in many Architecture and Engineering roles. He began his career with a Masters in Computer Science from University of Amsterdam and then progressed through several high profile positions with corporations such as Canon, Fujitsu, BT, Cisco. He is currently a leading expert for VMware.
To read more on Iwan's experience and background click here to see his LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
Thomas Larsen CWNE #165, CCIE #47256
Thomas has joined as our newest CCIE Wireless and CWNE. He is actively engaged in creating our new and exclusive Cisco Authorized CCIE Version 3.1 Program and will be teaching this globally.
Thomas is quickly becoming one of the strongest Wireless Experts we have come across. He is sought out by many organizations to actively consult in deploying large enterprise architectures. In addition to wireless he maintains a strong Data Center and Virtualization background
To read more on Thomas's experience and background click here to see his LinkedIn Profile: LinkedIn
NetCertExpert is well established within the Wireless, Security, and Collaboration certification and consulting market.
Led by its Founder and CEO, Rie Vainstein, NetCertExpert has won numerous private contracts with Fortune level companies around the world. These customers have depended on NetCertExpert to train, advise, and mentor their staff.
NetCertExpert is also a pioneer in the Cisco Authorized CCIE program. NetCertExpert was the only company to offer the authorized Cisco CCIE Voice courses for the first year the program was live and was heavily involved in creating and launching Cisco's CCIE360 program. When Cisco choose to evolve the CCIE360 Voice course into CCIE Collaboration and reduce its offering to a single course, NetCertExpert choose to create an exclusive program offering, which was endorsed by Cisco, that many students continue to take before continuing onto the mainstream Cisco course, and return for the concluding course in the program, prior to sitting their lab exams. To date NetCertExpert has helped over 300 CCIE candidates successfully navigate the program
In addition, NetCertExpert is one of the only CWNP Premiere Authorized Learning Centers in the world. Originally given this status in 2011 NetCertExpert has worked closely with CWNP to develop and promote the vendor-neutral wireless industry certification program. To date NetCertExpert has helped over 2,000 individuals reach the various certifications in the CWNP track.
In addition, NetCertExpert-trained engineers were some of the first to achieve Cisco's Cyber Security Specialist status and, as an EC-Council Accredited Training Center, helps candidates achieve the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification.
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