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RESTON, VA (February 3, 2011) Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled .NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers. In this two-day course, our expert instructors will review with attendees many new features of .NET 4 that can be incorporated into existing .NET applications, or used with new applications that can be used to make development easier and programs more robust and maintainable.

.NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers provides a hands-on experience applying new .NET 4 features with exercises that include:

  • Enhancing ASP.NET 2 web applications using new features of .NET 4
  • Programming LINQ to Object queries
  • Mapping object and relational data using Entity Framework and the Visual Studio ORM designer
  • Creating and accessing REST services with WCF
  • Incorporating Ajax and jQuery for responsive web user interfaces
  • Building Silverlight applications with styles and animations

“As applications grow more sophisticated, programmers need tools to more easily meet user demands,” explained Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. “In this course, attendees gain the skills to enhance applications using new .NET features, including ASP.NET 4, Entity Framework and Silverlight.”

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting .NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers at its Education Centers in March 2011.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) — March 14-15
  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — May 2-3
  • Los Angeles, CA — May 9-10
  • Toronto, ON — May 9-10
  • New York, NY — May 16-17

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™ — our live, online instructor-led training delivery solution that allows participants to join this course from their home or office.

3. .NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers can also 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

.NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers is beneficial for experienced .NET developers who would like to enhance applications with .NET 4 new features. C# and VB programmers and also web developers already working with ASP.NET would find this course especially valuable.

The following hands-on courses further explore each of the technologies covered in .NET 4 Programming for Existing .NET Developers:

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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