If it weren’t for a regular deluge of trained PC and network support staff, commerce in the United Kingdom (as elsewhere) would inevitably run into problems. There is a huge demand for men and women with technical ability to support both the users themselves and their networks. Our hunger for such skilled and qualified individuals is ever increasing, as commercial enterprise becomes significantly more dependent upon technology.
Working on the leading edge of new technology gives you the best job satisfaction ever. You’re involved with impacting progress around the world.
There are people who believe that the technological advancement we have experienced is lowering its pace. This couldn’t be more wrong. We have yet to experience incredible advances, and the internet significantly is going to dominate how we conduct our lives.
The money in IT isn’t to be sniffed at also – the typical remuneration throughout Britain for an average IT professional is considerably more than the national average. Chances are that you’ll earn a whole lot more than you’d expect to earn doing other work.
It would appear there’s no easing up for IT industry increases in Great Britain as a whole. The sector is continuing to expand hugely, and we don’t have anywhere near enough qualified skilled IT professionals to fill current job vacancies, so it’s not likely that it will even slow down for the significant future.
Often, students don’t think to check on a vitally important element – the way their training provider actually breaks down and delivers the courseware elements, and into how many separate packages.
Many companies enrol you into a 2 or 3 year study programme, and deliver each piece one-by-one as you finish each section. Sounds reasonable? Well consider these facts:
Many students find that the company’s ‘standard’ path of training isn’t the easiest way for them. They might find it’s more expedient to use an alternative order of study. Perhaps you don’t make it in the allotted time?
For maximum flexibility and safety, many trainees now want to request that all their modules (now paid for) are sent immediately, and not in a piecemeal fashion. It’s then your own choice in what order and how fast or slow you want to go.
It only makes sense to consider training programmes that’ll lead to commercially acknowledged exams. There’s an endless list of trainers promoting minor ‘in-house’ certificates which will prove unusable in today’s commercial market.
All the major commercial players like Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA or Adobe each have globally renowned skills programmes. Major-league companies like these will make your CV stand-out.
A lot of training providers only give office hours or extended office hours support; It’s rare to find someone who offers late evening or full weekend cover.
You’ll be waiting ages for an answer with email based support, and telephone support is usually to a call-centre that will just take down the issue and email it over to their technical team – who will then call back sometime over the next 24hrs, at a time suitable for them. This is all next to useless if you’re lost and confused and only have a specific time you can study.
Top training companies use multiple support centres from around the world. By utilising an interactive interface to join them all seamlessly, no matter what time you login, help is at hand, without any problems or delays.
If you accept anything less than direct-access 24×7 support, you’ll regret it very quickly. You might not want to use the service late in the night, but consider weekends, early mornings or late evenings.