Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 17:50:29 -0700
Reply-To: Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
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From: Patrick <patrick.matter@GMX.CH>
Subject: Q: Response Times using Self-Paced e-Learning
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I just passed the Base Programmer Certification for which I prepared
using the self-paced e-learning. The quality of this training was very
convincing and I'm thinking about going for the Advanced Programmer as
Having had years of experience in using SAS (also with a longer break
now) the Base training was mostly repetition and preparation for the
way the exam questions are asked - was good though that I did the
training! Some of the questions are pretty tricky.
The downside of this web-training were the response times for
requesting a new page. This took sometimes up to a minute!! I ended up
doing 4 training sessions in parallel using tabbed browsing. Not
ideal! This "multitasking" was kind of exhausting.
I'm wondering now what experiences you made! Are the response times a
general issue or do I have to check my side of the chain (I'm living
in Sydney, have broadband and other sites work fine).
Is the quality of the self-paced e-learning for the Advanced
Programmer as good as the Base one?
Please tell me your experiences.