Re: CBT based Training Advice
I cannot comment on the 70-272 CBTNuggets video due to the fact that I
have not seen it. I can tell you that I enjoy their products with
regards to the MCSE 2003. You suggested using CBTNuggets as a supplement
to a book. I suggest all study material be used as a supplement to hands
on experience. It is amazing the amount of money that is spent (yes I am
guilty) to pass exams. The Microsoft exams cost $125 US to sit. After
all is said and done, one can spend close to 10x that amount to study;
not including your time! That is baffling.
What is even more of a joke is practice tests. Now I use them, and
endorse them; but I do not agree with their price. Many times purchasing
a practice test is equivalent to, if not more, than that of the actual
exam! It is ridiculous. However, I digress...
Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor
"RemoteShark" <RemoteShark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have invested $150 into CBTnuggets for 70-272 and found it to be very
> basic. I found them to be more refresher videos for things I already know,
> than planning for 70-272. It almost felt like a joke, the way Todd Logan
> presents the course in a Witty and sarcastic tone at times and tells you just
> about the bare minimum. There are 18 videos and pretty much a joke even for
> someone with 6 months experience in a DST type job. I know this because I did
> take the 70-272 exam last year before going into hospital for an operation
> and I can remember the actual questions were more involved and I don't feel
> that the videos prepare you really well enough to get a high score, but more
> the bare bones and the rest you can guess by your own IT experience in order
> to pass. Would anyone has a reserved opinion about this, maybe I am wrong. I
> would like to say that such videos should be supplemented to a book, where
> the book details more info on the subjects in the video. $150 was way over
> priced for the quality and depth of training, your better off buying a
> "Dummies" book which is a whole lot cheaper and a whole lot more info.
> I am looking at the LearnKey Courses for 70-272 and wonder if ayone has any
> opinions or experience with Learnkey courses. The LearnKey courses are $350
> and want to know if it is worth the money or just stick to MS Press book and
> see what happens.
> I am a person with limited time, work, study, family and need guided
> instruction to motivate me among other things.
Re: CBT based Training Advice
I am willing to spend up to 500 euros to get additional training/info for the
exam. I think having the certs outweight the costs over a period of time and
gives potential salary increases and better job opportunities. Go figure, if
I was give a 15000 euro salary increase after getting my certs, then its
worth to pay an extra 500 euro to get training for the exams. I mean my wife
spends that much when she goes shopping on one weekend, so I think I deserve
abit of that cake too.
I am going to try the LearnKey series, just the 70-272 for 200 euro.
Knowledge is power, whatever way you think about it.
Good Luck to you and me :)
> That is one downside to studying, the cost of everything. Add up the cost of
> the books, exam cost, CBT, practice test, etc. This profession (IT) is an
> expensive one to constantly keep updated. Alot of people believe that the IT
> industry is the one to be in to earn alot of cash... it ain't, just look at
> the prices of further/professional education, that's the industry to be in.
> The best thing is to try to get your employers to, at least, foot part of
> the bill.
> One website you may wish to try is
> http://www.getcertifiedforless.com/microsoft.asp you can get cheaper vouchers
> (eg almost expired for a fraction of the cost, voucher & transcender bundles,
> study packs, etc)
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