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21/08/07
Pearson VUE to sponsor IT training award
The Institute of IT Training (IITT) has announced that Pearson VUE will be a sponsor of the IITT IT Training Awards 2008.

20/08/07
PPI Learning Services adds to ITIL Version 3 portfolio
PPI Learning Services has introduced the Version 3 Service Management Foundation course to its ITIL portfolio.

17/08/07
UK among European leaders in IT professional training
The UK provides considerably more training for IT professionals than most other European countries, according to findings published in the latest e-skills Bulletin.

09/07/07
Standards in IT learning and skills fall short, says survey
A new survey from IT Skills Research and the organisers of Learning Technologies 2007 suggests that many of the learning industry's standards, in IT training, certification, technology and methods, are failing to attract support from learning buyers.

03/07/07
Global Knowledge announces instructor recruitment drive
Global Knowledge has announced that it is embarking on a pan-European recruitment drive to meet growing demand for its scheduled and tailored courses in Cisco and Microsoft solutions and technologies.

12/06/07
Global Knowledge expands availability of ITIL courses
Global Knowledge has announced the availability of its ITIL Service Management courses throughout Europe.

08/06/07
Skills gaps remain a major issue for employers of ICT professionals, says study
Around one in five employers say gaps in technical skills (18%) and communications skills (13%) are reasons for not employing new graduates into ICT roles, according to findings released by e-skills, the sector skills council for IT & telecoms.

01/06/07
IT skills and homeworkers
Training services provider Training Synergy wants more organisations to invest in training for homeworkers in basic PC skills and networking to help reduce downtime and take the pressure off technical support.

31/05/07
IT training news in brief
Xpertise expands in Leeds...Global Knowledge announces new ITIL v3 course...UAE providers to offer BCS qualifications...QA-IQ launches new Windows Server 2008 courses

23/05/07
Training Synergy sponsors BCS IT Trainer of the Year Award
Training services provider Training Synergy is sponsoring the 'IT Trainer of the Year Award' at this year's British Computer Society (BCS) IT Industry Awards for the third year running.

23/05/07
Learning centre launched at Liverpool Arena site
Construction workers building Liverpool's Arena and Convention Centre can now access a range of training courses at the site's own learning centre.

08/05/07
Over 300 attend ITQ conference
More than 300 delegates from 200 organisations attended the 2007 ITQ Conference in Birmingham on 24 April 2007.

02/05/07
Global Knowledge launches ITIL version 3 training
Training provider Global Knowledge has launched a series of training courses for the latest version of the IT service management methodology ITIL.

13/04/07
New CompTIA Convergence+ certification now available
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has announced that its newest certification, CompTIA Convergence+, is now available worldwide.

30/03/07
e-skills UK publishes IT Professional Competency Model
A new competency model published by e-skills UK is aiming to provide a new, sector-wide approach to expressing IT professional capabilities.

27/03/07
Registration opens for 2007 National ITQ Conference
Registration is now open for this year's national ITQ conference to be held in Birmingham on the 24th April 2007 .

27/03/07
Combined Knowledge to host Project Server 2007 Workshop
Combined Knowledge, in association with TriMagna Corporation, are delivering a Project Server 2007 Workshop on 22nd May 2007 in Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire.

23/03/07
BCS develops new ECDL health unit for NHS
This week's HC 2007 event in Harrogate saw the launch of the British Computer Society's ( BCS ) new European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Health Unit.

21/03/07
British Computer Society launches mainframe qualification
The British Computer Society ( BCS ) has developed a new qualification for mainframe technicians.

15/03/07
BCS accredits UK Professional Golf Association as ECDL centre
The British Computer Society (BCS) has accredited the UK Professional Golf Association (PGA) as a European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) learning centre.

02/03/07
Socitm partnership offers security e-learning
The Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) has formed a partnership with Easy i to deliver e-learning courses to public sector managers and staff around issues such as information security, security for mobile working, data protection and the Freedom of Information Act.

28/02/07
University uses InfoBasis software to help standardise training
Anglia Ruskin, the Cambridge and Chelmsford based University, is to implement InfoBasis Enterprise Skills Manager to help it standardise IT staff training and development for its 100 strong IT workforce.

23/02/07
Organisations join CompTIA certification initiative
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has announced that seven organisations are working with it to develop a vendor-neutral printing and document imaging certification.

