The SOLC is free to use for just getting a Sun account. The curriculum at the beginner level include Desktop Components, File Systems and Directories, Working with Process, Working with the Shell and Archiving Files and Remote Transfer.
The SOLC includes an intermediate level which is currently in beta. The curriculum here includes Intermediate Booting SPARC and x86 Based Systems, Installing Solaris 10 and Safely Shutting Down a Solaris System. Sun promises more to come at this level.
You can also join the Sun community at the Solaris Campus at Second Life. Here they have various times setup for “live” classroom learning via the Second Life application.
According to Sun the curriculum should prepare you for a Solaris Certified System Administrator. I have taken the first course as was quite impressed with it although it is at very beginning level.
The application works beautifully walking you through the subjects and giving you some brief tests at the end to check your learning. The course takes some time to get through so you will probably need to shutdown or close your browser before you are done. When you log back into the application it will ask you if you want to start where you left off. You can click yes and go directly to the lesson where you stopped. If you need to back up a few pages for review and start from their just click the back button.
Given the cost of certification materials and classes this is a giant step for Sun, should help them get more certified admins, while taking it easy on your wallet. You should go try one of the courses today.