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Topic # 201861 7-Sep-2016 14:17
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Hi all geeks,

 

I am looking to study a one year diploma course in IT. I need advice to choose where to study.

 

option 1: computer power plus (Diploma in Systems Technology (Level 5))

 

Computer Power Plus is owned by Whitireia New Zealand Limited and is jointly operated by Whitireia New Zealand and Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)

 

starts every week, flexible hours(Mon-Fri, morning or afternoon for 5 hours) there will be no lecture but requires more self directed studies. It is possible to finish my studying  earlier if I could learn fast and get things done quicker. They offer $1000 scholarship and 70% qualification fee refund if I couldn't find a job after 6 month graduated. Sounds very attractive to me.

 

I am worried about how useful this qualification will be when I am looking for job. It seems that computer power plus has known better as a IT training center  which is facing to people working in IT field. Will this qualification be treated as equivalent to the one in Weltec by IT companies when they recruit new staff?

 

 

 

option 2: Weltec (Diploma in Computer Servicing (L5))

 

starts next March, 8-3pm Mon-Fri, that means I have to waiting until next year.

 

I have advised to study in Weltec by a friend who is doing a IT job. from his point of view, Weltec has a good course offered, and a new staffs that they recruit last year are new graduated from Weltec. But is this really because they are from Weltec?

 

I am struggling to make my decision, and I will be really appriciated for any suggestions. Thanks


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  Reply # 1625087 7-Sep-2016 14:33
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What area of ICT are you planning to study?





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  Reply # 1625095 7-Sep-2016 14:57
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Depends on how you like to learn. If you don't mind doing most things for yourself, like to go as fast as you need, and don't mind the tutors just being there to help with the odd question then I highly recommend CPP. If you would rather be lectured to and don't mind going at the lecturers pace then go with Weltec.

 

Full disclosure that I have the level 5 diploma from CPP and am about to go back there to do the level 6 :)








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  Reply # 1625134 7-Sep-2016 15:50
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hardware and networking. Someone told me this field have no future. Is it true?

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  Reply # 1625149 7-Sep-2016 16:10
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yujianxing: hardware and networking. Someone told me this field have no future. Is it true?

 

All things become obsolete eventually, and IT is a continually evolving field, but I can't see the demand for these skills dying out any time soon.

 

Whether the hardware be traditional PC's, macs', tablets, surfaces, phablets, or whatever, users are always going to need help setting them up, configuring them, troubleshooting them, etc.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1625160 7-Sep-2016 16:30
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Brumfondl:

Depends on how you like to learn. If you don't mind doing most things for yourself, like to go as fast as you need, and don't mind the tutors just being there to help with the odd question then I highly recommend CPP. If you would rather be lectured to and don't mind going at the lecturers pace then go with Weltec.


Full disclosure that I have the level 5 diploma from CPP and am about to go back there to do the level 6 :)



Would you like to tell me where do you work now? And is that easy to find a job in this field? Thanks



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  Reply # 1625162 7-Sep-2016 16:31
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timmmay:

What area of ICT are you planning to study?



Hardware will be where I start from and maybe networking for the future. How do you think?

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  Reply # 1625196 7-Sep-2016 17:10
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Servers are moving to cloud services like AWS and Azure, however there will be a lot of on-premise equipment for a few years yet, plus PCs and networks to access them. Jumping straight to cloud without a knowledge of traditional environments wouldn't work, you need the background and experience IMHO. So yes, your plan seems reasonable.

 

In a year what do you expect to learn? Hardware? Windows server administration? Networking, routing, etc? It's a big field.





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  Reply # 1625255 7-Sep-2016 19:45
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yujianxing:
Would you like to tell me where do you work now? And is that easy to find a job in this field? Thanks

 

 

 

I don't actually. That is why I am going back to CPP. But it is through no fault with the course. The issues were were mine and hopefully I have a handle on them now.






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