MCITP: Enterprise Administrator – Windows Server 2008
01 Jun to 27 Jun 2009
Hi My name is Sean McCann, I am from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. I’ve been in the IT industry for over 12 years in mostly systems administration roles with private and government organizations...
Hi My name is Sean McCann, I am from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. I’ve been in the IT industry for over 12 years in mostly systems administration roles with private and government organizations. I had an outdated MCSE certification and decided to upgrade my MCSE. I accomplished this with the MCITP certification – Enterprise Administration in Windows 2008 at Koenig Solutions in Dehradun India.
My 28 day experience here was one I will never forget and highly recommend anyone who is thinking about taking a certification, to get on a plane and come to India. There are several reasons why some may choose one of the four locations Koenig has to offer. I personally chose the “Country House” in Dehradun for the peaceful surroundings. I wanted no distractions and Country House was it. Rooms are spacious and clean with an amazing view of a lush forest, beautiful gardens connected by rustic, brick paths. It truly is the perfect setting for those who want to study in a peaceful environment and where buses, taxis are available in close proximity.
Before coming to India, I did have my reservations, I was concerned that I would not be able to understand the Indian accents and vital material would get lost through translation. From my own observations, the instructors are very proficient in English and easy to understand, so no need to worry. The labs / training rooms are equipped with all the necessary hardware and software required. The lunch room, washrooms are all kept clean and large bottles of water are delivered every morning. Coffee, tea is readily available and lunch is served daily with of course.. a mainly Indian menu, but again, no need to worry, British / American style dishes are on the menu.
I went through 5 Microsoft courses for my final MCITP certification and my instruction was one to one. As my instructor would go over the Microsoft curriculum, he would further explain the course material with the use of whiteboard diagrams and analogies. Often I would interrupt him and he would patiently explain a topic until it was clear. Thank you very much! The Prometric certification centers are right there in the Koenig training centers and exam scheduling can usually be set up within 24 hours. The management / staff are extremely helpful and go out of their way to make things happen. I had a failed power supply for my personal laptop and Koenig had a replacement within the same day.
So, simply put, a positive experience to offshore training.