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Hello everyone

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by tonyhes, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. tonyhes

    tonyhes New Member

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    Hi all cert people,

    Just had a visit from a training provider man today! It was from IT Skills Wales and felt pressurised into starting course/ obtaining a CDL/ paying up quickly. As others have said on this site about various providers- the pitch is mostly aimed at the 'evidence' of earnings to come and supposed prospects rather than the course content. He made a particular point of telling me that I must phone CDL today and provided their tel no, and gave tips on how to answer their questions and the info to give.

    When I later phoned CDL- when it got to the part of stating who the provider was- the answer "IT Skills" provoked the reply that "this provider has been suspended from the learning council". I guess this opening post is a warning to others?? Maybe this is a genuine error or something, but I now would not trust them with my money.

    More positively, having read around the forums here, I feel inspired to look at the 'self-study' route, and save money. After all I have a post-grad qualification (non-IT), and am keen to further my interest and experience in computers and IT with the aim of securing eventual employment ( perhaps before I reach 50!!).
     
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  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF! Have you considered self-study? 8)
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
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  3. tonyhes

    tonyhes New Member

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    Yes Zimbo I feel drawn to that route given the money people seem to be making for the provision of distance learning. I shall also try to 'sell' myself a bit in order to gain the necessary practical 'hands on' stuff!
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    It sounds to me like your head is well and truly screwed on Tony! Welcome to the forum 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Well good luck with that too! You break will come and then it will be all go go go!
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Tony :)
     
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  7. tonyhes

    tonyhes New Member

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    Cheers for the friendly welcome folks and goodnight :)
     
    Certifications: Zilch so far
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Goodnight, hmmm the day has just begun 8)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Tony. Welcome to CertForums...no matter *what* time zone you (and the rest of us) are in. :wink:
     
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  10. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin
     
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  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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