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What does your training provider provide?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by nugget, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I was wondering what those people going with a training provider are actually getting from their provider in terms of training, support, classroom time etc.

    Someone has offered to pay the 16'000 for my MCSE training course and I am currently checking out the training providers here and what they offer. They all seem to be similar in that you attend class 1 night a week and 1 full Saturday every 3 weeks with the entire course from Jan to Nov.
     
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  2. Firthy2002

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    For my £2000, Scheidegger are supposed to offer:

    *Tutor support by phone and e-mail (used it, very good service).
    *Training manual covering all aspects of the exam syllabus (was skeptical when I had the old training manual, but the new one put my mind at ease).
    *Interactive Training (on CD, it's alright but practical would be better).
    *Regular assignments (again, using a CD based app, nice assignments but my only gripe is that the software is hardcoded to save to a floppy, even if you want to submit it electronically).
    *Practical training (haven't had any yet! This is my major concern regarding the course at present).
    *Free retake

    Gotta pay for the exams myself (but then that's to be expected).

    So far I'm wishing I'd taught myself with a book or two and a used PC.
     
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  3. Billy

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    I'd tell you what I got for my money, hoever I think I might miss this one out.... :tune
     
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  4. Firthy2002

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    Go on tell us!
     
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  5. AJ

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    Fire away Billy, is it's worth sharing then post it. :biggrin
     
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  6. Billy

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    haha - I got great support, one-on-one time and additional study guides, but I'm not going into detail... No way!

    Last time I shared my 2 pence worth on this forum I got flamed from all directions!

    Once bitten, twice shy
     
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  7. r4merlin

    r4merlin Nibble Poster

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    So far all I have seen is some out of date material. I will keep you posted on the rest when it comes.
     
  8. Firthy2002

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    After e-mailing them about this, it seems that the practical stuff comes after I've completed the theory.
     
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  9. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Surely the two would complement each other. You should be able to do the practical stuff as you're doing the theory. :dry

    What about course lengths, amount of times that you go to class per week etc?
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Were you told, or at any point advised, to have some form of home lab set up to do some practical work at home ?

    I don't think any training provider should advise you other than to have some sort of practice machine/network to play with, rather than expect you to wait until you can manage to get to their place to get some hands-on experience.

    IMHO :D
     
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  11. Firthy2002

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    Well if I had the cash I'd pick up a second hand machine to play around with, but it's not an option right now.
     
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