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More than 600 SkillSoft Courses Approved to Meet CPA Australia Requirements for Continuing Education

Sixth Largest Accounting Body in the World to Benefit from SkillSoft Content

SYDNEY, Australia – January 29, 2008 - SkillSoft (NASDAQ:SKIL),a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium- sized businesses, today announced that more than 600 of its business and IT courses are compliant with the requirements of CPA Australia for meeting continuing education credits. Continuing education is an essential part of professional development for its members, and is a requirement to maintain an active CPA qualification.

"SkillSoft's set of e-Learning tools, which we have accredited, offer our members the flexibility to strengthen aptitudes at their own pace and within their own schedules," said Tony Gleeson, General Manager - Member Knowledge of CPA Australia. "The depth and breadth of the knowledge available through these courses is attractive to us."

As one of the largest global accounting bodies, CPA Australia is regarded as a thought leader in financial reporting, taxation and corporate governance. Access to SkillSoft’s learning tools helps CPA Australia’s members to achieve the highest levels of technical and business competence. With SkillSoft, participants are able to benefit from technical courses related to Adobe, Microsoft and SAP and general business courses that focus on topics such as Strategic Management Planning, Communicating During Organizational Change and Success Over Stress.

“Having the right tools to support ongoing learning and education is critical to the success of any organisation,” said Maryanne Puli, Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand   for SkillSoft. “SkillSoft is excited to partner with CPA Australia on providing its 112,000 members with flexible and convenient learning alternatives designed to make an impact in their continued development. Every SkillSoft customer can be utilising their agreements with us to ensure that their finance community remain accredited.”

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft Asia Pacific, headquartered in Sydney Australia, is a division of SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners,


For More Information:
Maryanne Puli
Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand
Mobile:         +61 (0) 437 438 945
Phone/Fax:   +61 (0) 3 96394204