+44 1636 893673
High Park Farm
Notts NG23 7NZ.
An Introduction to the company
||First Alternative was founded in
1989 by Mick Hosegood, formerly Sun Microsystems
(RIP) UK Customer Training Manager. 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. Our Solaris
courses are suitable for those seeking
certification at Oracle Certified Associate Oracle
Solaris 10 Operating System, Oracle
Certified Expert Oracle Solaris 10 System
Administrator and Oracle
Certified Expert Solaris Network Administrator
for Solaris 10 levels, plus basic Solaris
use and shell scripting.
We also offer Solaris 11 courses aimed at Oracle
Certified Associate Oracle Solaris 11 System
Administrator and Oracle Certified
Professional Oracle Solaris 11 System
The Transition to
Solaris 11 is the ideal course if you are
looking to upgrade your Solaris 10 certification
to Solaris 11.
Our Linux courses are designed to comply
with the Oracle, RedHat and CentOS Enterprise
Linux v7 operating systems.
Post: First Alternative, High Park Farm,
Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7NZ
or Click to load our
aim to give a personalised and cost-effective
service to our customers. We remain independent,
and believe this gives us the maximum
flexibility to meet YOUR needs.
About half of our
courses are scheduled courses (see the
descriptions on the linked pages) and the
rest of our work is with tailored
courses on your site. We also offer
consultancy for Oracle databases on Solaris
and Linux platforms in conjunction with
The Unbelieveably Flexible
We call ourselves a "customer
responsive organisation" which quite simply
means our aim is to deliver whatever training
you need, however you want it. Whatever the
competence, we bring delegates to a new found
level of confidence and knowledge. We can
develop customised training programmes and
on-site, one-company training packages specific
to your company's needs. We'll provide just what
you need to be able to spring
|The Cost Effective First
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.
At First Alternative, we can provide you with a
saving of between 30% and 50%(+) on all courses.
Take into account the 10% discount on block
bookings and 15-20% discount on packages such as
training progressions for Solaris and Linux
users and you'll soon see why with First
Alternative, Finance directors are full of beans!
||The Uniquely Supportive
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. Our highly
informative Web Site is constantly updated to
provide you with the most up-to-date
information. From it, you can download
information used on your course so that you can
practice back at the office on non-live data. If
what you need to know is not on the curriculum
we make sure you won't go cuckoo
if you've got a problem.
|The Crucially Independent
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. Our team of carefully selected
instructors are all highly experienced,
real-world practitioners themselves. They are
fully sympathetic to customer needs and want to
help you get the best out of your systems.
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