Apple has announced the release of its 3-day, hands-on MPEG-4/QuickTime Streaming course. I talked to Victor Alexander, Apple’s QuickTime Curriculum Developer, and here’s how he described it:
The QuickTime Streaming course takes an in-depth look at QuickTime Streaming Server and Darwin Streaming Server by teaching system administrators and media authors the details behind real-time streaming. Students learn the theory as well as the practical steps involved in streaming QuickTime, MPEG-4, and MP3 files to the world. Students also learn performance, security, and troubleshooting techniques in order to successfully maintain the servers running QuickTime Streaming Server and Darwin Streaming Server. Apple’s streaming server is set to become the Apache of the MPEG-4 streaming world. Learn to master it through this course.
(Hey, he stole my line about Darwin Streaming Server being the Apache of the MPEG-4 streaming world!)
The class is currently offered in Silicon Valley, New York, and Los Angeles. The cost is $1,575 (well worth it, from what I hear), and students receive a hefty 250 page student guide and QuickTime 6 Pro keys for Windows and Macintosh (a $59.98 value! Yesss!). Upcoming classes are 10/28 in Cupertino and 11/18 in New York. Link