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I.T. training, any recommendations? MCSE/CCNA/ITIL

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Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to companies who offer these courses. There seems to be a big disparity in prices for courses. Any experiences with doing on-line courses? I would p…
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to companies who offer these courses. There seems to be a big disparity in prices for courses. Any experiences with doing on-line courses? I would probably prefer to go to something hands on - Im down on the South Coast so Southampton to Bournemouth area but would travel further afield in the South if the course content is good. I have ITIL and some Unix courses under my belt but fancy doing something else, either technical like CCNA/P or MCSE, or perhaps something on from the ITIL like Prince practitioner.

Any thoughts and experiences most welcome.
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
ITIL and Prince (I have both) are not IT courses.
#2
Ok relevant to IT then
#3
Global knowlege are good - no idea how they compare costs wise though - my company pays for them.

I use the one in Wokingham which is defo not my local one but I know the Cisco trainer there & he's very good.
#4
I have 2 MSCE's
But when going for a job, loads of persons have these.
They use them cheat sheets ie 1000 A and Q and
in the test they use the same questions (worded differently)
But worth doing correctly if like computers
#5
Don't go down the route of Prince unless you are actually using Prince and have previous project management expierence.

Its better to do something like the PMI CAPM training and certs to get a good grounding in project management first.

If you want to do IT Support then an MCSA/MCSE would be very desirable but you would need to back it up with actual experience. Alot of people just do the exam and when they do get a proper job, they get found out VERY quickly.

You could even consider doing courses through the British Computer Society. They do a Graduate Diploma which I found very good. Southampton Solent Uni does it distance learning or via evening classes.

Also assuming you have ITIL Foundation v.2, you might also consider upgrading to v.3 too?
#6
Toybhoy
Don't go down the route of Prince unless you are actually using Prince and have previous project management expierence.

Its better to do something like the PMI CAPM training and certs to get a good grounding in project management first.

If you want to do IT Support then an MCSA/MCSE would be very desirable but you would need to back it up with actual experience. Alot of people just do the exam and when they do get a proper job, they get found out VERY quickly.

You could even consider doing courses through the British Computer Society. They do a Graduate Diploma which I found very good. Southampton Solent Uni does it distance learning or via evening classes.

Also assuming you have ITIL Foundation v.2, you might also consider upgrading to v.3 too?


Thanks, thats some good stuff. Yeah I did quite a bit of PM stuff in my last job so would be tempted to get a certificate on it, even though its dull as dishwater. Agree with you regarding getting the Itil upgraded, makes sense. However what I would really like I think is the CCNA, as I deal quite a bit with Cisco kit and have built a fair few racks where I had to install them. There always seems quite a market for the Network stuff, and it always seems a bit more interesting work to me than the MCSE Windoze type of work. Really I am just looking for something to do in my spare time thats productive. I'l have a butchas at Soton Uni though, see what they offer.
#7
Also think with MCSE you really need to redo some\upgrade every time a new version of windows comes out - in the old days you didnt even need to be any good hands on, we called them paper MCSE's - they were the guys who were good at studying but didnt really understand how to apply the info! - I would go cisco\network stuff if I was you - most MCSE stuff is done abroad nowadays but handy to have alongside the Cisco\network certs - am sure one of the network courses involves a hands on exam (building\fault finding etc) and think guys I knew who did it, did it in Holland or Germany or similar?
#8
The CCIE is hands an 8 hour hands on exam that you have to take in europe somewhere (unless somewhere in the UK does it now?) but thats the top level all of the cisco exams upto that are theory based exams which also have software based simlets in them - even the CCENT (entry level or 1st half of the CCNA if you choose to split it) has simlets in - so kind of hands on but not with actual kit just simulations.
#9
CCIE is no joke... it is by far the most prestigious IT based qualification there is imo. It is 8hr lab can be taken at a few test centers dotted around the globe and I think 2hr written exam... which you can write in england and have to pass before attempting the lab anyway. ..and then to keep the certification you have to do pass the written exam every 2 years. Even CCNA is demanding for those that do it properly (i.e no cheating brain dumps) so thats why cisco revised the certification path to CCIE and now you have CCENT as well.
#10
Xiwt
CCIE is no joke... it is by far the most prestigious IT based qualification there is imo. It is 8hr lab can be taken at a few test centers dotted around the globe and I think 2hr written exam... which you can write in england and have to pass before attempting the lab anyway. ..and then to keep the certification you have to do pass the written exam every 2 years. Even CCNA is demanding for those that do it properly (i.e no cheating brain dumps) so thats why cisco revised the certification path to CCIE and now you have CCENT as well.


+1

I have the CNNA and CCNP, and both the wireless specialist courses (CWLAT and CWLF), but seconded the CCIE is a license to print money.

NB, refresh is every 3 years and the I'm pretty sure the its a 2 day lab now, from my last visit to Cisco HQ UK by Heathrow
#11
Alfonse
+1

I have the CNNA and CCNP, and both the wireless specialist courses (CWLAT and CWLF), but seconded the CCIE is a license to print money.

NB, refresh is every 3 years and the I'm pretty sure the its a 2 day lab now, from my last visit to Cisco HQ UK by Heathrow


This is an impressive collection of Cisco certifications.
#12
Thanks again for all the comments, I think CCNA looks a good start.

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