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.