Global Knowledge, the Cary-based learning services and professional development solutions company, has acquired DevelopMentor, a Los Angeles and UK-based firm selling software training courses. Financial details were not disclosed.

DevelopMentor expands the Global Knowledge application development training portfolio to more than 300 courses and bolsters the company’s asynchronous learning delivery capabilities.

Brian Branson, CEO and president, Global Knowledge, said in a statement, “The developer education market is an important growth area for our company, and this investment supports that objective. We’re very pleased to add DevelopMentor to the Global Knowledge team. With this expansion, we will have a broader set of software and application development learning solutions to provide to our customers, as well as greater depth of expertise.”

The company notes that the growing adoption of mobile and cloud operating systems, along with corporate initiatives aligned to BYOD, software-defined networking and big data analytics, are forcing greater breadth of application development capability from traditional IT staff, as well as enterprise architects.

With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, the Global Knowledge core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Learn more at