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ATT Live in Vegas

Betting on a Sure Thing

Written by Sheila Mangione

Playing the slots is a gamble. Chances are you'll lose. But there's one sure bet in Vegas this year: Novell ATT Live 2010

ATT Live is four days of intense, hands-on training delivered by engineers for engineers. This year's conference will be held December 7-10 at the new Novell ATT Live 2010.

This four-day, real-time, in-class experience is the best bet around for expanding your knowledge and sharpening your skills. It's a bargain at $1,695.00, but you can get an even better deal with our early-bird discounts. Register September 30 and we'll take 20 percent off. Register between October 1 and October 31 and we'll take 10 percent off.

ATT Live packs the best of Novell ATT offerings into a single four-day event.

Unique Training Opportunity

Novell offers a broad range of training options to meet the broadest possible range of learning needs. Independent research reveals, however, that classroom-based training yields the best overall results in critical areas.
(See Figure 1.) Novell Advanced Technical Training (ATT) provides that in-class experience, with engineer-to-engineer instruction and a troubleshooting emphasis. Delivered at a highly technical level, ATT classes give you real-world expertise you can put to immediate use.

ATT Live packs the best of our ATT offerings into a single four-day event. In the past, Novell has offered ATT Live only at the Novell Provo campus. In 2009, Novell took the conference to Vegas, making it more accessible than ever. The response was extraordinary. Nearly 200 Novell specialists from around the world learned from veteran Novell instructors, mingled with leading industry consultants, and exchanged knowledge and ideas with their peers.

As good as last year's conference was, ATT Live 2010 promises to be even better. Novell sought out feedback from last year's attendees and is using their input to improve the venue, ensuring better access to the airport and the Strip, better food, more space, and a better room rate for our guests.

During our four days of solid technical training, we'll offer more than 80 sessions, including many new sessions. The line-up includes first looks at new products as well as updates to current ones. For example, we're introducing sessions on exciting new releases around Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11, Novell Identity Manager 4 and other products on the FY11 roadmaps.

We limit conference attendance to 200, which means smaller classes and more personalized instruction. We provide all the hardware needed for hands-on training. What's more, the registration fee includes a CD containing all conference presentations, not just the ones you attend. As a result, you can continue your learning experience when you return home.

A Worthwhile Investment

As you consider your training needs and budgets, this is an experience you really should consider for yourself and your IT staff. The investment you make in ATT Live will keep you on top of your game and help your business be as competitive as possible.

ATT Live is surprisingly cost effective. If you register by September 30, you get four full days of classroom instruction for only $1,350 (a 20 percent discount). That's less than half of the $2,900.00 cost of a typical four-day, on-site, hands-on class. Four days of online modules would cost you $2,800.00.

So, if you're a server or network administrator, network engineer, consultant or someone who just needs more in-depth technical training directly from the source, don't miss this event. Register now to take advantage of our great discounts!

Award-winning Resort Location

As noted above, the site of this year's conference is The M Resort Spa & Casino. This 2010 Forbes Mobil 4 STAR award winner offers full amenities and a convenient location. The hotel is 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, so the city's unique entertainment and shopping opportunities are close by. If you prefer to avoid the night life, the hotel is far enough removed that it won't be a distraction. The hotel offers spacious accommodations, fine dining and a variety of entertainment and leisure activities.

The M Resort is offering ATT Live attendees the incredible extended rate of $95.00 per night, which includes a variety of complimentary services such as free in-room wireless Internet access (usually $12.99 per day) and daily access to the fitness center (usually $14.99 per day). A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is also included. For more details on the extras available to ATT Live attendees visit the ATT Live site and click the Hotel Information tab.

These rates are good from December 4 - 13 so you can come early and stay late to enjoy the town. Taking advantage of this special rate could save you up to $930.00. To get the special ATT Live pricing you must book your stay before November 17.

Bonus for Returning Alums

If you attended ATT Live in previous years, Novell has a special gift for you. Simply register before September 30 and we'll give you an ATT Live alumni jacket [link to jacket photo] that's built to Nike Golf's exacting standards.
(See Figure 2.) This Cyprus blue, 70/30 polyester/cotton jacket is embroidered with "ATT Live Alumni" on the left breast side to put the spotlight on our alums.

Savings for Early Registrations

Visit the ATT Live homepage today to get the latest news on this unique training opportunity. While you're there, go ahead and register to secure your place before the conference fills. Register by September 30, and pay only $1350.00, a 20 percent savings. Register between October 1 and October 31, and pay only $1525, a 10 percent savings. If you miss the early-bird pricing, you can still save by using the Novell Connection $100.00 discount through November 30 (code: ATTL90-NCMAG).

Remember, Las Vegas may be the gambling capital of the world, but ATT Live in Vegas is a sure bet for advancing your technical skills and increasing your knowledge. See you in Vegas at the industry's training event of the year!

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