The UT is reporting that MicroSkills, a San Diego “certification mill” has closed abrubtly, leaving students out thousands.
I used to pass by the MicroSkills campus (located in a strip mall on Miramar Road) every day. Mostly I noticed that they seemed to play a lot of hackey-sack in the parking lot.
The funny thing is they are still running their commercials on TV – “Start a lucrative career in IT! Become a certified IT Professional in just 3 months!”. The problem is that the cost of that cert is about the same as the cost of your average 4-year degree at a CSU school!Â Never mind that you can get a Microsoft Cert for the cost of a couple thick books and the 400 dollar fee for the exam.