Hello, I’m Ray Kelly, CEO of Certiport. I’m a firm believer in the power of technology-enabled education in raising people’s economic standing. I’ve also spent my career believing in and using technology to inform and even transform conversations. I’ve particularly learned to embrace social media and new technology tools as a way to engage in interesting dialog with individuals and groups all over the world.
For example, in October 2011, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland tweeted that Maryland planned to implement more cyber training and education. In response to Governor O’Malley’s tweet, I replied with a video about a fantastic success story of the use of industry certification at Queen Anne’s County High school in Maryland. He responded with a retweet and thus began an informational relationship as both Governor O’Malley and I learned from one another.
As an active voice in the training and certification industries I spend a lot of my personal time scouring the Web for news and information that relates to what we do here at Certiport, i.e. providing industry recognized certification and learning solutions to help individuals improve their productivity and marketability.
This year, Certiport has chosen to expand its reach and voice in the certification industry through an effort we have affectionately dubbed the Certiport Blog. It may be an unimaginative name, but I assure you, the content we share on this new digital platform will be both informative and entertaining, anything but boring.
We believe there are great things in store for the Certiport Blog, including insightful commentary and success stories from some of the best and brightest minds in certification, coming from both within and outside the Certiport team.
Our sincere hope is that you’ll find value in what we have to share on the Certiport Blog, that you’ll engage with us in this new online discussion, and that you’ll freely share our posts with your own social networks.
Today, Certiport is providing learning solutions and certification exams in 27 different languages in over 150 countries. We understand the power of language and communication. We look forward to future discussions with you — whether you’re an old or newly found friend. Welcome to the Certiport Blog!