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The training camp

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by adamoliver, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. adamoliver

    adamoliver New Member

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    Hello, I have recently been looking into getting some IT certificates under my belt. I know there anty many ways of going about this, I've even been in touch with computeach but I'm not touching one of their courses.
    Anyhow Ive looking into self studying and thought that i may find it hard to be commited to that what with there being plenty of distractions in life. So Ive been in touch with other companies like Computeach and then a guy i know said his brother trained with "The ttraining camp". They have offered me this
    Training Camp for your CompTIA A+/Network+ education.
    - Please note we are offering a 20% discount off .
    So course is £2950.00 plus VAT,all inclusive, meaning you live there for a week and they feed you etc.
    Does anyone know if this is any good?

    thanks

    Adam.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    IMHO 'training camps' are only worthwhile if you are familiar with most of the materials, and need a focused brush-up from people who are (supposedly) experts.

    If you *don't* know the material then you may find yourself completely lost by lunchtime on the first day.

    To cram the whole of 2 exams for A+ into a week needs *very* high speed presentations!

    Harry.
     
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  3. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I agree with Harry on this. You do need a very high degree of commitment and certainly the knowledge before you tackle on of those courses. Try reading the books first and getting hold of an old PC to break and then mend.

    Oh and welcome to the forums :D
     
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  4. adamoliver

    adamoliver New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and replies. I do have some prior experience in the way that I have co built two pc's, fixed them went parts have blown and added new parts/exspansions. Also general maintanence. You know the sort of problems you sort out with home pc's, ie viral recovery etc.
    Is this enough experience to consider one of these boot camp style courses?

    Adam.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    In my opinion, no. You'd be familiar with some of the terminology and concepts, but until you've experienced it in an actual real-world business environment, you wouldn't be ready for a boot camp (and, in my opinion, when you HAVE experienced it in a real-world business environment, you won't have any need for a boot camp - simply self-study and you'll be good to go).
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    go to comptia's website, download the objectives and have a good read of them... and then deicide whether you know your stuff, i thought i did when i started, but soon enough realised that i never.
     
  7. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    No, two PCs isnt enough.

    Best to buy a decent A+ book and perhaps a few old PCs and take it from there. Also if possible try and source some of the older operating systems. 8)
     
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  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum mate :biggrin
     
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  10. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Howdy.
     
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  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
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