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University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Administration

University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Administration

New concentration made possible through industry-recognized Certification
Partners curriculum

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2012

PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --University of Phoenix® today announced
a new associate degree concentration in Web Administration. This new degree
incorporates the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum,
provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. This curriculum
includes three courses — Internet Business Associate, Site Development
Associate and Network Technology Associate — and provides the knowledge and
skills that students need in order to earn the related professional CIW
certifications, as well as perform the technology-based job tasks that
employers demand.

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As the Internet continues to grow and thrive as a critical source for
information and commerce, the need for skilled professionals who can develop
and manage websites increases. The new Web Administration concentration
fulfills this need by providing University of Phoenix students the skills to
handle these jobs using the industry-leading CIW Web Foundations Associate
curriculum, which focuses on how businesses use Internet and Web technologies.

"University of Phoenix is dedicated to providing our students with employable
education that is relevant to current industry needs," said Dr. Bill
Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix. "This new relationship with
Certification Partners will provide our students with the skills and education
they need to be effective Web administrators who can positively impact the
success of the businesses for which they work."

University of Phoenix has worked with Certification Partners, the leading
provider of vendor-neutral Web technology skills certification, since mid-2011
to develop the Web Administration associate program. The degree will be
administered through University of Phoenix's College of Information Systems
and Technology, and enrollment for the program is now open to the public.

"This is a great opportunity for working professionals and students to begin a
highly relevant career in Web development," said Certification Partners
President and Chief Certification Architect James Stanger, Ph.D. "University
of Phoenix's Web Administration program will provide the foundational
knowledge for professionals to grow along with the Internet. By using the CIW
Web Foundations Associate curriculum, this program will help its students
evolve from Web consumers into Web producers."

To learn more about University of Phoenix and its information technology
programs, please visit
http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/technology/associates/aait-wa.html.
For more information about all of the offerings in the CIW certification
standard, visit the CIW Certifications page at
http://www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/index.php.

About Certification Partners
Certification Partners delivers industry-leading courseware, certifications
and training solutions to higher-education institutions, corporations,
associations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and career-minded
individuals. The company specializes in information technology (IT) job skills
with its premier CIW brand, delivers essential workforce training with its
LifeSkills certification series, and offers a variety of job skills training
internationally with CertPRESS. Certification Partners products bring learners
of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern
workplace. Certification Partners is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with
satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network.

CIW Certification - www.ciwcertified.com
Certification Partners - www.certification-partners.com
CertPRESS - www.cert-press.com

About the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of
Phoenix
University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology is a
national leader and advocate for the development and advancement of IT in the
landscape of global business operations. The College graduates more IT
students than any other institution in the nation and offers associate,
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. Its Faculty Advisory
Council, composed of experts and leaders in the IT field, helps ensure
curriculum is on pace with national and international market demands.
Providing innovative digital learning tools developed to suit all learning
styles, the College focuses on building technical knowledge and its successful
application to real-world business environments. For more information, visit
www.phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions/technology.html.

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance
education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules,
challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal
and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship
university of Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves
a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as
well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit
http://www.phoenix.edu.

SOURCE University of Phoenix

Website: http://www.phoenix.edu
Contact: Christopher Fielder, University of Phoenix, +1-847-285-2608,
Christopher.fielder@apollogrp.edu; James Stanger, Ph.D., President and Chief
Certification Architect, Certification Partners LLC, +1-602-794-4138,
jstanger@certification-partners.com
 
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