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Quark Certifies New QuarkXPress 8 Training Experts from Around the World

Online Training Classes for QuarkAlliance Partners Offered Throughout the Year

DENVER - 3/5/2009 -

Quark announced today that more than twenty QuarkAllianceTM partners have been recognized as QuarkXPress® 8 Certified Training Experts. As QuarkXPress 8 Certified Training Experts, these QuarkAlliance training providers not only receive all the benefits of membership in the QuarkAlliance, but have been taught QuarkXPress 8 in detail by Quark’s own internal trainers. Individual trainers who receive certification are recognized by Quark, and their organizations receive a logo that designates them as a Quark-certified QuarkXPress 8 training provider.

To become a QuarkXPress 8 Certified Training Expert, QuarkAlliance partners must successfully complete an online exam that is focused on print media or print media and Web publishing. To help QuarkAlliance partners prepare for the exam, Quark offers training sessions throughout the year. The training sessions planned for 2009 are as follows:

-- Tuesday, March 17 and Friday, March 20, 2009
-- Tuesday, May 12 and Friday, May 15, 2009
-- Tuesday, September 15 and Friday, September 18, 2009
-- Tuesday, November 3 and Friday, November 6, 2009

The training sessions are hosted by internal trainers from Quark, consist of two four-hour sessions, and culminate with the exam for certification. To gain certification, trainers must pass the exam with a score of 88 percent or better.

QuarkAlliance partners can register for the upcoming certification classes by contacting sbaars@quark.com.

A number of QuarkAlliance training providers from around the world completed the exam successfully and were recently certified as QuarkXPress 8 training experts, including:

United States
-- AACTT, Inc. (Crystal Lake, IL) www.aactt.com
-- C2 Graphics Productivity (Milwaukee, WI) www.c2gps.com
-- I.D.E.A.S. Training (Bonsall, CA) www.ideastraining.com
-- Noble Desktop (New York, NY) www.nobledesktop.com
-- Resolutions Training (Mechanicsburg, PA) www.resolutions-training.com
-- The Graphics Tutor (Florissant, MO) www.thegraphicstutor.com
-- TJP&A (Washington DC) www.tjpa.com

-- 2-FI (Villeurbanne, France) www.2-fi.com
-- Computer Training Center (Moscow, Russia) www.specialist.ru
-- Cryptic Peach (Manchester, UK) www.crypticpeach.co.uk
-- elementa:res GmbH (Herford, Germany) www.elementares.de
-- FMS Computer GMbH (Aschaffenburg, Germany) www.fmscomputer.de
-- Giant Associates (Belfast, Northern Ireland) www.giant-associates.com
-- Initiative, Ltd. (Sheffield, UK) www.initiative.ltd.uk
-- NHK Formatic (Lisbon, Portugal) www.nhk.pt
-- XChange International (London, UK) www.xchangeuk.com

About QuarkAlliance
QuarkAlliance provides technical support, product and program discounts, and other benefits that help QuarkXPress training providers, authors, output providers, and technology providers deliver on-target solutions to customers who work with Quark® software. QuarkAlliance manages partner participation, interaction, and implementation with other key Quark departments and projects, such as marketing, sales, and training. For more information about the QuarkAlliance, please visit http://www.quarkalliance.com.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress — changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market — now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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Quark, the Quark logo, QuarkXPress and QuarkAlliance are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com