1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hi guys.

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Wozza in Kent, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Wozza in Kent

    Wozza in Kent New Member

    5
    0
    18
    Hi, my name's Warren, I'm 39 years young and I live in South East Kent.

    Because of an injury, I have to search for a new career (can't drive large vehicles anymore as I'm awaiting a knee replacement). I'd like to try to get into web design but there are so many companies out there promising the world.

    Which course should I do, and with which company and how much to spend? All questions I have been asking myself.

    I have a basic understanding of most Windows systems.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks, Warren.
     
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    If you want to get into web design, then doing some of the "normal" entry level exams/courses (eg A+, Network+, MCDST) won't really help you. Have a look into the CIW program, they offer self-study kits, or check your local college.

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. Wozza in Kent

    Wozza in Kent New Member

    5
    0
    18
    I've looked at:
    Skillstrain but they were way too pushy.
    Computrain but can't find out anything about them (online interview tomorrow)

    I have just looked at the brochure for National IT Leaning Centre who look quite good, but will they help with what I want and does anyone know what sort of costs I can expect?
     
  4. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    I generally recommend self-study. Resources are widely available, especially for topics at the entry-level... so in my opinion, there's no sense in spending a bunch of money on a training course when there's so much information out there available, either on the Web or in books.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Wozza in Kent

    Wozza in Kent New Member

    5
    0
    18
    So if I decide on self study, where do I start?

    Anyone got any good/bad experiences with Computrain?
     
  6. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    If you decide to self study then get some CIW books and read up yourself, no need for a training provider.

    If you feel a course is more your thing then look at your local college, things computeach and computrain are just a rip off.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    5,763
    35
    174
    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  8. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

    373
    3
    0
    Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: IPT/IPCC stuff
  9. Wozza in Kent

    Wozza in Kent New Member

    5
    0
    18
    Time to get up of my arse and make a start.

    I've looked around and there are loads of different books (some free to download), but which ones do I really need to get started in my quest to be a web designer?

    Any help would be real help.
     
  10. digiboy

    digiboy Bit Poster

    14
    0
    24
    I can help u in choosing the books as i have learned webdesign and may i be i can share some books with u if u r interested...reply me if u r interested

    cheers
     
    Certifications: Just started studying
    WIP: A+,MCSE,CCNA
  11. AvD

    AvD Nibble Poster

    79
    0
    11
    Hiya and welcome to the seventh layer of hell, sorry i mean CF!:twisted:
     
    WIP: A+, MCAD

Share This Page

Loading...