Since 1985, Laine has provided the most up-to-date, relevant, and cost-effective technical training courses in a wide variety of areas that include Oracle Solaris,HP-UX,IBM AIX,Red Hat Linux, Perl,C,C++,Java,Oracle,MS Office Tools, and OpenVMS. Over the years, Laine has formed partnerships with other independent training companies that offer courses in MQ Series, over 100 Cisco courses, Java related technologies, WinRunner suite, and virtually every technical topic in the marketplace today. The company was started by Phil LoVecchio, who had been a senior instructor at Digital Equipment Corporation. Over a twenty- five year period, Phil has built a network of the finest quality instructors and course developers. Phil has always felt that it was very important to find instructors who had the technical knowledge and experience with a particular topic, along with those who had taken the time and done the research in writing (and updating) course materials. For example, Phil has written over 100 different course handouts, covering seven different operating systems. The biggest strength of Laine (and its partner base) is the ability to completely customize any course, based on the needs of the client. In fact, over 60% of our courses, whether scheduled at Laine facilities, or on-site, are made up of customized topics. These customizations are usually done at no additional cost to the requesting client. Phil also felt that in order to be confident when working with a system or language, lab exercises associated with a course would need to be done on a real live functioning system. In Oracle Solaris, Red Hat / SUSE Linux, and all programming courses, each participant is setup with their own virtual machine server for hands-on commands and lab exercises. Laine also has up-to-date IBM AIX and HP-UX servers that can be shipped to the client site, if needed. Laine has continued to grow as the demands of the client base have changed. The biggest reason for this is the willingness to adapt to the ever-changing training market, partner with the best quality instructors available, and together, provide the market with up-to-date, and cost effective courses. The guiding theme at Laine is to: FOLLOW THE OEMs OUTLINES, AND EXCEED THEIR CONTENT !