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Network, Appletalk & Appleshare Seminars


A series of classes was developed by Network Frontiers to provide in-depth, hands-on support to the AppleTalk networking professional. Classes offered by Network Frontiers are accompanied by books in the Field Manual Series and are the foundation upon which the Apple Certified Server Engineer (ACSE) test is based.

All courses are taught at the Apple Market Centers or an Apple training facility and have a casual yet informative atmosphere. The classes are very hands-on with no more than 14 attendees per class. So be ready to roll up your sleeves and start networking!

Books and CDs are included with all courses. For more information about class times, locations, and travel suggestions, or for answers to any questions, call 1-800-638-8761.

Courses cost $680 for two-day courses or $1,195 for four-day courses. To register, call 1-800-NET-TRN1

Managing Appletalk Networks

Learn the basics and beyond of managing AppleTalk networks in a real-world setting. This class focuses on networking fundamentals as detailed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and implemented in its Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) and Network Management models. You will explore the need for network management as well as how, when, and where it is practiced. This includes learning how to perform a network audit, troubleshooting and testing cable installations, basic packet analysis, workstation setup and management, and overall network configuration. More advanced topics include security management, performance management, and accounting management. All of these areas are brought together when you implement a complete monthly network management calendar.

July 23 - 26 Santa Monica, California August 13 - 16 Boston, Massachusetts August 20 - 23 Dallas, Texas September 3 - 6 San Francisco, California

Managing Appleshare And Backup Management

You will begin by identifying and planning backup strategies using the tolerance theory designed at MIT. Then, learn how to assess capacity and throughput for computers on both LocalTalk and Ethernet networks. We will also teach you about the different types of backup media that are available, such as floppies, hard drives, optical drives, and tape mechanisms. Regarding backup media, your expert instructor will give you an understanding of where the industry is headed and will dispel some myths about speed and compression. Once you have learned how to identify critical workstations and servers, you will learn how to create scripted rotational backups and how to store tapes off-site for safe keeping. Restore information in a crisis environment using the information you have learned during the tolerance phase of training. In short, we will teach to you the fundamentals of tolerating data loss and how to create a retrieval system that minimizes lost time and revenues.

July 30 - August 3 Chicago, Illinois

Designing And Managing Appletalk To Internet Connectivity

Adding Internet to your Macintosh network introduces an additional networking protocol, but fortunately, managing these capabilities need not be difficult if you know what to do. After taking this course, you'll feel comfortable setting up and managing a full range of Internet services for your Macintosh users. First, you'll learn how to select an Internet service provider to meet your needs and to properly set up your Internet connection, gateways, and routers. We'll cover how to configure Internet access for Macintosh users using Open Transport, MacTCP, MacPPP, and ARA. You'll learn how to decide which Apple Internet Server is right for you and how to configure the software that comes with it, including WebSTAR and MacDNS. You'll also work with products to add mail, FTP, and Gopher services to your site. Finally, you'll learn how to use AppleSearch both to make your information sources available on the Web and as an easy way for your users to access WAIS servers on the Internet.

August 5 - 8 San Francisco, California September 10 - 13 Chicago, Illinois September 17 - 20 Santa Monica, California October 1 - 4 New York City, New York

Designing Appletalk Networks

After completing this class you will have the knowledge necessary to work with architects, contractors, engineers, and installers to plan and implement single or multiple building networks. You will understand each topology that AppleTalk can support focusing on star topologies. You will understand which multiport repeaters (hubs) will work best for the job; whether they are managed hubs, "dumb" hubs, concentrator slide-ins, or multiport bridges; and the true impact of switching. With this information, you will be able to successfully plan new or additional cable runs to computers; identify the best selection of repeaters, switches, and/or routers; and document those plans for a successful implementation. In addition, you will be able to create routing tables for small, medium, and large networks and will know how to tie multiple stand-alone networks together into a single internetwork. You will understand the basics of AppleTalk addressing, including network numbering for AppleTalk, zone creation and management, and network masking and subnets. Students will be able to work with dynamic, static, and server-based addressing schemes.

July 16 - 19 Dallas, Texas August 26 - 29 San Francisco, California

Open Transport In-depth

This class focuses on the fundamentals of Open Transport, Apple's revolutionary node-based network access system. You will learn the basics and beyond of how both AppleTalk and TCP/IP function on a normal network and how it applies to the design, management, and troubleshooting of computers on those networks.

July 30 - August 2 San Francisco, California


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