First Alternative

First Alternative

Description

First Alternative was founded by Mick Hosegood in 1989. We are a small (in size) training company, specialising in Solaris, Linux and related courses. We're constantly thinking up new ideas, and always trying to improve what we offer.We provide both scheduled and on-site services around the UK and Europe.

Top courses

  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 5 Days

...Sources Properties - Query Examples Mounting/Unmounting Quotas and reservations Setting properties when creating Snapshots and Clones Backup and Restore... Learn about: Operating Systems, Systems Administration... More


£ 1,300
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 4 Days

...ZFS shadow migration. Describe the COMSTAR (COmmon Multiprotocol Scsi TARget) framework. Implement iSCSI including target and initiator systems... Learn about: Systems Administration, Operating Systems... More


£ 1,250
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Solaris 10 - Systems Administration Part 2 course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 5 Days

...Modifying automount options in /etc/default/autofs. Using SMC with NFS. NFSv4 features. SAMBA Server Overview A brief overview of this powerful and impressive... Learn about: Systems Administration... More


£ 1,300
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Solaris 10 Network Administration course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 5 Days

...IP datagrams, address types, subnetting and variable length subnet masks (VLSMs), interface configuration files, creating logical inetrfaces... Learn about: Operating Systems, Systems Administration... More


£ 1,400
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Solaris 10 Features for Experienced Solaris Administrators course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 4 Days

...creating snapshots and clones of datasets; exporting and importing storage pools; recursive rename of ZFS datasets; using zfs send and receive... Learn about: Operating Systems, Systems Administration... More


£ 1,100
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Solaris Utilities and Shell Programming course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 3 Days

...Debugging facilities. Run time arguments. Obtaining input from the keyboard. User-defined and built-in Shell variables. Integer Arithmetic. Control statements... Learn about: Operating Systems... More


£ 750
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Introduction to Solaris course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 2 Days

...Ethernet Overview. Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh). Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and... Learn about: Operating Systems... More


£ 500
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Solaris 11 Administration course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 5 Days

...To attain a level of competence performing Solaris administration tasks to that defined in the Oracle Certified Associate Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator... Learn about: Operating Systems... More


£ 1,170
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Solaris 11 Advanced Administration course in Collingham
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  • Course
  • Collingham
  • 5 Days

...Signed packages and other package properties. Administering IPS package publishers. Managing multiple Boot Environments (BE), with facilities in the pkg and beadm commands... More


£ 1,170
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Teachers and trainers (1)

Mick  Hosegood
Mick Hosegood
mick@firstalt.co.uk

20 years providing Solaris and Linux courses, formerley Sun Microsystems UK Customer Training Manager.

History

Founded: 1989 by Mick Hosegood, previously Sun Microsystems UK Training Manager.

Advantages of studying here

The Unbelieveably Flexible First Alternative...We call ourselves a "customer responsive organisation" which quite simply means our aim is to deliver whatever training you need, however you want it. The Cost Effective First Alternative...As an independent and niche-focused company we are the first choice for better value training with a better pricing structure. But we don't just offer great value for money, we offer great value for less money.The Uniquely Supportive First Alternative...Our training support does not finish when the course does. We offer real support as you implement what you have learned. We have an informal post-course help line to answer delegates' questions. The Crucially Independent First Alternative...Unlike some training providers, at First Alternative you'll find nobody is pulling our strings. We are customer-driven, not vendor-compliant, so we can give you an unbiased, objective appraisal of product.

Areas of specialisation

Solaris and Linux, especially Systems Administration courses.