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Market Research for Houston Technology Training

From: Eric S.
Sent on: Friday, October 8, 2010 1:44 PM

I would like to start offering technology training for a fee and need some help. I am thinking of offering training in the following technologies:

  • Internet Infrastructure (DNS, Email, Web Servers, etc...)
  • XML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript/JQuery
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • ASP.Net (C# or VB)
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Magento (E-Commerce) ?
  • DotNetNuke

The training would be a combination of short lecture, practical exercises and real world problems. ?I am considering a couple different formats:
  • Workshops for short content. ?For example, HTML/browsers might be covered in just one or two workshops.
  • Training Lab- I would offer several fixed times when people could come in and work on whatever technology they wanted based on a curriculum I provide. ?For example, someone might show up to work on PHP while someone else comes to work on SQL. ?I would provide help on problems, provide resources, give short?explanations, etc... I'd limit the number of people to make sure everyone could get attention.
  • Regular Courses- Exactly what you'd expect.
Each technology will have levels (Novice, Intermediate, and Guru) that could be attained by demonstrated skill. ?The training would also prep people for the W3Schools certificates.

The benefit is that people would have a curriculum, set times to work on skills, a resource to ask questions, and?camaraderie.?

I'd appreciate help from everyone to answer the following questions: What technologies are important to offer, what format makes sense and how much do you think is a reasonable price?

If you are interested in training, please let me know and at this stage of the game you could pretty much get the exact type of course you want!

Eric Shafer
Click and Create
Ranked by the Houston Business Journal as
"One of the Largest Web Design Firms in Houston"

twitter: @webyadayada
2400 Augusta Ste 369
Houston, TX 77057

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