Storage Networking World – Fall 2002 to Prepare IT Storage Managers and Professionals for SNIA Certification Exams

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 18, 2002 – IDG's Computerworld, an information resource for IT leaders, today announced a schedule of new courses designed to prepare hundreds of attendees at its Storage Networking World Fall (SNW) conference for the Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA) certification program. These SNIA-endorsed "Test Ready" refresher courses complement the heavily education-focused agenda that has become a hallmark of Storage Networking World.


SNW is the largest educational forum for IT professionals involved in enterprise storage management, and is co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The fall edition of the storage industry's original and most respected conference will take place at the Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, Fla., on October 27-30, 2002.

SNIA's Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP) is the storage industry's first and leading vendor-independent certification program for storage networking. In response to demand from enterprise customers worldwide, the program was developed to establish standards and expectations for measuring the storage networking expertise of IT professionals. The "Test Ready" refresher courses offered at SNW will allow IT professionals to demonstrate their storage networking skill level to current and future employers by equipping them with the expertise required to successfully complete the SNIA certification process and exams.

"Storage Networking World delivers a program with the utmost educational value for IT managers and professionals that other storage seminars and conferences simply do not have the resources to arrange," said Ron Milton, vice president and general manager of strategic programs at Computerworld. "Our new preparatory courses for the SNIA's Storage Networking Certification Program are just one more example of how our attendees can advance their careers and derive value from their registration investment in our twice-a-year program."

The "Test Ready" refresher courses will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 28-30, 2002. Attendees can enroll in two refresher courses each for the Level 1 certification and Level 2 certification. Courses are limited to the first 25 participants who register per session.

IT storage managers and professionals interested in enrolling in a "Test Ready" refresher course can visit or call (800) 883-9090 for additional information. Further information regarding SNIA's SNCP program is available at

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the only integrated media company focused exclusively on the information needs of IT Leaders – those who manage and implement technology in Global 2000 organizations. The company's flagship weekly newspaper – along with its Web site and conference series for IT Leaders – form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) worldwide IT media network. Publishing since 1967, Computerworld has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper, and was named to the "Media Power 50" in 2002 by Crain Communications' BtoB Magazine. Winner of more than 70 print and online editorial awards since 1998, Computerworld has a newspaper circulation of 202,000, a total print audience of 1,539,000 (according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.8.0), and an online audience of 800,000 unique monthly visitors (according to DoubleClick). Breaking news and resources for IT Leaders are available at

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

About the Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA is a not-for-profit organization, made up of more than 200 companies and individuals spanning the entire storage and networking industry from manufacturers and developers to end users. The members of SNIA share a common goal to "set the pace of the industry" by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end, SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel storage networking solutions into the broader market. SNIA currently has multiple technical efforts under way. For membership inquiries, or to participate in working groups, please visit the SNIA Web site at


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