The growing demands of IT departments, both large and small, are fueling the need for more certified IT professionals. The IT certification and training market has responded with a wealth of offerings. Whether you want to learn on your own or with a group, with an instructor or online, one of the many training and certification vendors is sure to have the right program for you. Our readers picked their favorite products for boot camp, computer-based, instructor-led, and Web-based training. Because of the crossover in these categories, some products placed in more than one category.


TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Boot Camp
1st—Mountain View Systems Windows Server 2003 MCSE Boot Camps
http://www.mntview.com
2nd—The Training Camp Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) Accelerated Certification Program
http://www.trainingcamp.com
3rd—2WeekMCSE.com 2Week MCSE 2003 Boot Camp
http://2weekmcse.com

Computer-Based Training
1st—Transcender/Kaplan IT TranscenderCert Practice Exam Software
http://www.transcender.com
2nd—Self Test Software IT Certification Practice Tests
http://www.selftestsoftware.com
3rd—LearnKey Windows XP MCDST Series
http://www.learnkey.com

Instructor-Led Training
1st—The Training Camp Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) Accelerated Certification Program
http://www.trainingcamp.com
2nd—2WeekMCSE.com 2003 MCSE Exchange Boot Camp
http://2weekmcse.com
3rd—Binary Research International Ghost Training Workshops
http://www.binaryresearch.net

Web-Based Training
1st—Microsoft E-Learning
http://www.microsoft.com
2nd—Transcender/Kaplan IT TranscenderCert Practice Exam Software
http://www.transcender.com
3rd—Self Test Software IT Certification Practice Tests
http://www.selftestsoftware.com