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Anyone have experience with SkillSoft online training?

Anyone have experience with SkillSoft online training?

Anyone have experience with SkillSoft online training?

****This is cross posted in the "My own development as a professional" forum.  I hope that's not breaking any rules***

Here's my situation:

I've been doing desktop / server / network support as a one man shop for the past 6-7 years.  I'm looking to get some certifications under my belt - partly just to pad my resume, partly to boost my self confidence.  I always worry that I'm getting soft, since I've been in a comfortable position for a number of years.

So anyway, I recently got a call from a salesman looking to sell me SkillSoft's (www.skillsoft.com) online training services for pretty cheap.

Has anyone used this kind of thing before?  I know everyone learns different...but I'd like to see if anyone had any experience with this kind of thing.

I'm looking to certify in Microsoft products

RE: Anyone have experience with SkillSoft online training?

I haven't used Skillsoft before so I can't comment on their products.  For MS certification I always a recommend the following combination of materials;

Trainsignal videos - http://www.trainsignal.com/Microsoft-Training-C4.aspx

The MS Press book for the exam you are studying for;


Use VMWare or Virtual PC and follow the exercises in the book and/or the trainsignal videos..

The use of measureup tests to familiarise yourself with the types of questions you will see on the actual exam


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RE: Anyone have experience with SkillSoft online training?

I've used skillsoft, mostly for basic and advanced access courses and quite a few unix admin ones.  To be honest, if you're really interested in the subject matter, skillsoft will be ok.  If your boss is forcing you to do a skillsoft course, bring a blanket, pillow, prozac and a good book!!!

And be prepared to go over the course twice.

[Started on Version 3 software 15 years a go]

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