Learning Tree Releases A New Hands-On IT Security Course: Deploying Intrusion Detection Systems

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 24, 2001–Learning Tree International, Inc. (NASDAQ NM: LTRE) today is announcing the release of a new Hands-On IT course, Deploying Intrusion Detection Systems, where participants learn to design, configure and deploy an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for their network.

During this four-day course, attendees will gain extensive hands-on experience including:

1. Detecting and responding to network and host-based attacks

2. Integrating an intrusion detection system

3. Identifying methods hackers use to break into systems

4. Analyzing network traffic

5. Creating an effective response strategy.

“With the growing reliance on e-commerce, network-based services and the Internet, organizations are faced with an ever-increasing responsibility to protect their systems from attack,” said John Moriarty, V.P. of Product Development for Reston, VA-based Learning Tree. “Through this course’s extensive hands-on exercises, participants gain the knowledge and skills they need to effectively deploy an advanced intrusion detection system that can quickly identify and respond to attacks,” he continued.

Deploying Intrusion Detection Systems will add to the already extensive library of Learning Tree IT Security Courses, which include Internet and Intranet Security Introduction, Deploying Internet and Intranet Firewalls, Implementing Windows NT Security, Windows 2000 Security, UNIX System and Network Security, and Building Virtual Private Networks.

Learning Tree International is releasing Deploying Intrusion Detection Systems nationwide at its Education Centers beginning in February. The initial course schedule is:

— Washington, DC — January 30-February 2, 2001 and February

6-9, 2001

— Boston, MA — February 6-9, 2001

— Chicago, IL — February 13-16, 2001

— New York, NY — February 13-16, 2001

— Atlanta, GA — February 27-March 2, 2001

— Los Angeles, CA — March 27-30, 2001

Learning Tree plans to add even more dates later in the year. This schedule may be subject to change. For further information, please call 1-800-THE-TREE (1-800-843-8733) or visit Learning Tree’s Web site at www.learningtree.com

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading worldwide provider of education and training to information technology (IT) professionals in business and government organizations. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on operating systems, Web development, computer networks, programming languages, databases, client/server systems, object-oriented technology and IT management. Learning Tree also tests and certifies IT professionals, and the American Council on Education recommends its courses for college credit. For more information about Learning Tree products and services, call 1-800-THE-TREE, or visit us on the World Wide Web at: www.learningtree.com.

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