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Learning Tree Introduces New Course – Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications

RESTON, VA (April 20, 2011)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications. In this course, attendees are shown the skills to build scalable, fault-tolerant and secure cloud-based applications using the Windows Azure Platform. Our course materials will also show attendees how to leverage existing knowledge of Visual Studio and .NET to develop applications for the cloud; create, deploy, configure and monitor ASP.NET applications that run in the Azure cloud; and host Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services using Azure.

Throughout this four-day course, an expert instructor will lead attendees through practical, hands-on exercises, allowing students to create and deploy a complete ASP.NET application that uses Azure storage, Web Forms security, profiles, membership and sessions in the cloud. Students will create WCF services that use Azure applications and queues. Exercises performed in Visual Studio include:

  • Creating a Windows Azure account
  • Testing Azure applications with the development fabric
  • Uploading an ASP.NET application to the cloud
  • Storing data in blobs and tables
  • Enabling Web Forms authentication, sessions and profiles for Azure applications
  • Hosting a WCF service within the cloud
  • Utilizing Azure queues for asynchronous processing
  • Saving relational data in the cloud with SQL Azure

"Cloud computing is an important part of future information technology infrastructure," said Don Berbary, President of Learning Tree USA, Inc. "We expect that learning to use Windows Azure effectively will be critical to effective deployment of cloud computing strategies in all type of organizations."

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications at its Education Centers in the U.S. in May 2011.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • New York, NY — May 24-27
  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — June 14-17
  • Los Angeles, CA — June 21-24
  • Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA) — June 28-July 1

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended via the Learning Tree AnyWare™—our live, online instructor-led training delivery solution that allows participants to join this course from their home or office.

3. Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications 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

Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications is valuable for programmers, architects and application designers who would like to take advantage of Microsoft Azure services to create scalable, secure and affordable cloud-based applications. .NET programming experience is assumed.

Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

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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