OpenBSD Journal

Upcoming OpenBSD System Administration classes

Contributed by jose on from the training dept.

void writes:
"Daemon News, a provider of BSD news and services, announced this week the availability of several BSD system administration training classes. The hands-on, multi-day classes beginning in November will be held in the Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington, areas."

"Upcoming classes include OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD training with an emphasis on installations, fundamental maintenance skills and common network services administration. The training courses have been developed to teach how to administer BSD operating systems in networking environments.

The OpenBSD classes -- to be held in the Seattle, Washington, area -- will cover the fundamentals of OpenBSD system administration, including installation (on i386 hardware), system services, installing software packages, configuring and building kernels, network configuration, and more. (Details can be found at .)

"Our one-on-one approach to training allows us to tailor the classes to the students who attend," said Chris Coleman, the FreeBSD instructor. "This allows the students to build on the skills they already have."

Daemon News' NetBSD and OpenBSD training will by taught in partnership by Puget Sound Technology , a Washington-state company specializing in open source and BSD technical services. The company teaches classes covering Unix skills and monthly workshops introducing a variety of open source software, such as Apache, Exim and Samba.

"In addition to BSD-specific administration, the OpenBSD and NetBSD courses will cover common techniques for auditing and improving Unix system security and beginning Apache Web Server and Postfix mail server administration," said Jeremy C. Reed of Puget Sound Technology.

"It was a great course -- it helped me fill in a lot of gaps in my knowledge," said Paul Warner, a developer who attended a previous Daemon News class. "The instructor took time to tailor it to fit my needs."

More information and registration details can be found at ."

Now's your big chance to go get training and travel to a nice city in the western US. (Article trimmed a bit for space.)

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  1. By Michael Anuzis () on

    It's interesting, I taught a class at my local university that lasted twice as long, covered more curriculum, and cost 1/30th of the price ($50)... but then I guess the downside is I'm only a university student myself :) Not a certified instructor or an OpenBSD guru by any means!

    For those interested, the *very* casual curriculum I made for my class can be seen here:

    For anyone near Oakland University, Michigan, who may be interested in much cheaperunofficial OpenBSD teaching by a (probably) much less knowledgeable instructor (myself), I may be teaching the course again in the Winter & I have been known to accept students free if you are poor enough :)

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Nuf said. Go you! :)


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