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Utah Holds Annual LearnKey Challenge for Technology Students

OREM, Utah, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LearnKey, Inc. with the Career & Technical Education within the Utah State Office of Education announces the LearnKey state winners for the LearnKey Challenge. For the second year in a row high school students have gathered at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) to test on certification subjects like Novell, Cisco, Microsoft, Linux and Certiport.

OREM, Utah, April 30 /PRNewswire/ — LearnKey, Inc. with the Career & Technical Education within the Utah State Office of Education announces the LearnKey state winners for the LearnKey Challenge. For the second year in a row high school students have gathered at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) to test on certification subjects like Novell, Cisco, Microsoft, Linux and Certiport.

Top winners came from schools all over Utah. Top scorers included Juan Diego High School, American Fork High School, and Cottonwood High School. Close to 200 students came to UVSC on Monday April 28th to compete head to head to win recognition and awards. UVSC scholarships were awarded to the top winners as well as coveted prizes including XBOX, Nano IPOD, and other software or technology related door prizes.

"The LearnKey Challenge recognizes the 'all-state' stars of IT technology in Utah," says Carl Lyman, Information Technology Education Specialist of the Utah State Office of Education, "it is important to stand behind these students who are learning the technology of today and tomorrow."

It was a big day for many teachers and students; listening to experts from Microsoft, Novell, and Certiport about industry insights. "This type of industry gathering is so important for the students that will be our leaders of tomorrow. With these kids geared up and ready to go it's really nice to see them work hard with technology and pushing themselves to meet industry standard test preparation", say's Jamie Franzman Chief of Operations, LearnKey, Inc.

The following schools and participates deservingly walked away with different types of awards and recognition.

American Fork High Schools Brent Anderson Novell CNA 1st Place Walter Passi Windows XP 3rd Place Ryan Rawling Linux 2nd Place Mark Roberts Win Server 2003 2nd Place Bryce Tholl Win Server 2003 3rd Place Blake Vandemerwe Win Server 2003 1st Place Bear River High School Dakota Crandall Windows XP 1st Place Box Elder High School Daniel Prows Network+ 1st Place Carbon High School Jeffrey Hyer A+ Advanced 2nd Place Cottonwood High School James Clark A+ Advanced 3rd Place Isaac Smith Certiport IC3 1st Place Emery High School Rebecca Lofley Novell CNA 2nd Place Taylor Tanner Novell CNA 3rd Place Grantsville High School John Fryer A+ Essentials 2nd Place John Fryer Network+ 3rd Place Jordan Applied Technology Center Erick Delgado Cisco CCNA 2nd Place Juan Diego High School Daniel Davis Linux 3rd Place Alex Hicks Cisco CCNA 1st Place Andrew Jolly Cisco CCNA 3rd Place Evan LeForestier Win XP 2nd Place John Soklaski Linux 1st Place Salt Lake Career and Technical Center Jeff Brock Network+ 2nd Place Brendan Willis A+ Essentials 1st Place Brendan Willis A+ Advanced 1st Place Woods Cross High School Bryce Blankenagel Certiport IC3 3rd Place Taylor Clutter Certiport IC3 2nd Place Michael Weaver A+ Essentials 3rd Place

LearnKey provided the industry-based testing questions. Each certification test ranged from 30-45 minutes and students are allowed to take up to two exams. LearnKey is known for preparing learners to take high-level IT certification exams and has made questions available for these students to better judge their preparation for the jobs available in the IT industry.

About LearnKey

LearnKey, Inc. produces state-of-the-art learning courses that are delivered straight from your desktop or laptop with over 300 current courses in Information Technology, Office Productivity, Personal Productivity, Database Technology, Graphic Design, Vocational Training and K12 Curriculum. For more information about LearnKey, please visit http://www.learnkey.com.

CONTACT: Melissa Miller LearnKey, Inc. 1-800-865-0165 ext. 136 mmiller@learnkey.com

SOURCE LearnKey, Inc.

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