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How to Choose Your Training Provider | Skillmetrix
Most of you out there who are thinking of doing an IT certification must be scratching your heads because of this question- Which training provider do I train with to get the maximum worth out of my money and also clear the certification exam?
With a large number of training providers in the market, it becomes a difficult choice for the student to choose one. Most of them charge a few thousand dollars for a training program, hence it becomes very important to choose the right provider or else your money will go down the drain.
While the course fee is always an important factor, the reputation of the provider should also be considered. Never fall for those providers who provide their courses for a few hundred dollars. Very high end courses like Microsoft and Cisco require industry expert trainers and very high quality course material. They also require a lab set up and access to course specific labs. Just the cost of providing these facilities runs into a few thousand dollars. Read about the faculty on the provider’s website. The quality of the course greatly depends upon the teacher who is teaching that class. Hence it is utmost important that the person is an expert in his field.
Another thing to look out for is if the provider is providing training using different delivery methods. With the advancements in technology, it is now possible to train for these courses sitting at your home using the internet. But while signing up, make sure that the program is live and led by an instructor rather than a broadcast of a classroom program on your computer.
You should also see if the provider is providing the course material specified by authorization bodies like Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, ITIL, CISSP, PMP, Scrum, Agile and others. It is always recommended to use their own material as they are the most comprehensive and also provide good insights into the certification exam.
The last thing to look out for is if the program cost includes freebies like exam vouchers and other things. The vouchers for these exams cost around a few hundred dollars and it is always advisable that you should go with a provider who provides these vouchers as part of the course fee. Some providers provide laptops and iPads with their courses. These are always good to have things when you are paying thousands of dollars for a training program.
Ponder on those points which will help you to provide some clarity on how you can choose an effective training provider if you are thinking of taking up an industry certification sooner or later.