I am interested in finding e-learning sites (similar to the Apple Learn and Earn Web sites) that explain the concepts of servers, storage and security, then test the user's knowledge. Can you please help me
Alas, because many of these programs (such as those from Compaq and IBM, for example) fall under their corporate training and certification programs, they do not offer a lot of e-learning options. That said, you can look for partnerships with training companies like Wave Technologies (now part of NetG), SmartForce, Global Knowledge and so forth that offer e-learning versions of these materials. In this case, your best bet is to identify one or more storage and server vendors, then research their own training offers and partnerships.
Security, on the other hand, is an area where numerous e-learning opportunities are available. SANS and Security Certified Professional offer e-learning directly to the public, and other well-known, highly regarded programs like the CISSP and TruSecure ICSA Computer Security Associate (TICSA) have partner- ships with third parties who offer e-learning prep courses as well.
As another alternative, you should also investigate topical offerings from BrainBench and U2Test in your areas of interest. These are good, vendor-neutral starting points into the subjects in which you are interested. Likewise, the CompTIA Security+ exam (not available until Q1'03, however) would also be a good point of departure into the security area.
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