The Big Nerd Ranch today announced the Mixed Networks Bootcamp, which runs from April 24-28, 2006. The Bootcamp, featuring instructor Nate Osborne, provides practical, hands-on instruction on the ins and outs of managing a multi-platform network. While the Bootcamp offers instruction to assist systems administrators in their ability to manage cross-platform networked environments, students attending the class should have prior experience with the basic Unix command line, basic administration of Mac, Unix or Windows, and basic networking concepts. 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.