I apologize in advance for this topic, as I know it is belabored. Companies that offer training for vendor products, i.e. M$, Cisco, Oracle, etc. Are these programs worth the high dollar price tags? Anyone want to share some experience of paying upwards of $10K for vendor training and how did they like it?
I'd say the economics typically favor the employer rather than the employee. BTW, not all those certs require vendor training. Most of the Cisco certs can be done from books, for instance. But not the top level guru one.
Hi, I was fortunated did not falling into those traps, highway robberies concocted by marketing department. Sun is vendor. Is Java technologies worthed in your POV? Is it helped you to employ? Are you still employed with Java technologies? Java is free. Don't answer them, I want your train of thought cranking up. If you have to study vendor technologies, study proprietary technologies. In another words, those programs usually prohibit alumni or their communities written books about them. There are companies that have the cozy relationships with those vendor certify schools. If you truely conduct the investigations, you will find out, they are usually executives in the companies and the wives run the vendor schools or bosses and mistresses. Since we live in the 21st century, executives and companions also set up such arrangements. Regards, MCao
A lot of people dropped BEA weblogic certification when BEA decided you had to do several thousand dollars worth of their courses. They were taking the piss basically. I wonder if the exams are taken much less often by now.
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