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Malware Removal Training Program Suggestion

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#1 Quiott


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:36 AM

I would suggest for this program that if a class does open or spots become available that an automatic e-mail or message can be sent to those who request it. This way any one who would be interested could be notified quickly.

ie -- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/admissions/


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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

An interesting suggestion which I will take to the staff. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

Interesting idea in theory. Unfair idea in implementation it appears. This would unfairly shift the chances to those in the queue who are not traveling or have regular access to their email. As well as those who are logged into the site more than those who are more casual visitors or have jobs that do not allow or have regular computer access. Since we are accessible worldwide, the time that the message is sent would factor into who would respond more timely. For example if the message is sent at 5 p.m. EDT, thats midnight in Istanbul and 8 a.m. in Sydney. Not a fair chance to respond for some.

The current system we have while not perfect, works with the self paced trainee curriculum we employ.

Your idea has some merit, however the implementation would raise a whole new set of obstacles to be mitigated.

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#4 Quiott

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:50 AM

Thank you for replying I understand your points. As I understand it at this point the system simply is classes open at a random time (to the outside observer) and spots to become open are filled by a passerby who happens to line up with that time. Should happens-chance play such a strong role?

Other questions which could be raised are in the past what time has the class become open? Are they nearly the same time -- and if so does the unfairness to those residing in istanbul or Australia already exist?

Thank you again for considering my suggestion.

On a related note: I would suggest adding slightly more information in the "No available slots. Please check back at a later time." section. A rough estimate of when a slot will become open would be nice.

Edited by Quiott, 01 November 2010 - 01:57 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:02 AM

The Malware Training program is a "work-at-your-own-pace" program, so it would be impossible to predict when openings would become available.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:38 AM

Apologies for bringing up something so old - but I have to agree.

I checked the admissions program page fairly regularly for a month before giving up. Now that my first semester of university is over, I wanted to maybe try see if I could do it this semester. Again, it says no slots are available.

Some indication of how many slots are taken/progress of those currently taking the slots would be good (people could use tickboxes to indicate when they have finished a section, even if they are working at their own pace). I think an e-mail system would be better than nothing. Slots could appear to be full to random-passers by, and those that have been waiting in a queue could be e-mailed with a pass code to enter the course so that no-one else can "steal their spot" - as they have been waiting for it, after all.

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