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Monday, November 29, 2010

Four new Alpha University courses you don't have to drive or fly to

We spent a good deal of time on the road this year holding our Alpha University training courses in Las Vegas, London, and Boston. So this time around you can skip the planes, trains, and automobiles. We're bringing four new Alpha Five training courses to you online.

They're taught live, so you can ask questions in the chat window while class is in session. Classes vary in length and meeting times, but they're all designed to cover a lot of material in short order to make the most efficient use of your time.

At the end, you'll receive a certificate for each course you complete. But if you miss any of the sessions or have to duck out early, you'll receive a recording of each one. Let's get to the new Alpha Five courses you can sign up for.

Javascript, jQuery, and Alpha Five: Taught by Jeff Cogswell, this 12-hour course brings you up to speed on the use of JavaScript and jQuery. You'll learn the cutting-edge techniques used to build today's most powerful and innovative Web 2.0 Ajax applications. Class meets at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST on Jan. 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21.
Standard price: $999 Early bird price: $699

Xbasic 101: Taught by Steve Workings and Jay Talbott, this nine-hour course is will give you the Xbasic skills needed to solve daily development challenges. The Xbasic covered will be applicable to the desktop and to the Web side. Class meets at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 11, 13, and 18.
Standard price: $699 Early bird price: $399

Introduction to Alpha Five Ajax Web Application Development: Taught by Steve Workings and Jay Talbott, this 15-hour course will give you a basic understanding of what it takes to create a Web application. They'll walk you through the critical path to produce a complete and secure data-driven website, focusing on using a SQL backend. Class meets at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 20, 24, 25, 27, 31.
Standard price: $899 Early bird price: $599

Building Alpha Five Desktop applications: In this 15-hour course, Steve Workings and Jay Talbott will introduce you to the core methods and procedures needed to produce an effective, efficient, and powerful desktop application. This is a "200 series" course, assuming you already have some familiarity with Alpha Five desktop development. Class meets at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 26, 28, Feb. 1, 3, and 4.
Standard price: $899 Early bird price: $599

For more details about the courses, system requirements, and to register, visit the website. Although the courses are online, to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we do limit registration. And these courses sell out, so don't wait long to register. Plus, you'll get the early bird price listed above if you register today.

One final note. If you've attended any of the Alpha University training courses in person this year, you're eligible for free recordings of one or more of these upcoming classes. Eligibility depends on what course(s) you have taken. For example, if you attended the recent Learn Xbasic class you will be automatically sent the video recordings of Xbasic course as they are produced. It is our way of saying, Thank you!

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