Though the majority of IT professionals who seek out new certifications attend traditional classroom-based training, there are all sorts of other ways to gain the knowledge you need to pass a certification test. Beyond books - of which there are thousands - is a host of online, video, and multimedia options that are worth considering. Just proceed with a bit of caution, and carefully evaluate the quality of the materials you're downloading or watching.
The first tip: don't waste your time looking for true quality training materials in places where they don't exist. Podcasts and YouTube, for example, don't provide the kinds of tools you need for actual training. While both serve up videos and audio recordings of experts who share hints or talk about certification strategies, neither offers true coursework. Like many other things in life, good quality materials are worth paying for...read more.