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Old 05-26-2005, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I've seen these formation on Blackberry.com: BlackBerry Enterprise Server software v4.0 Advanced Administration
Course Type: Instructor-Led
Duration: 1 day
Available as of: June 15th, 2005
Audience: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administrators
Cost: $849 USD

I'm from Quebec/Canada and for entreprise politics reason it seems hard for me to get a formation outside of Canada for now... I was wondering if anyone had the chance to get any good BES formation in Canada? I've search a bit but didn't found anything serious.

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Old 05-27-2005, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My take on these new "training" sessions from various vendors is that they instruct how to do the tasks and other procedures that are simply a breakdown of RIMs' installation guide. The reason I take this stance is because my previous employer actually created the first (very first ) admin and desktop guide for RIM employees. The training session was totally hands-on and it dealt with unique problems not cosmetic problems/issues. At the time the RIM techs (some are managers now) were not very conversant with Domino and how it works.
Firstly, where have you searched? Unless your company is a BP or better with RIM, you wouldn't get much, but basic guides.
The best and only way to learn the issues is to install&configure yourself. If you have access to systems as well as software, try different configurations, upgrade paths, SP/HF levels. Break a few features and observe the logs, event viewer...etc.
Training sessions are designed to be generic by default and will always demonstrate generic problem scenarios. Forums such as this deals with real, live issues and the resolutions are a result of collaborative effort and experience.
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The RIM course is an instructor led walk through the installation guide, with a little bit of administration such as watching queues, what database's are used, etc. Nothing more... Rogers paid for my training so that is cool for me, but you would be better off reading the installation and administration docs, because you would know everything they teach and be up $850 by the end of the day.

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ps. While I was doing the training I found more interest in stopping services on other peoples machines throughout the day than installing the BES.
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See what a little power does....
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Ya... I am terrible... I think that no matter what, if you want to learn about something, you should aquire the item and play with it... if you get stuck, read a bit or a lot... then do some research, and play with it a bit more... and keep playing until you get it fixed...

This kind of learning goes a long way... I fixed an exchange server yesterday that stumped MS tech support... go figure eh.

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That's my approach to any new technology.....great attitude corey@12mile !!
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