14/02/07
BCS to hold SFIA workshop
The British Computer Society (BCS) is holding a half-day workshop on the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) in London later this month.

05/02/07
The Institute of IT Training Awards 2007
The winners of the Institute of IT Training IT Training Awards for 2007 were announced at a gala dinner held at The Dorchester in London last week.

02/02/07
e-skills UK releases new research series
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and telecoms, has released a set of Research Notes on the IT and telecoms sector and workforce.

31/01/07
Global Knowledge reports strong demand for Windows Vista training
Training company Global Knowledge is reporting strong demand for its courses in Microsoft Windows Vista.

24/01/07
New milestone for CompTIA Security+ Certification
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has announced that more than 30,000 IT professionals worldwide have attained its CompTIA Security+ certification.

17/01/07
Xpertise extends run of Microsoft seminars
IT training company Xpertise is to extend its recent series of seminars on new Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Windows Vista, Longhorn server, Live Communications Server, SharePoint and Microsoft Office 2007.

16/01/07
IT skills gap at highest level for over a year, says e-skills
Skills gaps for ICT professionals have reached their highest level for over a year, according to findings released in the latest quarterly bulletin from e-skills, the Sector Skills Council for IT & telecoms.

11/01/07
McAfee selects Computeach as training partner
IT training provider Computeach is to partner with McAfee for the delivery and administration of reseller product training.

12/01/07
Training Synergy supports XP migration project
Training provider Training Synergy has provided training support to a Windows XP rollout throughout British Energy offices in the UK.

05/01/07
QA-IQ expands Oracle offering
QA-IQ, an Oracle Approved Education Centre, has announced the expansion of its Oracle training offering.

28/11/06
BCS scoops awards for ECDL
The British Computer Society (BCS) has collected three awards at the ECDL Foundation Awards Ceremony in Dubrovnik.

24/11/06
CompTIA expands options for A+ certification
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has expanded its CompTIA A+ certification offering by adding two new exams targeted at specific IT repair and support jobs.

21/11/06
OU launches new foundation degree in IT
The Open University has launched a new foundation degree - 'Computing and Its Practice' - aimed at advancing the skills of staff working in entry-level IT.

13/11/06
New Windows Vista courses available from QA-IQ
Following last week's announcement that Microsoft's Windows Vista will be launched to businesses at the end of this month, QA-IQ has launched two new Windows Vista workshops.

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02/02/07
e-skills UK releases new research series
e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and telecoms, has released a set of Research Notes on the IT and telecoms sector and workforce.

16/01/07
IT skills gap at highest level for over a year, says e-skills
Skills gaps for ICT professionals have reached their highest level for over a year, according to findings released in the latest quarterly bulletin from e-skills, the Sector Skills Council for IT & telecoms.

30/08/06
75% of IT workers are considering changing jobs, claims survey
According to a new survey by SWNS, a significant proportion of IT professionals are actively considering changing jobs.

26/05/06
e-skills UK publishes latest IT skills report
According to new research from e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT & telecoms, 67% of employers consider the level of IT user skills held by their staff to have a 'large' or 'defining' impact on their companies' productivity .

17/03/06
Cost savings are ITIL's biggest benefit, says survey
Achieving cost savings based on efficient service provision is the strongest reason for organisations to implement ITIL best practice, according to a survey of customers by training provider QA.

03/03/06
RFID skills shortages hamper deployment, says survey
Deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology continues to be hampered by a shortage of individuals skilled in the technology, according to a new survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

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Article archive

Q&A: Microsoft's new generation of certification programmes
Lutz Ziob, general manager for Microsoft Learning, discusses how the evolution of Microsoft's certifications and learning tools aims to meet the demands of today's IT departments.

Q&A: The Microsoft Certified Architect programme
Three of the board members who helped craft the Microsoft Certified Architect credential answer questions about the new certification programme.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
The new Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification is designed for help-desk professionals supporting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. In this article, Dan Truax, Director of Business and Product Strategy at Microsoft, answers key questions about the new certification.

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Visit our ECDL home page for articles, news, case studies, studies and reports.

Bringing Britain online for e-Citizenship
A look at the new e-Citizen qualification from the British Computer Society. (Nov 04)

IT user skills in SMEs
Karen Price, CEO of e-skills UK, explains the importance of IT user skills to the overall productivity of SMEs. (Oct 04)

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