If you are like me, you will first try to learn a new skill by yourself, either by buying a book or searching online for free stuff. This is not wrong, but it has some issues. Here I’ll explain the pros of both self-learning and paid learning, as well as why you should look for paid training rather than participating in self-learning.
Self-learning is good in the following situations:
- You are not in a rush and you don’t mind spending months or years to learn a new skill
- You have access to required resources including the new software, applications, and learning materials
- You have access to subject matter experts (SMEs) in that IT area who are ready to give your guidance and help you when you are stuck (more…)