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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by viktor, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. viktor

    viktor New Member

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    Hi all.

    Thats me just registered with you. Found you guys as I have been interviewed with CompuTrain and been successful, and was looking for more information on the course and what alternatives there might be.

    Found this thread with a quick google search and most of you guys pretty much recommended a self-study route as opposed to parting with £2,750 (which can also be available as a loan from them, repayable when you get job).

    Though with the dedicated support they offer to help you study (through chat programs) and they test your performance using remote desktop and such, surely it isn't all that bad? Plus they do their best to get you a job at the end of it as they do pay a few grand themselves (the £2,750 is only a small part of the total cost).

    What you guys think?
     
  2. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    I'd suggest self-study.
    The positives you mention in your post don't seem worth the extra cost. At the very least, try self-study first, if it doesn't work you can always join a training partner later.

    - Dedicated support can be countered with research using Google and asking your peers on forums like this.
    - You can test your performance yourself with training programs like Transcender or Boson, etc...
    - Them trying to get you a job is probably not quite like you imagine. Can you get some references of people they've placed?
    - If £2,750 is only a small part of the total cost then that should be motivation for self-study right there :eek:
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    You've been interviewed and been successful due to the fact that you have a pulse and can sign your name on the dotted line for a loan. That's pretty much the prerequisites, despite the fact that they'll pump you up, telling you that you are the perfect candidate...

    Correction: Repayable, whether or not you get a job. A training course and certifications are no guarantee that you'll find suitable employment.

    Do a search on this forum for "job guarantees" (and perhaps "loopholes"), have a look for yourself, and tell us what you think.

    It's not necessarily that the training is *bad*... it's just that it is simply not necessary to spend £2,750 to get certified. Save your money and use it to buy yourself whatever you need for your own books, your own software, and your own hardware. And if you need help (free of charge, of course)... that's what the forum is here for!
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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  5. viktor

    viktor New Member

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    Thanks for your info guys.

    Made the decision to not go ahead with it, so will be looking into self study with the help of some threads here :)
     
  6. Ropenfold

    Ropenfold Kilobyte Poster

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    Good choice!

    Self study is a great choice, there's so much good advice on here, you just need discipline and a will to succeed.

    There's always good advice been given out over this forums and if you can't find what you need to know, Just ask!

    Good luck with your studies :biggrin
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome :)
     
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