• Report: #26888

Complaint Review: Ameritrain

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  • Submitted: Wed, August 14, 2002
  • Updated: Wed, January 08, 2003

  • Reported By:Baltimore MD
Ameritrain
www.ameritrain.com Columbia, Maryland U.S.A.

Ameritrain Company rushes you into signing up, classes too short and not in depth enough make false promises about your future. victimized many consumers Columbia Maryland

*Consumer Comment: They knew what kind of "experience" everybody had!

*Consumer Suggestion: MCSE Boot Camp Woes

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When you go in to see the school they portray it as the answer to all your problems. They rush you into signing up saying they can get you into a class real soon.

Once in the class they rush through the coursework to the point there is not time to go over something if you do not understand it.

They make you believe that after these courses you should be able to sit down and get certified no problem.

Basically what you get when you sign up is $500 worth of books for $10000. Those books are not even used in class.

They tell you to read them on your own time. If I wanted to sit at home and read books to get certified I could have saved $10000 and stayed home and taught myself.

After completion of my courses I am no better off than before nor do I know the ins and outs of Windows 2000 like they claimed.

So now I am basically stuck with a student loan to pay for and no education to show for it. They operate in a deceptive manner and there only concern is getting your money, not your future like they lead you to believe.

Robert
Baltimore, Maryland

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#1 Consumer Comment

They knew what kind of "experience" everybody had!

AUTHOR: Bill - (U.S.A.)

Jason, you obviously don't understand what is going on here! When I first went to Ameritrain, I was asked to take an assessment test. I told my "advisor" I had "zero" knowledge about computers. I then proceeded to answer 2 of the questions correctly out of 20. "It's NO problem, we can teach you what you need to know!" was the response.

It was their major selling point that they could take ANYONE and teach them networking, repair, etc. And then they stuck us with ignorant instructors, out-of-date materials, and widely ranging experience levels in their classrooms.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

MCSE Boot Camp Woes

AUTHOR: Jason - ()

There is a problem with attending any one of these 'Boot Camp' style schools. They tend to assume that you have some kind of background in the field that you are studying for. Now, in my own life, yeah, they work like a champ. Earlier this month I went through a One Week MSoft class, took the test the week afterwards and passed. But I also have 7 years of experience in the field, and hold no less than 5 prior MSoft certs. If you're just getting into the field, go to a community college. They'll take the time to educate you from the ground up. Once you are established in the industry, you'll appreciate the accellerated learning environments offered by some of the schools out there.

BTW, you certainly can read the books and pass the tests without ever going to class. But don't whine that you can't pass if you've never even read the book at all.
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