Craig McGill, Lead Engineer at an infrastructure services and solutions consultancy in Scotland, recently studied our MIM Foundation training course online self-paced. He told us:
This is one of the best courses, if not the best, I’ve ever taken.
Craig had worked in identity roles for many years and was between contracts. He decided to take the MIM Foundation course to broaden his identity knowledge, and help him prepare for a new role. He says:
I had been using a similar identity product from another vendor, and it whetted my appetite on the whole identity integration/aggregation thing. Doing the MIM Foundation course will stand me in very good stead for the future.
Why did you study online, self-paced?
As I’m in Glasgow, the cost of travel and accommodation to Oxford was a significant factor for me, so studying online was the glaringly obvious choice.
Initially, I had reservations about learning online, self-paced, but the lectures, demos, manuals, lab guides and tests were all such good quality.
For various reasons, it took me longer than the standard 28 days to complete the course, but renewing my VM lab environment was easy. Being able to replay the demos and lectures was a real bonus. It’s brilliant to be able to pause the lectures.
What did you think of the course materials and instructor?
The course manual and lab guides are first class. The lectures and demos are very instructive and pitch just the right amount of detail.
The instructor’s style of delivery is very relaxed and conversational, and you can tell he is a master of MIM. I liked where he advised where something wasn’t practical, and he didn’t just follow the Microsoft line when teaching the course. It was real-world stuff.
What did you think of the support you received?
The mentoring from my personal tutor and help from the course support team were excellent and, when I asked for suggestions for additional reading materials, the OCT team came back with ideas quickly.
Any suggestions for improvements to the course?
I can’t think of any ways in which this course could be improved, which is credit in itself! I recommend this course very highly!