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  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Morning All,

    Has anyone used the OU?
    I have a training budget from work and was looking at Firebrand. However, the course I wanted to do...they dont have enough people enrolled and have no idea when the course will be scheduled in.

    Ive found the same course on the OU and have enrolled. Waiting to hear back if I get accepted. Just wondered if anyone had any experience with them.

    Thanks
     
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    I did my degree with the OU. Took me five years part time. I highly recommend them to be honest. Their courses are flexible and ideal for adults who can’t take time out because of work or family. I’ll probably do more courses with them in the future for pleasure
     
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  3. Jaron78

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    Thanks Jim. Ive heard good things!
     
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    I'm both a student with the OU (doing my Masters with them) as well as being an Associate Lecturer with them.

    As a student, I actually like their courses. Hopefully I'll be gaining my MA at the end of the year, and provided I get the funding, start my Postgrad Diploma in Cyber-Security next year :)

    What course are you looking at doing with them?
     
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    I'm looking at doing the Cisco Dev Net Associate.

    It's a 16 week course that looks quite interesting to be honest. If I enjoy it, I will probably look at doing more via the OU going forward.
     
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    Can you go straigth to that with the OU? I would expect you need to do an intro course first because they are directed more towards bachelors degrees than standalone certs.
     
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    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Its something called the DevNetSkills by The Open University.
    I think its supported by the Government.
     
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    oh that looks really good actually. I've done some stuff with the OU and nobody does learning resources better than those guys.
     
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    Done a bit of research and the Juniper Dev Ops is 70% of the Cisco Dev Ops so if I can get through the Juniper one, it's a good start.
     

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