Wave Technologies, SAIR Linux Bring Comprehensive Linux Training to Japan

Translated Courseware and Live Training to Be Delivered By Japanese Software

Leader IQS



Dec 06, 2000, 00:00 ET from Wave Technologies

    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Linux server operating system
 (OS) continues to take Japan by storm, Wave Technologies (Nasdaq:   WAVT), a
 Thomson Learning company, and its subsidiary SAIR Linux, Inc. stand ready to
 meet the training needs of Japanese Linux professionals.
     Wave, a global leader in information technology training and courseware
 development, announced today that the Japanese translation of its Linux Career
 Pack has been completed as part of a master distribution agreement with
 Information Quarry Systems (IQS), a custom software solution provider in
 Tokyo.  In addition, translation of SAIR's instructor-led training and testing
 curricula is also nearing completion.  Under terms of the agreement, IQS will
 deliver the vendor-neutral programs to a worldwide network of
 Japanese-speaking IT professionals.
     Linux has experienced an explosive growth in the Japanese server OS
 market, growing a staggering 666.3% last year, and continues to grow faster
 than the market as a whole, according to International Data Corporation.  To
 help Japanese Linux professionals keep up with this growth, Wave's Linux
 Career Pack courseware, in conjunction with SAIR's instructor-led training and
 testing curricula, will provide them with comprehensive training that will
 build their networking skills and prepare them for certification.
     "Recent news events such as the installation of more than 15,000 Linux
 servers by a Japanese convenience store chain clearly show that Linux is an
 increasingly popular OS in the Japanese market and is further evidence of
 Linux's global viability," said Ken Kousky, president and CEO of Wave
 Technologies.  "To keep pace with this expansion, Wave is working with IQS to
 increase the pool of competent Linux professionals in Japan and around the
 world.  Our world-class Linux curriculum coupled with the SAIR Linux & GNU
 training courseware and certification exams will give Japanese Linux engineers
 what has not been available until now:  complete, integrated self-paced and
 live certification training that maps to three Linux certifications."
     Wave's self-paced Linux Career Pack delivers complete training through
 integrated multiple media courseware that includes manuals, study guides,
 digital video demonstrations, sample test questions and application CD-ROMs
 featuring six leading Linux distributions.  It is a unique training
 methodology, modeled by training organizations and publishers around the
 world, that will prepare professionals for the three available Linux
 certifications:  LCA Level 1 (SAIR Linux & GNU Certified Administrator), LPI
 (Linux Professional Institute) and RHCE(TM) (Red Hat(R) Certified Engineer).
     SAIR is the architect of the SAIR Linux & GNU Certification and is the
 leading provider of Linux and GNU certification training materials, including
 instructor-led training courseware, corporate training kits and certification
 exams.
     "There has been a sharp increase in the demand for knowledge on Linux as
 more enterprises implement this open source system," said Dr. P. Tobin
 Maginnis, president of SAIR Linux.  "SAIR is committed to being the leading
 provider of Linux & GNU training and certification worldwide, and we are
 excited to have the opportunity to meet the training needs of Japanese
 professionals through IQS."
 
     About Wave Technologies
     Wave Technologies develops, markets and delivers training and
 instructional products related to sophisticated information technologies.  The
 company provides its products and services through instructor-led courses,
 seminars, multiple media-published products and over the Internet.  Wave
 markets its services to information management systems professionals, system
 integrators, value-added resellers and others with systems management
 responsibilities.  Wave's Web site is located at www.wavetech.com .
     Wave is part of Thomson Learning ( www.thomsonlearning.com ), one the
 world's largest providers of lifelong learning.  Thomson Learning serves the
 needs of individuals, learning institutions and corporations with products and
 services for both traditional and online learning.  Headquartered in Stamford,
 Connecticut, with multiple offices worldwide, Thomson Learning is a division
 of The Thomson Corporation ( www.thomson.com ), one of the world's leading
 electronic information and solutions companies.
 
     About SAIR Linux
     SAIR Linux, Inc., a subsidiary of Wave Technologies International, is a
 leading provider of Linux and GNU training materials and certification
 examinations.  SAIR is the only company committed solely to the production of
 self-study guides, corporate training kits and certification examinations for
 the SAIR Linux & GNU Certification program.  SAIR's Web site is located at
 www.linuxcertification.com .
 
     Certain forward-looking statements are included in this new release. These
 statements include such words as "anticipate," "may," "will," "expect,"
 "believe," "plan," and other similar terminology.  Statements reflect
 management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially due to changes in the
 market acceptance of Wave's integrated program, the speed and success of new
 direct mail initiatives, global and local business economic conditions,
 legislation and governmental regulations, competition, Wave's ability to
 effectively maintain and update its product portfolio, shifts in technology,
 political or economic instability in local markets, weather-related issues,
 and currency and exchange rates.
 
