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Thomson NETg Aligns with New Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Program


Company introduces new 12-month certification preparation track

Scottsdale, AZ, 08/15/2006, Thomson NETg, the leading provider of knowledge-on-demand to global enterprises and part of the Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced its forthcoming 12-month certification package aligned with Cisco Systems’ new Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) program.

This announcement follows Cisco Systems’ own news of a comprehensive update to its professional-level routing and switching certification program. Cisco Systems has experienced record market growth in its next-generation network platform products. As networks evolve to support end-to-end IP solutions, several skill sets such as security, wireless LANS, quality of service, and voice over IP are critical for planning, deploying, and maintaining Cisco’s advanced technologies.

Thomson NETg’s new CCNP certification track combines the synergy of world-class instructors with an interactive, engaging classroom and the convenience of a student’s desktop. The comprehensive curriculum includes 12 months of access to:

- Online CCNP Classes – Instruction from a team of two experienced, certified Cisco instructors during convenient class times

- On-Demand Courses – Recorded, expert-led courses are available for anytime, anywhere access to expert instruction

- Mentoring – Access to highly-qualified mentors 24x7 through online chat and email

In addition to these powerful learning tools, students have access to any new or revised CCNP classes released during the 12-month term as well as hands-on simulations, certification practice exams, and printable study materials. Cisco CCNP classes are also available for sale individually.

The new CCNP certification program from Thomson NETg provides professionals with the skills necessary to install, configure, and troubleshoot networks that integrate these advanced technologies. Thomson NETg, a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP), is among the first in training providers to offer recommended classes in support of new exams comprising the revamped CCNP certification curriculum. This includes:

Topic Recommended Training

Advanced IP Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) 3.0

(Addressing and Routing)

Advanced Switching Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) 3.0

WAN and Remote Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) 1.0

Access Solutions

Network Performance Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT) 1.0

and Optimization

“Thomson NETg is uniquely qualified to offer leading-edge training for the new Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) program,” said Clint Everton, President of Thomson NETg. “Working side-by-side with Cisco Systems, we will continue to design and build high-quality, engaging learning programs that help professionals and organizations achieve tangible business results.”

Thomson NETg fully supports the Cisco Learning Credits Program, which allows Cisco customers to make product and training purchases in tandem, saving them time and money. And Cisco customers can often make their training dollars go further by choosing to redeem their credits for Thomson NETg’s expert-led learning, as online instructor-led classes are offered at much lower costs than traditional classroom instruction.

For comprehensive information regarding all Cisco-approved courses and Cisco Learning Credit Programs offered by Thomson NETg, please go to or call 1-888-577-5779 and ask to speak with a Thomson NETg Cisco learning expert.

About the Thomson Corporation and Thomson NETg.

The Thomson Corporation (, with 2005 revenues of approximately $8.40 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,500 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson NETg ( delivers powerful knowledge on demand to the global enterprise, helping to align people, processes and priorities at increasingly high levels. Its breadth and flexibility of knowledge resources, together with more than 35 years of enterprise empowerment experience, helps organizations of all sizes to successfully manage change, transform operations and exceed bottom-line expectations. Thomson NETg: Knowledge Now.


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