Professor Messer provides free online training for Information Technology (IT) professionals. The site is marketed to those studying to receive IT certifications and provides a host of training and studying materials to prepare IT students for their certification exams.
The site offers free training courses for those looking to become certified in:
The courses can be streamed for free or they can be downloaded to be replayed without an internet connection for a fee. The videos are broken down into 10- to 20-minute lessons to allow students to break the courses into manageable study sessions. In addition to the videos, Professor Messer also offers extensive course notes, practice tests and a host of pop quizzes to accompany the courses. Students can join study groups to help them prepare for the exams and play back sessions of previous study groups. The site also offers an online chat feature that allows students to connect with one another through the study process. To help students prepare for their certification exams, Professor Messer includes a reference section to other helpful study materials.
For students preparing for the Cisco CCENT/CCNA 101-105 ICND1 certification exam, Professor Messer offers a 61-page book of exam study notes. The book, which can be downloaded as a PDF for $20, or purchased as a bound book and PDF download for $35, includes complete summaries of the certification exam objectives, detailed charts and graphs, network diagrams with configurations and CLI commands and sample output.
The coursework on the site is put together by James “Professor” Messer, an experienced IT professional. Professor Messer promises future students that all materials are free, unless otherwise noted; the videos include paid advertisers to help fund the videos and accompanying materials. The website states that the courses are meant to provide comprehensive prep material for the certification tests but advises that students looking to become certified see as many resources as possible to prepare for their exams.(Source: https://www.professormesser.com Last updated November 07, 2019) Professor Messer offers classes online only. This school offers training in 8 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. Time to complete this education training ranges from 12 hours to 6 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 2 months. The cost to attend Professor Messer ranges from $20 to $450 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $100. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "This certification program was free for everyone".
The most commonly reported benefits of attending Professor Messer are "Affordable" and "Good teachers", but respondents also mentioned "Flexible class hours" and "Positive environment" as notable benefits. Professor Messer has been reviewed 48 times, with an average rating of 4.79 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend Professor Messer to a friend.
“Study and be confident in material before test.”
“There is a ton of material to cover. There is usually a specific section everyone dislikes (personal preference) I suggest spending extra time on the section you dislike because it is easy to learn things you enjoy and hard to learn things you do not. For me this was printers, which my test had a lot of questions on.”