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ISUG Spreads PowerBuilder Training with Online Classroom Initiative

ISUG’s New Partner Agreement with eLearnIT Makes Innovative Education Methods Available to Sybase Users Everywhere

The International Sybase User Group, a trade association representing more than six thousand members in more than sixty countries around the globe, has reached an agreement with web-based skills training company eLearnIT, LLC. Under the agreement, ISUG will become the exclusive marketing and sales agent for eLearnIT's new online PowerBuilder training courses.

Fronted by one of the most recognized and revered PowerBuilder educators of the last decade - Yakov Werde - eLearnIT's "soup to nuts" PowerBuilder Core Skills training course enables professional software developers as well as second year Technical College IT students to rapidly develop a comprehensive PowerBuilder skill set. Upon completion of the core course, a developer will be capable of building their own PowerBuilder workgroup scale application from scratch or performing maintenance tasks on an enterprise scale application.

"eLearnIT has developed an innovative online delivery mechanism for its educational courses that IT professionals will find intuitive and easy to use," said Mike Harrold, Executive Director for ISUG.  "Coupled with eLearnIT's extensive PowerBuilder knowledge, the courses to be offered will be comprehensive, market-relevant and extremely affordable due to their web-based delivery mechanism."

"We believe that one of the major causes of the acute shortage of skilled PowerBuilder developers in the market today is the lack of cost effective, high impact core skills training" said Yakov Werde, President of eLearnIT, LLC. "Current global economic conditions makes taking five days off from work, while paying thousands of dollars in tuition and travel expenses for live classroom training off the radar for most organizations' employees."

eLearnIT's flagship training product employs current rich media technologies, formulated from more than a decade of experience in training thousands of new PowerBuilder developers. The web-based program is delivered in a self-paced format that offers an always-available, live classroom-quality experience for a fraction of the price of on-site training. Coupling the quality of the content with an ISUG-hosted learner support forum, every student will receive a real web 2.0 learning experience.

Product Availability and Pricing
The first PowerBuilder course will be made available to ISUG members starting in July 2009, with general availability to follow thereafter.  Pricing will begin at $699, with premium add-ons available for an additional cost.  For more information, visit www.isug.com/pbtraining.

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