Rochester, New York – [September 26, 2023] – Leading Learning Partners Association – LLPA, a leading training consortium, announces the addition of in-demand emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials to their networks educational offerings thanks to their new partnership with CertNexus.

As companies navigate within the fourth Industrial Revolution and Data Economy, multi-vendor and open-source solutions are the norm to provide best-in-class results. Whether it is employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Science to grow a business, implementing a high-value innovation using an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, or maintaining secure access to protect customer data through security protocols, it is the people responsible for maintaining and implementing the solutions that provide the greatest value and highest risk to an organization. As technology becomes the de facto solution across all industries, the need for emerging technology skills is more crucial than ever.

CertNexus is committed to providing certification programs that ensure employees have best-in-class skill sets to match their organization’s business-critical technology solutions. CertNexus’ certification programs in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Data Science, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, and Secure Coding broaden Data, Developer, IT, and Security professional’s knowledge and validate skills using globally recognized curriculum and high stakes examinations. CertNexus micro-credentials provide business leaders, project managers, compliance personnel, and other stakeholders the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions and lead projects. Whether providing introductory information or compliance training, micro-credentials are right-sized for the need – validating focused knowledge.

Billions of dollars will be gained and lost over the next five years as tech changes business globally.   The IoT industry is estimated to grow fivefold by 2025 with an estimated 75 billion devices according to Gartner, IDC forecasts AI systems will more than double to $79.2 billion in 2022, while the average cost of a cyber-attack on a company is $3.86 million (IBM). For an organization to succeed in this environment, training and confirming skills is the best investment towards growth.

”In an era where technology is rapidly reshaping industries and economies, our partnership with CertNexus is a strategic move to equip professionals with the specialized skills they need. From Artificial Intelligence to Cybersecurity, the demand for these skill sets has never been higher. CertNexus’ globally recognized certifications align perfectly with LLPA’s mission to make cutting-edge cloud and emerging tech skills accessible to everyone, everywhere. This collaboration is more than a partnership; it’s a commitment to empowering the global workforce for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Patrick Kersten, the board director of LLPA.

“We’re thrilled to have LLPA as a Strategic Partner,” said Jeff Felice, President, CertNexus.  “We’ve developed courses, certifications, and micro-credentials that offer standardizations in the world of emerging technologies, and the fact that LLPA member network will increasingly  expand its offerings to include our courses further exemplifies the necessity to certify such skills. We’re excited to join forces and support their ability to deliver the latest, high-stakes emerging tech training and certifications to the businesses they serve across the world.”

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About LLPA

Born in the Netherlands in 2013, the Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) is a global organization with a presence in more than 55 countries. Our mission is to be the number one global cloud skills services organization, dedicated to providing the right tools, learning resources, and services at the right time to ensure cloud skills are accessible to anyone and everyone at any time across the globe.

Our extensive network of trusted members – each of them a leading IT training company in their country, contributes to the development of expert job-ready industry professionals through hybrid learning offerings, consulting, and certification. Together, our members have trained over 500,000 students per year, covering more than 90% of the European GDP. The LLPA has been a proud Microsoft Partner since 2013 and collaborates with many other vendors and institutes.


About CertNexus

CertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body, providing emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for Business, Data, Development, IT, and Security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is to assist in closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards establishing rewarding careers in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Data Ethics, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cybersecurity. For more information, connect with CertNexus at or contact us @