Added: (Sat Nov 24 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - MindLeaders partners with The Certified E-Commerce Consultants Institute
to prepare individuals for widely recognized certification

COLUMBUS, Ohio – November 26, 2001 – MindLeaders, a leader in enterprise-quality Web-based training, announced its partnership today with The Certified
E-Commerce Consultants Institute to deliver the MindLeaders e-Commerce Series courses as a certification path leading to the Certified E-Commerce Consultant (CEC) certification. The thirteen courses in the series provide over fifty hours of quality, highly interactive training in e-Commerce. The CEC program provides a vendor-neutral
e-Business skills certification upon completing the courses.

The CEC certification is designed to validate and enhance e-Competency by providing a fast-track e-Commerce certification and credential aimed at job roles integral to the management of e-Business and e-Commerce. Such job roles include operations, administration, oversight, leadership, marketing, public relations and supporting
e-Commerce or e-Business related activities. The American E-Commerce Association, several colleges and universities and various associations in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and The Middle East recognize the CEC certification. Numerous certification authorities including GOCERTIFY, ITCERTINFO, BRAINBUZZ, CRAMSESSION and others also recognize the CEC certification.

“We are excited to partner with MindLeaders, a quality courseware provider, to bring their highly interactive courses to individuals pursuing our CEC certification,” said George Mentz, chief executive officer of The Institute Of Certified E-Commerce Consultants. “The MindLeaders e-Commerce series of courses provide the coverage and depth needed to prepare technical and business professionals for the CEC certification.”

“As the use of e-Commerce continues to grow additional job roles within the enterprise are affected,” said Angus Carroll, MindLeaders chief operating officer. “The CEC certification provides a path for individuals to gain the in-depth knowledge needed to effectively implement, manage and maintain excellent e-Commerce practices.”

About The Institute Of Certified E-Commerce Consultants
The Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants™, ICECC, is an association and Graduate Institute of E-Commerce professionals. The Certified E-Commerce Consultant (CEC) certification belongs to an elite few in the E-Commerce profession. The CEC certification is the worldwide e-Commerce and e-Business credential awarded by the CEC Board of Standards. The CEC certification is the global symbol and designation of e-commerce professionalism. Only those who have skills in e-management, e-commerce strategy, global e-commerce, and e-commerce and e-business marketing and have at least 2 years of experience and research can earn the right to attain the CEC credential.

About MindLeaders
MindLeaders, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, provides subscription-based, self-paced
e-Learning courses to businesses, organizations, government agencies and home office users via industry-standard Web browsers. Custom courseware services are also provided. MindLeaders has a customer base of more than 800 organizations and a base of more than 1,000 Internet Service Provider and affinity partners worldwide. MindLeaders enterprise-quality courses are used for ongoing desktop, technical, professional development and practical skills training and just-in-time reference. For more information, visit www.mindleaders.com.

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