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RESTON, VA (March 25, 2010) Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Programming .NET Web Services: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction. In this course, attendees will employ five distinct web service frameworks that are supported with versions 2.0 to 4 of .NET, and find out where each can be best applied. Our course materials will also cover the knowledge necessary to employ the tools provided by Visual Studio to integrate web services into a wide variety of client applications: Desktop applications with Windows Forms and WPF, web applications with ASP.NET and Microsoft Ajax Library, and Rich Internet Applications (RIA) with Silverlight.

Throughout this four-day course, an expert instructor will lead attendees through practical, hands-on exercises, building web services with .NET. Exercises, completed in either C# or Visual Basic, include:

  • Coding ASMX services and clients
  • Building interoperable and performatory WCF services
  • Locating services dynamically with discovery
  • Connecting WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and Ajax clients to .NET services
  • Mapping long-running business processes to services with WF
  • Deploying and managing services with Windows Server AppFabric

“.NET technologies are critical to the development of today’s leading-edge Internet applications,” commented Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. “This course will help web developers ensure they can apply the latest technologies to enhancing their organization’s web applications.”

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting Programming .NET Web Services: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction at its Education Centers in the U.S. in April 2010, and Canada in May 2010.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) — April 27-30, 2010
  • Toronto, ON — May 18-21, 2010
  • New York, NY — June 1-4, 2010
  • Chicago (Schaumburg) — June 8-11, 2010
  • Ottawa, ON — June 8-11, 2010

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended remotely with the Learning Tree AnyWare™ online training platform that allows attendees to join this course from their home or office.

3. Programming .NET Web Services: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction can be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733) or visit

Programming .NET Web Services: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction is valuable for developers, analysts, and architects who want to learn how to create web services with .NET, and for system administrators who need to manage a .NET web services infrastructure.

Programming .NET Web Services: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
  • Windows Azure Platform Introduction: Programming Cloud-Based Applications
  • Programming Scalable Web Applications with .NET and ASP.NET AJAX: Hands-On
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight Introduction: Hands-On

About Learning Tree International
Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

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Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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