The benefits of upgrading IT Technical courses
- 30th March 2015
- Posted by: Juan van Niekerk
- Category: Career Advice
For some, studying online is the perfect way to expand their CV whilst maintaining their everyday lives as it allows them the freedom they need to study in their own time and at a pace that suits them. Online learning has become increasingly popular due to the demand for the necessary IT certifications and the ability to gain the correct IT certifications needed to expand the careers of professionals in the IT field.
It caters for both the employed and unemployed, allowing students to access their courses for an unlimited amount of time. This means some students will study for several hours a day and others will simply do enough to progress.
This way of learning means that it allows a multitude of people to increase their chances of harboring a career in IT. The differing range of students means that there is a need for opportunities catering for all individuals.
Some students will be content with the standard way of online learning – via tutor-led videos with no practical aspect to their studies whereas the more determined and focused students who strive to gain a career in IT from the offset will often find the generic way of studying online as being insufficient.
This is where the optional upgrades of our Live Labs service, 24/7 tutor support and E-books library come to the fore and provide valuable tools towards gaining practical experience.
Live Labs for IT Certifications
The Live Labs service makes a notable difference when looking to add a practical side to your studies. Instead of simply focusing on lectures, it allows you to gain access to a live server, router, desktop and a variety of other equipment for use at your own leisure. Therefore, you can build and customise your own labs throughout your learning and follow the theory in the tutor-led videos.
This practical experience will benefit not only those who simply wish to get into IT as a stepping stone, but also any IT professional who may not have access to a server, router or desktop.
Cost must also be taken into consideration. Sourcing practical experience to refine your skills with certain equipment will not only be expensive, but there is no option of resetting a server, router or desktop to its original status; unlike with our Live Labs service. It allows for practice and amendments as often as is desired with the option of resorting back to its primary state.
24/7 Tutor Support
Access to 24/7 tutor support is a necessity for most students when it comes to online learning. It can be easy to assume, even with the ability to pause, stop and rewind the video content, that you have taken in all the information and are ready to move on. But this is rarely the case and students mostly encounter this problem when it comes to their practice tests.
Receiving 12 months access to a live tutor via telephone, Live Chat and e-mail is tremendously rewarding to students as they can progress at a pace with which they feel comfortable. They can also challenge what they have learned by asking questions and getting the correct feedback when struggling with a certain module or topic.
Society has many conventional ways of studying and often revision via note-taking and books is the most conventional way of studying. Our E-book Library, which has over 500 IT technical books ranging from IT basic skills to Computer Hacking Investigation, is a fantastic facility to any student who needs access to IT books without spending an exorbitant amount of money.
This service allows 24/7 access to a search engine where you can find the relevant topic to your studies within seconds. By simply typing in a buzzword, hundreds of E-books are at your disposal to study either in depth or simply gloss over to help your studies along.
Upgrading IT certifications are essential to your success, refining your knowledge and skills to advance to the next level in your career or stand out to any employer.