SOURCE: SetFocus

March 23, 2007 06:00 ET

SetFocus Launches Business Intelligence Master's Program

SetFocus Kicks Off Second New Track for 2007

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2007 -- SetFocus, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS), kicked off another new training program this month for professionals interested in Microsoft Business Intelligence. To date, the organization has offered the Master's Program, an intense and in-depth approach to software developer training, in both SQL Server and .NET. However, due to an ever-growing industry demand for programmers with knowledge in the gathering, accessing, and analyzation of information relating to business operations, SetFocus has launched a third Master's Program track solely focused on Business Intelligence tools and education. Like the other Master's Program tracks that are offered, the training will combine technical knowledge with the services of a proven career development strategy.

On June 25, 2007, the first class for the Business Intelligence (BI) track will kick off. Unlike the other 13-week long Master's Programs offered at SetFocus, this new track will be six weeks in length. The course curriculum will cover all aspects of the BI Model, including: Defining Business Requirements, Designing the Business Process Dimensional Model, SQL Server 2005 Development and Management Tools, Developing Microsoft Business Intelligence Applications, Deploying and Managing the Business Intelligence System, Advanced Analysis Services, and MS Office SharePoint Server 2007. Along with the intensive curriculum, students will also be applying what they learn to 5 different team projects. Using this hands-on learning approach, SetFocus believes that the programmers-in-training will gain a solid and comprehensive understanding of the course material.

SetFocus has designed The Master's Program: Business Intelligence Track to help bring professionals to the next level in their careers by learning to design and develop business intelligence systems that help reduce the complexity of organizing and distributing information for mid to large sized organizations. Jonathan Lefkowitz, VP of Sales and Marketing, comments, "In order to help our partners meet their growth expectations for 2007 and beyond, it became clear that a broadening of our product line would be necessary. Working together, we've identified Microsoft's platform for Business Intelligence to be an area with all of the right variables. Thus, we've begun a collaborative effort with regard to curriculum development, usage of real world project specification, interviewing and assessment criteria, and placement scenarios that will contribute to a successful June 25, 2007 launch. These new skills are both difficult to obtain and in great demand, and will offer our incoming students a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on this market."

SetFocus has established a reputation for producing highly skilled and technically capable software developers. Companies, such as Microsoft, Infragistics, and Avanade, work with SetFocus' Career Development Department to pair each quarter's graduates with the right corporations. Hopes are high that this new BI Master's Program will produce equally successful results.

About SetFocus

SetFocus is a unique training organization that provides the most current and cutting edge technologies in the training market for software developers and corporations nationwide. Specializing in Microsoft's .NET technologies, training is offered at SetFocus' location in Parsippany, New Jersey (USA) as well as remotely through The GRID®. The GRID is an innovative and revolutionary on-line training solution that allows live, two-way interaction between remote participants and in-class instructors/students. SetFocus offers courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels and all are delivered by experienced solution developer/trainers who teach from a practical perspective enhanced with tips, techniques, and code samples to enhance rapid application development. A Gold Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS), SetFocus is highly regarded in the Microsoft Learning Solutions Arena. SetFocus has won semi-finalist awards for both the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year as well as the 2004 New Jersey Family Business of the Year. SetFocus can be reached at +1-886-91-TRAIN and through its website,

Contact Information

    Jonathan Lefkowitz
    VP of Sales and Marketing
    SetFocus, LLC
    Email Contact
    (973) 889-0211 ext. 15
    (973) 889-0213 (fax)