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  • HPC200 - Course Objectives
    Cluster computing is the technique of linking two or more computers into a network (usually through a local area network) in order to take advantage of the parallel processing power of those computers. In this course students will use OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resource) software which offers high-performance super-computing power at a very affordable price. It enables virtually any person with minimal computer skills to transform several standard computers into a virtual super-computer. It merits a distinction of being one of the best open source HPC cluster that can be deployed easily using Linux powered PCs. The primary purpose of the cluster is to learn parallel computation and its applications e.g., number crunching in cryptography or research in genetic and medical engineering. On the enterprise business side, you use Linux clusters can be your company's best bet for handling storage, applications, high-volume transactions and more. Oscar Cluster is a HPC cluster initially consisting of 2 nodes but is easily scalable depending on the computing needs. In this training, students will learn how to plan setup and deploy OSCAR on Linux RHEL5. PREQ: Basic knowledge of Linux. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • HPC102 - Course Description:
    Increase your competitive advantage by maximizing your skills and ability to implement and run XenServer 5.6.The Citrix XenServer course covers information administrators need to successfully deploy and manage the XenServer client. The course covers information needed to successfully deploy and manage XenServer 5.6 and the XenCenter management client. It’s fully hands-on labs where students install and configure a virtualization server and then connect to the server with XenCenter. Students can then create a mix of Windows and Linux virtual machines. Here, you’ll learn how to install and configure Linux CentOS5 server VM. They can proceed to the follow-up course where they’ll learn how to create a XenServer resource pool and connect to remote storage. This allows them to explore advanced XenServer capabilities such as XenMotion and Automatic VM placement. PREQ: a good knowledge of Linux. (Fees Code: 1B)

  • HPC301 - Course Description:
    This is a short training course meant for IT professionals and individuals interested to learn how to build & deploy personal cloud computing technology. In this course, you’ll learn how to build and deploy eyeOS 2 on Linux distros and Windows OS. eyeOS Cloud Computing Operating System software let’s you access all your necessary files, folders, office, calendar, contacts and much more anywhere anytime even via smartphone. You can use it personally on your computer for collaborative work and share data with friends, project team, document authoring, firm, clients and colleagues for more innovative ideas and better brain storming. PREQ: Good knowledge of Linux & MS Windows. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • HPC302- Course Description:
    In this course students will learn how to plan design and deploy OpenNebula cloud computing on Linux distros. OpenNebula cloud is currently the leading and most advanced framework for cloud computing. It’s extremely easy to set setup be running your own cloud. Its flexible, extensible and with excellent performance and scalability to manage tens of thousands of VMs: Private cloud with Xen, KVM and VMware; Hybrid cloud with Amazon EC2 and ElasticHosts, and other providers through Deltacloud (from ecosystem); Public cloud supporting EC2 Query, OGF OCCI and vCloud (from ecosystem) APIs. PREQ: Good knowledge of Linux distro. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • UCT200 - Course Description:
    In this training, you will learn how to provision PBX with Asterisk powered VoIP Telephony system, install and compile Linux and PBX in a Flash (PIAF) and how to configure an Asterisk dial plan for both analog and SIP telephones. You’ll also learn how to work with Digium boards, faxing, voicemail, basic IVR and a variety of related topics. Open source PBX software Asterisk is more than just a footnote in the enterprise voice arena. Its’ a great opportunity to get up to speed on how Asterisk is at the forefront of open source VoIP development and how you build your own VoIP Telephony system that’s cost-effective and can even save you money with some of its powerful add-ons like SugarCRM etc. PREQ: Basic knowledge of Linux. (Fees Code: 1B)

  • ECT102 - Course Objectives:
    Start with install and administration of Fedora 13/14, CentOS-5 and RHEL 5/6. Then dive straight into the cutting-edge technology to build & run private Eucalyptus Systems cloud and OpenNebula cloud computing. Then jump into deploying enterprise class DNS master and Slave servers’ setup. Deploy LDAP (OpenLDAP) and 389 Directory (LDAP) Server for centralized identity management & SSO. Deploy messaging solution with Postfix with LDAP powered AddressBook & Identity Mgmt plus SquirrelMail webmail access. Mail client using Thunderbird, Evolution, and Outlook with powered LDAP AddressBook. Deploy PIAF Gold VoIP Telephony with SugarCRM. Build & run enterprise class SipXecs IP Telephony with Openfire IM. Deploy iSCSI SAN powered by OpenFiler. Roll in LAMP (Apache2, MySQL, PHP, PostgreSQL), Java JDK6 and Apache Tomcat 6 AS. Move-on to plan & deploy iSCSI SAN powered OpenFiler and CentOS Cluster Suite, OSCAR Cluster on RHEL. Dive into Web contentment management with Moodle LMS, Alfresco and Drupal CMS with Vtiger, KnowledgeTree DMS. Deploy ISP Solution with ISPConfig. Add business skills with Pentaho BI.

