Mason, Sun Microsystems Team to Teach Technology

Posted: February 2, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

George Mason has been selected to join Sun Microsystems’ Authorized Sun Education Center, Academic Initiative, a unique program designed to help colleges and universities teach the Solaris Operating Environment and Java technologies to their students. Classes are expected to begin in the spring.

“There are thousands of information technology jobs unfilled in Northern Virginia, many of these in companies using the Sun Solaris Operating Environment,” says Eugene Norris, director of professional education programs in the School of Information Technology and Engineering. “With such demand, salaries are consequently quite high for those who can skillfully handle this robust operating system.”

Sun’s training arm, Sun Educational Services, provides George Mason with curriculum materials, faculty training, administrative support, and web-based student resources. The training is designed for individuals who wish to become Sun-certified programmers for the Java platform path and Sun-certified system administrators for the Solaris path.

For more information, visit www.ttt.gmu.edu, or call x38461.

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