MS .Net Development CBT Computer Online Self-Study Training Considered
Should you be doing a search for Microsoft authorised training, you will no doubt be hoping for training companies to supply a good number of the best courses available today. You might like to talk through what you’re looking to do with an advisor – and should you be confused, then get help to sort out what sort of job would be right for you, dependent on your abilities and personality. Confirm that your training course is put together to your current skills and aptitude. Select a company that will always guarantee that the training is purpose built for where you want to get to.
If your advisor doesn’t ask you a lot of questions – the likelihood is they’re actually nothing more than a salesman. If they wade straight in with a specific product before getting to know your background and current experience level, then you know it’s true. With a bit of commercial experience or qualifications, you may find that your starting point is not the same as someone new to the industry. If this is going to be your opening attempt at studying to take an IT exam then you should consider whether to start out with some basic Microsoft package and Windows skills first.
Look at the facts below in detail if you believe that over-used sales technique about an ‘Exam Guarantee’ sounds great value:
It’s very clear we’re still paying for it – it’s not so hard to see that it’s been inserted into the overall figure from the college. It’s certainly not free (it’s just marketing companies think we’ll fall for anything they say!) Evidence shows that if a student pays for each progressive exam, at the time of taking them, they will be much more likely to qualify each time – since they are conscious of the cost and therefore will put more effort into their preparation.
Don’t pay up-front, but seek out the best deal for you when you take the exam, and hang on to your cash. You’ll then be able to select where you take your exam – which means you can stay local. Buying a course that includes payments for exams (and if you’re financing your study there’ll be interest on that) is a false economy. It’s not your job to boost the training company’s account with extra money of yours simply to help their cash-flow! Some will be pinning their hopes on the fact that you won’t get to do them all – so they get to keep the extra funds. Also, many exam guarantees are worthless. Many training companies will not pay for you to re-take until you’ve completely satisfied them that you’re ready this time.
Exams taken at VUE and Prometric centres are approximately 112 pounds in Britain at the time of writing. What’s the point of paying huge ‘Exam Guarantee’ fees (usually wrapped up in the course package price) – when the best course materials, the right level of support and a commitment to studying and the use of authorised exam preparation tools are actually the key to your success.
One useful service that many training companies provide is job placement assistance. It’s intention is to steer you into your first IT role. Having said that, occasionally there is more emphasis than is necessary on this service, for it’s really not that difficult for any motivated and trained individual to get work in IT – because companies everywhere are seeking well trained people.
Ideally you should have help with your CV and interview techniques though; also we would encourage any student to get their CV updated the day they start training – don’t wait for when you’re ready to start work. It’s not uncommon to find that junior support roles are offered to trainees who are still studying and have yet to take their exams. This will at the very least get you into the ‘maybe’ pile of CV’s – rather than the ‘No’ pile. The most efficient companies to help you find a job are most often specialised and independent recruitment consultants. As they will get paid by the employer when they’ve placed you, they’ll work that much harder to get a result.
Just ensure you don’t invest a great deal of time on your training course, only to stop and imagine someone else is miraculously going to find you a job. Stop procrastinating and get out there. Invest the same time and energy into finding your first job as you did to get trained.
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