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Learning Tree Introduces New Course: Cloud Computing Technologies—A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

RESTON, VA (March 4, 2010)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction. In this course, attendees are shown the key knowledge and experience required to leverage both the business and technical benefits of cloud computing. This course provides in-depth knowledge to successfully develop an effective implementation strategy and learn to build and deploy applications to the cloud.

Throughout this three-day course, an expert instructor will lead attendees through practical, hands-on exercises, providing students with practical experience in cloud computing. Exercises include:

  • Sharing documents with cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools
  • Securing a cloud-based service and application
  • Building an application to leverage the elasticity of the cloud
  • Persisting structured data in the cloud
  • Commissioning an immediate server infrastructure
  • Evaluating cost benefits of a cloud solution
  • Developing a business plan for cloud adoption
  • Specifying a cloud adoption and migration strategy

Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International, said, “Our aim with this course is to provide a balanced, independent view of the market by covering a number of cloud products including the Microsoft Azure, Amazon, Google and Eucalyptus cloud systems, as well as productivity tools from Google.”

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction at its Education Centers in North America in April 2010.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) — April 21-23, 2010
  • New York, NY — May 19-21
  • Ottawa, ON — May 26-28
  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — June 2-4
  • Toronto, ON — June 9-11

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended remotely with the Learning Tree AnyWare™ online training platform that allows attendees to join this course from their home or office.

3. Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction can be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733) or visit

Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction is aimed at anyone seeking to exploit the benefits of cloud computing technologies. The course provides examples of cloud systems and code but focuses on best practices that can be applied to any language and cloud environment.

Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

  • Virtualization Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
  • Deploying VMware vSphere: Hands-On
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization: Hands-On
  • Securing Web Applications, Services and Servers: Hands-On
  • Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Max Shevitz
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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