CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Voice v8.0 & CCNP Voice v8.0
04 Mar to 27 Apr 2013
I enjoyed the experience. With the knowledge of instructors and amenities around it is well worth the money. I would recommend this to anyone and have no hesitation in going again...
Coming from the UK I never found many reviews for students locally so it was difficult to judge the level of teaching here. My aim was to take some time out of work and regain some certifications. I opted for the Cisco bundle which included CCNP R&S along with CCNP Voice. I paid a deposit for my course and was willing to pay the remainder once in India which I felt was the best option. I chose to get trained in Koenig Delhi campus and stay at the Koenig Deluxe. Upon my arrival at Delhi Airport I was greeted by a Koenig representative who drove me to my hotel, this was going to be my residence for the next 60 days!
First impressions as we drove to the hotel were scary somewhat of a culture shock seeing the difference between my London streets to the streets of Delhi. As I went in the hotel again I was in for a surprise, because now it felt as though I was in a 4 star European hotel! The hotel was immaculate, I was offered a drink upon my arrival and taken to my room. The room was very big. It had a flat screen TV, mini fridge, stand in shower & a safe. The room was cleaned daily and believe it or not never once did I see an insect in the hotel!
Every morning around 8am a mini bus departs to the training centre. The training centre was new and fit for purpose. With the extreme heat in Delhi this centre was well ventilated with air conditioning. I won't be joking if I said that when I was in the hotel or training centre it felt as though I was training in a UK place, but far cleaner than a London place!
Once my initial CCNA CCNP training began I was amazed with the knowledge of the trainers. Having trained in the UK previously over the last 10 years of my IT career, these trainers would know every chapter by heart and in depth without having to refer back to material! I was shocked. At the same time they also had hands on experience which was a key for me. As everyone knows, the books teach you how to implement something but real life scenarios provide best practice and solutions.
As for the food it was well catered for those who didn't like spice but I am one who needs it! With this in mind the chef used to provide me with meals daily based on my preference which was a key. The package included laundry service which is excellent I would provide my daily laundry in the morning and have it returned in the evening.
The hotel staff were extremely helpful it was also a CAN DO attitude, in the event of any issues the centre manager would assist and would deal with matters personally.
Overall I enjoyed the experience. With the knowledge of instructors and amenities around it is well worth the money. I would recommend this to anyone and have no hesitation in going again.
P.S.: I passed all my certifications within the time period of training!