I’m thinking about buying the asterisk six-months online course,
Have somebody here that bought that course? What is your opinion?
2011/6/6 Antonio Modesto :
I have not bought the course nor will I.
I am self taught everything in IT and Telephony. I know each person
learns differently, that is why when I train someone, I don’t show
them, I make them do it and coach until they don’t need help.
In college, I studied for business administration and accounting. It
was too easy. My classes at WVU had 300 students, so attendance was
impossible to keep track of. I aced all the tests.
Then one summer I was a book keeper at t a travel agency. I hated it.
I hated waking up to go to work, I hated the commute, and I hated the
Then it dawned on me that I was always good at computers and figuring
things out, ever since I got my VIC 20 and later my Commodore 64.
I even had a Timex Sinclare(sp?)
I got into a bit of trouble but since I was a kid and there was no
malicious intent, the legal anchorites went away, just had to deal
with my parents. Total tangent, I apologize.
Classes slow me down and then become super boring. I fell asleep in
the 3Com NBX course a few times, but got a 98% on the cert exam. I
learned Cisco on the job, walked into a Prometric and passed with 80
something % and got my CCNA.
Same for M$ products. I am planning to take the Red Hat cert soon.
Anyways, I find structured courses to be a waste. Usually they hamper
your creativity and are filled with fluff.
If you cannot get a solid grasp of Asterisk in six months on your own
lab using Google, voip-info, and howtos, then the course is probably
for you you.
Way to go Steve. That’s the best way to learn.
Steve Totaro wrote:
+1…I am an autodidact myself, never took any courses in IT or Telephony other a “computing” course in tge late 80s that was actually a typing class that used computers.
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