Zend Further Expands Its Line of PHP Training Courses

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h2. New Courses Cover Migration from PHP 4 to PHP 5 and Zend Studio for Eclipse, the leading PHP IDE

p. Zend Technologies announced today the addition of two new PHP training courses: “Migration from PHP 4 to PHP 5”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/migrating-from-php4-to-php5 and “Zend Studio for Eclipse”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/zend-studio-for-eclipse. These courses further expand the portfolio of Zend training courses, which include PHP from introduction to advanced levels, as well as courses about “PHP Security”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/php-security, creation of “Rich Internet Applications”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/php-and-ajax, and the use of major Zend products.

p. The PHP courses, complemented with PHP 5 Certification Training, prepare students for the Zend PHP Certification Examination. With over 3,300 Zend Certified Engineers (ZCEs) worldwide, Zend Certification has become the global standard by which enterprises select, recruit and educate PHP professionals. More than 300 ZCEs advertise their Zend certification on their resumes in the LinkedIn professional network (“http://www.linkedin.com”:http://www.linkedin.com).

p. Oxagile is a rapidly growing software outsourcing company with a strong focus on quality. They have achieved a number of goals with their participation in Zend’s certification programs.

bq. “Becoming a certified expert brings many benefits to the engineer, to the company, and its clients,” says Dmitry Karpovich, Oxagile CEO. “The ZCE Certification demonstrates that the development team keeps in step with the latest PHP technology. And it helps to show our customers and prospects that we have highly qualified PHP developers where it matters most of all – their critical projects.”

p. Through Zend, enterprise organizations have access to a complete training portfolio that enable their staff to deliver high-impact web applications faster, more predictably, and with better quality. They’ll be trained in industry best practices for web development, leveraging the modern object-oriented capabilities of PHP and frameworks, while leveraging state-of-the-art Zend product solutions.

bq. “Signing our engineers up for the Zend Framework training was by far the best ROI investment I’ve made for our project,” said Jose C. Lacal with HealthLibrarian. “Our engineers delivered a fully working search engine with many customizations we needed within two weeks of completing Zend’s course.”

bq. “By offering our curriculum in multiple languages, on-line and on-site through Zend training centers, Authorized Training Partners, and in collaboration with universities, we make our training easily accessible to both the growing PHP community and to commercial companies worldwide,” said Susie Sedlacek, vice president for global services at Zend. “Participants also benefit from our in-depth analysis of customer input, extensive research, and proven methods of instructional design. Zend has invested thousands of hours of experience into developing a curriculum that focuses on business relevance.”

bq. “Our goal is to endow our clients with the skills and tools necessary to meet their needs in the most convenient and powerful methods used in adult education today, and our consistently high customer satisfaction ratings confirm our success,” adds Deirdre Bradley, head of instructional design at Zend.

p. Sponsored by Zend and delivered through Pearson Vue, the Zend PHP certification, leading to the title of Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE), is the standard for developers who want to demonstrate PHP proficiency.

p. **Zend Certification testing is provided as part of conference attendance at the Zend/PHP Conference 2008, to be held in Santa Clara, California from September 15-18. For more information about ZendCon and to register, please visit “http://www.zendcon.com”:http://www.zendcon.com**.

p. For additional details about Zend Training programs including courses, schedules, training partners, and for course registration, please visit “http://www.zend.com/training”:http://www.zend.com/training.

h3. About Zend Technologies, Inc.

p. Zend Technologies, Inc., The PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying, and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty million web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 25,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call +1 408 253 8800.

p. **Contacts**:

“Zend Technologies”:http://zend.com
Bradford Cottel, +1 408 253 8812 (Press Contact)