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By mxy4 ·
I am looking into going to a boot camp that, after two weeks of training, you will walk out with your certification, if you pass or a more 'traditional' method of going to New Horizons and it taking about 1-4 months depending. My question is which is better? why?

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by avachon In reply to Boot camp or traditional ...

Hi, much depends on your experience. If you work with the operating systems all the time and know them fairly well, boot camps will quickly pace you through all the classes and drill you with lab work. Traditional classes, on the other hand, are obviously paced more slowly, give you time to think about the material and organize your questions. If you have a lot of experience a boot camp may be the answer; it is not the answer if you have little experience. Traditional classes then would give you greater absorption time for the material.

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by Al Hedstrom In reply to Boot camp or traditional ...

The above answer is absolutely right. Boot camps are typically 14 or 15 straight days of 12 and 14 hour sessions. You must be ready to absolutely focus on the material because you go through it at lightning speed. Therefore, it is best for those with exposure to the technologies involved.

Interestly, the "traditional" method of individual courses of 3 to 5 day lengths are also considered very concentrated when compared to the community college route.

Choose that which is best for you. And look at more than one boot camp or "traditional" vendor. Get quotes, compare facilities, compare the "extras" included in the training, talk to peers in your area that have gone before you. This makes for an informed decision.

And good luck.

Al Hedstrom

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by sklambton In reply to Boot camp or traditional ...

The choice of boot camp or more drawn out training is very dependant on your knowledge and character. Boot camp is like cramming your revision before exams, if you are reasonably well versed in your subject and can take the intense sessions, it will work in your favour. But, to someone coming in fresh or with little practice, it can be too much, too fast, leaving you just confused and confounded. Think carefully before taking on the intensive approach, and whether you are ready for it.

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by Kevin Holden In reply to Boot camp or traditional ...

As an IT instructor that teaches both very short term (6-12 hour) and long term (3-6 week)courses on software, your decision must be based on your ability to grasp and retain multiple ideas at the same time for the boot camp method. I agree with the other posted responses that you must decide what your best learning and retention method is. Can you be shown and try something once and retain the material or do you need to practice a few times. Another method is to look at some self paced programs. They can be available on-line or through local schools and companies that let you work as fast or as slow as necessary to retain the material. You can even turn the self paced material into your own boot camp if you desire.

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by billy In reply to Boot camp or traditional ...

Neither.
Instead of spending your money on these money hungry schools, buy several PC's and books and set up a network in your home. The only way to learn is hands on. Set goals to be accomplished each week. The only real way to learn networking isto work through the constant problems you will encounter. If you have a friend who is interested, setup your own lesson plans. This method is slow but at least you will really understand how it all works.

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