Big Nerd Ranchtoday announced its new Mixed Networks Bootcamp, which runs from December 12-16, 2005. “This new course provides network administrators with the skills necessary to master networked environments that incorporate systems across a number of platforms. In many cases, system administrators have extensive backgrounds in a single OS, but, when presented with the challenge of integrating other operating systems or even migrating to a new system, are then left with the challenge of quickly learning a new set of protocols on-the-fly.” The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. The class price of US$3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport.