Which course should I take first?

If you are a computer user and would like to know more about your Personal Computer, how to perform regular tasks, customise the way it looks etc. Then you should register for our PC Basics Training. When you have completed all these lessons you can then register for more advanced training.

If you wish to have a career in IT administration or support then you should register for the Introduction to Networking. When completed you can then progress to the Microsoft Accreditation Courses.

If you would like to a Microsoft Accreditation then we would recommend you start with the Microsoft Certified Professional qualification.  This will give you the basic information needed to start a career in IT, also as we are giving the first three modules of MCP training away free, you will be able to start on the IT career ladder very easily.

When you have completed the Introduction To Networking modules you will be able to continue learning and achieve one of the following qualifications;

Microsoft Certified Professional. (MCP)
Ideal if you want to improve your career in Technical Support or Help Desk Services.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician. (MCDST).
For those who want to offer Technical Support Services or Customer Support

Microsoft Certified System s Administrator. (MCSA)
This is the minimum requirement if you would like to be a Network Administrator or Systems Analyst.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. (MCSE)
The highest level of accreditation for those wishing to be Technical Consultants.

Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in Network Infrastructure
IP addressing and services, names resolution, file and print services, network access and remote access, and monitoring network services.

Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in Active Directory
Active Directory and Directory Services, Active Directory server roles, certificate management, and Group Policy.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Server Administration
The ideal way to demonstrate your ability to use Windows Server 2008

Server 2003 or Sever 2008 training, where should I start?

Our professional advice would be to get an MCSE qualification while you still can. The reasons for this are many but these are the major considerations:-

  • The 2003 track certifications MCP, MCSA and MCSE qualifications are well recognized industry standards.
  • The 2003 track certifications MCP, MCSA and MCSE qualifications will never be retired. You will not be able to earn them on new operating systems.
  • A prerequisite of Server 2008 is a good knowledge of Server 2003. Services and administration in 2008 are enhanced, but based on 2003.
  • Many businesses will have mixed legacy environments; you will need a working knowledge of 2003 for many years to come.
  • The 2008 qualification is product specific; therefore its life is limited. When Microsoft cease support for the operating system you will have to re-qualify in the new operating system to use the accreditations.

How is e-Learning different from  Classroom training?

There are many differences between the two types of learning and you need to decide which is best for you.  The main advantage of On-Line training is that you can work at your own pace.  If you have a lot of commitments in both your working and personal life then e-Learning will probably be best because you can schedule you training when you have spare time.  However e-Learning does require a lot of self discipline. If you are easily distracted or will miss the support of your class mates then e-Learning is probably not for you.