    For network protection & security: Implement EJBCA PKI and OpenSSL for cryptographic network & data security. Deploy secure Squid proxy server with Dansguardian network protection. Add Astaro SG firewall/router. Finally, learn how to consolidate & manage your network servers & clients using Xen Hyper-virtualization VMs. Citrix XenServer and XenCenter for enterprise virtualization.

    Upon completion of this training you will have gained advance knowledge and skills at expert competency with capability to deploy complete medium to large enterprise level network infrastructure solution. Or start your own ISP business or Linux consultancy services. (Fees Code 1C).

  • HPC100 - Course Description:
    This is a short training course meant for IT professionals and individuals interested to learn how to build & deploy Xen hypervisor and virtualization technology. The Xen hypervisor offers a powerful, efficient, and secure feature set for virtualization of x86, x86_64, IA64, PowerPC, and other CPU architectures, and has been used to virtualize a wide range of guest operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, and various versions of the BSD operating systems. It is widely regarded as a strategically compelling alternative to proprietary virtualization platforms and hypervisors for x86 and IA64 platforms. In this course you’ll learn how to install & deploy Xen hypervisor: Xen on Linux, XenServer from, and Citrix XenServer. PREQ: No prior experience with Xen is required; however, a basic knowledge of Linux. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • BMS301 - Course Description
    Applied Project Management Diploma (APM) is an advance level course that teaches you the essential concepts, principles, and techniques relating to Project Management. Topics will include project planning, resources, costs, budgeting, earned value etc. Project management is one of the most highly sought after skill sets in companies today. Whether you're an experienced project manager, or a business professional leading your first project, the GTSI Applied Project Management improves your ability to deliver mission critical work on time and on budge. The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). PREQ: None; Requirements: MS Project 2003/2007®.(Fees: US$2,499)

  • ETC300 - Course Objectives:
    This course is suitable for people who are familiar with computing in general, and would like to advance their professional skills in Linux/Unix systems & engineering for the purpose of using it as part of enterprise business information technology (IT) strategy. The goal of this course is to equip students and IT professionals with advance skills necessary for mastering Linux/Unix systems using CentOS-5, RHEl5, Ubuntu10.04LTS distros. Upon completion of this course you will gain advance knowledge and skills in diverse areas like Linux Systems Administration, Network Administration, or Systems Engineering, and its application in system integration covering topics that are used in everyday business environment and applications from home office, small business (SMB) to enterprise level. Systems integration topics covered include how-to plan, build and deploy business tools like: DNS, FTP, NFS servers, enterprise OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, Business Intelligence (Pentaho BI), CRM (SugarCRM, VtigerCRM), LMS (Moodle), CMS (Drupal, Joomla, Alfresco, Liferay etc.), Moodle LMS. Messaging server (Zimbra, Sendmail, Postfix), JBoss JPortal AS, Tomcat AS; Sun GlassFish, Sun OpenSSO, SAMLv2; Xen virtualization and many more. Introductory Courses: BMS102, BMS103, BMS200, BMS300, ICT100 - ICT106, ETC200, ETC201. Optional: HPC301, or HPC302. (Fees: US$1,499) Email for info:

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  • ETC100 - Course Description:
    This course will give small to medium-size business (SMB) and large enterprises owners and information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for deploying and maintaining network infrastructure understanding of how to install & maintain Linux powered Ubuntu servers, especially Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). To get you started we’ll install Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS. You will also learn how to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Desktop), and Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) backup server powered by RESTORE server. The course modules will lead students through design, planning, installing implementing and maintaining Ubuntu enterprise servers and desktops solutions. You'll learn how to install and configure the following servers: MySQL, LAMP, Apache Tomcat with SSL, PostgreSQL, Postfix with Dovecot, SquirrelMail, DNS and RESTORE. You'll also learn how to install EHCP & ISPConfig hosting; and DTC GPL control panel for ISP hosting. Upon completion of this course students would have gained capability and expertise to install and maintain Ubuntu servers. Install DNS Server, RESTORE backup server and EHCP server for ISP hosting. (Fees Code: 1B)

