Oh, don't mind me, typing a little something from my new office.
We shuffled offices around again, as is our wont. Now I have one blue wall, instead of one red. And a window to the outside, instead of a window to the hallway and Jeff Hora's office.* And gifts from the previous resident, including but not limited to:
- Salt and pepper shakers, one set
- Toilet paper, one roll
Not too shabby.
But back to business.
We make all sorts of training (classroom courses, books, e-learning, webcasts, exams), and some people are researching how to classify the experience level so it works for all the different products. For example
- 100-level, 200-level …
- Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Power-user….
- Or: 1, 2, 3…
The idea is to help you pick training/skills development tools at the right level so you're not annoyed if it is too hard or easy; make it match/work with what training providers and students are using/used to; make it applicable to as much of the world as possible; be the same no matter what group at Microsoft made the training, etc.
You have probably tried different types of training from different companies. So what classifications do you think work?
*Not that a view of Jeff Hora is anything to sneeze at.