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About NPA: Partners

Cisco Press

is a publishing alliance between Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) and the Pearson Education division of Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO). Established in 1996, Cisco Press is the official publisher of Cisco networking technology, Cisco certification self-study, and Cisco Networking Academy Program materials. Leading authorities from Cisco and other industry innovators write and contribute to the Cisco Press product family which combines instructor-led training with hands-on instruction, e-learning, and self-study.

Cisco Press is proud to support the Network Professional Association (NPA) in awarding outstanding achievements within the network computing industry. Providing education materials and promoting professional growth are part of the Cisco Press mission; sponsoring the NPA awards allows Cisco Press to recognize those who have truly excelled in the industry.

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Global IT Community Association

Global IT Community Association representing over 700 member organizations and over 3.7 million IT professionals, GITCA is the world's largest international not-for-profit independent organization powered by dedicated volunteers devoted to the development and growth of the IT community by providing services to support leaders and connect user groups, associations, and student IT organizations. GITCA stands committed to the free exchange of resources, ultimately elevating the status of the IT Professional both in their industry and in the community.



the leading business technology event, is proud to support NPA’s Awards for Professionalism, honoring outstanding contributions in the networking industry. Each year recipients are announced during Interop Las Vegas.



Microsoft, a leader in the support of IT professionalism and ethics, is proud to support NPA’s Awards for Professionalism, honoring the inspiring activities of network computing professionals around the world.

NPA welcomes partnership proposals from all organization that can add value to the NPA experience, and who have creative ideas for working together. Please direct all correspondence related to partnering with the NPA to the NPA Executive Director.

The NPA exists to provide the best possible resources and experiences for members to grow and excel in their careers and private lives. To meet these objectives, we work closely with strategic partners that believe in our mission and see the value in supporting the needs of our members. NPA partners come in all shapes and sizes. We work with leading trade magazine publishers such as Network Computing and Network World; industry trade shows such a NetWorld + Interop; a variety of companies that develop and market networking technologies, including Sun, IBM, Novell and many others; and educational institutions including major universities, colleges and technical schools around the world.





Statistics about the NPA, from a sample of association members:

We have 18,000+ entries in our database of past and present members.

Average age of members that provided their age is 35 and median is 34.

PURCHASING AUTHORITY (Sponsor Please Read This)

Of the members that noted they had purchasing authority
the average was $1,938,119; the median was $100,000

Total of $1,607,851,000 of purchasing authority

Of the members that noted they are responsible for servers,
the average was 70; the median was 10

Responsible for 118,342 servers located in 139 countries

Of the members that noted their salary info,
the average was $57,650
the median was $50,000

Average number of years of experience of members that provided data was 13.25 and median was 10. The total years of experience was 67,364.

Here is a sample of titles from the NPA membership:

Network Administrator
Network Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Instructor

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