SPRING 2012 Networking Training Seminar

May 2 & 3, 2012

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Utica, IL

 

Conference Registration opening soon

 

Conference Schedule

 

Class Descriptions

 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Online Sponsor Registration

 

Get the IT training you need at IVNUA's Spring Training Seminar.


This two day conference enables IT Professionals learn about new products, techniques and solutions to meet your organization's technology needs. Learn about the newest network operating systems, software tools, and network management techniques.

With help from our sponsors and affiliates, the fee for two days of training is only $250.


Conference Sponsored By:

Novell

 

EARLY BIRD registration GIFT

Register for the IVNUA Conference by April 15, 2012 and receive a complimentary Phone Holder & Charger with 4-Port USB Hub!

USB Phone Holder Charger Hub

 

$100,000 CASINO NIGHT CELEBRATION

All proceeds from IVNUA conferences and other events are used to fund Educational Grants and Scholarships for area schools and libraries. This year, IVNUA is extremely proud to celebrate exceeding $100,000 in grants and scholarships since our inception. We couldn't have done it without you! As our thanks for your support, and to help us celebrate this milestone, IVNUA is hosting a professionally run Casino Night Celebration as part of the Spring Training Conference. This event is provided free of charge (sorry, drinks not included) to all conference attendees, sponsors and speakers.

For more information, please e-mail us at conference@ivnua.org.

 

Conference improvements

Year after year, IVNUA continues to improve our conferences. This year, we are excited to announce a few special changes to the Spring Conference.

 

Breakfast and Lunch Buffets

No more continental breakfasts and box lunches. Enjoy complete breakfast and lunch buffet selections in a separate dining room with seating for all. We will also feature a Keynote Address on Wednesday, May 2nd, a breakfast speaker on Thursday, May 3rd and lunch presentations on both days.

 

Amazing Speakers and World Class Instruction

We've arranged to bring the highest quality speakers to the Illinois Valley with fewer presentations by sponsors. Ready for some names: Laura Chappell (Protocol Analysis Institute/Chappell University), Loyal Moses (Tactical Flex/Aanval), Jeremy Moskowitz (Group Policy Answers), Kevin Remde (Microsoft), and Brian Lewis (Microsoft) are all planning on presenting multiple sessions at this conference!

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING

Vendor Reception:

Meet with today’s top network vendors in a relaxed, social setting. Refreshments and appetizers will be served while you mingle with the attendees and industry representatives.  Click here for a list of vendors.


$100,000 CASINO NIGHT CELEBRATION:

Please join IVNUA to celebrate donations exceeding $100,000 in educational grants and scholarships. You are cordially invited to a grand evening of excitement & exhilaration including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, prize drawings, food and fun. A cash bar is available -- EVERYTHING ELSE IS INCLUDED AT NO CHARGE! And don't worry -- our professional dealers are willing and able to help you learn how to play.


Special Room Rate:
IVNUA has arranged for a reduced rate for rooms at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. A limited number of rooms are available for $89 per night (rate available Tuesday night, May 1st, through Thursday night, May 3rd). To reserve a room at this rate, call the Grand Bear Lodge at 866-399-FUNN (3866) - you will need to mention the IVNUA Conference to get this room rate.


OPTIONAL HANDS-ON ADVANCED Group Policy workshop

This year, IVNUA is proud to offer an OPTIONAL hands-on training session that explores the use of Windows Server Group Policies!

We have invited, Jeremy Moskowitz, one of the foremost group policy experts to present an intensive HANDS-ON full-day Advanced Group Policy Workshop.

This course has "Advanced" in the name, so come prepared to work! This course will quickly review content presented in last year's hands-on Group Policy Workshop and then expand on Group Policy concepts for the rest of the day.

HANDS-ON GROUP POLICY COURSE FEE: $200 (The fee for this full-day course is in addition to the IVNUA conference registration fee.)

