All Aboard the Windows 2000 Train: Page 4

Posted December 23, 2000

Valle Dwight

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Another way to assess your department's needs is to call a knowledgeable instructor at the school you've chosen and find out what each class offers and who it's designed for. Toomey suggests looking for classes that offer refresher courses, especially if there is lag time between the training and the actual migration to Win2K.

Given the expense and inconvenience of training, some companies might try to get by without it, but this would be a huge and costly mistake, according to DiDio. Untrained network administrators could incorrectly design their Active Directory, which could lead to lost data or a frozen system.

I don't budge on this one, she says. Do it now. You either have the pain now, or you'll surely have it later. //

Valle Dwight, based in Northampton, Mass., is a freelance writer.

A Sampling of Training Providers

  • Digital Think Inc., San Francisco Online classes

  • ExecuTrain Corp., Alpharetta, Ga. - Classroom-based and online classes

  • Global Knowledge Network Inc., US headquarters, Cary, N.C. - Classroom-based and online classes

  • Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz. Online classes

  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Inc., headquartered in Santa Anna, Calif. Classroom-based, computer-based (CD-ROM), and online classes

  • Productivity Point Intl., headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. Classroom-based and online classes

  • SmartForce PLC, Redwood City, Calif. Online classes

  • Trainability Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz. On-site, online, and other technology-delivered training (via video, CD-ROM)

  • Virtual University Enterprises, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. Classroom-based and online classes

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