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XMLClassroom.com Introduces the Most Comprehensive Web-Based Training for Certification

New Course Developed by XMLSolutions Corporation and Interactive Media Corporation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- XMLClassroom.com launched the most comprehensive online training for IBM's XML certification Test 140, XML and Related Technologies, v1. XMLClassroom.com, introduced at XML 2000 in Washington, DC, is a one-stop source for web-based instruction designed to provide real-world knowledge of XML and associated technologies.

Developed by leading XML experts, XMLClassroom.com's XML certification preparation course is the first web-based training program to target IBM's XML certification exam. This training course is available immediately at www.xmlclassroom.com. The course is divided into modules that include: Introduction to XML, Writing XML Documents, Information Modeling, Transformation and Rendering, and Programming XML. Also included along with the course is a Business Case Study and an interactive practice exam.

``As individuals and corporations seek to capitalize on opportunities generated by the swift evolution of e-business, XMLClassroom.com addresses the overwhelming global need for state-of-the-art XML knowledge and skills,'' said JP Morgenthal, XMLSolutions' Chief Technical Officer. ``Understanding how to leverage the power of XML in real-world enterprise situations is key to individuals and companies that want to keep pace with the fast-changing world of B2B information exchange and Enterprise Application Integration. Attaining XML certification is an excellent first step in acquiring an XML skill set.''

A second course, ``Building XML Proficiency,'' will be available in early 2001. This advanced course will provide instruction in developing 'industrial-strength' XML applications and is the recommended follow-up course to ``Preparing for IBM's Test 140, XML and Related Technologies, v1.''

XMLClassroom.com is operated by XMLSolutions Corporation. The course content was developed from XMLSolutions instructor-led training programs and was repurposed for Internet-based training through a partnership with Interactive Media Corporation, a leading developer of e-learning solutions for the Web.

For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please contact Alise Rosenberg by e-mail at alise.rosenberg@xmls.com.

About XMLClassroom.com

XMLClassroom.com (www.xmlclassroom.com) is a one-stop source for online educational courses designed to provide real-world knowledge of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and related technologies. XMLClassroom.com online training programs are derived from the same comprehensive, on-site training developed by the XML architects and leaders who are conveying the power of XML to the Global 2000. Using XMLClassroom.com's self-paced, just-in-time course offerings allow anyone with Internet access to take advantage of the expertise and experience of the world's leading XML experts.

About XMLSolutions Corporation

XMLSolutions Corporation (www.xmls.com) enables the secure, real-time B2B exchange of direct materials transactions over the Internet. By eliminating a company's EDI and XML dialect dependencies, XMLSolutions removes trade barriers, enabling uniform transactions among customers, exchanges, and trading partners of all sizes. The XMLSolutions integrated solution includes support for XML-to-XML transformations; EDI-to-XML translation; and over 3000 mission-critical, industry-specific EDI business documents.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; South Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; and the United Kingdom.

About Interactive Media Corporation

Interactive Media Corporation is one of the largest, most respected e- learning and performance improvement companies in the U.S. IMC provides a variety of performance-enhancing services including Learning Database/Learning Object strategies, web-based training, computer-based training, electronic performance support, assessment, consulting, and traditional training solutions. Combining a benchmark instructional design model with sophisticated development processes and a comprehensive understanding of the factors that drive job performance for sales, service, technical, operations, and management personnel, IMC creates solutions that impact important business metrics. With over 250 professionals, Interactive Media's performance consultants, instructional designers and web developers have superior knowledge of an array of production software such as XML, HTML, JAVA, JAVAScript, Lotus Notes, Perl, ASP, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Shockwave, Neuron, Learning Space, ActiveX, and Visual Basic. In the past 24 months, IMC has been the recipient of six major industry awards, recognizing its development and instructional design expertise.