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About NPA: Partners
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.
Visit ciscopress.com for more information.
Global IT Community Associaiton
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
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
Statistics about the NPA, from a sample of association
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
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: