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Novell Expands NetWare 6 Training to Meet Customer, Partner Demand

Pre-launch training effort largest ever in Novell history

PROVO, Utah | October 17, 2001

Novell, Inc., a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software, today announced the rollout of additional initiatives to meet the growing demand for NetWare® 6 expertise, training more partners and customers sooner than with any previously released Novell® software. This announcement follows on the heels of highly successful NetWare 6 boot camps for solution provider partners and the currently running 50-city NetWare 6 One Net Access Tour where more than 10,000 customers, solution providers and education partners are participating in the largest pre-launch training effort in Novell history. Novell's worldwide training initiatives will help businesses maximize their return on investment in NetWare 6. According to Gartner Group, every hour of needed IT professional training is worth an average of 5.75 hours of productivity to the enterprise.

The new Novell Education training initiatives available are:

  • NetWare 6 First Class: the first Novell Education offering on NetWare 6. This two-day course provides participants with the first opportunity to receive hands-on training using enterprise equipment for NetWare 6.
  • Upgrading to NetWare 6: a five-day course focused on the new features of NetWare 6. This course is designed to provide comprehensive experience and education on the value propositions of NetWare 6 and will be the cornerstone of the NetWare 6 CNE® certification
  • Upgrading to NetWare 6 Certified Novell InstructorSM (CNISM) Training: the first NetWare 6 course offered by select Novell Authorized Education CenterSM (NAECSM) partners worldwide. It is geared to the instructor audience and will accelerate growth of the worldwide expertise pool for NetWare 6.

Customers, education partners and solution providers who have attended NetWare 6 training are giving Novell high marks for its pre-launch training initiatives. "Novell's NetWare 6 boot camp training and other courses they offer are top notch and show me Novell is committed to network engineers like me," said Crystal Sroga, Master CNE with Benchmark Computer Training Centers in Edina, Minn. "I am thrilled to gain hands-on expertise from Novell because their technology is superior."

Rick Rigby, director, Western Division for Novell solution provider partner Cal Data Systems in Phoenix, adds, "Novell's NetWare 6 boot camp was one of the best training courses I've participated in. The true value I gained was the ability to meet with knowledgeable instructors and implement the technology in a real-time lab set up. The hands-on experience has equipped me to know the product in such a way that I can more effectively sell it to customers."

"Early demand indicators for NetWare 6 training are very strong," stated Debbie Maucieri, vice president of Novell Education. "The reliable, secure and additive benefits of Net-ready NetWare 6 are driving interest among customers making eBusiness transformation decisions. With the rollout of these training initiatives, we ensure that a worldwide expertise on this product is readily available."

NetWare 6 First Class is now available to customers in North America and Europe through January 2002. The Upgrading to NetWare 6 course becomes available Oct. 22 through NAECs worldwide. Upgrading to NetWare 6 CNI Training is available now through December and is free to Certified Novell Instructors. For more information, contact your local NAEC or visit Customers can register to attend the free NetWare 6 One Net Access Tour at, and solution providers can register at

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL), is a leader in eBusiness solutions and Net services software designed to secure and power the networked world. Novell and its subsidiary, Cambridge Technology Partners, help organizations solve complex business challenges, simplify their systems and processes, and capture new opportunities with one Net solutions. Novell provides worldwide channel, consulting, education and developer programs to support its offerings.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Information on eBusiness and e-integration solutions from Cambridge Technology Partners can be accessed at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at

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