Monday, June 29, 2009

[THIN] Re: Is there free XenServer training?

I’ve been very disappointed with Citrix’ online training.  If it’s free and not required for certification then Citix can do whatever they want.  But for the most part, this is not real training it’s an exercise in marketing.




From: [] On Behalf Of Burke, Paul
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 6:10 AM
Subject: [THIN] Re: Is there free XenServer training?




For anyone considering giving it a go, be warned that it is approximately 6 hours long and audio-less, meaning you have one hell of a lot of reading to do if you try and complete it in a day. I booked last Friday working from home in order to undertake it and actually fell asleep for 15 mins during the latter stages!  :-)


As to its structure, I would class it as average. It’s delivery is very much in a PowerPoint presentation style, though there’s access to a table of contents which allows you to move around the various sections at will. The imitation hands-on sections are pretty noddy and the majority of the information that it imparts can most certainly be found in the manuals. Also, a large percentage of the course is based around the purchasable “extras”, so anyone looking to use it as a good introduction to the XenServer hypervisor will undoubtedly be disappointed. If it’s information on the extras that you’re after though, it does a fine job of covering them in detail.


Just my 2p worth.


Thanks to John for posting the original link to this course.







From: [] On Behalf Of John Elstone
Sent: 23 June 2009 14:42
Subject: [THIN] Re: Is there free XenServer training?



2009/6/23 Jeff Pitsch <>

Or a decent guide for newbies for XenServer?  No the admin guide is not the answer I'm looking for :)


Introducing Citrix Essentials for XenServer 5.5

Self-paced Online


Special offer- this course is available at no cost for a limited time!  Registration fees will be waived at time of registration.

This course introduces learners to Citrix XenServer 5.5 and Citrix Essentials for XenServer 5.5 and provides the knowledge needed to perform basic configuration and management tasks. Through online simulations, learners will view, install and configure key product features, as well as explore capabilities such as StorageLink, Workload Balancing and Lab Manager


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