Element K Selected for Cisco Learning Solutions Partner Program

April 23, 2002

Cisco Learning Solutions Partners are chosen based on the breadth of their solutions and their ability to meet specific customer training and business needs. As an authorized Cisco Learning Solutions Partner, Element K is expanding its existing library of online internetworking courses by incorporating Cisco content. Element K’s e-learning solution includes access to broad libraries of course offerings, a choice of learning and delivery methods, reference libraries, and vLabs(®) technology – an award-winning hands-on lab solution recently acquired by Element K. This comprehensive e-learning offering is delivered via KnowledgeHub™, Element K’s advanced, fully-hosted e-learning platform.

“Element K was a natural fit for our Cisco Learning Solutions Partner program. Their experience in e-learning and the breadth of their learning offerings compliment Cisco’s commitment to delivering effective, quality training to our customers,” said Tom Kelly, vice president, Internet Learning Solutions Group, Cisco Systems.

Cisco content will be available in multiple formats over the Internet, including self-study and instructor-facilitated courses. After completing a course, students have an opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge in a real-world environment utilizing vLab exercises. These exercises provide access to real Cisco routers, switches and other devices, rather than simulations.

“Through our new relationship with Cisco, Element K will greatly extend its ability to provide instructionally-sound learning solutions based on the highest-quality content, ” said Bruce Barnes, CEO of Element K. “Cisco technology training is critical for our enterprise customers and represents an important business opportunity for our strategic partners.”

About Element K

Founded in 1982, Element K is a leading provider of e-learning solutions for information technology and business skills training, serving Fortune 1000 companies, universities, government organizations and individuals. A pioneer in IT training, courseware development and e-learning, the company provides subscribers in 144 countries 24/7 access to more than 1000 online courses on a wide range of IT and business topics. These include computer programming, Web development, databases, hardware networks and operating systems, Cisco internetworking, telecommunications, design and media, office productivity, as well as e-business, project and business management, legal compliance and workplace safety. Element K’s integrated online solutions feature self-paced tutorials, instructor-led online courses, vLabs(r), a comprehensive reference library and dynamic interaction with experts and peers. These are provided in a fully hosted environment and integrated with a powerful learning management system. More information on the company can be found at www.elementk.com.

Bethany A. Steixner

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