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Skills 1st

The company name reflects our belief that developing and maintaining skills is a consultant's first priority.

Principal Consultants

Jane Curry BSc MBCS CEng

Zenoss, Tivoli and NetView design, installation, and training. Network Management with Open Source products.

Dr Andrew Findlay BSc PhD MIET CEng

Directory services, directory synchronisation, identity management, mail systems, things for the Internet of Things, DNS, security. IBM Certified Instructor. LDAP training.

Skills 1st Courses

Directory Services

Covering LDAP from the ground up, the OpenLDAP server, and IBM's Tivoli Directory Integrator, our range of Directory Services courses provide a solid grounding in this vital area. Most courses can be run on your own site, at our training centre near London, or remotely using Internet cloud servers.


Our Zenoss workshops and courses will give you a flying start with this excellent open-source network management platform. Courses range from a half-day online workshop with remote instructor up to full 3-day onsite sessions, optionally tailored to your specific requirements.

Contact details

Phone: +44 1628 782565


Skills 1st is based in the Thames Valley between Slough and Maidenhead. We are within easy reach of London, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Bracknell, Reading, Oxford, Newbury and all parts of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. We are prepared to travel further afield, but obviously the costs will be greater. Where possible we work part of the time on client premises and part at our own home base to minimise travel expenses and maximise productivity.

Skills 1st Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Company number 3458854. 2 Cedar Chase, Taplow, SL6 0EU