- Report: #66192
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Complaint Review: ComputerTraining
ComputerTraining500 Independence Pkwy Chesapeake, Virginia U.S.A.
ComputerTraining.com, Inc. Ripoff Scam False Advertising, exaggerated and false claims made by salesperson, lack of teaching skills. Chesapeake Virginia
*Consumer Suggestion: Interesting Info
*Consumer Comment: Computertraining.com
*Consumer Comment: Dont listen to that corporate Goon up above
*Consumer Comment: Teaching and Loan Issues
*UPDATE Employee: Not Only do I work here, but my fiance AND coworkers are (and have) attended....
*Consumer Comment: Scam, in my opinion.
*Consumer Comment: You forgot...
*Consumer Comment: Waiting to be scammed.
*Consumer Comment: Breach of Contract, Number of hours promised, experienced the same types of practices
Beware of their radio advertisement. They claim that you need little computer experience conflicting with their web site prerequisits:
Proficiency using the Windows interface to locate, create, and manipulate folders and files, and to configure the desktop environment. General knowledge of basic computer hardware components, including memory, hard disks, and central processing units. General knowledge of basic networking concepts, including network operating system, server-client relationship, and, local area network.
This is not for people with little computer experience although they will recruit people with no experience at all.
People should also be aware that a Microsoft Certified Partner is not the same as a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (Microsoft CTEC). Computertraining.com is not a CTEC. They are only a Certified Partner so they can buy books and software directly from Microsoft at a discount. They are using this title (Microsoft Certified Partner) to intentionally mislead prospective students.
My instructor Charles Strothers would leave in the middle of a class and go to another room to recruit students for their next class. One time I had a question that needed to be answered and had to wait almost 30 minutes for him to return. When he did return he told me to hit F1 for help.
Other problems included letting class out early, not making up lost time missed because of holidays, not showing up for extra help and holding up the start of the course for 2 weeks so they could fill the class.
After 2 months of class I knew there was a problem with this school and started to do some research. What I found was very disturbing. It was a report from The Maryland Higher Education Commission siting ComputerTraining.com with several Notices of Deficiencies and fines.
I finally had a meeting with the Training Director of Computertraining.com, Mr. Gerald Stafford. I told him I wanted my money back because of all the problems. He told me that was not an option and if I told anyone about the Notice Of Deficiencies and fines that I would be expelled for disrupting the class.
I finally contacted the Virginia Board of Education and found out there had been many other complaints about this school and that an investigation was warranted. As of the writing of this complaint a meeting has been set up with student from the Chesapeake school, a representitive from ComputerTraining.com and the Virginia Board of Education on Friday August 29th, 2003 6:30pm at the Chesapeake, VA school.
I will keep everyone informed of the outcome of this meeting. For those students in other states your best chance of getting anything done about this school is to contact your state board of education, write a letter and have all involved sign it.
Finally for those considering Computertraining.com DON'T. You will end up like the rest of us.
Ripped Off Student
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/26/2003 09:05 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ComputerTraining/Chesapeake-Virginia-23320/ComputerTrainingcom-Inc-Ripoff-Scam-False-Advertising-exaggerated-and-false-claims-mad-66192. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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