Additional Workshop Information and Course Requirements

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2012

7:30-8:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:00-8:45

Keynote Address -- Presentation by Novell

Breakfast Buffet Provided

8:45-10:00

TBD

TBD
Ficek Electric and Communication Systems

Wireshark Network Analysis Tips and Tricks

Laura Chappell
Chappell University

The Next Version of Windows – An Introduction

Brian Lewis
Microsoft

Managing iPads in Schools: How Is Everybody Doing it?

Teri Rossman


10:00-10:30

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

Sponsor Hall Opens

10:30-12:00

Rethinking File Sharing Using Novell Filr

Doc Hodges & Joe Marton
Novell

Top 10 Reasons Your Network Sucks

Laura Chappell
Chappell University

Windows Server “8” – An Introduction

Brian Lewis
Microsoft

The Seven Deadly Sins of Back-up and Recovery

Donja Dziak
Unitrends

12:00-1:00

LUNCH (Provided) -- Lunch Presentation by Advanced Communications

1:00-2:30

Data Protection and Security Strategies for 2012

Brent Nohl and Nathan Blauvelt
Symantec and WTI Systems

Customizing Wireshark for Network Forensics

Laura Chappell
Chappell University

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals

Brian Lewis
Microsoft

What's New in Novell ZENworks® Configuration Management 11

Doc Hodges &Joe Marton
Novell

2:30-3:00

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

3:00-4:30

What's New in GroupWise 2012

Doc Hodges & Joe Marton
Novell

HP Converged Infrastructure: HP Storage and Networking

Mike O’Connor & Stu Click
HP

iOS Implementation in a School Setting

Traci Grandgeorge, Kirsten McLendon
Marseilles Elementary School and LaSalle Elementary Schools

Virtualization in the Data Center and the Classroom: It Still Makes Sense

Scott Armstrong & Dan Davis
Kishwaukee College

4:30-5:30

SPONSOR RECEPTION (Hors D'Oeuvres Provided, Cash Bar Available) -- Click Here for Sponsor List

5:30-

CASINO NIGHT

Complementary Shuttle Provided to the Enchanted Forest
Food Provided at No Charge

Cash Bar Available

   

Thursday, May 3, 2012

7:30-8:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:00-8:30

BREAKFAST (Provided) -- Breakfast Presentation by GroupLink

8:30-10:00

Advanced Group Policy Workshop

Jeremy Moskowitz
GPanswers.com

Additional Fee for this Class

Intrusion Detection and Network Security Situational Awareness

Loyal Moses
TacticalFlex

Gearing Up for the Future

Kevin Remde
Microsoft

Network Design and Implementation Considerations for WLAN, Mobile, Point to Point and Cellular Communications

Jon Bachtold
Advanced Communications

10:00-10:30

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

Sponsor Hall Opens

10:30-12:00

Advanced Group Policy Workshop (Continued)

Jeremy Moskowitz
GPanswers.com

Additional Fee for this Class

Intrusion Detection and Network Security Situational Awareness (Continued)

Loyal Moses
TacticalFlex

Infrastructure Consolidation, Business Continuity and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Jeff Benjamin and Nathan Blauvelt
EMC and WTI Systems

Help Desk Best Practices and Trends

Gus Hytonen
GroupLink

12:00-1:00

LUNCH (Provided) -- Lunch Presentation by Novanis

1:00-2:30

Advanced Group Policy Workshop (Continued)

Jeremy Moskowitz
GPanswers.com

Additional Fee for this Class

Penetration Testing Tools with a Live Network Host Open for Attack

Loyal Moses
TacticalFlex

Building Your Private Cloud

Kevin Remde
Microsoft

iBook Authoring for Teachers

Jerry Johansen
Rock Island Regional Office of Education

2:30-3:00

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

3:00-4:30

Advanced Group Policy Workshop (Continued)

Jeremy Moskowitz
GPanswers.com

Additional Fee for this Class

TBD

Scott Armstrong
Kishwaukee College

How I Built My Private Private Cloud

Kevin Remde
Microsoft

Server Virtualization Round Table

Sid Haas, Doc Hodges