  • HPC300 - Course Description:

    This course is meant for owners and IT professionals who are responsible for deploying advance computing cluster technology and cloud computing on the enterprise network. Students will learn how to install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud server on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. You’ll also learn how to update Ubuntu server, install and configure required packages and applications needed to run UEC. You’ll also learn how to configure UEC, deploy the cloud and node controllers, install Euca2ools, and how to install and deploy images from the UEC store. Finally, you will learn how to perform some simple configuration tasks on your as-installed private cloud UEC server. Upon completion of this course, you should have acquired a capability and skills that will allow you to plan, design implement and deploy your own private cloud computing platform. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • ER01 - Description
    To-date, most of the research work undertaken in many countries involve continuing investigation, analysis and definition of the many complex thermal processes that can take place within a building structure, for the purpose of quantifying the parameters necessary to achieve an energy-efficient built-environment with better indoor “comfort” climate. The Aspen energy forum 1977, whose theme was "Solar Architecture”, emphasized passive solar design and its great contribution in the area of energy conservation in buildings.Hence, one of the physical designer's main tasks is to create an environment inside the building, which is appropriate for all the human activities likely to take place there. The occupants' biological, emotional and physical characteristics also come into play. It is, therefore, of great importance to consider the response of the user's physiological make-up in relation to the environmental conditions it is exposed to. The body as a self-regulating system prefers to relate harmoniously with the climatic conditions and the environment around it. To-date we done studies covering tropical and Mediterranean climates and looking forward to get funding to pursuer studies energy-climate and built environment architrave in Canada. (Membership: By donation only)

  • BM300 - Course Description

    Introductory Certificate in Project Management course teaches the fundamental concepts of Project Management using MS Project 2003/2007®.. Topics will include project planning, resources, costs, as well as progress tracking. ICPM is a valuable course for students and professionals who have no prior knowledge of PM skills or those who wish to quickly refresh their knowledge of project management best practices. PREQ: None, Requirements: MS Project 2003/2007®. (Fees: US$799.00)
  • BMS200 - Course Description
    This course provides an introduction to data warehouse design and business intelligence principles. Topics in data modeling, database design and database access are reviewed. Issues in data warehouse planning; design, implementation, and administration are discussed in a project management format. The role of data warehouse in supporting Decision Support Systems (DSS) is also reviewed. In the Business Intelligence module we discuss BI Tools e.g., you will learn how install & deploy Pentaho BI which we then use for data mining and OLAP. You’ll also learn how install and use Pentaho Data Integration (Spoon) for data analysis. PREQ: knowledge of MySQL and Linux. (Fees: US$249.00)

  • EIH200 - Course Description
    This course is meant for owners and IT professionals who are responsible for deploying eHealth systems in medical clinics and hospitals. Students will learn how to install OSCAR v9.12 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. You’ll also learn how to update Ubuntu server, install and configure required packages and applications need to run OSCAR, e.g., Sun JDK6, Apache Tomcat application server, MySQL database server, and OpenSSH server. You’ll learn how to secure your OSCAR server using SSL connection; how to setup OSCAR backups using Cron command on your local machine or on a remote off-site server, and how to restore your backups. Finally, you will learn how to perform some simple configuration tasks on your as-installed OSCAR server. Upon completion of this course, you should have acquired a capability and skills that will allow you to plan, design implement and deploy OSCAR eHealth system on a Linux Ubuntu machine. PREQ: Basic Linux. (Fees Code: 1A)

  • SSD200 - Course Description:
    In this unit, we introduce you to the topic of Socio-economic Sustainable Sevelopment and its importance in the field of social development. We look at the topic objectively in reference to the documented facts and in line with what you would think that constitutes to sustainable development. We discuss the role of scientists, citizens and government officials and review research cases in which all these groups come into agreement or in conflict in relationship to socio-economic sustainable development. PREQ: None. (Fees Code: 1A)

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Kefa Rabah, Ph.D.
New Course on Cloud Computing Coming Soon
by Kefa Rabah - Monday, 27 September 2010, 11:57 PM
More courses on HPC Cloud Computing coming soon: CloudStack, Xen Cloud Platform and many more.

EISM: Courses - Risk Management, Cryptography and Data Encryption.
BMS: Courses - Project Management, Business Intelligence (BI)

SREDP: Poverty reduction in rural Africa & Developing countries, AIDS/HIV & its effect in women & children, Women in rural Development, Youth & drugs programs, society & poverty.

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