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25th March, 2002

Aris Education (JBT), Announces its Membership in the Microsoft
Gold Certified Partner Program

Oxford, United Kingdom — 25th March, 2002 — Aris Education, a leading Microsoft CTEC and part of John Bryce Training/Mentergy, are thrilled to announce their prestigious appointment as a 'Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions'. This national industry accreditation singles out Aris Education as an elite training partner that has excelled in the provision of best of breed customer training solutions.

Ayesha Okhai (Microsoft Skills Business Manager) comments "We are very pleased to see Aris becoming accredited as one of the 1st Microsoft Gold Certified Partners in the UK and it endorses Aris’s capability around solutions and their commitment to Microsoft"

Eyal Schneid, Managing Director of Aris Education says ‘We are absolutely thrilled to achieve this top-level ‘Gold Status’ accreditation which recognises our professionalism and differentiates us from the majority of our competitors. The Gold status is a real seal of approval regarding the methodology and added value we offer our clients having invested considerable resources in people and infrastructure. This is an important achievement for us and we are extremely proud to have fulfilled the stringent criteria - it is a tremendous affirmation of the whole team involved!’

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program allows Aris Education to utilize the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner logo, which is an easy way for customers to recognize Aris Education as certified by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft offers a variety of resources to program members, including training, technical support, early access to Microsoft products and peer-networking opportunities that allow a variety of partners to come together and provide end-to-end customer solutions.

Aris Education

Aris Education is a leading provider of ‘blended solutions’; total training solutions which combine innovative methodologies and delivery mechanisms including instructor-led training, web-based training and live internet interactive training using one of the UK’s first live-broadcast online studios.

The organisation’s ability to unite classic, quality IT Training with new training methods cost-effectively, has been widely rewarded. Voted ‘Outstanding’ for both quality and value by readers of IT training magazine in the year 2000, Aris Education has won Microsoft’s ‘European Training Partner of the Year’ award no less than three times in the past decade.

This leading Microsoft CTEC has been providing top quality technical education for nearly two decades to 60% of the UK’s FTSE 100. Launched in 1983 as Oxford Computer Group, Aris Education acquired Barefoot Computer Training in 1998 and was sold to Mentergy Group in August 2000. It now forms part of John Bryce Training, Mentergy’s European IT Training arm with branches in Germany, Hungary, Turkey and Israel. This move brought with it the most up-to-date, award-winning e-learning tools, coupled with the experience and proven project methodologies of a global organisation.

More recently, the portfolio has been broadened to offer Check Point, Lotus and Novell certification as well as Total Training Solutions. Aris Education has a proven track record in assimilating the latest ERP & CRM technologies within corporates. Uniquely, it is the only IT Training company worldwide which has experience in delivering end-user training for Baan, Clarify, SAP, Siebel and Oracle.

Finally, multinational companies can count on Aris Education to train their workforces globally through a partnership with the Global Learning Alliance.

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