Jul 29, 2004

Seagate's Certified Engineering Training Adopted by Leading Computer Training School in New Zealand

SINGAPORE - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the worldwide leader in hard disc drives, announced today that it will work with AMES Training & Resource Centre Ltd. to integrate the Seagate Certified Engineer Program into their diploma course to further strengthen the portfolio of technical support services available in the region.

"AMES selected the Seagate Certified Engineer Program as one of the modules for its diploma program because it provides comprehensive coverage of current technologies in computer systems like ATA basics, UDMA, SCSI and SATA interfaces." Said George Marr, Head of School, "Through extensive training in hard disc drive basics, installation, packaging and handling, the course strives to strengthen our student's ability to solve problems customers may face."

"The introduction of this training program is a further endorsement of Seagate's commitment to enhance the quality of services and support infrastructure for our customers in the region," said Robert Yang, Seagate director of Sales and Marketing and general manager for Australia.

The Diploma in Help Desk & IT Support is the certification for professionals who wish to enter the Help Desk and Customer Support industry. This diploma provides students with the AMES Certificate in Computer Support as well as 5 international certifications including Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST).

AMES Training & Resource Centre Ltd
AMES Training & Resource Centre Ltd is a wholly owned New Zealand company which has been in business since 1991. AMES is owned by three trusts and the present directors still hold to the vision of the founders which was to enable people to access international certification at a reasonable cost. In that time they have trained thousands of people who have gone on to achieve well paid employment all over the world.

AMES Training & Resource Centre Ltd. is accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 to provide education and training based on unit standards and local course approvals.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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