Ever since his father first brought home a PC, Bjørn Andersen has been in love with technology. Not even 5 years old, he would spend hours drawing with Windows Paint, and then use up all of the ink in his father’s printer to share his creations.
A career in IT just seemed to fit, so Bjørn began his five-year journey to become a data technician. In order to move forward with the five-year program, he was required to earn a Cisco certification.
After months of struggling, Bjørn was on the verge of giving up. He had only made it through half of his study book and was feeling stuck reading page upon page of concepts he didn’t fully grasp. Not able to concentrate on reading for more than an hour at a time, he wasn’t progressing at the rate he hoped. He was ready to throw it all away — but that’s when his instructor suggested that he check out CBT Nuggets.
In a matter of two days, Bjørn not only finished the course, he passed the exam.
For him, the CBT Nuggets style is just what he needed to push through tough concepts, as well as drive home the concepts he already read about in textbooks. Staying motivated was easy for him, because of CBT Nuggets’ educational, yet entertaining, approach.
Bjørn has since decided to change paths from the five-year data technician program to an 18-month web development program, and he says it was CBT Nuggets that gave him the confidence to do so.
“I’ve gained confidence that I lost due to the slow progress I had previously,” he said. “It made me want to learn more, and now I’ve come to the conclusion that I will be changing educations. I like programming but I didn’t have the confidence to say to myself ‘I have to do what I like and not just what people want me to do.’ The videos that got me through the Cisco certainly helped and made me believe that I could do anything I want, having the right tools just helps.”
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