Helen Louise Abell
MCPD Web Developer 4;ASP.NET MVC 4
11 Mar to 16 Apr 2013
I found the Koenig website by chance when I was looking to upgrade my Microsoft .NET Web Development skills and certifications…
I found the Koenig website by chance when I was looking to upgrade my Microsoft .NET Web Development skills and certifications. The idea of studying in the Himalayan city of Shimla really appealed, especially when I compared the cost of doing the same training courses and exams closer to home. Koenig Solutions provides very good value for money in my opinion.
I have been extremely well looked after from the start. A Koenig representative was there to meet me at the airport in Delhi and drive me to my hotel. The next morning a complementary Koenig cab picked me up from the hotel and took me to the station to catch the train to Chandigarh, ensuring I found the right seat on the right train, and helped with the bags too. Somebody was waiting to meet myself and another student at the station and drive us to the apartment in Shimla. The entire journey was easy and hassle free, and felt completely safe, just what was needed after a long flight, and very reassuring as this was my first trip to India.
The Koenig Student Apartment is just a few minutes' walk from the training centre, so it's very convenient. The staff at the centre have been great, always willing to help or advise, and the food has been very good too. Shimla is a wonderful mountain city, and it is well worth having a few extra days in your schedule to explore the area. Koenig will even arrange excursions for you.
I enjoyed my training courses (MCPD Web Developer 4 and ASP.NET MVC4), which included the standard Microsoft courses and also a few days of custom training in a subject I wanted to know more about that wasn't covered by the exams. I was lucky to have one to one instruction for the whole time, and I would definitely recommend this. My instructor was extremely knowledgeable and made the lessons very interesting, with creative and practical examples to illustrate all the points. Not only focusing on the certification exams, I learned a lot of practical real world tips and tricks as well.
I would definitely recommend Koenig as a great way to combine upgrading your technical skills with the chance to visit an interesting part of India and experience the culture.