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Is this a good course structure?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by iloveit, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. iloveit

    iloveit New Member

    Hi guys I’m new to this forum and I was wondering if I could get some advice from some of you wiser and more experianced people.

    I'm thinking of getting in getting into database administration/development.

    I have some experience from Uni with Access and SQL Server, including a year long work placement, but I’m looking to take it to the next level now. I have seen some of your advice on reading from books rather than paying for training so I think i’m going to do that, but that hasn’t stopped me talking to a few colleges etc to see what they think I should be learning!

    I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on the following course structure that has been suggested to me by a local college. I don't think I would do their course but I wanted to know if this is a good structure so that I can just go ahead with self study.

    I wanted to know what you thought of the subjects and also if this is the right order to do it in.

    I would be starting with MS Access, then moving onto;
    Taking the MCTS in SQL Server 2005 (70-431)
    Taking the MCITP Database Administrator (70-443) & (70-444)
    Taking the MCITP Database Developer (70-441) & (70-442)
    Then I would be doing a module in: Learning about Crystal Reports XI

    I'm not entirely whether I want to do Database adminisitration or Database development just yet so this programme would be covering both.

    I'd love to get your thoughts on this course structure. If there’s anything missing from that I’d love to hear any suggestions. Thanks for all your help!

    P.S. I am currently working in an admin role, but for the past few years I seem to have spent more time helping people with computer problems, helping setting up networks etc so although its not officially an IT role I spend most of my time with IT issues.

    Just telling you this so you know that there’s no major rush for me to get through all of this, I’m looking to take my time and do it right!

    P.P.S There is another course structure I'd like to run past you aswell because I have also considered application development but I thought I'd start by getting your thoughts on this one. Once I get some feedback I'll probably do the other post

    Thank you...:D
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