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Anyone heard of WEBTEKS LTD

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    This is who I am training with for the A+ if you google compTIA a CompTIA website appears and you can choose which study route etc but you pay a company called WebTek anyone heard of this company?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nope.
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    this is the web site www.comptia-certification.co.uk so it looks all proper if you know what I mean but then you pay WEBTEKS LTD for the course I am really just wondering if this is something a bit dodgy or is this the official compTIA organisation.

    The demo course I have done is quite impressive so I dont think it is dodgy its just funny to me because you pay WEBTEKS for the course
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Me neither
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    I doubt if this is a Comptia company, this may be a Comptia Authorised Academy using official material - but any company can become one. Not to mention that the company is actually Webteks Ltd and not Comptia. As for whether it's dodgy, I have no idea, there aren't any reviews of this company (that I can find on my 5 min search) on the web.

    -ken
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    Cheers Ken

    I have been talking to them and they do see very proffesional and all that and the price isnt a rip off £351 for distance learning with on-line mentors and help etc.

    And they update the course all the time when there are changes to the exams.

    So hopefully they will be ok

    Steve
     
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    While I'm not saying they are dodgy.....that price seems "to low to be true". The first thing I would do Is look in the contract for the hidden EXTRA's, because i don't know how they could supply materials, tutor support, etc for that price. You never know, you may have just found a real bargain but I'm a cynic so I don't think so!!:D

    As far as I know...The courese DOES NOT NEED UPDATING "all the time", the new objectives are the only changes there are. So if they are changing the material on a regular basis, then something is wrong!!
     
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    Well I have done the demos which seem to be very well done, you get taught a certain part lets say microprocessor and Bus types etc then at the end of that you get tested on what you remember and understand and if you dont get it you can go back to any section of course again and go through that part again.

    It tests you on a lot of different things as far as I can see, you get a virtual desktop on some of the tests where itll ask you to identify and find the irq settings for something.

    The first place I was gonna go with wanted £758 and I toild them where to go
     
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    Does the 351 quid include exam costs, hard copy course manual, etc?
     
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    £351 sounds a bit cheap, I'll bet thats not for the exams also. Unless its an offer of some sort.

    Have you thought about home study, the mike meyers A+AIO, a junk pc (mine was £21) the interweb and a few spare hours a week is all you really need.
     
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    as far as i know the course does not include exam fees, but you do get hard copies of material
     
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  12. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Bruce,

    Regardless of cost, exam fee's or free beer, if you feel that you will take something from using these people then go for it.

    Ultimately only you can make the decision, but you've been around here long enough now to know what questions to ask.

    8)
     
  13. greenbrucelee
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    See the problem is, I havent owned a pc for 10 years I have been around them but not to what I would call a very technical extent so I am wanting to update my knowledge and skills, by being tested etc so I know that I am really ready to take the exams and hopefully get my foot in the door.

    The last time I was properly involved in PCs if you had 90meg of ram in your pc and it was anything abouve 100Mhz cpu then you had a flying machine. Windows 95 had only been around 2 years.

    Things have moved on a lot thats why I have decided to use a training company
     
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    Hi greenbrucelee,

    webteks, would seem to be genuine as a company, a web design company that is. Company was formed July 2005 if thats of any interest.

    They are also resellers for Mindleaders who produce the on-line content. You can actually get cheaper subscriptions if you look around and then buy the supporting books yourself. I really do not know about the classroom courses etc.

    The site you visited is not an official CompTIA website it is just a name they use for marketing , they also have one called Cisco.certification.co.uk.

    If you go for it enjoy. The Mindleaders courses are fairly good but get some decent exam prep material as the in-course testing does not do enough to prepare you for the exams.

    Regards
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    Hi greenbrucelee,

    I was wondering how the training went with Webteks Ltd?

    They do look like they offer a great service, but after reading about various other companies, I would like to make sure that the service is real!

    Thanks for your time,

    Tim
     
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    having been convinced to buy the mcse training courses from webteks (it-certification.co.uk) after they offered free exam retests, job guarentee 90 days after passing where you get a full course refund if they cant find you a job.

    sadly ive encountered problems at ALL stages and ill list them below to ensure no one else falls for into their traps.

    course cost £997

    deposit £97 + £100 x9 by way of credit agreement

    3 days into course i got a reminder telling me my account was due to expire in next 7 days
    contacted them by email to say ive not even had credit agreement forms etc so why is my account due to expire already NO REPLY RECEIVED

    a few days later i had a call saying they had not received my creditagreement form.

    account has been disabled at this point

    a few more days and i had the forms and sent them back

    a week later again i had another call saying they had not received my form, but they would like to offer me the current deal which is only £497 for the same coursec if paid outright and as ive already paid £97 all i would need to pay further was £400 - payment made happy days..........

    i login to account still disabled.

    emailed them and a few days later i got a reply telling me that everything is as it should be and if i got any problems then to ring them .

    i login to website it now appears to be working.

    few days later i find the two bonus courses i subscribed to are now missing from the account (comptia security + and CCNA)

    contacted them again NO REPLY

    contacted all previous email contacts from their company again NO REPLY

    checked my credit card discovered they keep charging me £100 every day until the card has been maxed

    emailed them to correct both the extra charges and missing content -NO REPLY

    emailed all their email contacts i have for them NO REPLY

    called every number on their website and sister websites (even fax number doesnt work)- NO REPLY

    called numbers provided by credit card company - NO REPLY

    i paid off part of my credit card so i could use it again, GUESS WHAT! they then max it out by taking £100 everyday again......

    ive now raised a dispute with my credit card company and im hoping i can get a full refund for an incomplete service and unauthorised payments. i have also looked at variants of their sites which you can view from the portfolio of their website http://www.webteks.co.uk/portfolio.html - interestingly their own privacy policy is full of latin http://www.webteks.co.uk/privacy.html

    i might have just had a real bad experience but everything seems to be very dodgy to me and i would advise caution to anyone who is thinking of using them.
     
  17. greenbrucelee
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    I never went with them in the end I decided to self study which sounds lucky.

    Sorry for your bad experience.
     
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  18. rob1

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    who did you use for your training haze?
     
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    Me? I signed up with Skillstrain for a CCNA which I later found to be totally unsuitable, cancelled it which was a nightmare process, then signed up with Home Learning College for an MCDST before discovering this place and deciding to self study at a fraction of the cost for the same thing, cancelling with them wasn't nearly as bad as Skillstrain either.

    I wouldn't recommend a training provider based on my two experiences, though Skillstrain were by far the worst and a real displeasure to deal with after the salesman had left my house. I would recommend thorough research before signing up anywhere.
     
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  20. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I was a Skillstrain student that wasn't miffed - but hindsight tells me that self studying would have been more logical and far cheaper.

    Sorry for your bad experience - the local Citizens Advice Bureau should be able to assist, as well as the credit card company; I would also inform trading standards, as they are clearly posting fraudulent transactions and have no valid policy on their 'company' site to speak of.

    As an aside, Latin placeholding text is often used in CSS templates, where developers want the sites to look 'full' but don't have a danny what to write. So the site has been, at the least, haphazardly set up by a potential amateur (or someone who can't be bothered to check properly).

    They haven't hired the most sadistic lawyer in the world to write a policy in Latin :wink:
     
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