RTS Education, a business unit of portable memory device maker Research Triangle Software, has expanded its course offerings by launching a series of training sessions on XML in coordination with the Data Interchange Standards Association.

“We are excited to expand our education division’s reach and course offering in this exciting area,” said Bob Crowley, senior vice president at Research Triangle Software in Cary. “The use of XML for business messaging continues to grow, expanding its role in the electronic exchange of business information of all types. These classes will provide insight and offer tremendous value for attendees no matter what their level of XML understanding.”

The courses will be hands-on, and initially held in conjunction with the ASC X12 meetings in Seattle during early February 2004.

The first course, “Introduction to XML,” will be held Feb. 5 and feature R.T. Crowley, former chair of X12 and author of the book “EDI: Charting a Course to the Future.” A second course will be “Practical XML for e-Business” on Feb. 6 with Mike Rawlins, current chair of X12C Communications and Controls and author of the book “Using XML with Legacy Business Applications.”

RTS Education says courses in XML and other techniques of electronic commerce will soon be offered in other cities, like Chicago, Miami, Nashville, and San Diego over the next 12 months. Registration for these courses can be done directly with RTS Education at 1-866-206-2426 or at the website below.

RTS Education: www.rtseducation.com