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Dear ranchers and Spring professionals,

For long I had this Spring training in my mind and now since I am unemployed and have all the time in world and a good warchest to support, I have decided to go for this training. Please, I do not intend to take up the training just to find employment or better my prospects. I have 5 yrs of java/jee experience but have never worked in spring.

My query is since the cost of the training is extortionate it would leave a significant dent in my warchest savings, however is it still the worth to go head-on for it?

Advice, suggestions welcomed.

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I guess I come from the perspective of "training is never a bad thing", but I don't know that I can really make an argument in favor of the training that they give. (Part of that is my having not taken their training. Part of it is my wondering at the value of it and trying to figure out how one would leverage that to help with a salary request at a job.)

I would think that you might be better served in starting off with getting a book or two on Spring and working through it to see if you can grasp it yourself, and perhaps write a few sample applications to play with it and get experience. It's certainly cheaper and leaves you more of a reserve while you look for another job, while not leaving you idle in the interim.
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