AICC Press Release #9

Frankfurt, Germany

AICC Certifies Saba

Saba Learning 3.2.5 passes AICC/CMI certification

Frankfurt, Germany - The announced today that Saba Learning 3.2.5 has been certified as compliant with its Web Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline. Saba, a strong advocate of open industry standards for Internet-based learning systems, has long been a supporter of the AICC.

"Gaining AICC certification demonstrates our commitment to the open standards that we believe are critical to accelerating the growth of the e-learning industry," said David Martin, Saba vice president of marketing. "Along with the more than 120 leading learning providers who have joined the Saba Learning Network Alliance, we have always advocated a strong set of global standards for learning solutions. These standards ensure that businesses get a better return on learning by increasing interoperability among learning content and learning management systems such as Saba Learning."

"Saba's certification significantly accelerates the momentum of the AICC's CMI guideline," said William A. McDonald, chairman of the AICC Independent Test Lab Committee. "Saba – and its partners – coordinated support for the AICC standards is an exemplary model for the industry as a whole."

To earn the AICC certification, Saba Learning 3.2.5 was subjected to testing to ascertain that it can seamlessly launch, communicate with, and interchange course structures for web-based courseware that is in the AICC format. Purchasers of AICC-compliant online learning and the learning providers and corporate universities who develop AICC-compliant content are thus assured that their courseware will work "on Saba". By being AICC-certified, Saba Learning enables learning providers to concentrate on what they do best – developing high-quality learning offerings.

About the AICC

The AICC's mission is to provide and promote information, guidelines and standards that result in the effective implementation of CBT and WBT. The AICC has long been an advocate of interoperable learning technology. More information is available at the organization’s web site at

About Saba

Saba (Nasdaq: SABA), the company that connects people to learning, is a provider of global Internet-based learning networks that consist of learning management software, business-to-business learning exchanges, and related services. As more than 2,000,000 people around the world and 20,000 learning offerings were "on Saba."

Saba extended enterprise customers rely on Saba learning networks – and offerings from Saba-affiliated learning providers – to increase their competitive advantage by building mission-critical skills throughout their customers, partners, employees, and suppliers. A partial list of these extended enterprises include 3Com (Nasdaq: COMS), Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), Ford (NYSE: F), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Hyundai Motor America (OTC: HYZMF), i2 Technologies (Nasdaq: ITWO), Informix (Nasdaq: IFMX), iPlanet, a Sun-Netscape Alliance (Nasdaq: SUNW and NYSE: AOL), Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU), MarchFirst (Nasdaq: WHIT), SGI (NYSE: SGI), Texas Utilities - Europe (NYSE: TXU), VERITAS Software (Nasdaq: VRTS), and York International (NYSE: YRK).

Saba learning provider customers and alliance members rely on Saba learning networks to extend their global reach. A partial list of these learning providers include Achieve Global (NYSE: TMC), Allen Communication (NYSE: TMC), Bell Canada Enterprises Media (NYSE: BCE), Centra (Nasdaq: CTRA), Corporate University Xchange, DigitalThink, Eloquent (Nasdaq: ELOQ), ExecuTrain, IBM Catapult (NYSE: IBM), International Air Transport Association (IATA), LearningByte, LearnLinc, Interwise, NETg (NYSE: H), ONE TOUCH Systems, PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning (NYSE: PRM), PROVANT (Nasdaq: POVT), SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL), Thomson Learning Course Technology, TrainingNet, and Xebec McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP).

Saba is a global company headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA, USA.

Saba, the Saba logo, the phrase "Connecting People to Learning" and its variants, Saba Learning, Saba Learning Network, Saba Learning Provider Network, Saba Learning e-Store, Saba Learning Exchange, and the marks relating to other Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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