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Training Software and Videos

Find out what video and software-based training tools (otherwise known as CBT's, or computer based training) are out there and which ones are worth paying for.
CCNA Video Mentor from Cisco Press
On your path to getting a CCNA certification, you will need books and perhaps classroom time to prepare. In addition, Cisco Press has released the CVM, Cisco Video Mentor. It offers two hours of video instruction that includes labs and tasks that can help you prepare for your exams.
CCNA Video Mentor from Cisco Press
On your path to getting a CCNA certification, you will need books and perhaps classroom time to prepare. In addition, Cisco Press has released the CVM, Cisco Video Mentor. It offers two hours of video instruction that includes labs and tasks that can help you prepare for your exams.
Video Training
Most of us in IT are busy people and it can be very hard to fit the needed training for our certifications into our schedules and budgets. Fortunately, there are some great solutions out there to help. One is video courseware. Many vendors offer video training and it's a great way to get the same level of training that you find in a classroom with the wonderful ability to pause, rewind, and mo…
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CBT Nuggets
For you visual learners out there, CBT Nuggets offers video training for Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Linux, CIW and several others. A complete CCSP package with 103 videos runs $699, while an A+ package costs $299.
ElementK
ElementK offers online training for Microsoft, Cisco, PMI, CompTIA, Novell, Sun, and Oracle. Unfortunately, prices for courseware are not listed on the website. You have to call for more information.
LearnKey Training
"LearnKey expert-led courseware is available in four different delivery platforms: Network, Online, CD-ROM, and Video so you can choose the best solution for your needs." Certification courses include Microsoft, Linux, CompTIA, CIW, Adobe, Cisco, and many, many others.
LearnKey
LearnKey offers packages for Microsoft, CIW, Cisco, CompTIA, ISC2, CWNP, & Certiport. Full packages run from $789 for A+ training (includes courseware, book, & exams) to $2100 for MCSE. Products for individual exams and non-certification topics (graphic design, database, and programming) are also available.
KeyStone Learning
KeyStone is another company offering video training. Just for comparison's sake, an A+ package, with 414 lessons, costs $549.
Train Signal CBT's
Train Signal CBT's offer video training for Microsoft, Cisco, Linux, & CWNA. A CCNP training bundle with 50 hours of video will cost you $595.
CBT Direct
CBT Direct offers training products for all of the major certification tracks. There is a wide array of training options with features such as live labs and chats. Want to know prices? You'll have to call them.
VTC Computer Software Training
VTC offers courses on CD or online. A MCSE core exam bundle with 34 hours of training is around $280. Online 24/7 access is also available for $30 per month.

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