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CIW with NITLC?

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by KT, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. KT

    KT New Member

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    Hi Guys

    Anyone done CIW with NITLC? I'm considering it just now - but not sure if its worth the money or not? Would be interested in hearing from others who are doing or have done the course - how did you find it?

    Cheers
     
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  2. ant2005uk

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    In my opinion its proberbley worth considering other options before spending thousands on a course. I had these guys round my house a few months back to discuss courses and they told me this CIW costs 4 grand. Theres lots of books available on html, css and stuff that proberbley cover alot of the stuff thats in this ciw or on the web, if you know where to find it. You might even want to consider doing a learndirect course, I know they do a web design course. Might not be as advanced as you want to do but proberbley a good place to start and it wont bankrupt you lol. Also try reading a couple of books on html and css, Elizabeth Castro has produced some good ones. Hope this helps. I dont mean to out you off but I dont think many employers have heard of the CIW either.
     
  3. Kes123

    Kes123 Banned

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    I would save your money, I heard all you get for your money is a few photocopied manuals
     
  4. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Who did you hear that from? Any chance you could back-up what you say with facts instead of hearsay?
     
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  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I guess that CIW is pretty much the same whoever you study with. You need to be clear on what you want to achieve. CIW is an excellent course in overall Internet technologies, but it is NOT a practical course in how to design Web pages. I would say that anyone who wants to take themselves seriously as a Web designer needs to understand the material in this course, but it won't teach you how to use Dreamweaver or Frontpage etc in detail.
    I did my CIW with IT Skills, and they have since added two Microsoft MCPs into the bundle for the same price (305 and 306). Too late for me, which p****d me off a bit, but I guess that's life...
     
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  6. willroy

    willroy New Member

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    Hi there,

    I also want to become a web designer. I think that the CIW is the most suitable course around (am I right?) I have been accepted by NITLC but am yet to commit myself and go ahead with the course.

    Could you please give me some more info on "IT Skills"? Is that the name of the company (can't find anything on the net about them)

    Any help/advice will be appreciated.

    Will
     
  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Try here.
    I studied my Master CIW Site Designer with IT Skills and it all went fine. Tutor support was really good. I've signed up for my MCSD with them now too.
    CIW is well known in the States, but also widely accepted here. It's a really good all-round course that teches you everything from networking and hardware to e-commerce. I really enjoyed it.
     
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  8. poopy

    poopy Banned

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    This all looks very cosy, are you sure you don't all know each other? :D
     
  9. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Wouldn't that be bizarre?
    I could be sitting opposite one of you now!
     
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  10. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    If your sitting beside me jonny you have taken the form of either my cross-eyed Tom cat or my pitbull puppy who is chasing her tail at the moment. :ohmy
     
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  11. poopy

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    Thats right.

    Its just that it seems like an advert for IT Skills from where i'm sitting. Mmmmm.
     
  12. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Actually I'm feeling a bit lonely.
    From where I'm sitting there is only one other person with anything nice to say about them!
    Let alone heard of them.
    But I don't get a discount on my course for saying nice things about them, I just tell it how it is and hope that my comments can be of help to others.
    I'm only in it to get my certification.
     
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  13. Mitzs
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    Poopy, aren’t we all advertisers for stuff we like? We find a good pub with friendly people we pass the word. You find a dr that knows his stuff and yet leaves your arm attach when he's done with you. You pass the word on. You find a book that was well laid out with in-depth information that helped you pass a cert. You share it with others. So what the different with a course someone took and felt like it was good money spent?
     
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  14. michael78

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    Poopy thats what we are all here for in the first place to exchange views and opinions about various IT things. Anyway now to my point I probably wouldn't go down that route for web designing, as Ant says look on learn directs website and search for dreamweaver courses at your local college. These are usually only about £20-£30 and are taught in class so you get hands on experience. I personally think things like web designing are best taught in a lecture led class rather than distance learning.
     
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  15. JonnyMX

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    Personally I like to find good things to talk about rather than moan about things. That's why I've been positive about them.
    I've got stuff I could moan about too, but I would challenge anyone to say there had never been a time when their trainer frustrated them. I just don't think that would be very constructive.
     
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  16. rapiod27

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    Hi tribe.

    Now then. Having carefully looked at all of the threads from 'Kes and Jonny', I think I see 'poopy's' point about the it skills advert above.

    There appears to be more to these 2 than meets the eye.
    This seems to be more than just a 'matter of opinion' from them both.

    Read carefully tribe....
     
  17. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Did either you are poppy bother to read the first post in thread where someone was asking for help. And then read jonny post #5?

    It skills is where he did his training at and he is just very happy about it. I was the same way when I was in school. It ok to be hype about something and shout it to the world without being a salesman for that company. You have 10 post, poppy has 6. Why don't you take the time to get to know jonny before accusing him of something? Hmmm? :eek:
     
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  18. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Thanks for the support.
    I get grief at work, and don't look for it in my spare time. :cry:
     
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  19. Mitzs
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    Your ok in my book jonny. :)
     
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  20. Jakamoko
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    Well, well - for the third time tonight, I've had to invite everyone involved with this (and any other, for that matter) Thread to read THIS Pinned Thread.

    In short, the Staff on CertForums have little enough time to devote to running this site, and for no recompense, as those of you who take the time to fit in here already know.

    So basically, I'm fed up reading unsubstantiated crap around here today - all Members should have read the Rules & Guidelines upon joining. If you haven't then either do it now, or dont complain when your account is banned.
     
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