Shun Cheung , Nov 08, 2008; 01:12 p.m.
Knowing that the first day (Saturday session) would be too basic for me, I took the Sunday advanced one last year, in Fremont, in the San Francisco area. At least for me, even the Sunday session was a bit too basic, but I have been shooting DSLRs since 2002 and most of the materials I have already learned in the last 5 years or so.
If you are new to DSLRs, I would imagine that Nikon School can be very useful to you. They are coming back to Fremont next week. If that is too far away for you, they'll have it at Berkeley in February, 2009:
Nikon School isn't exactly cheap, though. A less expensive alternative is to get one of their instructional DVD to help you get started: http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00MWYs