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Xpertise expands in Leeds

Training provider Xpertise has doubled the capacity of its training centre in Leeds.

According to Xpertise's managing director, Ian Johnson, enlarging the centre was essential to cope with demand.

He said: "Our commitment to IT, soft skills and professional skills training continues to fuel our growth. We've already had to expand other centres - such as London - adding in more classrooms to handle the demand. We're now extremely pleased to open the doors on our substantially improved Leeds training centre - which can deliver 1500 additional training courses a year."

Global Knowledge announces new ITIL v3 course

Learning services provider Global Knowledge has announced details and course dates for a new ITIL Service Management Essentials version 3 course.

The ITIL Service Management Essentials version 3 conversion course will be available at Global Knowledge training centres from June 2007, with the first course running at the Old Broad Street London training centre on 25th June.

UAE providers to offer BCS qualifications

The British Computer Society (BCS) has reached agreements with course providers BTEC Dubai and Abu-Dhabi based Syscoms College & Institute to start running BCS examinations this month in the United Arab Emirates.

David Clarke, BCS chief executive, said: "The BCS' movement into this new market underlines the fact that IT is now a global profession and there is a world-wide market for post-graduate qualifications."

QA-IQ launches new Windows Server 2008 courses

QA-IQ has launched a new programme of Windows Server 2008 training with a week of clinics designed to explore the product's new features.

Running from the beginning of July, the clinics cover five areas:

  • Clinic 1: Windows Server 2008 Branch Office Management
  • Clinic 2: Windows Server 2008 Server Management
  • Clinic 3: Windows Server 2008 Security Control
  • Clinic 4: Windows Server 2008 Centralized Application Access
  • Clinic 5: Windows Server 2008 Web & Application Platform Technologies

Dave Britt, principal technologist at QA-IQ, said: ""These clinics are a great opportunity for technology specialists to get a first look at Windows Server 2008. We've combined the available sessions so that the clinics are repeated during the launch week and technical professionals can choose the clinic most relevant to their interests and combine it with a second clinic for a full day of hands-on labs and instruction. This will give businesses a flying start on understanding the new technology and the skills they will need to develop."

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