For those interested in joining a web design team, Adobe Dreamweaver training is vital to achieve professional qualifications acknowledged around the world.
For applications done commercially you’ll be expected to have a full understanding of the whole Adobe Web Creative Suite. This will include (but isn’t limited to) Action Script and Flash. If your goal is to become an Adobe Certified Expert or Adobe Certified Professional (ACE or ACP) then such knowledge is non-negotiable.
Constructing a website is just one aspect of the skills necessary for web professionals today. We would recommend that you look for a course that incorporates subjects such as E-Commerce, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation,) to allow you to understand how to maintain content, create traffic and operate on dynamic database-driven web-sites.
Full support is of the utmost importance – locate a good company providing 24×7 full access, as anything less will frustrate you and could put a damper on the speed you move through things.
Avoid study programmes that only provide support to you through a call-centre messaging system outside of normal office hours. Training organisations will give you every excuse in the book why you don’t need this. Essentially – you want support at the appropriate time – not at their convenience.
We recommend that you search for providers that have multiple support offices around the globe in several time-zones. All of them should be combined to offer a simple interface as well as round-the-clock access, when you want it, with the minimum of hassle.
Never make do with a lower level of service. Support round-the-clock is the only viable option when it comes to computer-based courses. Maybe burning the midnight-oil is not your thing; but for most of us, we’re out at work while the support is live.
Incorporating exams upfront and offering an ‘Exam Guarantee’ is popular with many companies. Consider the facts:
These days, we have to be a bit more aware of hype – and usually we grasp that we are actually being charged for it – they’re not just being charitable and doling out freebies!
Should you seriously need to qualify first ‘go’, you must fund each exam as you take it, focus on it intently and be ready for the task.
Shouldn’t you be looking to go for the best offer at the time, instead of paying a premium to the training college, and to do it locally – instead of the remote centre that’s convenient only to the trainer?
A great deal of money is made by many companies that get money upfront for exam fees. A number of students don’t take them for various reasons but no refunds are given. Astoundingly enough, there are training companies that depend on students not taking their exams – as that’s how they make a lot of their profit.
The majority of companies will insist that you take mock exams first and with-hold subsequent exam entries from you until you’ve completely proven that you’re likely to pass – which makes an ‘Exam Guarantee’ frankly useless.
Exams taken at local centres are approximately 112 pounds in this country. Students should be very wary of forking out hundreds of pounds extra in charges for ‘Exam Guarantees’ (often covertly rolled into the cost of the course) – when the best course materials, the right level of support and a commitment to studying and the use of authorised exam preparation tools are actually the key to your success.
A useful feature provided by many trainers is a Job Placement Assistance program. The service is put in place to assist your search for your first position. Having said that, occasionally too much is made of this feature, for it’s relatively easy for any motivated and trained individual to secure a job in the IT environment – because companies everywhere are seeking qualified personnel.
Advice and support about getting interviews and your CV should be offered (alternatively, check out one of our sites for help). Make sure you polish up your CV straight away – don’t wait until you’ve finished your exams!
Quite frequently, you will be offered your first job while you’re still a student (even in the early stages). If you haven’t updated your CV to say what you’re studying (and it hasn’t been posted on jobsites) then you aren’t even in the running!
Most often, a specialist independent regional employment agency (who will get paid commission to place you) is going to give you a better service than a division of a training company. They should, of course, also be familiar with local industry and the area better.
A regular aggravation of a number of training providers is how hard men and women are prepared to study to become certified, but how little effort that student will then put into getting the role they’ve studied for. Have confidence – the IT industry needs YOU.
The classroom style of learning we remember from school, using textbooks and whiteboards, is usually pretty hard going. If all this is ringing some familiar bells, check out study materials which feature interactive and multimedia modules.
If we can involve all our senses in the learning process, our results will often be quite spectacular.
Fully interactive motion videos featuring instructor demo’s and practice lab’s will beat books every time. And you’ll actually enjoy doing them.
Each company you’re contemplating must be able to demonstrate samples of the type of training materials they provide. Make sure you encounter videos of instructor-led classes and many interactive sections.
Opt for physical media such as CD or DVD ROM’s whenever you can. Thus avoiding all the issues associated with broadband ‘downtime’ or slow-speeds.