[Rt-devel] Official RT Training in San Francisco 2/22-2/23: Reserve Now

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Jan 25 14:58:54 EST 2010

We offer RT training just a couple times a year.  Training classes are
almost always taught by me.  We've just extended the discount on the San
Francisco class on February 22nd and 23rd until next Monday.  If you were
thinking of coming to training next month, now is the time to sign up.


The original announcement follows:

Best Practical Solutions provides unparalleled instruction in how to
get the most out of RT. We've been teaching users and administrators
how to get the most out of RT since 2001. Since 2003, we've offered
intensive one-day RT administrator training sessions to the general

2010 will bring four different training sessions for RT, with training  
split across two days. The first day starts off with a tour of RT's  
web interface and continues with a detailed exploration and  
explanation of RT's functionality, workflows and configurability.  
We'll touch on basic administration, but concentrate largely on  
helping you and your team get the most out of your RT instance.

The second day of training picks up with basic RT administration and
covers everything from point-and-click configuration to installation
of RT, development best practices and database tuning.

It goes without saying that you'll get the most out of training if you
attend both days of the course, but we've designed the material so
that you can step out after the first day with a dramatically improved
understanding of how to use RT or show up on the second day and get
quickly up to speed on how to make RT do your bidding.

A spot at either day costs $995 USD for US Training / 695 EUR for  
European Training. You can save 25% if you attend both days of  
training. That's just $1495 USD / 1042.50 EUR!

If you reserve before Feb 1st for the San Francisco session,   
February 15th for the Dublin session, March 5th for the Boston  
session, or September 20th for the Washington DC session, you can save  
an additional 20% by mentioning the discount code ANNOUNCE10. If you  
buy online, we'll automatically apply the discount.

Each class includes a morning snack, coffee/tea, and an afternoon  
snack, as well as all training materials.

Day 1 - RT User Training

This intensive day-long tutorial about RT starts with basic day-to-day
use and continues with detailed training about advanced RT features
including saved searches, dashboards, data analysis and options for
automating your workflow.

This session will cover:

      * The purpose and general use of RT
      * New features in RT 3.8
      * Saved Searches and customizing searches
      * RT's Dashboards feature
      * Customizing RT's workflow to match your own
      * Automating common procedures
      * How to make simple custom reports based on RT's data
      * A short intro to RTFM, the RT FAQ Manager
      * General Q&A Session

Day 2 - RT Administration and Development

   This intensive day-long session aimed at RT administrators and
developers covers everything from installation to backups, interface
and backend customizations. You'll learn how to customize RT to meet
your organization's unique needs and how to make sure that RT stays
fast, reliable and flexible.

This session will cover:

      * New features in RT 3.8 RT's system architecture
      * A guided tour of the RT source code
      * Extension mechanisms you can use to customize RT
      * RT Installation, including the basics of Configuration
      * Examples of how to optimize RT for your organization
      * How to tie RT into your existing authentication infrastructure
      * Building your own tools that talk to the RT backend
      * Customizing RT's workflow to match your own
      * Automating common procedures
      * How to write custom reports based on RT's data
      * Custom coding, modifications, and callback creation
      * A brief preview of RT4
      * General Q&A Session

These sessions will be offered in:

San Francisco, CA, USA - February 22 & 23 2010
Dublin, Ireland - March 15 & 16 2010
Boston, MA, USA - April 5 & 6 2010
Washington DC, USA - Oct 25 & 26 2010

If you can't make it to these cities, please drop us a line to
request a public training in your area. We haven't yet scheduled
training for 2011; your feedback will help us decide
where to offer additional sessions.

Private Training
We also offer private training sessions tailored to your organization's
needs. For more information about on-site training for your
organization, please drop us a line at training at bestpractical.com.

We like to keep class sizes relatively intimate. Please register soon or
we may not be able to guarantee you a seat.

When you register, please tell us which date(s) you are registering  
for, and whether you'd like to register for the whole training session  
or for only a single day.

If you'd like to pay via credit card, please visit Best Practical's  
online store at https://shop.bestpractical.com/

If you'd prefer to reserve a seat and have us bill you, please write to
us at training at bestpractical.com. Be sure to include the full names  
and email addresses of all attendees you'd like to register for  

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