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ATT Live in Vegas

Top Five Reasons to Sign Up Now

Written by Sheila Mangione

In less than two months, Novell specialists from around the world will meet in Las Vegas for Novell ATT Live 2010. It's the training event of the year, and it's happening December 7-10 at the new M Resort, Spa & Casino Las Vegas.

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from top Novell instructors, mingle with leading industry consultants, exchange ideas with your peers and even head back home with new Novell certifications to add to your resume. If you haven't signed up yet, read on and discover the top five reasons why you don't want to miss ATT Live 2010 in Las Vegas.

1. Exciting New Sessions

This year, ATT Live offers more than 50 new sessions, with something new in every Novell solution area. Check out the session list for first looks at new Novell releases as well as heads-down, hands-on training on Novell applications and in-depth discussions of the industry's hottest topics.

If senior management in your organization is talking about private cloud initiatives, you can broaden your cloud expertise with sessions such as "Introduction to Novell Cloud Manager," "Administering a Novell Cloud Manager Environment," and "Novell Cloud Manager: Install and Configure." The background, knowledge, and hands-on experience these courses provide will give you a solid foundation for managing cloud environments more effectively in your enterprise.

Recently released, Novell Identity Manager 4 has robust features that position enterprises to address today's compliance mandates and tomorrow's identity challenges. If identity management is a top priority for your senior leaders, check out our seven new sessions on Novell Identity Manager, which range from an introductory course, "What's New with Novell's Identity Manager 4," to in-depth classes on the new reporting module, the resource model, and roles-based provisioning.

For ZENworks customers, we've developed informative sessions on the soon-to-be-released ZENworks Configuration Management 11. These sessions will smooth the upgrade from version 10, give you an overview of functions in the latest release, leverage endpoint security management features, provide insight into best practices and lots more.

2. Perennial Favorites

The ATT Live line-up this year includes dozens of popular courses, many of these which have been updated to reflect new functionality and changing IT demands. Repeats of last year's favorites include sessions on Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 migration strategies, advanced administration for ZENworks Application Virtualization, file system and virtualization sessions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and creating hardware virtualization platform independent software appliances with SUSE Studio.

Delivered at a highly technical level, these classes give you real-world expertise you can put to immediate use. You'll leave Las Vegas with enhanced skills that enable you to deploy solutions faster and respond quickly and confidently if issues arise. The money you spend for this in-depth, instructor-led training will more than pay for itself. The knowledge you gain will help you use the Novell solutions to their fullest, so your enterprise gets maximum value from its investment.

With such a full line-up, it's impossible to attend every session that interests you. We want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the valuable information covered throughout the four days. So your ATT Live registration fee includes a CD containing all conference presentations, not just the ones you attend in person.

3. Top Instructors, Dynamic Speakers

ATT Live sessions are led by top Novell instructors with comprehensive knowledge of their subject matter and real-world experience in putting Novell solutions to work. These are pros who can provide a high-level overview and then delve into practical use cases that illustrate how to unleash the full potential of the Novell solution covered in the session. Novell product managers will also be on hand to give you insights into Novell product roadmaps.

Our keynote speakers are two of most dynamic speakers from Novell. Guy Lunardi, director of client preloads, is responsible for product management and business development of Linux OS offering from Novell for client computing. Jo De Baer, product manager for Novell Cloud Manager, focuses on the complete product portfolio related to our Workload IQ strategy.

4. Industry-leading Certification

Novell certifications demonstrate that you have the skills to perform your job effectively. They give you an edge when you're vying for high-profile assignments, seeking a promotion or pay raise, or looking for a position with another company.

If you're preparing for a certification, ATT Live is a great place to be. Just sign up for Session MISC01, Novell Certification Opportunity, and take the exam of your choice at no extra charge. Availability of the Practicum exams is very limited due to the complexities of configuration and connectivity, so you'll need to be among the first to register for this session to take Practicum exams.

You must register for the Novell Certification Opportunity to take advantage of this offer. Seating is limited, so sign up early. We'll contact you before the conference to discuss the exam you plan to take so we can have an appropriately configured system ready for you.

5. R&R

This year's conference takes place at The M Resort Spa & Casino. This 2010 Forbes Mobil 4 STAR award winner offers spacious accommodations, fine dining and a variety of entertainment and leisure activities. It's an ideal place for a little rest and recuperation in between training sessions.

The hotel is 10 minutes from the Strip, so entertainment and shopping are near. But if the night life doesn't appeal to you, don't worry. The hotel is far enough removed that it won't be a distraction.

GWAVA is sponsoring a welcome reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, December 6. This is a great way to kick off the conference and connect informally with your peers as well as instructors, speakers and other Novell employees.

With so much emphasis on containing costs, we worked hard to make this conference a great value at an affordable price. The incredible extended rate of $95.00 per night includes lots of complimentary services such as:

  • Free in-room wireless Internet access - usually $12.99 per day
  • Daily access to the fitness center - usually $14.99 per day
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Strip and the airport

With these extras, and with breakfast and lunch built into the conference registration fee, ATT Live is easy on your travel budget.

The hotel rates are good from December 4-13. To get this special pricing you must book your stay before November 17.

Sign Up Now and Save

ATT Live combines the best of Novell Advanced Technical Training in a single, four-day event. At $1,695.00, it's the most economical way to take advantage of real-time, in-class training by veteran Novell instructors. Sign up now and you'll save even more. Register by October 31 and take 10 percent off the price. Or register between November 1 and 30 and use the Novell Connection discount (code: ATTL90-NCMAG) to save $100.00.

Attendance is limited to 200, so register today to secure your place before the conference fills.

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