About Us


At a glance

NC-Expert is a consortium of experts in business and technical specialties focused around Enterprise Infrastructure. Specifically:

  • Security (Cyber Security, Next Generation Firewalls, ISE, Malware, Threat Detection & Mitigation, Ethical Hacking)
  • Mobility (Wireless, WLan, Wi-Fi, Location Capabilities, Outdoor, High Density, LTE)
  • Collaboration (VoIP, Cisco Unified Communications, Telepresence, Contact Center)

Our vision has always been, and continues to be, to provide innovative, relevant, accessible training for engineers that will enable them to directly impact the growth of their companies.

NC-Expert has changed the way professionals look at training. No longer do they see training as a drain on valuable time and resources. Instead, they use our training to build trust, drive conversions, and ensure efficient, effective deployment of business solutions.

Meet the Team

Rie Vainstein

Rie Vainstein

Chief Executive Officer

Phil Morgan

Phil Morgan

Chief Technology Officer

Diane Hicks

Diane Hicks

VP Global Business Development

Tor Olsen

Tor Olsen

VP of Instructor Operations, EMEA

Our Company

NC-Expert is a privately-held California corporation and is well established within the Wireless, Security, and Collaboration industry certification training, courseware development, and consulting markets.

Led by its Founder and CEO, Rie Vainstein, NC-Expert has won numerous private contracts with Fortune level companies around the world. These customers have depended on NC-Expert to train, advise, and mentor their staff.

As an official Cisco Learning Partner, NC-Expert is also a pioneer in the Cisco Authorized CCIE program. NC-Expert 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, NC-Expert chose 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, NC-Expert has helped hundreds of CCIE candidates successfully navigate the program. NC-Expert has since expended its CCIE training programs to include the authorized Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching along with its own, exclusive, CCIE Wireless training program.

In addition, NC-Expert-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. NC-Expert also added partnerships with CertNexus and CompTIA to its portfolio, providing even greater choice in its CyberSecurity range of certifications.

NC-Expert is one of the only CWNP Premier Authorized Learning Centers in the world!

Over the years, NC-Expert has worked closely with CWNP to develop and promote the vendor-neutral wireless industry certification program. NC-Expert was the first company in the world to offer CWNPs entire portfolio, including replacing its own, established, network design training course with CWNP's version (CWDP) when it was first released. To date, NC-Expert has helped thousands of individuals reach the various certifications in the CWNP track, and continues to be very active in the vendor-neutral wireless space.

Company Facts at a Glance:

  • Company Type: Corporation
  • Year Established: 2011
  • State of Registration: California
  • DUNS: 05 407 3249
  • CCR & SAM: Active
  • Cage Code: 78PQ7
  • NAICS: 611420 also 611430, 611513, 611699, 611710, 541512, 541519
  • Woman-owned Business: WBENC #WBE1801895, WBENC #WOSB181417; NWBOC #RCW20748

Contact us for a copy of NC-Expert's current Capabilities Statement.

Wireless LAN Association

NC-Expert is a proud corporate sponsor/member of the Wireless LAN Association.


Better Business Bureau

NC-Expert is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau.


Women's Business Enterprise National Council

NC-Expert is a nationally recognized Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and and nationally recognized Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

National Women Business Owners Corporation

Nationally recognized Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

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