If you have not checked out GoGogh.com yet, then you should give a look.
Unlimited web based IT training for under $400. Heck, I spent over $2800 for one project management class. Then found that GoGogh’s $400 rate gives me that project management class AND any other one I want to take.
When you are not worried about additional costs, I took advantage of the freedom to explore other topics and material. I would never take a C# or Oracle training class, but when it is included for Free, doesn’t hurt my curiosity to take a look around – and yes, still not too interested in those topics.
I did find some topics that I was very interested in. Take Six Sigma for one. Not too technical; yet very worthwhile and with diverse applications. And while I was on it I thought, why not learn about Software Quality Assurance? So I did. And it still did not cost me anything extra!
Granted, the downside of not paying per usage, there is a little less ‘buy-in’ from you as the learner – shall we say. It was easier for me to jump around the topics and take on another topic when it got too far over my head or I just lost interest. Not issue for the topics that did interest me. More an issue with my motivation. But at least I can go back anytime I want.
Having the options of study has been really powerful in my quest for new employment. On top of obtaining my ITIL V3 certifications, I know that in today’s workforce, having a diverse set of skills is important. Even if I don’t know them fully, having basic comprehension is key. Especially in the interview. Speaking the terms. Knowing the terms when they are spoken to you. Priceless. A few GoGogh lessons gave me a quick brush up on SharePoint and Six Sigma. Paving the way for a smooth interview.
In any case, explore GoGogh.com for what is worth. They do have an option for taking just one class. That is $195. Still dirt cheap. But why not go with unlimited for $395? As their catalog expands, I am certain their prices will to. Catch the wave as it is just taking off and you could save yourself a bundle.