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Just IT Training

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ee01akk, May 20, 2008.

  1. ee01akk

    ee01akk Bit Poster

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    Has anyone ever heard of Just IT?

    They are based in London, and they provide a specialised Network Professional Programme.

    They seem like a good company, but they want thousands just to do their programme, and they offer this job guarantee thing which I find a little hard to believe.

    Has anyone heard of them/ used them/ knows somebody who has had training there, and if so what do you think of it? Is it worth the money?

    I think their website is www.JustIT.co.uk

    Thanks.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I have not heard of them

    What are you looking to study and what job experience do you have?

    You know you can get IT Certs by self study
     
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  3. ee01akk

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    I am looking to build a career in IT networking, however I don't want to do self-study as I need the practical hands-on lab experience that a formal training course can offer.

    I am currently working as a 1st line IT support/ configuration engineer, working predominantly with IT hardware, and I need to get the A+, Network+ and a few MCPs. Although the A+ is fairly easy to pass, I want to gain hands-on lab experience that I am not getting in my current job which is rubbish distribution and config work, hardly any support at all.

    Can you help me out? I don't know which training provider to choose, and I don't have much money to waste.:(
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    why not get a couple of old PCs from a recycling centre or ebay, so you can mess about with them at home, you could network them together or download virtual pc or vmware and have a virtual network.

    This is how I am doing it and I am saving thousands :)
     
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  5. kevicho

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    For networking, Just to point out, im doing CCNA, i have paid around £80 so far for both official (ICND1 and 2) cisco books, a IOS command reference guide, and also a video mentor (Odem Wendell or is it Odell Wendem).

    I plan to buy 2 routers, a switch and all the necessary cables from ebay, for around 130 quid, and am looking at various network sims so I can practice on the move, for around the same price.

    Exams are about 60 quid each, so for CCNA, I will be paying around 500 pounds at most (including exams - and i get to keep or resell the hardware).

    MCP exams are around 90 each, but if you buy the MSpress books, they usually come with a 15% off test price voucher, so when you look at the test savings, you get these books pretty dirt cheap.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Why do you believe that you need practical hands-on lab experience that you cannot get with a network you create at home (purchased with a fraction of the money you saved by not paying for expensive training)?
     
    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!
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    After leaving uni and 6months of no luck in getting a job, i found JustIT (this was spring 2003).

    I found them to be very good. The teaching was superb, and the facilities were very good. They have moved since I did my course, but I have visited their new site and it is in fact better than the old place.

    Most useful was their after course support. I was helped with writing my CV, interview techniques, and in fact, the first short term contract, and the next placement (where i ended up stay at for 3 years) were all organized by JustIT.

    As greenbrucelee says though, there are MUCH cheaper alternatives, but I know for a fact that I am lazy and need some structure, or I won't learn things (at least I was back then, I have since done my MCSE+2 off my own back), and i would have struggled to get into the industry without some external assistance.
     

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