Trainsignal Vs CBT Nuggets Training
IT technology and computer/data networking are two hot career paths that many people get into hopping for a successful professional establishment. However, as technology demands get higher and higher, professional qualifications (such as technical certifications) are now a necessity for people trying to get a job in IT or networking. Most companies now require several professional certifications from candidate employees before even considering their application for employment.
Cisco and Microsoft are the two hottest and most prestigious companies that offer technical certification paths. Personally I pursued certifications from both companies, but my main focus is on Cisco (my Microsoft certifications have expired long time ago!!). I get a lot of questions from people seeking a Cisco certification regarding the best study and training option. I always tell them that their best option is first of all determination and discipline and then anything else. If certification candidates have those two characteristics then they only need a good training and study methodology to pass their exams guaranteed.
I have always liked CBT (Computer Based Training) style trainings because they combine both self-study and instructor based training methods. CBT is basically Video based training where you get high quality DVD video tutorials with an actual instructor teaching the course in the video. The two biggest companies in the industry offering CBT video trainings are TrainSignal and CBT Nuggets. They are both excellent options for using towards your certification exam preparation. They both offer trainings on Cisco, Microsoft, VMWare, CompTIA etc. I have read testimonials in various forums for both companies (regarding Cisco Trainings) and the conclusion is that TrainSignal offers the most complete exam coverage and details but CBT Nuggets is less boring but does not cover all exam topics. The instructor of Cisco trainings in Trainsignal is Chris Bryant who is more focused on teaching you all the details required to pass the exam, but he is not as exciting and “funny” as Jeremy Cioara (the instructor of CBT Nuggets). Anyhow, I have personally used TrainSignal training for passing my CCNP exams and was very satisfied with the quality of the training. Check out the following comparison table between Trainsignal Vs CBT Nuggets for CCNA Video Training to get a better picture of the two options and decide which one is best for you (in case you are studying for a CCNA certification).
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