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Q: RDF Training ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: RDF Training
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jack1234567-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 10 Sep 2002 11:51 PDT
Expires: 10 Oct 2002 11:51 PDT
Question ID: 63528
I would like to know the leading firms that teach classes on RDF
(resource description framework) and also if any of these firms
develop custom courseware
Subject: Re: RDF Training
Answered By: kyrie26-ga on 10 Sep 2002 18:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello jack1234567-ga!

Thank you for your question. I have found you several schools that
teach RDF in their XML curriculum. Almost all of them have course
"customization" options too. Here are the results of my search :


Batky-Howell - Educating Professional Software Developers

"Batky-Howell computer education for professionals offers
open-enrollment public classes and on-site computer training using a
proven curriculum that accelerates migration to object-oriented,
client/server, and Web/Internet technologies. We provide a complete
computer training solution, with standardized classes that can be
tailored to your specific needs, hardware brought to your site,
subject-matter testing, student evaluations, and follow-up reviews."

"Batky-Howell courses are designed to allow sections of different
courses to be put together into a unique course that meets your needs.
An Account Manager can discuss your training requirements with you and
assist in designing a custom course."

Advanced XML Programming 

"In this course you will learn advanced features of XML. Through
lecture and hands-on lab exercises, you will become fluent in several
XML standards and applications."

Resource Description Framework (RDF) 
- RDF's Purpose 
- A Sample Resource 
- Resource Identifiers 
- Properties 
- Statements 
- Basic Serialization Syntax 
- Abbreviated Syntax 
- Containers 
- URI Patterns 
- The Dublin Core 
- Incorporating RDF Inside HTML 

Cities & Regions : Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas,
Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Los Angeles, Miami, New
Jersey, Oklahoma, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City,
Seattle, Washington DC

For registration or on-site course information please e-mail
[], call 800-868-2202 or 303-302-5300,
or fax (303) 302-5301.


Isogen International

"ISOGEN International has over a decade's history in successfully
improving knowledge management, integrated hypermedia processing,
content management, and document management for a broad variety of

"...ISOGEN has experience in implementing and providing training for
the following standards and recommendations: ["RDF" in list]"

"ISOGEN offers courses at your site as well as through our training
centers in Dallas and Seattle." ( )

There is no mention on customizability of training.

ISOGEN International, LLC
2200 N. Lamar Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 954-5100
(800) 233-8393 x5123
Fax: (214) 953-3152


XML Systems

Course I-112 — Five days  —Instructor-led

"A 5-day course focusing on hands-on use of a variety of XML
technologies which can be applied to the problem of creating XML-based
systems. Concepts in the course are covered in a platform-neutral
manner, emphasizing the ways in which XML can be used in a system.
Students will gain hands-on programming experience using Java and
various XML tools and programming libraries."

"Course Agenda" : [Topic Maps & RDF] included in list
"Do you have a specific IT training requirement that may not be
satisfied by our standardized classes? Or perhaps you would like a
class developed from elements from several of our courses?  SQLSoft+
has a successful track record developing accurate, high quality
technical courses for a number of clients, most notably Microsoft
Corporation.  Our sales team would be happy to show you examples of
our work and discuss your needs."

Locations : Bellevue WA, Beaverton OR, Everett WA

Sales Information (800) 775-9905
Bellevue Center
1750 112th Ave. NE
Suite B-101
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 688-8977

Beaverton Center
15201 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Suite A-1
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 645-2200

Axian - XML Applied

"XML Applied Course"

Price : $1,995, Duration : 5 days

"You will learn" : [Resource Description Framework - RDF] included in
"We Customize Classes: Content—Schedule—Location.  What are your
specific needs?   Tell us!"

4800 S.W. Griffith Dr. Suite 202
Beaverton, OR 97005 USA
(503) 644-6106 (voice)
(503) 643-8425 (fax) 


ITCourseware : Advanced XML Programming

This site, ITCourseware, provides courseware that is specifically
designed for instructor-led training. They have an Advanced XML
Programming course, however the only section covered under Resource
Description Framework (RDF) is RDF's Purpose.

They do have custom courseware services :

"For special needs we invite you to consider our custom courseware
services." ( )


Understanding and Applying XML

A Seminar in the PESG "E-Business Agenda" Series :  Understanding and
Applying XML - Concepts, Capabilities, Uses and Reality Checks

"What You Will Learn" : [Metadata: The Resource Definition Framework
(RDF) and XMI] included in list

Duration: 1 Day 
- In-house
- Public Seminar 

Detroit - August 22, 2002
Chicago - September 9, 2002
Cleveland - September 19, 2002
Boston - October 28, 2002
Washington DC - October 31, 2002

$450.00 per person;  Teams of 3 or more: $400 per person

"All PESG seminars and workshops are available in-house. We also offer
consulting assistance, course development services, methodology review
and project mentoring."

Voice: 216.521.1712 
Fax: 216.221.6879 
Mail: Professional Education Strategies Group, Inc.
16004 Detroit Avenue
P.O. Box 771278
Lakewood, OH  44107 USA  


WinMill Software Classroom and Web-based Training

WinMill Software Training Class Listing & Schedule - Vendor-Certified

They have XML classes :

- Advanced XML Using XSL      
- Introduction to XML 

... but do not cover RDF... however,

"We can also schedule classes by request and can deliver custom
training modules through Web Campus. For more information, contact a
WinMill Account Manager at or 888-711-MILL

Training centers :

- Boston, MA 
- New York, NY 
- Princeton, NJ  
- State College, PA 


Architag University

"Architag University is a single, high-quality source for hands-on
training in industrial-strength web-site design and development,
intelligent content management, XML, SGML, and related technologies
and the tools that support them."

Customized "On-site" Training
"Architag University offers customized training at your site for any
topic covered by our public courses. On-site training makes financial
sense if you have four or more people to train on a particular topic.
Courses can be customized to fit your situation, so your people can
get the training they need in the shortest possible time."

Looks like  Architag University does not have RDF in its current
courses, however they have many levels of XML courses, and given that
they provide customized courses, requesting for RDF instruction seems

Contact Architag
Telephone +1-866-898-0001 
Outside US +1-303-426-3126 
Fax +1-720-294-1396 


Google Search Terms

resource description framework RDF course OR courses OR instruction OR
classroom OR lesson OR lessons OR training

advanced xml training rdf

I hope this list helps you in identifying the right school for your
needs! If you still haven't found what you're looking for, please do
not hesitate to request for clarification and I'll work on it some
more. I wish you all the best in your undertakings. Thank you for
using Google Answers.

Warm regards,

jack1234567-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks kyrie26-ga!  I appreciate it.

Subject: Re: RDF Training
From: nellie_bly-ga on 10 Sep 2002 17:02 PDT
Are you looking only for private companies that offer this course
rather than colleges or universities?

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