 

SOURCE Wave Technologies
    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Linux server operating system
 (OS) continues to take Japan by storm, Wave Technologies (Nasdaq:   WAVT), a
 Thomson Learning company, and its subsidiary SAIR Linux, Inc. stand ready to
 meet the training needs of Japanese Linux professionals.
     Wave, a global leader in information technology training and courseware
 development, announced today that the Japanese translation of its Linux Career
 Pack has been completed as part of a master distribution agreement with
 Information Quarry Systems (IQS), a custom software solution provider in
 Tokyo.  In addition, translation of SAIR's instructor-led training and testing
 curricula is also nearing completion.  Under terms of the agreement, IQS will
 deliver the vendor-neutral programs to a worldwide network of
 Japanese-speaking IT professionals.
     Linux has experienced an explosive growth in the Japanese server OS
 market, growing a staggering 666.3% last year, and continues to grow faster
 than the market as a whole, according to International Data Corporation.  To
 help Japanese Linux professionals keep up with this growth, Wave's Linux
 Career Pack courseware, in conjunction with SAIR's instructor-led training and
 testing curricula, will provide them with comprehensive training that will
 build their networking skills and prepare them for certification.
     "Recent news events such as the installation of more than 15,000 Linux
 servers by a Japanese convenience store chain clearly show that Linux is an
 increasingly popular OS in the Japanese market and is further evidence of
 Linux's global viability," said Ken Kousky, president and CEO of Wave
 Technologies.  "To keep pace with this expansion, Wave is working with IQS to
 increase the pool of competent Linux professionals in Japan and around the
 world.  Our world-class Linux curriculum coupled with the SAIR Linux & GNU
 training courseware and certification exams will give Japanese Linux engineers
 what has not been available until now:  complete, integrated self-paced and
 live certification training that maps to three Linux certifications."
     Wave's self-paced Linux Career Pack delivers complete training through
 integrated multiple media courseware that includes manuals, study guides,
 digital video demonstrations, sample test questions and application CD-ROMs
 featuring six leading Linux distributions.  It is a unique training
 methodology, modeled by training organizations and publishers around the
 world, that will prepare professionals for the three available Linux
 certifications:  LCA Level 1 (SAIR Linux & GNU Certified Administrator), LPI
 (Linux Professional Institute) and RHCE(TM) (Red Hat(R) Certified Engineer).
     SAIR is the architect of the SAIR Linux & GNU Certification and is the
 leading provider of Linux and GNU certification training materials, including
 instructor-led training courseware, corporate training kits and certification
 exams.
     "There has been a sharp increase in the demand for knowledge on Linux as
 more enterprises implement this open source system," said Dr. P. Tobin
 Maginnis, president of SAIR Linux.  "SAIR is committed to being the leading
 provider of Linux & GNU training and certification worldwide, and we are
 excited to have the opportunity to meet the training needs of Japanese
 professionals through IQS."
 
     About Wave Technologies
     Wave Technologies develops, markets and delivers training and
 instructional products related to sophisticated information technologies.  The
 company provides its products and services through instructor-led courses,
 seminars, multiple media-published products and over the Internet.  Wave
 markets its services to information management systems professionals, system
 integrators, value-added resellers and others with systems management
 responsibilities.  Wave's Web site is located at www.wavetech.com .
     Wave is part of Thomson Learning ( www.thomsonlearning.com ), one the
 world's largest providers of lifelong learning.  Thomson Learning serves the
 needs of individuals, learning institutions and corporations with products and
 services for both traditional and online learning.  Headquartered in Stamford,
 Connecticut, with multiple offices worldwide, Thomson Learning is a division
 of The Thomson Corporation ( www.thomson.com ), one of the world's leading
 electronic information and solutions companies.
 
     About SAIR Linux
     SAIR Linux, Inc., a subsidiary of Wave Technologies International, is a
 leading provider of Linux and GNU training materials and certification
 examinations.  SAIR is the only company committed solely to the production of
 self-study guides, corporate training kits and certification examinations for
 the SAIR Linux & GNU Certification program.  SAIR's Web site is located at
 www.linuxcertification.com .
 
     Certain forward-looking statements are included in this new release. These
 statements include such words as "anticipate," "may," "will," "expect,"
 "believe," "plan," and other similar terminology.  Statements reflect
 management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially due to changes in the
 market acceptance of Wave's integrated program, the speed and success of new
 direct mail initiatives, global and local business economic conditions,
 legislation and governmental regulations, competition, Wave's ability to
 effectively maintain and update its product portfolio, shifts in technology,
 political or economic instability in local markets, weather-related issues,
 and currency and exchange rates.
 
 SOURCE  Wave Technologies