Class on Demand Launches New Online Learning Platform for IT Professionals; Expands Training Catalog to Include Course for Integrating HP ProCurve and Cisco Networks

Award-Winning Training Company Introduces On-Demand Training Platform; Collaborates With IT Training Gurus, Versatile Communications, to Deliver Cost-Saving Interoperability Training

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Class on Demand™, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, is pleased to announce the introduction of their brand new online IT learning platform. Launched today, the new online platform emulates the training methodology of Class on Demand's award winning, video-based curriculum. Its innovative design includes a secured streaming video server employing Microsoft's® Silverlight® DRM technology, and a flexible payment engine, allowing the purchase of entire courses or individual modules/chapters.

Class on Demand is introducing their online learning platform alongside a new IT training curriculum with partner, Versatile Communications. Versatile has delivered classroom-based training on IT subjects for over 15 years and is well-known in the IT industry for specializing in the tactical implementation of educational programs. IT courses from the new partnership are the first set of Class on Demand training courses to be delivered via the online learning platform, beginning with "Integrating a HP® ProCurve and Cisco® Network."

"Class on Demand is known in the creative industry for providing exceptional educational courses for a variety of big-name manufacturers; teaming up with them to produce IT training titles was a logical extension for Versatile," says John Barker, President and founder, Versatile Communications. "Our partnership with Class on Demand enhances our commitment to deliver solutions that strengthen and enhance the productivity of our IT clients, while helping to reduce their overall technology investment."

"Integrating a HP ProCurve and Cisco Network" delivers over 10 hours of exceptional viewing quality and instruction. John Lancaster, a recognized expert on the topic of Cisco and HP ProCurve interoperability, spearheads the in-depth lessons, which are broken down into three distinct modules on the technical architecture of both networks. Lancaster's instruction encompasses the integration, configuration and management of network switches, which are deployed in an interconnected network, through the use of VLANs, Link Aggregation, Spanning Tree, Rapid-PVST+ and MSTP.

"The interoperability between Cisco and other networking vendors is an issue that constantly plagues the IT community," says Matt Burch, CCNP, HP ProCurve ASE, Audax Technologies. "These training videos provide an invaluable resource for network professionals that want to integrate HP ProCurve and Cisco switches into the same environment. The on-demand availability of these training courses is extremely convenient and eliminates the need to schedule costly or time consuming travel."

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About Versatile Communications, Inc.

Versatile Communications ( is an innovative, networking infrastructure technology solution provider committed to strengthening and enhancing the productivity of their clients. As a full service integrator, Versatile delivers IT implementations to enable their clients to focus on their mission-critical responsibilities.

About Class on Demand

Class on Demand ( is a leading producer of education and training programs. Its products and services address the needs of individuals, professionals and corporate training. Current programs cover a broad spectrum of content, including: video capture and editing, computer animation, federally mandated training, customized corporate training, IT training, and vocational education.

Class on Demand is a registered trademark of Class on Demand, Incorporated.

The use of Pro Curve®, HP®, Cisco® and Microsoft® are logos, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are incorporated in this material for reference only. Such nominative use does not imply any connection, sponsorship, endorsement or relationship between Class on Demand and the owners of these logos and marks.

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