Sun Forges New Learning Alliances to Help Businesses Improve Performance With Richer Curriculum

June 5, 2002

Global Knowledge Curriculum Helps IT Professionals Advance Their Capabilities

The agreement announced today between Sun and Global Knowledge will leverage the resources of these two leading players in the IT training market. The alliance allows Sun and Global Knowledge to offer an integrated training solution for their enterprise clients in the United States. Under this agreement, the two companies will leverage Global Knowledge’s broad IT training curriculum and delivery methods with Sun Educational Services’ content, Education Consulting Services and the Sun? Enterprise Learning Platform. Sun will team with Global Knowledge to offer content across multiple delivery methods, including classroom learning and self-paced eLearning. This allows both companies to offer its customers high quality training in a customizable format that best meets the needs of their employees as well as a corporation’s demands for ROI.

NETg IT, Desktop and Business Skills Curriculum Promotes ProfessionalDevelopment for Employees

The NETg and Sun alliance gives companies around the world continuous access to the critical information and skills necessary to drive competitive success. The addition of NETg’s feature-rich Web-based courseware to the Sun portfolio of enterprise learning solutions brings over 2,000 IT and business and professional development titles ranging from strategic business planning to desktop applications to client/server development tools to Web design. Based on proven instructional design principles, NETg courses combine highly interactive, real business world learning scenarios and assessments to ensure skills transfer. Courses take full advantage of multiple delivery methods to accommodate different learning styles and are available in 12 languages.

Richardson Curriculum Provides Winning Sales Skills

The new agreement between Sun and Richardson, a leading sales training and consulting firm, will allow the two companies to collaboratively provide clients with end-to-end sales training solutions worldwide. The combination of the Sun Enterprise Learning Platform and the Richardson QuickSkills eLearning sales library offers an unparalleled solution available to every level of a sales function — from senior executives to new hires. There are currently over 70 Richardson QuickSkill courses available on the topics of sales skills, process, sales management, and service. Each Richardson QuickSkills course is AICC and SCORM compliant. The full library will help sales professionals improve performance drive greater customer satisfaction.

“Sun is constantly expanding the content, technologies and services we offer our customers to help them improve their performance,” stated Bill Richardson, vice president and general manager of Sun Educational Services. “The new alliances being announced today will help enterprises develop the talent they need to drive competitive success and provide individuals the skills to help them succeed.”

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