MIDLAND, Mich. (Oct. 16, 2014) — Northwood University's (NU) University of the Aftermarket will hold a basic and advanced aftermarket data standards seminar Nov. 18-20 at the university's facility in Troy, Mich.
According to NU, the program was developed for aftermarket catalog managers and product information professionals seeking to sharpen their knowledge and implementation of industry data standards. Participants in the event may choose to take either the basic or advanced course or both.
The basic program will begin Nov. 18 and continue through the morning of Nov. 19, with the advanced session beginning immediately after and continuing through the morning of Nov. 20. The advanced training will include a detailed analysis of the ACES reference database design, NU said, along with an overview of techniques for converting flat files to XML and proper procedures for managing ACES and PIES file changes from month to month.
The registration fee for the basic program is $595, while the registration fee for the advanced program—if taken alone—is $249. Those signing up for both programs will pay a reduced rate of $149 for the advanced program.
Instructors for the program include current and former members of the Technology Standards Committee and principal architects of the ACES and PIES standards. The course is designed to satisfy the training requirement for the Automotive Catalog Professional (ACP) designation offered by the University of the Aftermarket for the members of the National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA).
Those interested in participating can find more information, including registration and payment details, by calling 800-551-2882 or visiting universityoftheaftermarket.com.