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Quark Certifies The 70 Training Centers of The Adhara Group

The Adhara group, one of the main French training networks for IT professionals, strengthens its relations with Quark by announcing that the 70 training centers it owns are joining the QuarkAlliance program.

FRANCE - PARIS - 11/18/2008 -

Quark Inc. announced today that the Adhara training group is joining the QuarkAllianceTM partner program and that Quark is certifying the group’s 70 training centers.

By certifying the training centers, Quark allows the 70 Adhara centers to rank as expert training facilities in the fields of page layout and design. To date, 10 centers are approved as "Authorized Partners," which is the highest level of QuarkAlliance certification; the other 60 centers are approved at the “Community” level, which allowed them to obtain dedicated information and support from Quark. The QuarkAlliance partnered training organizations are guaranteed to obtain all the support they require to offer the best possible instruction to their QuarkXPress® students. The partnership includes support for the most comprehensive, most interesting, and most adapted learning courses.

QuarkAlliance : providing added-value supports

QuarkAlliance provides technical support, product and program discounts and other benefits that a third-party network of partners needs to deliver on-target solutions to customers working with Quark® Software.
As member of QuarkAlliance authorized partner, Adhara benefits from co-marketing opportunities and, among others: each enrolling will receive one full license of QuarkXPress software. In addition, they receive a 30% discount on up to five licenses. Authorized partners are included in worldwide events and other co-op marketing Quark organize. Quark will also provide with priority access to both Quark quality-assurance testing facilities and technical-support staff.

A differentiating factor

This partnership is an important differentiating factor in the training market and is a guarantee of quality for Adhara’s customers, who will receive standardized training courses and first-rate academic teaching delivered by instructors with certification in Quark® technologies — especially QuarkXPress. The Adhara network-certified instructors are experts who possess both the technical skills and extensive teaching experience necessary to deliver training on the products the company supports.
With this distinction, Adhara stands as one of the main IT training organizations that offer Quark courses throughout France. The company will soon offer these same courses in Italy and the Mediterranean Basin countries.

Adhara is driving customized curricula

To add to the value of and optimize the QuarkXPress learning process for its students, the Adhara teams have designed customized curricula that include recommendations from Quark, information about the future direction of the Quark products, and practical details that make the training immediately applicable to the real world.

Hubert BARKATE, Adhara group president, expressed his satisfaction with this collaboration: "This agreement with Quark completes our range of services and is in line with the ongoing quality approach implemented by our network. Our customers can now receive innovative QuarkXPress training that is recognized for its suitability to their needs"

About the Adhara group

Created in 1985, the Adhara group (www.adhara.fr) is one of the main French training organizations in the fields of IT and human resources. With exceptional regional coverage via its 70 centers, the company proposes more than 500 high added-value training courses in the fields of IT and human resources. Numbering more than 450 instructors who are certified by the leading software publishers and vendors in the IT industry, the Adhara group has trained more than a million students since its creation, enabling the group to open new international franchises.

About QuarkAlliance
QuarkAlliance™ (www.quarkalliance.com) is a partnership program that instantly creates connection possibilities within Quark, to Quark’s customers, and to other partners. Your dedicated QuarkAlliance program specialists help create, align, and manage first-class partner services and solutions with creative professionals around the world. QuarkAlliance provides technical support, product and program discounts, and other benefits that you need in your efforts to deliver on-target solutions to customers who work with Quark software. QuarkAlliance is also your advocate within Quark. We will manage your participation, interaction, and implementation with other key Quark departments and projects, such as marketing, sales, and training.

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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