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refund from advent

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by darrylbrown28, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. darrylbrown28

    darrylbrown28 New Member

    i signed up for advent 10 months ago. when i went to the first workshop for the 2nd time the lecturer advised us that 'only about 70% of the material needed to pass the exam was in the book supplied'.

    as far as i am concerned this indicated a breach of contract as i was told that all study material to pass the exams would be supplied.

    anyone have an opinion on this or any advice on what i should do. or if anyone has been down this route with them

  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    Ok while I appreciate that you are upset I think the instructor is talking rubish. The stuff they use now is the All in one book by Mike Meyers which is what everyone use to pass on here. Also the stuff not covered in the book is covered on the course.

    If you are nt happy with the stuff they are giving you, get some more, But I think that it is enough to pass that exam.

    Also they will have no legal obligation to refund you as you have been on the course for 10 months and this exempts them from the distance selling regulations.

    Out of interest which instructor was it, I am also an advent student and there are some instuctors there I rate and others I don't so it will be interesting to see which one said this to you.
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  3. Riaz

    Riaz Bit Poster

    are you using all in one by Mike Meyers? i used that book and passed, i dont know what course material advent uses...
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Probably no such thing tbh, there are some books that many people recommend for particular exams but this is often backed up with lab work, resources from the web and even additional books.

    It basically varies from person to person.....
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  5. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    They got the license to use the All in one and use that along with 4 class room days for some practical stuff.
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  6. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I agree with Sparky - practical application will play a major part in reinforcing the book to enable you to pass the exam.

    They say "the material to enable you to pass the exam" or similair - not "a book that will enable you to pass the exam".

    If you're worried about it, buy the Mike Meyers "All in One" (if that's not what they're using on the course). It's the be-all-and-end-all of A+ study as far as opinion seems to be orientated. And if that IS what you're using on the course, I think your instructor has underestimated the book.
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  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Sorry - can you clarify what you've been doing for the last 10 months?
    Have you been actively studying at home, attending classes or doing SFA?

    Just to get a perspective...

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  8. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    The OP doesn't mention the A+? Or have I missed something?
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    I thought the same thing :blink
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  10. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    I had missed that, in which case I imagine the OP is now doing the MS exams in which case depending on which exam you are doing that 70% may be true.
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