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The O'Reilly School of Technology has a number of courses w/ Perl, as well as full certificate series. You can find them at http://oreillyschool.com/courses/ . We also have a number of books at http://perl.oreilly.com/ , as well as some excellent online tutorials, such as http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2008/09/... . Once you get up to speed you may also want to consider attending our next Open Source Conference -- http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009 -- which always has lots of Perl related content.