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Join: Network Professional Association Member Advantage

The Network Professional Association offers a convincing slate of member benefits. If you are potentially a corporate member click here. Here's why thousands have joined the organization.

Professional Affiliation
Affiliation with a professional association is a boon to your resume. We know from over a decade of recent experience that employers and clients prefer to hire and retain candidates who demonstrate a tangible commitment to their personal development, who are involved in community activities and who advance their career through education. Members tell us that they prefer to work with employers and clients who value their professionalism � they get the chance to do a better job, often at better rates. That rate increase alone more than pays the membership fee. 

For over a decade The Network Professional Association has built a reputation for promoting professionalism in the networking industry. When you join, you buy a piece of that reputation and the opportunity to enhance it by getting involved. It is expected that, as a member, you will make efforts to enhance that reputation further, so that your Association is seen over time to contain the best people there are in Networking.

Career Building
NPA brings to members to opportunity to focus on professionalism, ethics and business skills. These are vital skills are a unique offering through NPA and recognized as required components to developing your career. 

Leadership Opportunities
The NPA encourages members to get involved and thus enhance these important leadership and professional skills. Members have opportunities to develop leadership, communication, management, marketing, public relations, and organizational skills by serving on NPA committees and in chapter leadership positions. The experience of starting a Chapter is known to benefit those who do it.

Opportunities for Industry Related Conferences
Through our joint effort as volunteers, NPA members share opportunities for industry-related conference packages and discounts. These conferences allow you to network with peers and learn new technology in educational labs and seminars.

NPA Member Logo
You can utilize the NPA member logo credential in your professional correspondence, resume, and business cards. Get the industry recognition you deserve by identifying yourself as a true network professional dedicated to continued training and development.

Specific Benefits now in place:

How Wireless Works
  by WiTS - Wireless Training & Solutions
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR NPA MEMBERS THROUGH 
HOW WIRELESS WORKS 
AN ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

How Wireless Works has made it our mission to support and empower the hardworking and tireless Networking Professional community.  One of the ways that we are giving back is by offering NPA Professional Members, FREE access to our learning resource website.  How Wireless Works is a collaboration of Wi-Fi training resources, including training courses, hand-crafted interactive resource tools, and much more!  *a $700 value

Join NPA as Professional member or Upgrade your NPA membership to Professional status today.
(NPA Professional members, access can be located on your NPA member page.)


KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Standing Offer
  by KnowBe4
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KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

All NPA members are eligible to receive the benefits of the KnowBE4 security awareness training and simulated phishing platform for their company or employer.

KnowBe4 is the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, proven effective in helping organizations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering and reducing vulnerabilities to ransomware, malware, and other data breaches. The KnowBe4 platform is user-friendly and intuitive. It was built to scale for busy IT pros that have multiple fires to put out. KnowBe4's goal was to design the most powerful, yet easy-to-use platform available. Customers of all sizes can get the KnowBe4 platform deployed into production extremely fast. Our Customer Success team gets you going in no time, without the need for consulting hours.

Listen to the NPA/Knowbe4 Public Presentation then you will know you want to be included.

All members of Network Professional Association receive competitive pricing on our Security Awareness and Phishing platform, a 25% discount on all of our subscription levels. Offer valid for new KnowBe4 customers only. Members see how to get your discount, full details, limitations and access on your NPA member page. About KnowBE4 Security Awareness Training -PDF


MindEdge
  by MindEdge Learning
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The Network Professional Association has partnered with MindEdge Learning to offer their full suite of online self-paced education classes. This coursework, which covers both IT and professional growth in a variety of IT and business spaces. NPA Members receive a 10% discount on all courses. This benefit is open to all Community and Professional members. Students may earn Certificates of Completion, and some courses are designed for certification exam prep. Additionally, select courses may apply to CNP Continuing Education requirements. To enjoy this NPA Member Benefit from MindEdge, visit your NPA Member Page.

Not a member yet? Join the NPA as a Community Member for just $35/yr, or as a Professional Member for $125/yr!

https://npa.org/join


NPA Career Center and Job Board
  by Network Professional Association
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NPA Career Center and Job Board is a superior resource for job seekers, employers and job seekers to find or offer quality IT/Networking opportunities.

Each month, employers reach out for the most qualified IT/Network professionals in the market, with access to active resumes, searchable via pre-defined job criteria. Job seekers can define their criteria and search the continuously updated database of roles offered by top employers in the industry.

Additionally, the NPA Career Center features tools and services to help job candidates refine their search criteria, identify their prospects and improve their presentation skills.


SASE & ZTNA for Dummies
  by Fusion Connect
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March 2021 Thomas Sprinkle of Fusion Connect presented The Race to the Edge — Pushing VPN Security To Its Limits) speaking directly on SASE

Tom offers you, care of VMware, SASE & ZTNA for Dummies PDF download to learn about SD-WAN and the next level with secure access service edge (SASE, pronounced “sassy”) and zero trust network access (ZTNA).


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