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Advent Training

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by pete1, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. pete1

    pete1 Bit Poster

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    Advice needed

    Had a visit from advent training and must say the guy that came round was great, not pushy just gave me some career advice and what was available training wise. What i want to know is-is there anyone out there with experiences of advent training, are there any success stories or nightmares. All advice is welcome as i am considering going with them as i want to pursue a career in IT.

    Thanks Pete :)
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Do a search on Advent here and you will find a lot of hits!

    Harry.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    There sure are a lot of these "A salesman came and visited me and I'm wondering if I should pay an obnoxious amount of money to a training center" posts these days. :rolleyes:

    Guys... do your research. It's all right there in front of you.... on this forum and many others.
     
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    Shhhh..they are not salesmen, mine was a "Director of Recruitment"
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    My apologies to the Directors out there. :biggrin
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    there are lots of threads on CF about Advent and other training companies and most are negative. These companies often say things like get the A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA and MCSE with no experience needed. That is just plain wrong the A+, N+ and MCDST can be done with no experience the MCSA and MCSE can be done with no experience but they shouldn't be as having those two certs without experience can harm your employment prospects.

    Never believe the crap training providers push eg "you will get a job for 37k with these certs and no experience" because its BS. They often get around that by saying "you don't live in our geographical area" even if you live next door :blink

    Its upto you at the end of the day but if you feel a course is for you then I would look at your local college and not listen to some salesman whos' job is to sell and has no idea about computers or whats best for someone looking to get certified.
     
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