After successfully completing my Masters of Information Technology at the end of 2020 and graduating while in the peak period of the pandemic in Melbourne, it was difficult to apply for jobs as not many were hiring. I thought now, instead of wasting valuable time, would be the best time to further expand my skills and get my official certifications. This is when Logitrain caught my eye. First I did my own research on Logitrain, by going through the website, FAQS, and checking reviews from past students. I was happy with what I saw and was happy to move on to the next stage.
I first got in contact with Logitrain in March 2021, when I made an enquiry about more information. They guided me through everything I needed answers to and gave responses almost instantly no matter what time of the day it was. After I learned more about the program, I knew Logitrain was the one for me.
19th April 2021. On my first day, I got off the train at North Melbourne surprised at how close Logitrain is to the train station. When I walked into the Logitrain centre, I was a little nervous however the staff made me feel welcome. I was provided with all my textbooks and was given a quick little tour of the facility. My first impressions were it was very clean and well looked after. The kitchen had all the essentials already provided such as tea, coffee, microwave, etc. The classrooms were tidy and well organised. I also got to meet a variety of other different students from a variety of different cultures and nationalities who were all in the same boat as me, career and study-wise.
After all the fun stuff was out the way, it was time to get thrown into the deep end. My first class! My first class was MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365) and would be delivered over a course of 3 days. Now our trainer was unable to attend in person due to illness however Logitrain is very flexible with their classes and offered to attend a class remotely that was being taught in Sydney. My first thought on the class was that the trainer was very helpful. If you were unsure about something and needed clarification he made it clear that you can interrupt him. The trainer knew which topics would show up in the official certification exam so he made sure he prioritised those parts. After the 3 days were over, we were all provided with more helpful documents and a practice exam to go through.
Now it was time for some extra self-study to help me prepare for my first certification exam. Another very helpful option Logitrain provided was Mock exams. You can fill out a form on their website to book in for one. My mock exam was booked on a Tuesday and my official exam was booked on the day after. The mock test is done in an official exam setting, with no mobile phones, no chatting, etc. Now after completing both the mock exam and the official exam, I can say the mock exam was very very helpful! Some questions that were on the mock exam even popped up on the official exam!
The other classes I undertook were CompTIA A+, Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (MD-100), Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101), ITIL 4 Foundation, Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104), and CCNA Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (200-301). After successfully passing these certification exams, I would then be able to move on to my Logitrain internship tasks!