AICC Press Release
Sugar City, Idaho USA - February 21st, 2001

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AICC Certifies TopClass

WBT’s TopClass earns AICC Certification

Sugar City, Idaho USA, February 21, 2001 -- The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC), announced today that WBT Systems’ e-Learning Content Management System (LCMS), TopClass, has been certified as compliant with the AGR-010, the AICC’s Web Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline.

"Adhering to open standards is a key objective for WBT" said Duncan Lennox, Chief Technology Officer, WBT. "Gaining AICC certification demonstrates our commitment to open standards and interoperable systems. Open standards are a key contributing factor to the ongoing growth of the e-Learning industry. The AICC has made a tremendous contribution to the e-Learning industry by developing and advancing standards in this sector."

"We are very pleased to see WBT added to the list of AICC certified vendors," said William A. McDonald, chairman of the AICC Independent Test Lab Committee. "The certification of TopClass verifies that WBT is clearly committed to the AICC standard and a leading example for other vendors."

TopClass was subjected to a set of formal AICC testing procedures in order to achieve certification. Through the AICC standards, TopClass can track and assess the learner’s performance to measure effectiveness and usage, regardless of the content provider.

"TopClass’ Global 2000 customers can be assured that all content in the AICC format will integrate seamlessly with the TopClass e-Learning Content Management System" said Duncan Lennox. "Moreover, customers can also take advantage of the powerful personalization, collaboration and content management features of TopClass when using third party content."

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 www.aicc.org.

About WBT

WBT's TopClass family of products powers the creation and delivery of e-Learning and content management solutions. The company has the largest customer base of any e-Learning Content Management System with 3 million users worldwide. Organizations like Nokia (BUE:NOKA.BA), Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW), ST Microelectronics (NYSE:STM), Credit Suisse, Belgacom, and PricewaterhouseCoopers use TopClass. With headquarters in Massachusetts, the company has major offices in Europe and the United States.

WBT Contacts:

Karin Silk   Mary Ashe-Winton
WBT – Waltham, MA   WBT – Dublin, Ireland
+1 781-839-2839   +353-1-417-0119
ksilk@wbtsystems.com   mashewin@wbtsystems.com

The WBT logo and the marks related to WBT products referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of WBT Systems, Ltd. All other brand and product names contained in this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Contact Information

Scott Bergstrom
AICC Administrator
P.O. Box 472
Sugar City, Idaho 83448 USA
+1-208-356-1136
FAX +1-208-356-1185

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