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Benchmark Learning Approved as Premium Citrix Authorized Learning Center
Oct 22, 2010 (07:10 PM EDT)


Citrix training provider received outstanding student reviews; awarded premium status by virtualization vendor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Learning a member of the Globe Education Network, today announced that it has been authorized as a Premium Citrix Authorized Learning Center (CALC) by Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS). Benchmark Learning has been a CALC since 2004 and has been rated among the best Citrix IT training centers by students and has been awarded Premium status due to consistent high reviews, low course cancellation and the presence of highly-rated Citrix Certified Instructors on staff.

"As a Premium CALC, we are pleased to serve as a consultant to Citrix for writing courseware and designing new classes," said Jennifer Boerum, Partner Account Manager of Benchmark Learning. "We are dedicated to guiding students toward understanding the intricacies of Citrix virtualization products, improving their career paths through certification and providing them with a multitude of learning choices. Our new status will enable us to provide additional courses, host events for channel partners and user groups and assist Citrix in further developing the most effective training programs in the industry."

CALCs are technical training centers authorized to provide training for Citrix certifications and technical instruction for the installation and administration of Citrix products, including Citrix XenApp, NetScaler, XenDesktop, and XenServer software. CALCs that have been Citrix partners for at least one year achieve premium status by offering highly-rated training on all core Citrix products, driving new Citrix business through strong Microsoft relationships, having high customer rating scores and keeping class cancellation rates below 50 percent.

"We're very pleased to have Benchmark Learning continue its excellence in IT education as a Premium Citrix Authorized Learning Center," said Hector Lima, VP of Americas Consulting and Education for Citrix. "Benchmark Learning has played a key role in ensuring the satisfaction and continued success of Citrix customers and technology by offering highly-praised training programs and providing invaluable feedback to Citrix on the quality of new classes. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Benchmark Learning to develop and implement new courseware."

IT professionals seeking Citrix IT and virtualization training can identify Premium CALCs by a blue ribbon on www.citrixeducation.com.

About Benchmark Learning

Benchmark Learning educated nearly 15,000 students in 2009 on cutting-edge topics for IT, ITIL, Developer, Business AnalysisProject Management and Business Professionals. Our world-class educators teach the skills needed to help define and build individual careers for our students and maximize technology investments for organizations. For more than 35 years, we've been continually improving our offeringsevents, assessments, employees, and facility. Our commitment to excellence and student success has earned us prestigious honors and global recognition as a premier education provider among Citrix and Microsoft communities.

About Citrix Education

Citrix Education provides Citrix customers and partners with official training and certification programs on Citrix products, technology and best practices. Its robust training curriculum includes instructor-led, virtual instructor-led and self-paced online courses, as well as virtual practice labs. Industry-recognized Citrix certifications enable IT professionals at every level to prove in-demand skills necessary to build, maintain and maximize Citrix virtualization environments. For more information, go to www.citrixeducation.com.

About Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2009 was $1.61 billion.

SOURCE Benchmark Learning