Companies keep employee skills up-to-date with Global Knowledge. The firm provides technical training services to the employees of clients such as travel reservations firm Sabre , ACTS Retirement-Life Communities , and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. Specializing in networking systems and telecommunications, Global Knowledge offers more than 1,200 vendor-authorized and proprietary courses covering the products of specific manufacturers, including Microsoft and Cisco Systems . The company also provides custom integration and training services and outsourced education management services. Global Knowledge operates in about two-dozen countries around the world. It is owned by equity firm MidOcean Partners.