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6th March 2008, Surrey, UK (Nasdaq: SKIL): Online learning provider, SkillSoft, has introduced a stand alone collection of learning resources designed to help new recruits find their feet when they join an organisation.

Entitled the ‘Professional Foundations KnowledgeCentre’ the resources help new employees to master important self-development, desktop and time management skills. Content includes online courses, Books24x7 online books and skill simulations organised into learning roadmaps for at-a-glance identification and easy access to learning material.

The Professional Foundations KnowledgeCentre is one of a series of 20 pre-packaged learning resources individually available to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as to large organisations and existing SkillSoft customers. Topics covered include effective presentations, email etiquette, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, coping with change, handling conflict and working in teams.

“The introduction of KnowledgeCentres is a key element in SkillSoft’s strategy to strengthen the ability of our learning resources to serve a much broader audience” says Kevin Young, Managing Director at SkillSoft EMEA. “KnowledgeCentres enable us to support SMEs and micro businesses looking to ensure that both new and existing employees have the core skills they need to be successful – personally and professionally.”

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About SkillSoft (www.skillsoft.com)

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organisations to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCentre(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 digitised IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SKillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SKillSoft(R), Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBluewprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SKillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Issued on 6th March 2008 on behalf of SkillSoft EMEA by Louise Jaggs, TextOnTap.

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