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Mixed Networks Bootcamp - 5 Day Training Course

By jaye ·
Big Nerd Ranch announces Mixed Networks Bootcamp December
12-16, 2005

Emily Herman
Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.
(67 595-6773

Atlanta, GA - September 16, 2005 - Big Nerd Ranch Announces
New Mixed Networks Bootcamp, December 12-16, 2005

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc, continues to set an industry standard in
training courses for system administrators and developers with
its announcement of the new Mixed Networks Bootcamp,
December 12-16, 2005. This new course provides network
administrators with the skills necessary to master networked
environments that incorporate systems across a number of
platforms. In many cases, system administrators have extensive
backgrounds in a single OS, but, when presented with the
challenge of integrating other operating systems or even
migrating to a new system, are then left with the challenge of
quickly learning a new set of protocols on-the-fly. In real-world
networks, Mac and Unix users are often forced to deal with
Windows, but don't know how. Conversely, many Windows
administrators want to foray into Mac and Unix administration,
but need the necessary guidance on where to start. Big Nerd
Ranch, Inc., in collaboration with experienced network
administrator and instructor Nate Osborne, has created a new
bootcamp that tackles this challenge and presents one of the
most innovative and exciting new classes in the industry.

The class syllabus covers a number of critical subject areas
integral to creating a neatly integrated cross-platform network:

File sharing protocols for Mac, Unix and Windows using SMB/
CIFS, WebDAV, and Bonjour
Printer sharing for multiple operating systems
SSH Tunneling, GUI and Text-based logins
VPN clients and servers across platforms
Database access via ODBC for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MSSQL
Connecting to Exchange via Unix and Mac and spam filtering
System monitoring and logging
Data Backups and file and password recovery
Nate Osborne, Mixed Networks Bootcamp instructor, said of the
class, "Managing this type of mixed network can be a nightmare
for system administrators. With that in mind, this class was
specifically created to target system administrators frustrated
with the difficulties in managing a mixed environment. This
class is ideal for organizations considering adding another OS to
their environment or wanting to leverage the advantages of
another OS; possibly as the start of migration to a new platform.
Mastering this type of scenario can dramatically increase
productivity, reduce the transition time and minimize total costs
to the organization."

"Creating this tightly integrated fabric of interwoven systems can
virtually eliminate potential portals of security intrusion and
expand your organization's ability to communicate, share
information easily and facilitate worry-free file and content
sharing within the organization," he continued.

Nate Osborne is a systems administrator and consultant with
over eight years in the technology industry. He has supported
and managed the logistics of a range of systems from financial
analytics to the cutting edge world of e-commerce. His
background includes VOIP and PBX phone systems, VPNs,
firewalls and remote user security projects. In his personal life,
Nate has translated his passion for cross-platform technology
into his interactive home automation of appliances, electrical
usage and applications.

For a complete class syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for
Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside
Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals,
original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and
transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are
encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for
input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For
more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit


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