SkillSoft (NASDAQ:SKIL) has introduced Live Learning on its SkillPort Platform, which provides live online classes in such areas as project management, Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA. Live Learning customers receive the benefits of instructor-led training over the Web, and a cost-effective, scalable alternative to traditional classroom training for IT professionals.

The new program enables organizations to provide their employees with a convenient and flexible way to gain IT certification or basic desktop application skills. Lessons are delivered to the desktop in a staggered lecture format and students can select convenient class times from the Live Calendar.

"Corporations today need more options to support their learning initiatives, and this latest offering shows our strong commitment to providing valuable training in the most convenient manner," John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, emerging business corporate development at SkillSoft, said in a statement.