Open Univerisity Course TM128 Microsoft Server Technologies
As an alumni of the OU, I still get sent their information and have come across this course. The full description is at: TM128 course description.
I'm seriously thinking of registering for this course as my degree with them (in IT and Computing courses) was very theoretical and mainly involved programming and understanding technologies. I trained as a Netware / Groupwise Administrator and I still feel that I have a lot of gaps in my knowledge about Microsoft networking and this course looks like it would fit the bill in sorting some of them out, perhaps quicker than trying to teach myself and looking things up left right and centre. It is also relevant to my job as an IT Technician in a Primary School.
What I'm wondering, and therefore wondering if anyone who's Microsoft certified knows the answer is:
- £415 seems quite steep for a level 1 30 point course, does it seem like good value for money?
- the blurb mentions preparing for an MCTS exam, is this recognised in the IT industry and how much do these exams cost?
- is there a comparable course available in the private sector and if so, can you provide any links so I can check out costs etc?