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Thanks Savarok.

 

Right now the choice is between Network + and the 70-680 exams. As far as i can see, Microsoft haven't released the training material for the 70-682?

 

I think with Advent going down i've become more determined to pass these exams and get a decent job!

 

Were still trying to work out how to get trained.. :p

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I'm not going to let the b*****'s grind me down!!

 

I know how you feel.. I want a job as well.. been out of work too many months now.. but McDonalds is not the place for me.. I would eat too many of the burgers :p

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My friend is in the same boat as everyone here and now to top it all Barclays have handed her debt to a Debt Collector they have told her she has 7 days to pay up.Anyone else had this happen or any advice on what to do next????

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Just to let everyone know that I had a phone call from BBC Watchdog today but as I was at work I couldn't speak to them and asked the lady to call me back. Has anyone else spoken to them and should I be speaking to them at this stage or not? . . . . . . and if so any pointers anyone? :eek:

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Just to let everyone know that I had a phone call from BBC Watchdog today but as I was at work I couldn't speak to them and asked the lady to call me back. Has anyone else spoken to them and should I be speaking to them at this stage or not? . . . . . . and if so any pointers anyone? :eek:

 

 

Point them here GillyBee, this forum says it all.....

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Thanks Savarok.

 

Right now the choice is between Network + and the 70-680 exams. As far as i can see, Microsoft haven't released the training material for the 70-682?

 

I think with Advent going down i've become more determined to pass these exams and get a decent job!

 

I agree - I have every intention of continuing my training once I get my fees back.

 

From what I can gather about the 70-682 there is two books that you need to read to really grasp the topic.

 

These are the 70-680 like you mentioned above and 70-685. These are my next steps :)

 

Atleast then I will be "current" with my exams.

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My friend is in the same boat as everyone here and now to top it all Barclays have handed her debt to a Debt Collector they have told her she has 7 days to pay up.Anyone else had this happen or any advice on what to do next????

 

 

Would that be another department of Barclays called Mercer's?

If so they have to go down the same legal road, as do any other creditor.

They have no powers to come to your home and take money/goods.

They would have to take you/your friend to court.

 

Just Google Mercers - plenty of advice on how to deal with them.

It seems that they are nothing more then Telephone verbal bully boys.

Backed up by automated letters.

If your friend is worried about their threats,then get in touch with

The National dept line.They will give very sound advice on how to deal with them.

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Hi all,

 

has anyone had to start making payments withun the last month or so, and if so did you make the payments or not? i am due to start paying at the end of the month and am not 100% sure what to do

 

I've just spoken to BPF as I wanted to know what state my account is in and they advised that my account is still frozen and that I will receive a letter advising that it is no longer frozen with a mandate to set the DD back up in due course.

 

They also advised that as we are Advent students they have agreed with CompuTeach that although they prefer for us to take tests in their training center they will arrange for local testing and we do not have to attend the training center first. They are going to clarify if we still need to pass a mock exam before being put forwards for the exam. Exams and resits will also be paid for as per the advent contract. I of course want all of this in writing before I will accept any of it as truth.

 

CompuTeach have after 2 emails so far, have not been able to provide me with details of the training they will be provided.

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I've just spoken to BPF as I wanted to know what state my account is in and they advised that my account is still frozen and that I will receive a letter advising that it is no longer frozen with a mandate to set the DD back up in due course.

 

They also advised that as we are Advent students they have agreed with CompuTeach that although they prefer for us to take tests in their training center they will arrange for local testing and we do not have to attend the training center first. They are going to clarify if we still need to pass a mock exam before being put forwards for the exam. Exams and resits will also be paid for as per the advent contract. I of course want all of this in writing before I will accept any of it as truth.

 

CompuTeach have after 2 emails so far, have not been able to provide me with details of the training they will be provided.

 

Thats kinda interesting that they're now saying that they're gonna try and make computeach actually offer something approaching a "like for Like" service, however, it still doesnt address the issue with contract end dates that computeach seem to want to impose on people. or the fact that computeach have a hideous reputation and seem completely incapable of answering simple queries.

 

Like you say, anything would have to be in writing before I'd believe a word of it.

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Guys,

 

Those of you who contacted the solicitor like me, please read below, important!!!!

 

I have had a message from the solicitor today, i dont know if you have had the same message?

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Thank you for your email. It is useful to receive the proposals and I will take them into account.

 

With regard to the meeting with the barrister, unfortunately not many people when asked to put forward the contribution to his fees have so far responded. I have therefore postponed the meeting in the hope that by the time we do meet there will be sufficient to defray the cost. I will keep you posted in this regard but at the moment the meeting is fixed for next week

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I dont know if you have pledged your support toward having or contributing to the barrister, but i would recommend that you do and try to push as many other people where possible.

 

Please contact the solicitor if you have already sent your information off to them and ask about the barrister situation

 

Hope this helps.

 

Aaron

 

Private message me if you need!

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watchdog have just contacted me and want all my documents by tomorrow. there may be hope for us :)

 

contacted me as well i think they are contacting everyone who asked for help they also want some info on advent from me hope they generate loads of bad press for barclays that would be good.

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This Watchdog business sounds really promising. I've been a bit slack and not contacted them yet, but I'll do it tonight. Probably won't make much of a difference now though. Has anyone got any news about the one show? I heard some time back that they were supposed to be doing a piece on there as well. I wouldn't imaging they'd put it on both programmes though

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Hi guys

Can I ask you to not say on the forum anything you speak to Watchdog about if they are undertaking an investigation it could be undermined if you give out information same if you phone BPF tell them nothing in fact better not to phone at all you may help them to screw you more. Thanks :)

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hi folks i got an e-mail from PKF this morning basicly covering what they where doing with advent when they where handling the insolvency,

on it it states in APPENDIX H that any student has the rite to cancell! did any one else get this e=mail?

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Hmm I think everyone needs to be careful what they say on the forum folks.

 

Both Barclays partners and computeach will be monitoring this and other threads, (obvious they would). Don't give them what they need to try and hamstring you all

 

Kymi

I've just spoken to BPF as I wanted to know what state my account is in and they advised that my account is still frozen and that I will receive a letter advising that it is no longer frozen with a mandate to set the DD back up in due course.

 

They also advised that as we are Advent students they have agreed with CompuTeach that although they prefer for us to take tests in their training center they will arrange for local testing and we do not have to attend the training center first. They are going to clarify if we still need to pass a mock exam before being put forwards for the exam. Exams and resits will also be paid for as per the advent contract. I of course want all of this in writing before I will accept any of it as truth.

 

CompuTeach have after 2 emails so far, have not been able to provide me with details of the training they will be provided.

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