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Our trainings on Monday and Tuesday* are designed to provide you with an immersive learning experience -- from hands-on workshops, certifications, or deep dives on a particular topic or technology. Taught by vetted experts, every class is structured to provide you skills in critical areas that you can immediately put to use. We’ll be adding to this programming, but here’s some of the trainings we’re excited to offer in September 2020.

*NEW* Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Foundation℠ Certification

The SRE Foundation℠ course is an introduction to the principles & practices that enable an organization to reliably and economically scale critical services. Introducing a site-reliability dimension requires organizational re-alignment, a new focus on engineering & automation, and the adoption of a range of new working paradigms.

The course highlights the evolution of SRE and its future direction, and equips participants with the practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the organization involved in reliability and stability evidenced through the use of real-life scenarios and case stories. Upon completion of the course, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when back in the office such as understanding, setting and tracking Service Level Objectives (SLO's).

*NEW* Choosing Your SD-WAN Provider

There are many SD-WAN solutions currently available on the market. These solutions vary significantly based on their architecture, the types of end points they support, how easily they enable multi-cloud access, their ability to ensure acceptable application performance, the security they provide and the ability of these solutions to be effectively managed. This half-day workshop will explore the differences in SD-WAN solutions and position you to choose the most appropriate solution for your organization.

*NEW* Wireless Summit

In the push for everything to be an edge service, one of the most important things that you can have is a strong edge. The edge to cloud path starts with devices connected to wireless networks. Those wireless networks could be Wi-Fi 6, 5G, IOT, CBRS or any other flavor of wireless communication. With so many disparate technologies spread across the RF spectrum, what are you supposed to use to get your job done and drive the outcome that your business or institution needs? Where are you supposed to leverage the strengths of one technology and use it to offload the weaknesses of another?

Join us for the first time at Interop 2020 as we focus our vision on a whole day around the wireless edge. Through seminars, panel discussions and breakouts, learn what makes each one of the wireless technologies applicable to your needs. We will discuss what the entire ecosystem looks like, and understand the impact that each technology has on it.

*NEW* The Technical Leaders Guide to Rapid Cloud Adoption

This class provides a no-nonsense road map on how to survive - and thrive - as you move to the public cloud, specifically AWS and Azure. We'll help you figure out what makes sense to move and explain the common challenges you will run into and some options on how to address them. We will focus on AWS, but the rules of the road are the same for Azure and the services it provides. We'll also discuss the decisions you will have to make to operate effectively in AWS.

Finally, we will cover what to continue to operate on-premises vs. what to switch to cloud and provide pointers for running both at the same time. Congratulations, you have a hybrid cloud - just wait until they ask for a cloud native!

*NEW* Couch to Cloud-Native: How to Successfully Evolve from IaaS to Cloud-Native Architectures

Making the jump from traditional IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) to cloud services and cloud-native practices requires many new techniques and methodologies. Your organizational and personal approach to cloud as an infrastructure choice requires you to rethink much of what is “standard operating procedure” today.

This session will provide an extensive and industry-tested set of practices, tips, and methodologies that take your current operating model to the next generation in preparation for successful cloud adoption. Cloud-native is a methodology and an architectural approach. Attendees will come away with a proven set of processes to take your teams and your technology practices into a cloud environment to ensure successful adoption.

*NEW* Cloud Automation Fast Track with HashiCorp Terraform and Red Hat Ansible

There is little doubt that the pace of technology is rapidly increasing, and so is the the complexity. Automation of provisioning and continuous configuration management is a necessity to ensure consistency as the velocity of IT increases.

This workshop is designed for technical practitioners, IT managers/directors, IT architects looking to advance their skills and processes with more automation and by leveraging native cloud services.

*NEW* Migrating From IaaS to Containers

Successful migration from Infrastructure-as-a-Service to a containerized infrastructure needs a special set of skills. You will learn how to use a combination of technology know-how, collaboration skills and business requirements to bring today’s IaaS applications into a containerized world.

Part 1 - Practical Steps for Moving from IaaS to Containers and PaaS
Part 2 - Defining the Requirements - Enterprise Architecture in Practice

DevOps Foundation® Certification

Take advantage of this two-day program, presented by the DevOps Institute, which allows attendees to earn a DevOps Foundation Certification at no additional cost. The course provides an introduction to DevOps, the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration, and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. At the end of the course, attendees will receive a code allowing them to take the online test free of charge, on their own time. Please note that students must attend both full days of the course in order to be eligible to take the test.

IT Leadership Summit

Soft skills, hard skills, business skills: In today's IT job market, you need them all. As a technology professional, you know the skills you need to succeed are changing rapidly as we work to build systems and services companies need to grow and compete in today's global, mobile marketplace. To stay on top of your game, you need to be a lifelong learner with a clear plan. In this two-day summit, we'll take a deep dive into the core skills you need, so you can level up your career. Build your personal professional development plan. Negotiate like a boss. Engage with the community of practice and find the connections you need. Invest in your professional development and take your career to the next level!

Network Automation Summit by Network to Code

Whether you’re a novice or an expert; whether you’re looking to increase reliability or speed, or drive down cost, this year’s Network Automation Summit aims to provide greater insight into the trends within the network automation industry, breaking down concepts and tools while also looking at how organizations have been able to transform culturally to fully embrace change and automation. The summit will provide practical next steps on getting started with network automation, compare and contrast many common network automation tools, but also dive deep into the nuts and bolts of development strategies while covering network automation architecture and design.

Deep Dive Packet Analysis Using Wireshark

Every day, companies struggle with finger pointing when it comes to resolving application performance and security issues. Time after time, it comes down to digging through the data packets traveling across the network to find out exactly what is happening. This hands-on workshop will focus on how to capture the right packets using the free and open source packet analyzer Wireshark, and what to do with those packets once they are captured.

Cybersecurity Crash Course by Dark Reading

Today’s cyber attackers are developing new tactics and exploits at light speed. With so many other responsibilities to manage, it’s difficult for many IT professionals to keep up with the latest threats – and even tougher to learn the latest tools and processes for enterprise defense. The Cybersecurity Crash Course is designed to help you catch up with the latest developments in cybersecurity attacks, emerging threats, and methods for protecting your enterprise data. In a two-day series of sessions – each taught by a top expert in the topic – you’ll learn the latest developments in key areas of security operations. You'll get insights into the key steps every organization should take to protect critical data, as well as a detailed look at how to respond when your systems have been compromised. Our goal is to make you "security savvy" by giving you the basics you need to understand the threats and exploits, while at the same time updating you on the latest thinking around enterprise defense.

Some of the takeaways offered by the Cybersecurity Crash Course:

  • Detailed, expert sessions that offer key principles of defense, as well as updates on the latest threats, in areas such as cloud security, endpoint defense, application security, and insider threats
  • Insight on the latest tools and processes for protecting enterprise data and preventing attacks before they happen
  • Advice and recommendations on incident response, including key steps to take when a critical data breach occurs

*Trainings are open to All Access and Trainings pass holders.