I researched several boot camps before deciding to travel over 5,000 miles to Mountain View Systems for my 2008 Enterprise certification. I'm confident I made the right decision and would return without hesitation.
The hotel is extremely comfortable and the ability to be just steps from the classroom and lab removes much stress and hassle. The team go out of their way to make you feel welcome and take care of all the details (exam scheduling, meals, snacks, supplies, etc.) leaving you with more time to study and focus. Thanks Tony and Rebekah!
James is very approachable and established a relaxed classroom environment making it easy to participate and ask questions. His grasp of the material is second to none and excels at explaining the subjects in a clear and real-world way that everyone can understand. Keep in mind that this is a boot camp and requires high levels of dedication and discipline from the students. While most boot camps squeeze the Enterprise & Server Administrator certifications into 12 or 14 days, MVS allows for 16 days of instruction and testing. In my opinion this is a much more realistic pace to allow for discussion, material retention, and frequent breaks to avoid 'burn-out'.
The combination of facilities, equipment, instruction, curriculum, and value make MVS the obvious boot camp choice!
Keith P. - MCITP, MCTS
If you want to have an excellent learning experience, gain valuable knowledge that will further your career, and know that you are going to come out at the other side of a long process as an MCITP that can really handle real world scenarios, look no further than Mountain View.
James' teaching style is superb, and he makes sure that you understand the core technologies and principles behind the materials that you are learning.
Brandon Spivey - MCTS & MCITP
AMAZING! Mountain View Systems has always been my #1 recommendation as a Training Liason for both Private and Government agencies. I've worked with Rebekah for years and she is so easy to work with. Tony takes care of business and gets the job done as fast as administration of testing and organizing the day.
I have the utmost respect for James, he has built a professional, quality training center well worth the flight to travel too. The hotel was terrific, staff here made every accommodation and always greeted us by name and with a smile. Thank you all for a top notch, elite training environment and quality training. Again and again I'll be back! You ROCK!
Jason Nast - >MCP, MCP+I, MCSE,
I activated my resume on Monster.com at 10am. By noon, I had my first recruiter email. By 2pm, I had my first recruiter phone call begging for my resume. By 9am the next morning, I had another recruiter email and another recruiter call asking for more info on what type of job I wanted."
I truthfully don't think I'd be as excited going back into the job market if I didn't have the certification James, you and Tony helped me get.
James is a gifted and talented instructor. Rebekah and Tony round out the team, making sure systems are running smooth and help to make you feel right at home which is a pretty hard thing to do in an intense 16-day course. I highly recommend Mountain View systems for their overall approach to learning and can see why they have such a high success rate!
Julie G. - MCITP
I was very pleased at the level of expertise James has in relation to both "book" knowledge, and "working" knowledge of the various aspects of Microsoft technologies. This is a rare combination indeed in today's IT market. I have been working in IT for 20+ years and can honestly say this was some of the best training I have ever received.
Content delivery pace, levels of detail, and "ease" of comfort with the trainer was perfect in every regard. James "leveled" the playing field of the class by not making anyone in the class feel inferior if their technical level on certain subject matter areas was not at the level of others. He simply took the time to explain and then move on. I would advise anyone contemplating a new cert to talk w/ Mtn. View ASAP!
Mike Hurlburt - MCITP
James is the best instructor I had the pleasure of learning from and he is a true professional and subject matter expert (SME) when it comes to Microsoft technologies. Without a doubt, the staff (Anthony and Rebekah), facility, classroom environment and instructor (James) contributed to my success from start to finish.
In most Boot Camps, you walk out with a certificate. However, with Mountain View Systems, I learned the true concepts behind the certification. It is extremely evident that Mountain View Systems goes out of their way to make sure that each student has an outstanding and positive experience, which is why they are still in business after 13 years with a 96% success rate. I would highly recommend Mountain View Systems for all your training needs. Thank you James, Anthony and Rebekah!!!
I cannot recommend any place higher than Mountain View Systems! The trainer was able to individually focus with each of us on areas we had questions on. It wasn't a know "A, B, and C!" - it really was a great way to fill in gaps and learn for real world use. I was repeatedly impressed at the ability to get amazing technical depth - specifically in MY areas of interest.
I was surprised and thankful for the small things they did every day to make it more bearable. Two weeks of solid work easily saved me MONTHS of self study prepping for the same tests. Thank you James, Tony, and Rebekah!
I attended MVS in Oct 2000 and got my Windows 2000 MCSE. Ten years later the gang's still here and I got my 2008 Enterprise certification. MVS' approach to certification is extremely effective. James Carrion is the most knowledgeable MS person I've ever encountered and is a great instructor, which makes the certification a "sure-thing".
Tony and Rebecca are top-drawer, the facilities are always top notch, and the entire experience makes me wish there were more certs to get. Thanks to MVS and I'd recommend them to anyone, anywhere, anytime.