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Online training or distance training as it is sometimes called is certainly the wave of the future. More and more training and certification programs are being made available that can be completed at home with only access to the internet and training software. One of the areas that is growing rapidly is online computer training. It is now possible to take an online training class that will refresh your existing skills or provide you with new ones. Like all online courses, online career training comes with its own set of pros and cons. The biggest downside to online training is the absence of the hands on help of an instructor. This is largely a matter of a person's own learning style. Many people are more comfortable in a classroom setting, and need that personal attention and contact that can only be received from the actual physical presence of an instructor. Another con of online training is the perception of prospective employers and the public as a whole to distance learning. This area is improving all the time as the internet becomes more and more interwoven into our daily life, but you will find many in the Human Resources area who still view online training to be inferior to classroom training.If you are the type that thrives with independent study situations, distant training will actually be better for you in many ways. The main pro of any online training is that you are generally able to set your own pace. Freed from the restriction of attending class at the specified classroom times, you can schedule class sessions when you are best able to take them. It many cases, this will mean you do not have to give up your present employment or miss any work time to complete your study. Generally, costs are much lower for online training as well. The online institution does not have to maintain dorms, dining halls, or classroom buildings and their costs are lower. Much of this savings is going to be passed on to you.If you are interested in online IT training, it follows naturally that the internet is a logical place to receive this training. After all, if you are going to be an Internet Tech, it makes sense that you are going to be comfortable on the internet and working with computers. Most online trainers offer certification programs and placement services now. A quick glance at the help wanted ads in your local paper should be able to convince you of the importance of basic computer skills in today's workplace. Even janitors seem to need some computer background, if only to place orders for new supplies. An online computer training class is a most excellent first step for someone entering the job market today.
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