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TTA develops two new technical courses for Technical Support Engineers (TSEs) at VMware, now an EMC company.

vmwareTo support its increase in hiring in 2005, VMware is formalizing its on-the-job training and mentoring. In the future, new hire TSEs will attend hands-on, advanced troubleshooting workshops for Hosted, ESX Server and VirtualCenter solutions.

VMware has 5,000 corporate customers, including many Global 2000 companies, in such industries as financial services, technology, and manufacturing, in more than 100 countries. These customers are using VMware software to meet some of their most complex business challenges. VMware customers have realized significant benefits from their deployment of our software, including lower TCO, higher return on investment (ROI), and improved service levels to their customers.

The Training Alliance develops a custom SOX course for Sun Microsystems.

Sun Microsystems, a company in the first wave to be ready for a Sarbanes-Oxley audit in 2004, contracted with The Training Alliance to develop a two-day custom course for their Finance personnel. For more information on Sarbanes-Oxley custom training, click here.

The Training Alliance helps Genentech train New Hire Sales Reps.

On the cusp of FDA approval for Raptiva, a new drug to treat psoriasis sufferers, Genentech was unveiling new sales tools for its new hire sales reps. They hired TTA to develop the training and to facilitate the new hire orientation sessions for 60 people.

The Training Alliance coaches speakers for the Sun's JavaOne 2004 Conference.

For the fourth year, The Training Alliance had the privilege of coaching individuals and teams prior to Sun Microsystem's JavaOne 2004 Conference. Speakers practiced their presentations live with the coach who gave them feedback on the content and the structural components of the presentations. Speakers watched videos of their presentations and worked with the Coach to identify how they could enhance their presentation skills.

TTA helps Wiley Tech get Introscope training to beta.

Greg Czora, one of TTA's technical course developers, was challenged to get this four-day technical course ready to beta test in just six weeks! According to Greg, Introscope is a "really cool tool to measure the performance of Java code while it is running". It was a struggle, but Greg and the Wiley tech team got the Beta version done in time, stayed within the budget, and the audience got trained in the time frame required. The result? Another satisfied customer for The Training Alliance team.

The Training Alliance coaches speakers for the Sun Network Conference.

The Training Alliance had the privilege of coaching individuals and teams prior to Sun Microsystem's new Sun Network Conference in September. Speakers practiced their presentations live with the coach who gave them feedback on the content and the structural components of the presentations. Speakers watched videos of their presentations and worked with the Coach to identify how they could enhance their presentation skills. Frank Croft, Sonja Sakovich and Linda Garbesi assisted the speakers in their quest for perfection.

The Training Alliance re-releases popular series of articles, "Going Global: Designing Training for Multicultural Learners" by Dawn Zintel, President.

Back by popular demand is the series, "Going Global: Designing Training for Multicultural Learners". This series was written originally in 1993 for "The Networker", a monthly publication of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). In 1998, "The Networker", re-published the series with a new article to update the content on the 10th anniversary of The Training Alliance. Instructional Technology students at San Jose State University study the ideas in the articles in their classes. Companies such as Apple Computer have hired The Training Alliance to deliver its workshop: "Going Global: Designing Training for Multicultural Learners".

Sun rolls out iPlanet Directory course developed by Training Alliance instructor, Fred Voss.

Fred VossOur long-time Netscape/iPlanet instructor, Fred Voss recently tested and finalized the 3 day "iPlanet Directory Server Maintenance and Operations" course for the Custom Development Group in Sun Educational Services. The course is being rolled out to customers and Sun's internal technical support staff in Enterprise Services.

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