Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Career Certification Training For SQL Server - Some Thoughts

By Jason Kendall

If searching for Microsoft authorised training, you'll obviously be expecting training providers to provide a good number of the most superior training courses currently available.

Maybe you'd choose to talk about career options with a person who's got industry experience - and should you be confused, then get help to sort out whereabouts in industry would be right for you, dependent on your abilities and personality.

Once you've decided on the area you want to get into, an applicable training course must be selected that's is in line with your needs. This should be personalised for your needs.

Sometimes men and women are under the impression that the school and FE college system is still the best way into IT. Why then are commercially accredited qualifications beginning to overtake it?

With 3 and 4 year academic degree costs climbing ever higher, alongside the industry's increasing awareness that accreditation-based training is closer to the mark commercially, there has been a great increase in Microsoft, CompTIA, CISCO and Adobe authorised training routes that educate students for much less time and money.

Patently, a necessary degree of background detail has to be taught, but core specifics in the areas needed gives a vendor educated student a huge edge.

What if you were an employer - and you wanted someone who could provide a specific set of skills. What's the simplest way to find the right person: Wade your way through loads of academic qualifications from hopeful applicants, trying to establish what they know and which trade skills they've acquired, or pick out specific commercial accreditations that perfectly fit your needs, and make your short-list from that. You can then focus on how someone will fit into the team at interview - rather than on the depth of their technical knowledge.

A typical blunder that we encounter all too often is to focus entirely on getting a qualification, and take their eye off the end result they want to achieve. Schools have thousands of unaware students who took a course because it seemed fun - rather than what would get them the career they desired.

Students often train for a single year but end up performing the job-role for decades. Avoid the mistake of opting for what may seem to be a very 'interesting' program only to waste your life away with an unrewarding career!

Make sure you investigate what your attitude is towards career development, earning potential, and whether you intend to be quite ambitious. It makes sense to understand what (if any) sacrifices you'll need to make for a particular role, which certifications will be required and where you'll pick-up experience from.

Our recommendation would be to always seek guidance and advice from a skilled professional before embarking on a study programme, so you're sure from the outset that the chosen route will give you the appropriate skill-set.

It would be wonderful to believe that our careers will remain secure and our work prospects are protected, but the likely scenario for most sectors throughout Great Britain currently seems to be that security just isn't there anymore.

It's possible though to reveal security at market-level, by probing for areas in high demand, together with a lack of qualified workers.

The 2006 national e-Skills study brought to light that 26 percent of all available IT positions cannot be filled mainly due to a chronic shortage of appropriately certified professionals. Showing that for each 4 job positions available around the computer industry, we have only 3 certified professionals to fulfil that role.

Accomplishing full commercial computing accreditation is correspondingly a fast-track to realise a life-long and gratifying living.

We can't imagine if a better time or market circumstances is ever likely to exist for gaining qualification for this swiftly emerging and evolving business.

The old fashioned style of teaching, with books and manuals, is often a huge slog for most of us. If this describes you, look for learning programmes that are on-screen and interactive.

Where possible, if we can utilise all of our senses into our learning, then we normally see dramatically better results.

Study programs now come in the form of CD and DVD ROM's, where everything is taught on your PC. Utilising the latest video technology, you will be able to see the instructor presenting exactly how something is done, and then practice yourself - via the interactive virtual lab's.

You really need to look at some example materials from each company you're contemplating. They have to utilise instructor-led video demonstrations with virtual practice-lab's.

Go for CD or DVD ROM based materials wherever available. Thus avoiding all the issues associated with the variability of broadband quality and service.

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