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.
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