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After years as a certification trainer, I can't count the number of times that I have heard a frustrated guru wannabe ask the question, "Computer Training, Certification, how, where do I start?" -- Will Harper, MCT
One of the toughest parts of this question is, "Where do you want to go?" And the corollary to that question is, "How much money and effort are you willing to put into it?" We can assure you that you will get back, 100-fold-and-more, what you put into it. But then, what is 100 times zero? You have to put something in, in order to get something out.
Some of the people who ask this question come to us, already guru's, but just can't get a job because they lack the certification credentials. They already know-what-they-don't-know, and they are willing to put everything into the effort. They have done their research, and they already know where to start and how much it is going to cost, and about how long it is going to take them. They have come to get their A+, Network+, MCDST, CCITP, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, and Security+ certs into their resume, to put them at the head of the line in the job market. They have a goal (not a dream) and they usually succeed.
Others don't know a thing - they are career-changers or computer training beginners, but they are willing to put forth as much time and effort as is necessary to get to where they want to go. These people are very train-able. When we tell them that it will take 3 to 9 months of computer training, or more to achieve the A+, Network+, MCDST, MCP, MCSA and MCSE certifications that they seek, they take it in stride.
Some computer beginners come to us, wanting to know how to get to be an MCSE, using free learning materials. They expect to put forth a couple of weeks of coming to school (but no effort or homework), and they expect to have to pay less than $100 - $500 - $1000 for it. (And, of course, to have a job waiting for them, with a limousine waiting at the door, when they go out with their certificate of completion...) To them, we say, "Pleeeeze go away, and come back when you have a more reasonable expectation of what life owes you, and what you have to pay in time, effort, and money, to achieve in this world."
Some (mostly those who do NOT have the certifications) question whether the A+ Network+ Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician ( MCDST ), Microsoft Certified Professional ( MCP ), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator ( MCSA ), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer ( MCSE ), Cisco Certified Network Administrator ( CCNA ) are any good. Are these certifications worth it? The answer is a resounding, YES!
If you went to college, you would expect to pay big bucks for your degree - and the college expects you to put in 3-hours of out-of-class-homework for every classroom hour. Finally, the college expects you to take a tough exam, at the end of every course - and pass it. Getting a certification credential is no different. It still takes 3-hours out-of-class for each classroom hour, and there are tough (certification) exams at the end of each course. It just takes a lot less total time and money than a college degree.
Most candidates will have problems with the financing, but the really committed will find a way. HyperLearning Technologies can help many of them with GI Bill, Federal grant programs, or bank financing. HyperLearning Technologies' certification curriculum is already approved by the Sun Trust Bank and the Navy Federal Credit Union - all you need to do is establish your credit, or get a co-signer who does have credit.
That college degree... We highly recommend them. In fact, we have a trainer who has an AAS (IS and Networking), a BS (Computers), and an MBA degree (and NO certifications)-- but when he found himself on the streets, out-of-a-job, the FIRST question that the prospective employers asked was, "Are you certified?" You know the rest of the conversation.
Why spend over $137,000 on your education, and 6 years in the classroom, to make only $53,000 per year --
When you could become Certified in less than 1 year, for as little as $250 a month, and make over $65,000 a year?
In teaching hundreds of Certified MCSEs who have gone out into the cold-hard world, and MADE IT, all of them have earned many times what it cost them for their computer training education and certifications. Just read a few of our testimonials - these are UNSOLICITED. Just our former students who wanted to say, "Thanks!" Click HERE to read testimonials.
But, What about e-Learning? It's cheeeeper, isn't it? Yes, but...According to a recent poll conducted by Forrester Research, over half the people enrolled in e-learning programs in general failed to complete them because of “lack of interactivity.” The numbers get worse as the duration of the e-learning track lengthens. A follow-up study by Learning Tree revealed that the drop out rate steadily increases with the course duration: in a multi-part, 25-hour e-track 72% completed the first three-hour course, but only 52% completed two courses, and just 19% – not even a quarter! – of the participants completed the 25-hour e-track. The ENTRY-LEVEL MCDST program, for a computer certification - that will get you a job - is 160 hours. What does that say about your odds of being successful in e-learning?
Good luck on your career, and if you are in the Hampton Roads or
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News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia
Beach; your best source of certification training is .... HyperLearning
Technologies! When you purchase one of our training programs, you
won't have to spend another dime for training study materials, practice
tests, or even certification test vouchers. Some of our programs
even provide you with take-home tool kits, so you will be ready to go to
work the next day. Our motivation is, we are not interested in
giving you a certificate of completion - we want you to WALK AWAY
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