It Training Companies

Written by Shirley Parker
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Information Technology companies exist by the thousands in almost all places, in all stripes and sizes. Some list themselves as consultants, but their primary income is usually from training, training, training. And when you've done that for a few years, you're bound to become expert at what you do.

Discerning the accreditation of some companies is difficult, especially if they only offer online instruction. It's difficult to obtain honest testimonials in some cases. It may take a lot of research to uncover any problems with the quality of their instruction, as compared to what you'll be paying for it. So, due diligence is always called for.

Even if the trainers are well known to your company or professional colleagues, pay attention to comments from those who've already attended their classes. Relevance may be slipping, for instance. Or they may be teaching near-obsolete versions of software because it's "almost like" the latest. Instructors may be getting burned out or demanding too much homework from students. There's nothing worse than being asked to review materials on your lunch hour, and more so, if you're suffering from jet lag.

Training Companies and the Better Business Bureau

It's only been in recent years that the public has come to realize that carrying an endorsement from the Better Business Bureau of any community isn't all it was thought to be. It seems that all one has to do is pay your membership dues on time and you can advertise that you're a member of the BBB. The bureaus keep few bad things on file about their own members. Conversely, if BBB does have a thick file of complaints and actually admits to it, you can bet there really is something going on that really needs investigation.

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