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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by free-advice, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. free-advice

    free-advice Nibble Poster

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    Hello there.

    I would like to introduce myself.

    I have worked in the IT Training business for the past 20 years and I retired around a year ago.

    I have worked for the following training providers as a salesman.

    Computeach
    National IT Learning Centre
    Advent
    Skillstrain
    Joskos
    Cerco
    Joskos
    Firebrand
    IT Skills
    Home Learning College
    Computer Training College
    Just IT

    I have had some great experiences with most of these companies and I have to admit I have also sold courses that I shouldn't have sold. but hey we all have a living to make.

    Now I can help anyone looking at these companies and let them know the pro's and the cons, prices (well last time I worked for them) and how good and bad they really are.

    Any questions guys?
     
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thats a good few jobs you have had there! :biggrin
     
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  3. free-advice

    free-advice Nibble Poster

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    20 years worth :D
     
  4. free-advice

    free-advice Nibble Poster

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    I only had a brief spell with a few, when I realised how bad they were I soon jumped ship.
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome

    I am sure your knowledge of these TPs would be welcome to people studying certs but please don't get offended when a lot of people on here mention self study as oppossed to training providers.
     
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  6. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Pleased to have you onboard and I'm sure your advice will be welcomed to many.
     
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  7. free-advice

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    Yes I know what you mean Lee, self study is always a good option and isn't to different from some of the training providers I have worked for, it all depends on what you get for your money.
     
  8. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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  9. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the Forum.

    If you really want to help, perhaps you could consider posting an article to the forum detailing some of the 'common' sales techniques used by these TP's salepeople to encourage a sale. Quite a few people can get pressured into joining a TP/course because of some very clever sales techniques, it might be handy to produce a guide for some of our members (and lurkers) to advise them.

    Just a thought.
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    So what is your advice?

    Who is good and who is bad?

    You've offered...

    8)
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  12. Big_nath

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    Hi and welcome! I'm sure you can offer some valuable advice.

    I had a bad experience with a TP, where as you say it is basically self study.
     
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  13. nXPLOSi

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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    G'day and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  17. GiddyG

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    Welcome to CF! :D
     

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