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BEA and Sun Team to Deliver Web-based Training on BEA WebLogic Workshop and Network Computing Technologies
Agreement Empowers Customers to
Accelerate the Development of
SAN JOSE and SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Oct. 30, 2002-- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), the world’s leading application infrastructure software company, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), a leading provider of hardware, software and services for network computing, today announced an agreement that broadens their global relationship and offers new learning solutions to customers. Under the new agreement, the two companies are joining forces to provide Web-based training on BEA's industry-leading BEA WebLogic Workshop™ development environment, as well as on Java(tm) technologies, XML, Linux and the Solaris(tm) Operating Environment.
The new BEA WebLogic Workshop offering is designed to help customers accelerate their development of the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform™, maximize employee productivity, and lower total cost of ownership on existing BEA technology investments. Customers will also have access to training on other network computing technologies such as the Java platform, which can help them effectively deploy robust Web services applications.
Under the agreement, Sun expects to deliver the new learning solutions through the Sun(tm) Web Learning Center, Sun's eLearning portal. BEA and Sun plan to offer courses that customers can take at their own pace, virtually anytime, from the comfort of their Web browsers.
“The Web-based training approach gives customers and developers a convenient and cost-effective training solution to successfully deploy enterprise Web services,” said Lynn Vojvodich, vice president, Education Services, BEA Systems. "This global initiative provides an opportunity for BEA to offer its customers training on core technologies such as the Java platform, the Solaris Operating Environment and Linux-- and for Sun and BEA to provide IT professionals with training from the source on BEA WebLogic Workshop."
"This agreement meets the growing demand for learning programs that provide fast and flexible employee training and can give BEA and Sun customers a broader spectrum of entry-level Web-based offerings," said Terry Erdle, vice president of Sun Educational Services.
The new agreement follows the recently announced joint support center that helps businesses speed time to resolution and increase application availability for scalable, Internet-ready solutions. BEA and Sun are working closely together to benefit companies worldwide to continue developing and maintaining robust enterprise computing environments.
For more information or to register for these new offerings, please visit: http://education.bea.com
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" - has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.com.
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Lara V. Bearden,
Assistant Account Executive