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GlobalPlatform Announces Latest Card Specification Training Session

13 September 2010 – Following several successful training sessions throughout 2010, GlobalPlatform has announced its latest event, to be held at the 9th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference in Washington DC on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 November 2010. GlobalPlatform has designed an exclusive one-and-a-half day training session to improve industry knowledge of its smart card specifications, their capabilities and functions, and the benefits gained from implementing standardized and sustainable technology within the government sector.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: "As a result of the success of the training events held in May and July, we are pleased to offer a further session for those implementing smart card solutions in the government sector. This sheds light on GlobalPlatform card definitions and provides students with further information on GlobalPlatform's role, responsibilities and how its technology can support recognized business models.

"Since launching our open card training sessions last year we have been overwhelmed by the industry's demand for this kind of specialized program," he continues. "GlobalPlatform continues to invest considerable resources in the ongoing development of its educational activities and the positive feedback that has been received from participants is testament to the effectiveness of the initiative."

The Washington DC session will offer an explanation of GlobalPlatform Card Specifications, including details on secure channels, security domains and application programming interfaces. Furthermore, an in depth view of Card Specification v2.2 and its most recent amendments (A, C and D) will also be offered. Other topics to be covered include ID configurations, ISO frameworks, networked cards and GlobalPlatform's Compliance Program and certification initiative.

Training is open to GlobalPlatform members and Smart Card Alliance members at a fee of US $1,395 and US $1,695 respectively. Registration fee for non-members of either organization is US$1,895. Organizations sending two students will receive a discount of US $200 per student. Organizations sending three or more will receive a discount of US $350 per student. To ensure good interaction between the instructor and students, there are a limited number of seats, so interested parties are advised to register promptly.

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