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Resellers switch to new NETGEAR education sessions

  • 24 January, 2005 09:39

<p>Sydney, Australia (January 24, 2005) – NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR), a leading provider of easy to use, high-performance networking products, is kicking off the New Year with a range of comprehensive education courses designed to improve reseller understanding of popular products and emerging technologies.</p>
<p>The new courses, which offer a combination of broad-based and technology specific tuition, will be held throughout February and March at various locations around Australia.</p>
<p>The first course, a Reseller Technology Update, will provide resellers with an overview of the products and technologies set to hit the Australian market in 2005. This evening course is offered free of charge and will cover topics such as Voice over IP, Pre N – Range Max, MIMO Technology, ADSL2+ and the digital home. The Technology Update will give resellers a better understanding of where the local market is heading and assist them in maximising sales opportunities.</p>
<p>Other courses will take the form of specialised technical training sessions that will provide resellers with an in-depth and hands-on look at current technologies, including managed switching, VPNs and wireless. These interactive one-day courses are limited in size and discount fees are available for multiple attendees. The fee covers the cost of any equipment used during training, which attendee’s get to take with them on completion of the course.</p>
<p>“We held a variety of wireless and VPN training courses throughout 2004 and were overwhelmed by the response we received from resellers looking to expand their technical understanding of these technologies,” said Ryan Parker, National ISP Account Manager, NETGEAR.</p>
<p>“Based on the feedback we received from those workshops, we’ve decided to hold further wireless and VPN education sessions, and have also extended our training to include managed switching - an area where many resellers want to grow their expertise. By teaching them how to implement switches in a real-world environment, we are giving them the practical skills they need to develop effective networking solutions for their customers.”</p>
<p>The managed switch course will provide resellers with a comprehensive understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch theory, and will cover the implementation of switch features such as link aggregation (trunking), spanning tree, QoS, VLANs, access control lists (ACL) and port security. Power over Ethernet, networking with fibre and NETGEAR’s NMS100 SNMP network management software will also be covered.</p>
<p>The first person from any organisation to attend the managed switch workshop will be charged a registration fee of $490 inc GST, which includes the cost of a NETGEAR FS526T 24 port 10/100 Smart Switch with two-gigabit ports. If a second person wishes to attend the same course, the registration fee is discounted to $99 inc GST.</p>
<p>The wireless training session will cover wireless theory, the practical construction of wireless networks in home, business and outdoor environments, and NETGEAR’s new AutoCell technology. The workshop costs $490 inc GST per person and attendees will receive a NETGEAR WG102 Wireless Access Point with AutoCell and a NETGEAR FS108P 8 port 10/100 Switch with integrated Power over Ethernet. A second person from the same organisation can attend the course for $99 in GST.</p>
<p>Resellers attending the VPN workshop will learn about VPN theory and the construction of VPNs in a NETGEAR to NETGEAR, NETGEAR to software client and NETGEAR to third party product environments. The first person attending the course from any organisation will be charged $390 inc GST and will receive a NETGEAR FVS328S Firewall Router with IPsec VPN tunnel capability and a copy of NETGEAR’s Single User VPN Client Software. A second attendee will be charged $199 inc GST and they will be given a Single User VPN Client License.</p>
<p>Resellers can gain further information about any of these courses or register online at:</p>
<p>Course Details</p>
<p>Reseller Technology Update
Brisbane 2-Feb Rydges South Bank, South Bank
Sydney 15-Feb Stamford North Ryde, Ryde
Sydney 16-Feb Stamford Plaza Sydney, Mascot
Melbourne 17-Feb Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne
Perth 3-Mar TBC</p>
<p>Managed Switch Training Courses
Sydney 17-Feb Stamford North Ryde, Ryde
Melbourne 24-Feb Rydges Riverwalk, Richmond
Perth 4-Mar TBC</p>
<p>Wireless Training Courses
Brisbane 2-Feb Rydges South Bank, South Bank
Sydney 16-Feb Stamford North Ryde, Ryde
Melbourne 23-Feb Rydges Riverwalk, Richmond
Perth 2-Mar TBC</p>
<p>VPN Training Courses
Brisbane 3-Feb Rydges South Bank, South Bank
Sydney 15-Feb Stamford North Ryde, Ryde
Melbourne 22-Feb Rydges Riverwalk, Richmond
Perth 3-Mar TBC</p>
<p>About NETGEAR
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.</p>
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