SOURCE: Covalent Technologies

October 16, 2007 08:00 ET

Covalent Technologies Goes Back to School

Leading Supplier of Enterprise Open Source Support Services Announces Covalent University -- Home to All Your Apache Training Needs

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - Covalent Technologies™, the enterprise open source support company, today announced Covalent University, the center of excellence for Covalent's comprehensive series of educational offerings for Apache and other open source technologies.

Through Covalent University, students experience a wide range of training programs to improve their overall expertise and strengthen their IT performance. Covalent employs many of the foremost Apache experts in the world and has a number of comprehensive instructor-led onsite, online, as well as self-paced courses that will prepare IT staffers on all Apache Web Infrastructure technologies. In addition, Covalent University regularly offers very popular and free-of-charge webinars on a variety of Apache and other open source technologies.

So, whether someone requires introductory-level, intermediate, or expert in-depth training, Covalent can provide the instruction needed to successfully deploy, maintain, or enhance their open source deployments.

"Over the years, we have trained hundreds of enterprises through our on-site courses," says Mark Brewer, CEO for Covalent Technologies. "With Covalent University, we're now expanding our educational offerings to reach a broader global audience. We look forward to continuing to increase the number of available courses to meet the growing demand we are seeing for value-added education around Apache and other open source technologies."

Covalent currently offers four channels of training:

On-Site Training

On-Site training is available for both Covalent customers and partners and offers hands-on training for all your Apache Web Infrastructure needs. Training sessions include both classroom lectures and hands-on lab exercises to provide the best combination of training. Covalent will work with you to ensure that all training room requirements are in place prior to the actual session.

Live Online Training

Live online classes led by an instructor via a convenient webcast. Whether you are a system administrator, system integrator, or developer, learn from the foremost experts about Apache open source technologies from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

On-Demand Self-Paced Training

On-Demand Self-Paced training makes training simple and convenient. These self-paced courses are segmented into a number of modules which run anywhere from 30-90 minutes in length. Test yourself at the conclusion.

Free Webinars

Covalent provides regular online webinars covering a variety of Apache and open source topics. These webinars are hosted by key members of the Covalent team and other distinguished members of the open source community. The goal is to give visitors additional insight into the technologies, the project's roadmap, and how the technology may be used in their Web infrastructure environment. All Covalent webinars are free of charge and available for download after the event.

For more information on Covalent University contact us at for specific details on training services from Covalent Technologies. Or, if you prefer to talk with us live about our services, call us at 800/444-1935 or 925/974-8800.

About Covalent Technologies

Founded in 1998, Covalent Technologies is the enterprise open source support company. The leading provider of products and services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, Apache Geronimo Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, Apache Roller Blog Server, and Apache HTTP, the world's leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, Geronimo, Roller and Axis on a global basis. Covalent is the trusted source that Fortune 1000 enterprises turn to when migrating to Open Source and when deploying new Open Source initiatives. Covalent currently supports more than 50% of Fortune 500 and 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Customers include, among others: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, NASA, Intel, Royal Bank of Scotland, PNC Bank, and Bear Stearns. Covalent has assembled the deepest talent pool of Apache experts in the industry and is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for usable Open Source, and the Open Source community in general. For more information, visit

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    Charlie Purdom
    Covalent Technologies
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