Networking Training Companies Described

by Mr Jason Kendall - Date: 2010-03-22 - Word Count: 636 Share This!

In today's high speed society, support workers who can mend computers and networks, and give regular solutions to users, are indispensable in all sections of the workplace. Our requirement for larger numbers of qualified personnel is growing, as society becomes ever more dependent on computers in today's environment.

It's likely that you've always enjoyed practical work - the 'hands-on' person. If you're anything like us, the unfortunate chore of reading reference guides is something you'll make yourself do if you have to, but you really wouldn't enjoy it. Consider interactive, multimedia study if book-based learning really isn't your style. Our ability to remember is increased when multiple senses are involved - this has been an accepted fact in expert circles for as long as we can remember.

Interactive audio-visual materials with demonstrations and practice sessions will beat books every time. And you'll actually enjoy doing them. Every company that you look at must be pushed to demo a few samples of the materials provided for study. You should hope for instructor-led videos and many interactive sections.

Pick CD and DVD ROM based physical training media wherever available. Thus avoiding all the issues associated with broadband outages, failure and signal quality issues etc.

Some training companies will only provide support to you inside of office hours (typically 9am-6pm) and sometimes a little earlier or later; most won't answer after 8-9pm at the latest and frequently never at the weekends. You'll be waiting ages for an answer with email based support, and phone support is often to a call-centre which will take the information and email an instructor - who'll call back sometime over the next 1-3 days, when it suits them. This is no good if you're stuck and can't continue and have a one hour time-slot in which to study.

The most successful trainers have many support offices active in different time-zones. By utilising an interactive interface to link them all seamlessly, no matter what time you login, help is just a click away, without any contact issues or hassle. Find a trainer that gives this level of learning support. Only true live 24x7 round-the-clock support provides the necessary backup.

Discovering job security nowadays is very rare. Companies can throw us from the workforce at a moment's notice - as long as it fits their needs. It's possible though to reveal market-level security, by digging for areas in high demand, together with a shortage of skilled staff.

Looking at the IT market, the most recent e-Skills survey brought to light a twenty six percent shortfall of skilled workers. Quite simply, we can't properly place more than 3 out of 4 positions in Information Technology (IT). This single reality alone reveals why the country needs so many more new trainees to get into the industry. It's unlikely if a better time or market circumstances will exist for getting certified in this hugely emerging and developing industry.

Commercial qualifications are now, without a doubt, taking over from the older academic routes into the IT sector - why then should this be? Industry is now aware that to cover the necessary commercial skill-sets, the right accreditation from such organisations as Adobe, Microsoft, CISCO and CompTIA often is more effective in the commercial field - and a fraction of the cost and time. Essentially, only required knowledge is taught. Actually, it's not quite as pared down as that, but principally the objective has to be to master the precisely demanded skill-sets (including a degree of required background) - without overdoing the detail in every other area (as academia often does).

The crux of the matter is this: Authorised IT qualifications tell an employer precisely what skills you have - the title is a complete giveaway: as an example - I am a 'Microsoft Certified Professional' in 'Planning and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Infrastructure'. Therefore companies can look at their needs and what certifications are required to fulfil that.

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