Being a former Quark-authorized trainer myself, I was happy to discover that Quark now lets anyone download their official training materials for QuarkXPress 8. Back when I was a trainer, these materials cost $50 or so, and were available only to Quark Authorized Trainers.
Now you can download them for free at www.8.quark.com/quarked.html. Each of the 14 modules contain example files and a workbook that covers the basics as well as advanced uses.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.