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Stanley Hataria
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Joined: Mar 01, 2011
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Hey,
I wanted to know is it wise to take training in spring or is it a waste of money? Is reading and gaining information from a book self sufficient or is hands on better?.( I am not talking about the official Spring training, but a local one). Craig i want you on this aswell.
Craig Walls
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I work for the company that provides the official Spring training, so...Yes! It is a worthwhile investment!

Honestly, though, I know that SpringSource training is top-notch. I can't speak for anyone else offering Spring training, though. I'm sure that there are good courses and some that are crap. Whether or not you need the training versus just reading my book depends on how good you are at self-learning and how good the course in question is. There are too many variables in play for me to be able to give you a definite answer.


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Mark Spritzler
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As a Trainer who teaches Core Spring for SpringSource, I highly recommend the Core Spring class from SpringSource. Besides always getting a great instructor, the course material and labs are the best I have seen out there.

I have taught a Spring class with materials not from SpringSource and really do think that material and labs make a huge difference. A really good instructor might be able to make bad material better, but bad material lowers the risk of having and learning in a class.

Mark


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Francis Zabala
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Problem is, it's expensive and well out of reach where I am currently in.
Mark Spritzler
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Francis Zabala wrote:Problem is, it's expensive and well out of reach where I am currently in.


Expensive is a relative term. If you try to buy books and spend your time learning on your own, it is possible for you to spend more money on that than a Spring course which is more concise.

Not saying that forking out x amount of dollars for training might be more than you can fork out in terms of actual cash compared to your time valued as money. ;)

Mark
Francis Zabala
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Thanks Mark. I guess it would be cheaper to learn spring without a job that being in one. Hahaha!
 
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