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AdyM 1,500 1,796 August 14, 2014 at 03:37 PM More Groupon Deals
I don't know where to post. My qestion is: Did you ever heard of this company? Are they reputable? I woudl like to get MCSA certification.

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http://www.groupon.com/deals/data...6c48f584e7

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Are they reputable?
I don't think so, from the groupon you can get the website link:

http://www.databasetrainingacademy.com/

and then a whois lookup:

http://www.whois.com/whois/databa...cademy.com

reveals that they are really "Domains By Proxy, LLC" - which sounds VERY suspicious, and their email matches it.

and a second whois on DomainsByProxy.com reveals them to have a godaddy e-mail..

and a google maps street view of their address (14455 N Hayden Rd Suite 219, scottsdale arizona) also seems like it's wrong
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I don't think so, from the groupon you can get the website link:

http://www.databasetrainingacademy.com/

and then a whois lookup:

http://www.whois.com/whois/databa...cademy.com

reveals that they are really "Domains By Proxy, LLC" - which sounds VERY suspicious, and their email matches it.

and a second whois on DomainsByProxy.com reveals them to have a godaddy e-mail..

and a google maps street view of their address (14455 N Hayden Rd Suite 219, scottsdale arizona) also seems like it's wrong
What address are you talking about? Their website shows a NY address.
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What address are you talking about? Their website shows a NY address.
the address shown by the WHOIS - the person who bought the website - you realize that they can type any address they want in the website, right?
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the address shown by the WHOIS - the person who bought the website - you realize that they can type any address they want in the website, right?
I know I can make a website and type in any address I want. I looked on BBB website and I don't see any info about them. They may have a parent company but they should list it so we know who they are. I guess you can get the money back from Groupon if not happy. Cool
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II guess you can get the money back from Groupon if not happy. Cool
let us know how that goes
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I would say probably not their phone number on google shows nothing, BBB has zip as has been stated, office is a virtual office space company

http://www.davincivirtual.com/loc...ility-1288

Check your local community college if you want training a quickie course will get you a piece of paper but that is it, Get Security + or Network + if you want something worthwhile.
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I would say probably not their phone number on google shows nothing, BBB has zip as has been stated, office is a virtual office space company

http://www.davincivirtual.com/loc...ility-1288

Check your local community college if you want training a quickie course will get you a piece of paper but that is it, Get Security + or Network + if you want something worthwhile.

Thank You for your advice but I'm not interested in A+ or N+ and I don't want or have time to drive to a community college and I can self study fine on my own time. bounce


Thank You for you detective work. I'll look elsewhere to get guidance to get MCSA cert.
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I guess I thought you were interested in the course to either get a job in IT or to get a better position. The Cert itself will have no real value in the IT world any of the + certifications will get you more $$ or a job.

This may seem old but many companies are just starting to implement it so there is a much larger demand and you will see it on many higher paying jobs.

I work for a large 100K+ employee company and almost all of the IT jobs now mention on of the + certifications few mention the MS ones wanting experience instead.

Take whatever training you want to just be aware of what is going to help your career. My MS certifications ended with NT 4.0 and XP, but for my next job I have to get my Security + cert, if I don't I lose my job!
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Domains by Proxy is a company that "hides" whois information. Essentially the person who bought the domain through GoDaddy is paying extra to mask their whois info. Instead of their info showing it'll show generic info from Domains by Proxy.
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I guess I thought you were interested in the course to either get a job in IT or to get a better position. The Cert itself will have no real value in the IT world any of the + certifications will get you more $$ or a job.

This may seem old but many companies are just starting to implement it so there is a much larger demand and you will see it on many higher paying jobs.

I work for a large 100K+ employee company and almost all of the IT jobs now mention on of the + certifications few mention the MS ones wanting experience instead.

Take whatever training you want to just be aware of what is going to help your career. My MS certifications ended with NT 4.0 and XP, but for my next job I have to get my Security + cert, if I don't I lose my job!
it starts off with S+, then next thing you know your going for your CEH then your cissp...
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Domains by Proxy is a company that "hides" whois information. Essentially the person who bought the domain through GoDaddy is paying extra to mask their whois info. Instead of their info showing it'll show generic info from Domains by Proxy.
which is something that a legitimate company would not do
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