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Anyone had experience with these guys (or recognise the packages)

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by GSteer, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Morning All, well morning here, afternoon over there,

    Might not be much response for these question as it's a US based trainer/reseller

    http://www.careersaver.com/

    They contacted my boss the other day, I've not looked at providers in recent years, but did read something on here the other day that there appear to be packages that are being resold by various vendors.

    So, anyone had experience with these people, does it look like one of the resold packages?

    Not sure if he's intending to use them for anything as yet, but wanted to scout the land, any input appreciated.

    Cheers

    Greg
     
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  2. gosh1976

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    I have talked to one of their pushy salespeople before and it was enough to turn me away along with a bad review from someone that tested out one of their practice exam products. Some of their products may be fine but I decided not to risk it.
     
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  3. billyr

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    Doesn't look too hot to be honest. I'd ask for a demo first before your company commits to anything. Like you say it looks like they're just a reseller for other software and have decided to fling in one of the Exam Cram range of books. Most of the things they mention, e.g testing software, simulations etc actually appear to be the things that come free with the C.D in the back of the Exam Cram book.
    If going this route, I'd be more inclined to have a look at taking a subscription with CBT Nuggets, TestOut etc. My personal favourite is the CBT Nuggets Streaming Subscription, can't go wrong when your employers paying. :D
     
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  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    You both sound like what I was initially thinking :)

    Cheers for the comments, I'll pass them along.
     
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  5. billyr

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    While you're at it, being a Canuck, maybe you could pass on some tips to our government on dealing with this white stuff called snow that appears to have ground our country to a halt, after all we only have it every year. :cussing
     
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  6. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Ha, just like leaves on the line :) I'm a UK native btw Billy, just acting imposter over here for a while, should get the guys from the Czech Republic over, was there last winter and they know how to clear things up in quicker order!

    While we on the topic of online training vids etc are there any other suggestions I can pass onwards other than TrainSignal / CBT ?
     
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  7. billyr

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    I like to stick with the main contenders on these, so I'd say CBT Nuggets, Train Signal, Testout, VTC and CBT Planet.

    With my learning style I'd probably rate them in that order as well, I like the relaxed approach that the Nuggets instructors have, but they do seem to lack depth some times and thats when I switch to the Train Signal products.
    The Testout and VTC series are both still good products though and also work well in keeping you stimulated with short videos and simulations. It's not unusual to find me snoring during a Chris Bryant lecture on IPV6 on the Train Signal vids, definately requires caffeine to get the best from them.

    I'd imagine they will all have demos available.
     
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  8. SimonD

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    It looks like they are using content from Palaestra Training.

    Just stick with CBTN or Trainsignal.
     
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  9. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers Simon.
     
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