NetCom Learning awards Jodi Young its March Sarder Scholarship

The organization’s monthly scholarship will make it possible for Young to pursue a career in network security.
Sarder Scholarship - Jodi Young
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June 27, 2012 - PRLog -- NetCom Learning recently announced the winner of its March Sarder Scholarship. Jodi Young won the $2,500 scholarship and plans to pursue a career as a Certified Security Specialist.

Named after benefactor, author, entrepreneur and CEO of Learning Russell Sarder (, the Sarder Scholarship is awarded to a different student each month. NetCom Learning offers the scholarship as a way to promote lifelong learning. The award can be used toward any of NetCom Learning's IT training or business skills courses.
Young, whose background includes a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering Technology and is pursuing a master's degree in Information Systems, said her goal is to become a Certified Security Specialist. She said that career path appealed to her because she'd like to be able to contribute by helping to alleviate cybercrime, which is an increasing threat to Internet users. She said the scholarship will help her pursue her education in order to gain the competence and certification needed.

"With this scholarship I will be able to afford and complete the training courses I need to earn my A+ and Network+ Certifications so that I will be able to move in the direction of my career goal to become a Certified Security Specialist. Not only will this scholarship grant me the opportunity to improve my IT skills, it will also put me on a trajectory of self- and professional improvement that will enable me to enter the workforce, well equipped with the knowledge and technical savvy that is needed to flourish in today's economy," she said.

Sarder acknowledged Young is pursuing a career in a field that is increasing in demand. "Every day there is an increase in cyber threats, and more companies than ever are recognizing the need for someone to play the role in protecting the security of their organization's networks. It's wonderful that NetCom Learning can play a role in helping this student continue her learning to pursue this goal," Sarder said.

The Sarder Scholarship ( open to individuals of any background or skill level and can be used for any of the IT industry courses NetCom Learning provides. To find out how to qualify for the Sarder Scholarship, visit

About the Sarder Scholarship
Named after its benefactor, Russell Sarder, NetCom Learning's Sarder Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship given monthly to an individual wanting to start or advance a career in the IT industry. For more information on the Sarder Scholarship, visit

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards.
The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.


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