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I have been working voluntary at a school maintaining their network (as best I can) and generally making sure all the computers are in good working order. I?ve been doing this because I am trying to obtain real life experience in the IT industry without going in over my head. I have been there some 18months, and still going strong. They offered me part time work, but as I am unemployed, it would affect my benefits and so I declined the kind offer. Previous to this voluntary work, I have no experience working in IT.
Now, however, I am trying to acquire training, ultimately to gain some certification. I have contacted a company called CompuTeach (hope I?m allowed to mention names?) based in Dudley UK. A friend (through IRC) has recommended I go for MCSE, but when I was interviewed by CT, they pushed me in the direction of taking a Visual Basic 6 course, which is apparently the ?easier? and more ?realistic? option for me. Also it would (I?m not sure which) either count as a MCP ?or?towards an MCP. My question for you is, what, in your opinions, is more advantageous for me? I feel reasonably confident about my skills and abilities but in honesty, not 100%. Obviously I realise I am not qualified to simply jump into the most difficultseries of exams and expect to pass, but I cannot be sure CT were suggesting I did VB6 for MY benefit (career) or theirs (financial). There is a lot of money I do not have riding on my decision and so I would appreciate any input offered by folk who are more knowledgeable than myself in this field.
Am I doing the right thing by going with this company in the first place?