NeuKinetics LLC acquires WatchIT division from SmartPros, Ltd
Columbus, Ohio –NeuKinetics LLC, a provider of online courses and publications for professional and consumer education in the Engineering, Supply Chain, Legal, and Health and Wellness markets, has agreed to acquire the WatchIT product line from SmartPros, Ltd. WatchIT provides e-learning courses for technology education programs presented by leading subject matter experts, early adopters of technologies and expert analysts. WatchIT briefings offer business and IT professionals the means to understand current technology initiatives, recognize the pitfalls and opportunities associated with technology change, and to evaluate products and technologies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“Adding WatchIT to our Cognistar online course portfolio will strengthen NeuKinetics market position and enhance technology course offerings to meet the needs of our existing and new clients. Additionally, it will help us better serve our specialty markets, such as providing the latest in the use of technology for movement disorders in our NeuKinetics Wellness markets,” said Mark R. Luciano, CEO of NeuKinetics LLC. NeuKinetics will offer the acquired lines under the Cognistar brand expanding its offerings with updated content and new courses, as well as offering professional education credits to maintain customer’s PMI, (ISC)2, and CompTIA certifications. NeuKinetics will continue to deliver the online Cognistar courses over SmartPros’ eCampus LMS, ensuring minimal disruption to customers.
“SmartPros was keenly interested in finding the right company to continue to deliver high quality education solutions to our students and clients. NeuKinetics’ in-depth knowledge in this field, coupled with its expertise in managing student relationships, makes this a great fit for both organizations”, said Ed Clark, vice president of Product Management for Kaplan Professional Education.
About NeuKinetics LLC
NeuKinetics LLC is a Columbus, Ohio-based company that provides online courses and publications for professional and consumer education in the Engineering, Supply Chain, Legal, and Health and Wellness markets.
NeuKinetics’ education courses are developed in conjunction with top subject matter experts from the private and academic sector that provide a body of knowledge based on their experience and research. NeuKinetics delivers this knowledge in multimedia formats, including e-learning and publications, ranging from consumer education products to professional practice certification, continuing education and exam prep. To learn more, go to www.cognistar.com.
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not for-profit accounting, financial services and compliance. It was acquired by Kaplan Inc., in December 2015. Kaplan, Inc. serves over 1.2 million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, and university preparation, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.kaplan.com.
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