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SkillsTrain Cisco courses?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Murphy, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

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    Hi,

    Looking for advice regarding the CCNA/CCNP courses offered by Skills Train (Schneidegger). Can any recommend them or had experience with them?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Can't say I have personally, Murphy, but others may be able to help soon. Why not stop by New Members and drop an intro - it's always easier to help when we know a bit about you :)
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Murphy. Sorry, I can't answer your specific question but like Gav, I'd like to invite you to post in the New Members Introduction forum and tell us a bit about yourself and how you found us. :)
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Murphy, I don't much about cisco expect you are talking about some big certs. I would advise you check out cisco site and see what they recommend before looking at any training companies. I know some of these certs cost thousand of dollars. If your going to go cisco route you better make sure you have the best study equipment in the field. I just register myself and it is free.

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/index.html

    Hmmm, notice that said U.S. I would think once you registered it would give you links for your country.
     
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  5. Psycow

    Psycow New Member

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    Haven't done CCNA with them, but with my experience with them I would recomend you to go somewhere else that offers hands on training (and most likely at less than what they're charging)
     
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  6. ipsol.net

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    Yes, hands on is a must unless you have enough industry experience, in which case you probably can do with books alone!
     
  7. breekwood123

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    hi there,im actually enrooled in ST..i was hoping ill have a hands on training as well but all they say is that its an away course ang i can only do a hands on during the practical exams.i dont know if this is really a good idea coz i want a change in career and ive chosen IT thri ST???advise please????
     
  8. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    hi, umm i think you should start a new thread as this one is way too old! :D

    PS pop into the new members forum and tell us more about yourself too! 8)
     
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  9. swifty

    swifty New Member

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    :D Would recommend Skillstrain. I too am doing A+ N+ CCNA & CCNP. Thought I had bitten off more than I could chew but 9 months in ive got the A+ & N+ in the bag. Ive been offered two jobs as well through their people bank network but am sitting tight till i get my cisco cos thats when the serious offers come in. The cisco bit is hard but the back up from skillstrain is good enough to get you through. Live lab training is EXCELLENT!!!!! and thats included in the cost. I paid £3700 for the lot which is half what I had been quoted by some shady looking 'colleges' so BEWARE!!!!!! I also have a written guarantee of employment or my money back, but to be honest, when you get to the CCNP you will get a job anyway. Good luck and get stuck in, too many people start these courses and pack them in cos they cant be arsed to put the effort in. :biggrin
     
  10. acarr

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    I am currently involved with them. I am taking the CCNA leading onto the CCNP. I was advised that Hands on training was provided but have not got to that stage yet.

    Still studying the CCNA course at the moment, finding it well layed out with additional support if needed although not needed yet ( touch wood ).

    Good luck in your choice, I spend some time looking around but no one could offer the CCNA & CCNP within the same company with an affordable price and payment plan.

    Hard work, but who is affraid of that? :eek:
     
  11. rwilmot

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    Im studying the CCNP with skillstrain, i admit im only still on the A+ part but have got no complaints with them.. SWIFTY - did you take the A+ and N+ tests with skillstrain?
     
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  12. malhotra

    malhotra New Member

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    I have just joined Skills Train for A+, N+, CCNA, CCNP

    Could you guys please help me to let me know if I have chosen the right path. Also please let me know any other information sources which can be helpful for me in acheiving these qualifications
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

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    Post #6, who the hell is ipsol.net and why is their number of posts n/a?:blink
     
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  14. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    @ Mal, it depends on how you study, whether going with a provider will work.

    Lots of people get disgruntled or disillusioned, and they tend to shout louder than the ones that are happy.

    I recently passed the A+ with Skillstrain. I'm more than happy with the course, and will (hopefully) being going all the way through to CCNP level.

    About the comment by Psycow (from eons ago), the Skillstrain course offers hands on as well as live training with tutors, otherwise I wouldn't have gone for it - I agree that hands-on training is essential with Cisco (otherwise you're toast!)
     
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  15. pt6615

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    I am completing A+/N+ at skillstrain. I am fine thank you.:eek:
     
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  16. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    thats strange i was quoted £2700 for N+, CCNA and CCNP :ohmy

    grim
     
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  17. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Well, this is an old thread. Maybe they've been struggling with sales recently, and had to knock the price down :p
     
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  18. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    no the dates were about the same

    grim
     
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  19. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I just looked into a part time MSc at oxford, they want £20k.... for twelve weeks of study...

    Almost makes these training companies look reasonable :blink
     
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  20. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Madre de DIOS - that is absolutely outrageous.

    However, I would imagine that if you're near the top of your field, 20 grand is a pretty small investment compared to what you stand to make by having the prestige of an MSc from Oxford. You could probably get a salary hike of over 15% as a result of that and, if, to take my field as an analogy, you're in the CSO game, that would easily pay for itself within a year.

    Still sounds like a huge amount of money - for what amounts to twelve weeks of part time unsupported study.
     
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