Novell online training is designed to help with a changing and challenging market. Our training is among the best in the field, and of our training options, the in-class experience is unrivaled. But given current economic conditions, traveling to one of the many training sites may not be feasible. Now with Novell Advanced Technical Training (ATT) Online, we bring our teachers, labs, equipment and even fellow students to you, all through a virtual environment that mirrors the classroom.
Through this training option, Novell brings classes to organizations and students that might have limited training and travel budgets. If your Internet connection allows, you can have the full training of one of the Novell on-site courses, even in the comfort and convenience of your own home. ATT Online Training is as good as being there!
The Online Classroom
Novell has made tremendous strides over the past couple of years to mirror the classroom in a virtual world. We started with the goals of eliminating the need for costly travel, increasing our flexibility and extending the reach of our online training. Now you can have at home or work the same experience you would have if you attend a Novell training class in any city, or even on the Novell campus in Provo, Utah.
Much of the success of the online experience comes from using the ElluminateLive product to deliver our online courses. This program creates a virtual classroom that allows you to follow along as the instructors guide you through lectures, slide presentations and demos just as they would in a real-time classroom.
When the Elluminate window opens, you see not only the slides and a white board, but also a list of other participants. The instructor can write on slides and you can "raise your hand" with questions, allowing the teacher to give and receive student feedback. (See Figure 1.)
You can also chat with fellow students. Besides the general class session, if you want to talk to the instructor or other students privately, you can move to a private room to discuss issues for a specific vertical or area of interest. For example, suppose you're struggling with a problem in your own corporate environment that relates to the class topic. Because of possible competitive intellectual property concerns, you can't discuss it in a public forum like a classroom. So you move to a private chat room to bounce ideas off your instructor and get possible direction to solve your problem without others in the class having access to the conversation. With a microphone and VoIP, you can actually talk to your instructor as well as fellow students in real-time!
Classes are roughly half lecture and half hands-on labs. After a section of the class is completed, students are divided into virtual rooms where, using Elluminate, they have access to the same machines hosted in the Novell training rooms. Novell Training Services has invested heavily into hardware and technology used to host the lab environment. The lab machines in the classroom run at optimum levels and host multiple virtual machines on a single server, which makes a very robust lab environment. Because Novell has the very best hardware in the host lab in Provo, in many cases you have access to better equipment than you would if you had enrolled in an onsite training session at one of our classes held elsewhere. All this adds up to a virtual classroom that allows you to access and use the very best hardware remotely, learning and practicing on top-of-the-line equipment via your Internet connection. (See Figure 2.)
Costs that Can't be Beat
Our online training makes particular sense in today's challenging economic climate. As everyone is seeking to reduce expenses, you might find that traveling to Provo or to another onsite training seminar includes "added costs" such as airfare, lodging, food costs and car rental that might make this valuable experience cost-prohibitive for now.
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But you can have this training without the planning and external costs of traveling.
What began as shortened, half-day online training sessions has expanded to our offering full length ATT classes over the Internet. By clicking on the online tab at http://register.novell.com/listings/?id=60, you can review the classes currently on the calendar. For less than $600 a day, you can enjoy the full training experience without any extra costs-which is an incredible deal!
|Online Half Day||$350.00|
|Online Full Day||$595.00|
|Online 2 Day||$1,195.00|
|Online 3 Day||$1,795.00|
|Online 4 Day||$2,395.00|
Novell Online Training provides a convenient way to get a flexible solution for those of you who need nontraditional training. The training options can also be modular, which means that you can take just what you need to when you can fit it into your work schedule rather than having to take multiple days at once to make it cost-effective. Carefully planned online training sessions can also reduce the number of training days that might take you away from other important on-the-job work, so you can maintain your productivity while you're in training. For example, it eliminates travel time to and from onsite training classes, which can often be two full days of minimal-if any-productivity.
As a result, the Novell ATT Online offering is flexible enough to meet your unique needs and schedules while at the same time allowing you to control-indeed lower-your training and travel budget