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Looking for Cisco and MCITP funding

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by han.net, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. han.net

    han.net Nibble Poster

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    Hi There,

    I m looking for funding to do some extra certfications and money is been an issue . Im intersted in doing MCITP or CCNP and would take any funding to cover any of these routes . Does anybody knows about any colleges or funding resources ?
     
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I know a great funding resource, it's called an extra job.

    Money can't be that much of an issue if you can get online, so my advice is to buy a couple of books and self study, seriously if your company can't afford it then self study will have to do, going that way is cheap and it's a way to get off your ass and doing it yourself.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I believe that you can study CCNA and MS Server 2008 technologies at the Open University - depending on your circumstances you may be able to get financial assistance.

    Generally speaking though, nobody is going to cough up to pay for your certifications, unless your employer is prepared to - and why should they? Unfortunately most sources of funding (such as support in getting back to work if made redundant) only covers certain types of courses at certain training centres. Certifications are generally not included in these as people tend not see them as having immediate employment value.

    There's us told. I knew I should have been a carpenter...
     
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  4. han.net

    han.net Nibble Poster

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    I work only part time and cant afford new training now and employer wont do that .

    I dont like on line training and preferred calssroom based one .
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    get the books and study yourself then.
     
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  6. mattgrey

    mattgrey Nibble Poster

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    I think that if you want someone to tutor you, you will have to pay for them.

    I would say either self cert at home or look for full time employment to help cover training costs?
     
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  7. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

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    Open uni is effectively free + you get a laptop provided you meet there financial support requirements
     
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  8. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Answer me this, why should someone effectively sponsor you for your training? what benefit does it give them?
     
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  9. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Have a look at your local colleges as some offer CISCO (not sure on CCNP and with you not working in IT it might not be a good idea to get a CCNP) and Microsoft training. As for training providers whilst you can negotiate the price down but both CCNP and MCITP will cost from a good TP over £1000 +VAT. They are more targeted towards corporate training than individuals and as such are pretty expensive.
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    College funding has been cut alot this year, so funding is thin on the ground. If you're on a qualifying benefit, you may get funding for the EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (which includes the CCENT/CCNA), but like I said further education funding has been cut so various college courses have had their funding cut.

    -ken
     
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