Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:34 AM
Back in 98 I decided I wanted a change and went back to school. I was intrigued with computers but could barely figure out how to turn one on. I spent the best part of two years studying computers and ended up with a College Certificate. We had a computer lab where there was about 35 computers. We pulled them apart, reassembled them, upgraded them and networked them. Part of the course was building a computer to take home and keep.
My point is that all this "hands on" work was invaluable. Its all well and good to have books and CD's to study from but nothing is as good as being able to apply what you are studying in a real time situation. Hopefully you will have at least three computers with different operating systems to experiment with.
Its hard to look at a website and determine if the quality is going to be there. I would suggest you do a little digging and find out who publishes these CD's. I imagine that cbtplanet doesn't write them, but just distibutes them. What kind of support do they have in case you can't figure something out and want to talk to an instructor? Are they willing to give you references, ie. people who have actually used these courses to pass their exams?
Their prices look ok compared to what those courses would cost here. I'm a little out of the loop as to what the tests cost these days but as far as I know you have to pay for each test you take for any particular course. You have to pay to take it again if you don't pass too, unlike effizzer's situation. You may be able to find somewhere locally to write your tests as I'm sure that you don't have to buy the tests from cbtplanet, or do you?
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