Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T17:12:01Z
Good for training without college degree. My overall experience wasn't too bad. It wasn't bad but didn't like that its real expensive compared to other schools in the area. I just had basic computer knowledge all the material would be new to me. The 12month program went for $18k which consisted of A+, Network+, mcse 03, ccna, and linux+. I waived 3k by having an A+ prior to starting which waived 2 classes. It cost me 16k which was still expensive. The other schools in the area was going for $4k for the same program but only offered mcsa instead of msce but was daytime only. Another offered same program for $7k same program and had night classes. It so happened salliemae the day before I chose to check out schools stopped doing career loans so only a few accredited career schools got loans which limited my options only to PC Age which was accredited. Pc Age did have one leg up they give up to 39 transfer credits to thomas edison state college towards an A.A.S in computer studies and 42 credits towards an B.S in technical studies which is a plus since I didnt have a degree yet. I figure for that inflated cost I'm essentially paying for credits and a year of training so I chose Pc Age.
Each class was held for a month 4 classes a week from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Which consisted f 3 lecture/hands on day and one full lab day. The instructors knew there stuff they taught well provided examples suggested to read the book once you got home to gain a further understanding. I felt the classes were rushed seemed like a lot of information to take in during a month since it was all new to me. But after a few months I got a hang of it and picked it up quick at that point. I recommend you knock out the exam before the class is done so you are not playing catch up to get all you certs before the program is done.
I did learn a lot wish I did the extra reading at home and really mastered some topics. Now its been a year after I graduated from Pc Age and feel a month is more then sufficient to learn the material as long you take the time to do the at home reading and reread anything you don't fully grasp.I should've focused on getting more certifications then my personal life. It was a great program they walked you through everything. I went from not knowing windows servers and cisco routers to configuring several domains to communicate over the wan link and access resources from other locations. It was a great learning experience wish I known about it 5 years ago. I went from changing tires at a local good year at $13/hr to making $40k a year as a cisco engineer. I just transferred the credits from pcage to thomas edison to finish school it was a lengthy process pcage kept "forgetting" to send them. After a month of hounding them they were received by thomas edison state college they were evaluated and with my prior college 21 credits I now have 53 credits towards my associates and just need 2 more gen end classes to graduate. I am excited that I will finally be a college graduate and all thanks to Pc Age. But on the other side of the coin If I did have a college degree and could afford to pay out of pocket before enrolling into a program I'd go to a cheaper program else where.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T16:21:57Z
Instructors Were There for You If You Asked for Help – Instructors were there for you if you asked for help.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T16:21:00Z
They Give You All the Tools You Need. They have practice exams for the certification exams. They let you come in early to do labs or to do reading.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T16:08:23Z
They Did Provide With Some Leads. I can't say I've found my current position through career services. They did set up 2 interviews for me. They were active with contact with email of leads in the first 6 months then they'd call me every few months to check up on my update. I can't say that left me hanging they did the best that they could. I was up to me to close the deal at the interviews.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T16:04:08Z
They Give You All the Tools You Need. They do provide with all the resources you need to gain a deeper understanding with lecture, hands on lab, books, and online learning. Its roughly a month per class during the time I felt like it was a bit rushed but now that I think of it was a fair amount of time to learn the material. They really recommend you read the book and suggest after the lecture to read the coinciding chapters. I actually learned a lot. Went from not knowing microsoft servers to configuring them in every which way.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T15:58:04Z
To Many Freshers Out of Highschool – I feel a school like this is well suited for the older adults who come to the training school to take the whole program serious and gives it their full attention. Many of the students were fresh out of high school felt that it removed the "professional" training from the experience. Felt like I was back in my high school computer class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-02T15:46:07Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Pricy but Take Full Advantage of the Resources – When I enrolled it was for $18k which included 13 months of training in different levels of computers from beginner A+ to advanced ccna. I was a little more expensive then the other schools in the area but had one main feature. They have an academic agreement with thomas edison state college. They took care of the whole financial aid process.
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