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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Ryo Hazuki, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Ryo Hazuki

    Ryo Hazuki Bit Poster

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    Just signed up today to get information learning and advice really because I've just signed up for Advent Training if anyones heard of it?

    This 'advisor' came over discussed career opportunities and said I could easily get MCP level in 3 months and be working guaranteed?

    What your opinions of this

    BTW I had to sign up for Barclays Bank cos it costs £6250? a bit expensive don't you think?

    About to send the documents to them now. Have i made the right choice or shall i leave it?

    Many Thanks ?:( :( :twisted: :rolleyes: :eek:
     
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  2. C4sper

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    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=14277&highlight=advent

    it's true. I mean MCP in 3 mts, not sure about the work :)
    I can't say they'r too fast in my case...



    I have a loan via one of the advent's partners and it was about 4.5k but it all depends on %%% you know..
     
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  3. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome:D . You could self study for a tenth of that but check out other posts about Advent to see what other people say.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    First - Hi and welcome to CF!

    Which MCP? You get MCP status when you pass one of many possibles produced by Microsoft.

    If you have good experience you should be able to do one of the simpler exams in 3 months. But that price is ridiculous for just one MCP!

    And there is no such thing as a guaranteed job!

    Have a look through the various postings here to get a better feel for what is possible.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    Welcome to CF.
    Training provider vs self study is a personal choice and one that shouldn't be taken lightly.

    Good luck

    Si
     
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  6. Ryo Hazuki

    Ryo Hazuki Bit Poster

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    So what your saying is this salesman has given false illegal information?

    No What i meant was 6K for the whole MCSE/MCDBA course over 2 years

    oh no so you havent got a job yet after 3 months? havent Advent lined you up like they said they would?
     
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  7. C4sper

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    well they will start 'looking' for a job for you then.
    it simpli means that you'll get on the mailing list and start getting jobs offers from them.
     
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  8. Kraven

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    I wouldnt say giving false illegal information, just bending it a little. The only way they could find you a guaranteed job would be to employ you themselves.

    Kraven
     
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  9. Ryo Hazuki

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    oh dear, shall i just leave it then cos I cant afford to be taken for a mug again. I am graduate you see and I thought this would help get me a job:oops:
     
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  10. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to CF :D

    If you search the forums, I'm certain you will find all the opinions you need to make an informative decision.
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    This is a decision you need to make.
    Just like you would read up on a holiday destination/ travel company before you pay, make sure you are happy with all the questions you have asked before agreeing to anything.
     
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  12. C4sper

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    then take the red yyyyy blue pill :)
     
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  13. Ryo Hazuki

    Ryo Hazuki Bit Poster

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    lol this isnt helping guys, i need real advice man like whether i should do it or not cos im screwed if i take the wrong route in life, i guess im gona have to sleep on this one :eek: n decide after holiday
     
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  14. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    At the end of the day mate, everyone's different, and no one knows you as well as you do, gotta make your own decisions :)
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    I *always* recommend self-study methods. I have yet to take a training course for any of my certifications, and I've got a bunch.

    As was stated above, everyone's different. Perhaps you don't study well without external motivation, or perhaps you don't study well from books. That said, I'd certainly try self-study before plopping down £6250 of my hard-earned cash.

    As was stated before, there's no such thing as a guaranteed job. Certifications won't guarantee you a job. A degree won't guarantee you a job. Even skills won't absolutely guarantee you a job. Certainly certifications and degrees and skills will HELP you become more employable. But how can anyone guarantee you a job unless they are the ones who are hiring you for the job?

    Best of luck to you.
     
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  16. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
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  17. Ryo Hazuki

    Ryo Hazuki Bit Poster

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    Ok I've finially made up my mind on what to do after reading the forums and being given advice and decided not to throw away 6K in one basket without knowing what im getting myself into.

    and so the story goes on.. I am going to study for the exam because it doesn't seem so difficult and Advent probably just give you what you can find out for yourself anyway

    Goodluck for those of you who joined them and thanks for all your efforts and to admin, I look forward to studying and reading books and checking the forums to learn lol:)
     
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  18. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good choice :thumbleft
     
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  19. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings & Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
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  20. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :D

    Take it one step at a time mate. Get the Mike Meyers A+ book and self study the first step. Then you will have an indication of how to proceed.
     
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