+44 7736 475838
High Park Farm
Notts NG23 7NZ.
An Introduction to the company
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 Linux and related
courses. We're constantly thinking up new ideas,
and always trying to improve what we offer. Our
Solaris courses are retired from the end
of October 2017.
Our Linux courses are
designed to comply with the Oracle, RedHat and
CentOS Enterprise Linux v8 operating systems.
Post: First Alternative, High Park Farm,
Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7NZ
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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 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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