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8 Time EC-Council Award Winner, Pete Cortez, is a Top IT Security Trainer in North America

Pete Cortez, Technical Instructor with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of San Antonio, was recently recognized by EC-Council, a leading international certification body in information security, as one of the top three instructors in North America with the Circle of Excellence award. 2014 marks the eighth time Pete has been recognized by EC-Council for outstanding performance.

Pete Cortez presented Circle of Excellence Award.
Pete Cortez presented Circle of Excellence Award.

The EC-Council Global Awards launched in 2007 to recognize a distinguished group of accredited training centers and certified instructors who have succeeded in providing the best overall experience to EC-Council’s global customers and certified members.

“I’ve been fortunate to have influencers who’ve taken the time to impart their knowledge and wisdom to me,” said Pete. “Being backed by EC-Council year after year is quite an honor, and I attribute it, in part, to those mentors who have supported me throughout my career.”

Prior to joining New Horizons in 2001, Pete was a private investigator. Today, he holds over 14 certifications in information security.

“I love relating to students using my experience as an information security instructor and former private investigator. My teaching style provides students real-world hacking and forensic demonstrations,” explained Pete.


The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. The EC-Council Global Awards program recognizes the ongoing commitment of Accredited Training Centers and Certified EC-Council Instructors that have contributed significantly to the information security community by providing leading information security certification programs. Details on all of the 2014 recognitions can be found on www.eccouncil.org/news/.

With over 300 centers in 70 countries, U.S.-based New Horizons Worldwide Inc. is the world’s largest IT training company with the most powerful vendor-authorized learning tools. Through an integrated learning approach that ensures that new knowledge can be applied to real-life situations, New Horizons delivers a full range of full range of basic technical and applications training to complex and integrated business systems, as well as business skills improvement solutions.

A Microsoft Gold Partner for Learning Solutions and a Cisco Learning Associate, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers open its doors to San Antonio in 1996 as a division of 5Point Enterprises, LLC. 5Point Enterprises, based in Austin, TX, is a management group that currently owns the largest conglomerate of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers franchise locations. For more information, visit www.nhsanantonio.com.

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