I thinking about putting forward a proposal to train TA RS Ops/Techs in IS. The basic idea is to enrol them on online courses (see The Defence Electronic Learning Support Centre) and then run a couple of weekends to bring them uptp Win 2003 MCSA standard (the DELC courses are geared towards W2K Server). Hopefully then giving them the chance to sit the exams. (also see ARRSE - Initial thoughts/discussion thread) This would partly train them on the kit we use but would need to spend a little more time teaching/explaining how to wire up Cat 5, use the Sat kit, ELUPS etc... But am I missing anything obvious like router config? Would what we're thinking about doing, help solve problems with TA mobilised as IS Eng. Obviously thinking mainly about on-line study but I've looked at the self teach (such as MS Win 2003 Core Requirement Training Kit from MS Press) - that may also be useful in complimenting the online material. Could consider a 9-5 (two week ) course but that benefits those on low pay/out of work and not those working in the IT industry.