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Learndirect - IT Pro courses.

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Modey, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I just had a look at the LD site so I could post a link to another site and they seem to have updated their content a fair bit when it comes to IT Professional courses.

    It used to be the case (as far as I know it still is) that if you were unemployed you can sign onto LD courses for free and use them to help better yourself and gain new skills.

    The company I used to work for was amongst other things a provider of LD courses and they uses to get their techs to sit through quite a few of them. Back when I did this it was A+ 2003, and Server 2000 style courses. They did vary in quality but generally were pretty good.

    Might be worth checking out anyway ...

    http://www.learndirect.co.uk/browse/homeofficeit/computer_security/
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good find Modey. The CCNA CBT is only £50 which is cheap. If its free for the unemployed thats brilliant!
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    MY mate did an A+ course with them which was free, the only issue was that he had to stay at the coolege in durham for the duration
     
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  4. sensui619

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    A+ for free..Im unemployed i shall give LD a call. So you say ur frend stayed in durham was it cuz it being a class room based training?
     
  5. Ence

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    :rocks Modey

    I'll going to have a look at UNIX Systems if read right no qualification at end. Can't grumble at 50 quid unemployed or not.

    Also had a look at IT1/IT2 Security for Users with qualifications ITQ.
    I don't know if an ITQ mean much with no real hands on experience.

    Thanks
     
  6. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    As far as I am aware, none of the courses offer a qualification, but are designed to teach the subject / skills. Most of them map directly to a particular qual or cert though, so there is nothing to stop you taking that after using them to learn your stuff.
     
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  7. Markyboyt

    Markyboyt Kilobyte Poster

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    Excellent find Modey, I have previously looked at LD but didnt find they had a lot. I might take on the A+ 601 course and see how I get on as I need a kick with my A+ at the minute so this could help.
    Anybody else tried LD courses?
     
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  8. alebleicker

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    well it seems very interesting, I'm studying towards my MCSA now, maybe will be worth to get some study material from them.
    Did anyone try them ?
     
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  9. pix582

    pix582 New Member

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    just signed on 2day(dole) and i was given a liflet saying Free Training... i poped over to the college and picked up a enrollment form, the only courses on the form tho are English, maths, IT and customer services :S im going to sign up and try get anythink i can but i should be able to fly though it.. so i going to ask if i can be put on the CompTIA A+ aswell... i will post bk when i find out.. tnx for the tip.
     
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