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Self Study & Traning Courses

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Princey, Aug 21, 2007.

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How many used self-study materials to get themselves through a certification?

  1. Yes, i used self-study materials

    54.5%
  2. No, I did a course for my certification

    13.6%
  3. I have done both

    31.8%
  1. Princey

    Princey Nibble Poster

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    Hey all,

    I was just wondering how many people have used self study materials in training for their certifications? And which of you went threw some kind of training school? Could i also have a reason why you decided to do one over the other.

    I used self study materials to pass my A+ and CCNA and also for my MCSE which I am in the process of doing now. I chose self-study over a training course simply because of the price.

    How about you guys?
     
    Certifications: A+, CCNA, MCSE 2003, NICE Voice Recording,
    WIP: CISSP
  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I've done both, so I can't really vote...
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Same here, for some exam I did the self-study route and for others i did training courses.

    Next time include both in your survey, otherwise you don't get a true representation :biggrin

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. Princey

    Princey Nibble Poster

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    Ah damn it. Cant edit my poll lol. Sorry guys :P
     
    Certifications: A+, CCNA, MCSE 2003, NICE Voice Recording,
    WIP: CISSP
  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    Poll Edited
     
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  6. Princey

    Princey Nibble Poster

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    Thanks Ryan :)
     
    Certifications: A+, CCNA, MCSE 2003, NICE Voice Recording,
    WIP: CISSP
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Thanks, casted my vote :)

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  8. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I went for the self study route for A+ 601 and 602, probably will do a course or two in the future though!
     
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    WIP: MCSA 2012
  9. stuPeas

    stuPeas Megabyte Poster

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    Went through SkillsTrain, next time I'll do self study. Because I knew nothing when I started, the structure of a explicit study route was invaluable (even though I got NO help with questions). Since I now know enough to be able navigate a syllabus on my own, I will do the A+ self study. :D
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Self-study all the way. I learn better at my own speed... as fast as I wanna go without someone else slowing me down, and as slow as I wanna go if I need to take more time on a topic. Plus, it's MUCH cheaper.
     
    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!
  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I've done both but I tend toward self study.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I am currently self studying for the A+ my reasons are as follows

    Cheaper
    Learn at your own pace
    No false promises of a job at the end of learning
     
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  13. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I did both also.
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  14. Princey

    Princey Nibble Poster

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    Agreed :P
     
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