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Poll: Online Course Materials

All,

 

Aruba is considering movin to an on-line method of delivering our training materials.  We have started a poll on the topic.  Please take a moment to respond to the poll and offer any comments here.

 

The poll can be found at the bottom right of the main Training Courses board page: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Training-Courses/bd-p/training-courses

 

In an effort to decrease our impact on the environment, Aruba is considering moving to an on-line delivery format for our course training materials.  This means that instead of automatically receiving a printed book of all the materials, you would access the materials on-line.  You would still be able to order a printed copy of the materials before or after your course.  We are also planning to allow you to print the labs on your own printer. 

 

Thanks!

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Christopher Leach - CISSP, ACDX, ACMX
Director, Training and Certification
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My opinion is for most training, on-line is better.  Except for the classes where you have to put hands on and screw this in or upload that.  You don't have the expense and time away from work.  I have been doing it for several years.  It works.

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Re: Poll: Online Course Materials

Hi Ray-

 

We feel the same way about distance learning benefits. But the poll is asking about preferences regarding the course materials.  Is viewing course material via online resources sufficient, or is traditional printed course material still preferred.  Read the description on the poll page and let us know what you think.

 

Thanks!

 

Kevin

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Hello,

 

To answer the question first, I believe that on line resources would be sufficient.

 

Now to sidetrack a little, it would be tremendous if distance study oportunities (or the possibity to use self study manuals, as Microsoft's or Cisco's Self Study track) were available.

To me this would be the best.

 

Some of us do not have the time to attend courses, or some others may live a long distance from Aruba training facilities, and to be able to study self or attend some distance learning course at one's own pace would enable a great many more people to attain proficiency in Aruba networking.

 

Best regards

Peter

 

 

MVP

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Printed or at least a format that can easely be printed.

Key is that I can easely access the materials offline and that the provided materials are searchable. Printed often achieves this with an index while alot of online coursematerials are displayed in seperate html pages where searching them all is nearly impossible.

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Re: Poll: Online Course Materials

I'd like to add to this discussion in regards to self-pace study courses. I currently am "On the beach" so to speak and with limited resources find that the cost of training to be a little costly. So there are some of us professional network engineers like to "catch up" on (Tech) during our breaks in contracts. I am very impressed with the Aruba Networks but it hard to get more that just a overview of your concepts. It's a shame that you don't have any self-study courses that are affordable.

 

gstoney512

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Online training would be great, but how would the content of the material be presented.  I have a colleague that has attended a few classes offered by Aruba, but I am not impressed with the books (study guides).

 

Also, is their AirWave training available?  There are a lot of knobs and buttons that I just don't understand.

Frequent Contributor I

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Some of the more basic classes I feel online is ok.  For more advanced classes (ATS) or even the MBC (which I attended in person) I feel that in person is way better as you get to actually see and touch and play with the gear.   Part of that element is lost when doing it online for me.  I have taken the Airwave and Amigopod classes both online only.

 

 

Moderator

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Thanks for everyone's responses.  At this time we've decided that the technology is just a little too new for widespread adoption.  At some point in the future everyone will have a tablet of some kind that they could use to view the slides and labs and use their laptop to configure the gear.  We're not quite there yet.  

 

We will continue to use online manuals for students who register very late and in other special cases but our default will be to stick with physical books.

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Christopher Leach - CISSP, ACDX, ACMX
Director, Training and Certification
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Re: Poll: Online Course Materials

When will Aruba come out with course material such as Microsoft Press books.  Paying the class fee's in not always an option with employers, so we need another way of learning your products.

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