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Advent Training Problems

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ITConsumerResearch, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. ITConsumerResearch

    ITConsumerResearch New Member

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    Dear all

    Has anyone had problems relating to Advent IT Training please?

    I am researching a case whereby an advanced and expensive course was offered, under persuasive, high pressure sales. Advent used their own finance deal to close the sale.
    The person subjected to this pressurised selling had virtually no IT experience.

    It appears no pre-assessment of prior knowledge was taken into consideration and with the promise of huge salaries and perks by attaining this qualification, pressure soon took its toll.

    Despite a desperate subsequent phone conversation, Advent would not refund the course, except to offer a pittance of refund and move this person to another high cost course. Unfortunately this course like the previous required a minimum of prior knowledge to address the units.

    The result has been a loss of personal confidence, loss of sleep, tears and a large financial debt to cope with.

    My research information may help others. Please keep any answers professional, thank you.

    Regards

    IT Consumer Research
     
  2. JonnyMX

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    In what capacity do you ask?

    Do you represent a formal agency such as TS or CAB, or are you the guy's dad?
     
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  3. ericrollo

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    Dear Friend,

    I represent the national bank of Nigeria, i am contacting you because i would like to do a feasibility study on the possible transfer of a large sum of money. The sum in concern totals $72,000,000.

    If you are interested in such an offer please contact me on "MrGobiarchi@yahoo.com"

    Yours sincerely
    MrGobiarchi
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    He told us to keep it professional.

    There's always someone who spoils it for everyone... :rolleyes:

    :biggrin
     
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  5. ITConsumerResearch

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    I do not like injustices, hence professional approach.

    Like your disapproving comment regarding the potential fortune!
     
  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Sorry, if I rephrase my original question:

    "In what capacity do you ask?

    Do you represent a formal agency such as TS or CAB, the guy's dad or Batman?"


    I'm guessing that you don't represent a formal body, in which case your handle is a bit presumtious, as someone conducting a professional investigation wouldn't presume to claim that an injustice had taken place until the end of their investigation, not the beginning.

    I'm going with dad. Or mum.
    Usually it's mums and dads that come here to fight injustice.
    Or Batman.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    OK, here we go Mr/Mrs IT Consumer Research.
    I know you've read the responses to your thread, and I know you've been searching for anything else relating to Advent.

    The fact that you have chosen not to discuss your issues or engage in any way tells me that you have no interest in joining this community or have any interest in certification issues.

    You've just come along here to rally some kind of support for your son/daughter/ward/superhero sidekick and are happy for everyone else to do the work for you.

    Best of luck...
     
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  8. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Like everyone else
     
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  9. Sparky
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    As much as don’t like seeing people get ripped off in many cases when something it too good to be true then take a step back and think about it for a day or two at least.

    You mention large financial debt, well surely when the training was offered there should have been some consideration to how you were going to pay for it. Why do people never think about this when parting with large amounts of money? :rolleyes:
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    Because they're a mysterious millionaire philanthropist? 8)

    :batman
     
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  11. beaumontdvd

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    LOL! Batman 8)
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Call me a conspiracy theorist... but it COULD also be a rival training center who wants to soil Advent's name (whether justified or not).
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    No mate, he can't be.
    He HATES injustice.
    He said so.

    8)
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Wow... he MUST be Batman! :ohmy

    :twisted:
     
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  15. JonnyMX

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    And his username is ITConsumerResearch, so, he's like, doing research for IT consumers.
    Not just trying to get the money back that he gave his son/daughter/ward to try and improve their career prospects that they just couldn't be bothered with which makes it a training provider rip off scandal as opposed to a bone idle offspring issue.

    :dry
     
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  16. zebulebu

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    JonnyMx. Telling you how it is, and serving up chunky slices of reality-advice since 2005 :biggrin
     
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  17. JonnyMX

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    Someone's got to do it.

    He never did come back to say thanks though.
    Maybe he's done all his research for today.

    :dry
     
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  19. supernova

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    I did a Advent course a few years ago, although i wouldn't go down the route of TPs again. As a commercial company offering a package they weren't that bad. I come to a conclusion that really it depends on sales agents.
    Its outlining all the facts to begin with and deciding what's best you you.

    Considering that most people are against TPs in this forum i am surprised that the advertising on this very forum is mainly adverts from TPs :biggrin
     
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  20. supernova

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    LOL if you trying to rip someone off at least make it believable :D
     
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