“The instructor was great explaining concepts in
different ways, so if you didn't understand it one way, you
understood it another. He was also very accessible and open to all
questions.”—Melissa Hogan on a class evaluation form,
November 3, 2000.
“Takes you through a LOT of informmation in an orderly manner. I
think the material is also arranged
well.”—anonymous student on a class evaluation
form, November 3, 2000.
“Lots of examples and well thought-out lab
exercises”— Doug Lyle on a class evaluation
form, February 23, 2001.
“Labs were good—didn't have us spinning our wheels on coding
not related to what was being taught.—anonymous student
on a class evaluation form, February 23, 2001.
“I like classes that do lecture and labs for the new material. It makes
it a lot easier to remember what you learn.—anonymous
student on a class evaluation form, November 3, 2000.
Types of classes we offer
We offer several styles of classes:
- Instructor-led on-site
This style of class brings tee greatest benefit to the students. They
learn and retain more when the instructor can interact and modify the
presentation to fit the specific class needs.
- Instructor-led remote
In this type of class, the instructor is interacting with the students
through an audio and video link, with at least audio back to the
instructor. These classes save the expenses of instructor travel, but
at a cost to the class of the instructor not being as “tuned in” to
- Computer-based training (CBT)
We have an arrangement with a company who takes our courseware and
turns it into CBT that students can go through when it suits their
schedule. This more cost-effective training is good for raising
awareness of issues and developing skills the students need.
We develop classes by starting with your needs and developing course
materials that provide the content you require. We can either build a
custom class from the existing content we have, or we can develop new
content that is specific for your needs.
We have classes on all phases of the software development life cycle
(SDLC): design, coding, testing, and deployment. No matter what
development model you follow (waterfall, agile techniques, etc), if you
do not consider security in all parts of the SDLC, you will not have a
secure system. We can help your employees understand their role in
producing and running a secure system..
For specific class details, see our security
We have been working with Unix and open-source systems such as
GNU/Linux and the variants of Berkeley Unix (BSD) since 1980. This
extensive experience allows us to do a better job of explaining both
why the students should care as well as why things are they way they
are. Students leaving our classes always comment on how much they
learned and how it will influence their day-to-day use of these
For specific class details, see our Linux class