I'm looking for a review of Doulos VHDL courses

Discussion in 'VHDL' started by Dave Pollum, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Dave Pollum

    Dave Pollum Guest

    I'm considering taking the Doulos Comprehensive (5 day) VHDL course
    (in the USA), and I'd like to hear from anyone who has taken the
    course. Was it a good course, did the instructor know the subject,
    etc. I will be paying for this out of my own pocket (I'm unemployed),
    so I want to make sure that I spend my money wisely.
    TIA
    -Dave Pollum
    Dave Pollum, Sep 3, 2009
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  2. Dave Pollum

    HT-Lab Guest

    "Dave Pollum" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm considering taking the Doulos Comprehensive (5 day) VHDL course
    > (in the USA), and I'd like to hear from anyone who has taken the
    > course. Was it a good course, did the instructor know the subject,
    > etc. I will be paying for this out of my own pocket (I'm unemployed),
    > so I want to make sure that I spend my money wisely.
    > TIA
    > -Dave Pollum


    Hi Dave,

    I can't comment on the VHDL course but I have been on 4 other Doulos courses and
    I can honestly say they were absolutely brilliant. These guys really know their
    subject. Look at who is the language guru in this and the Verilog newsgroup
    (hint he works for Doulos), similarly if you read the SystemC mailing list
    something like 80% of all the questions are answers by just 2 employees from
    Doulos. I am not saying that everybody at Doulos is brilliant but in the past 8
    years I haven't met a single one (in the UK) that didn't know his subject. The
    other thing I like about these guys is that they also do consultancy so their
    teaching material is not just academic.

    I know these course are not cheap (I didn't pay for them) but in my book they
    are definitely worth it. Perhaps they are willing to give you a discount given
    you are unemployed?

    Good luck,

    Hans
    www.ht-lab.com
    HT-Lab, Sep 3, 2009
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  3. Dave Pollum

    Dave Pollum Guest

    On Sep 3, 3:23 pm, "HT-Lab" <> wrote:
    > "Dave Pollum" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > I'm considering taking the Doulos Comprehensive (5 day) VHDL course
    > > (in the USA), and I'd like to hear from anyone who has taken the
    > > course.  Was it a good course, did the instructor know the subject,
    > > etc.  I will be paying for this out of my own pocket (I'm unemployed),
    > > so I want to make sure that I spend my money wisely.
    > > TIA
    > > -Dave Pollum

    >
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > I can't comment on the VHDL course but I have been on 4 other Doulos courses and
    > I can honestly say they were absolutely brilliant. These guys really know their
    > subject. Look at who is the language guru in this and the Verilog newsgroup
    > (hint he works for Doulos), similarly if you read the SystemC mailing list
    > something like 80% of all the questions are answers by just 2 employees from
    > Doulos. I am not saying that everybody at Doulos is brilliant but in the past 8
    > years I haven't met a single one (in the UK) that didn't know his subject.. The
    > other thing I like about these guys is that they also do consultancy so their
    > teaching material is not just academic.
    >
    > I know these course are not cheap (I didn't pay for them) but in my book they
    > are definitely worth it. Perhaps they are willing to give you a discount given
    > you are unemployed?
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Hans
    >www.ht-lab.com


    Thanks for the response, Hans. In the past, I've taken some company
    paid 5-day courses (not taught by Doulos), that were a waste of my
    time and my employer's money. I feel better knowing that the Doulos
    courses that you took, were good. I do know basic VHDL, but being
    self-taught, there are "holes", or "gaps" in what I know. And
    sometimes I don't realize that I don't know something. And, yes I
    always learn a lot from Jonathan Bromley's (of Doulos,Inc)
    discussions, even when some of the discussions were over my head -
    that shows me another piece of VHDL that I knew nothing about. So I
    hope that the course will give me a better overview of VHDL and fill
    in some of my knowledge "holes/gaps". And finally, I hope that taking
    taking the course will look good on my resume, too.
    -Dave Pollum
    Dave Pollum, Sep 4, 2009
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  4. Dave Pollum

    Dave Pollum Guest

    On Sep 3, 7:48 pm, Dave Pollum <> wrote:
    > On Sep 3, 3:23 pm, "HT-Lab" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > "Dave Pollum" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:....

    >
    > > > I'm considering taking the Doulos Comprehensive (5 day) VHDL course
    > > > (in the USA), and I'd like to hear from anyone who has taken the
    > > > course.  Was it a good course, did the instructor know the subject,
    > > > etc.  I will be paying for this out of my own pocket (I'm unemployed),
    > > > so I want to make sure that I spend my money wisely.
    > > > TIA
    > > > -Dave Pollum

    >
    > > Hi Dave,

    >
    > > I can't comment on the VHDL course but I have been on 4 other Doulos courses and
    > > I can honestly say they were absolutely brilliant. These guys really know their
    > > subject. Look at who is the language guru in this and the Verilog newsgroup
    > > (hint he works for Doulos), similarly if you read the SystemC mailing list
    > > something like 80% of all the questions are answers by just 2 employees from
    > > Doulos. I am not saying that everybody at Doulos is brilliant but in the past 8
    > > years I haven't met a single one (in the UK) that didn't know his subject. The
    > > other thing I like about these guys is that they also do consultancy so their
    > > teaching material is not just academic.

    >
    > > I know these course are not cheap (I didn't pay for them) but in my book they
    > > are definitely worth it. Perhaps they are willing to give you a discount given
    > > you are unemployed?

    >
    > > Good luck,

    >
    > > Hans
    > >www.ht-lab.com

    >
    > Thanks for the response, Hans.  In the past, I've taken some company
    > paid 5-day courses (not taught by Doulos), that were a waste of my
    > time and my employer's money.  I feel better knowing that the Doulos
    > courses that you took, were good.  I do know basic VHDL, but being
    > self-taught, there are "holes", or "gaps" in what I know.  And
    > sometimes I don't realize that I don't know something.  And, yes I
    > always learn a lot from Jonathan Bromley's (of Doulos,Inc)
    > discussions, even when some of the discussions were over my head -
    > that shows me another piece of VHDL that I knew nothing about.  So I
    > hope that the course will give me a better overview of VHDL and fill
    > in some of my knowledge "holes/gaps".  And finally, I hope that taking
    > taking the course will look good on my resume, too.
    > -Dave Pollum


    I spoke to two very nice people from Doulos (Emma & Doug) who really
    went out of their way to get me the VHDL training course that I could
    afford. They gave me discount on the full 5-day course. Without the
    generosity of Doulos, I would not have been able to afford to take the
    course. Thanks again, Emma & Doug. Now I'm really looking forward to
    taking the course!
    -Dave Pollum
    Dave Pollum, Sep 5, 2009
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    Armando10

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    Hi Dave,
    I am planning to take the same 5-day VHDL training class, what was your impression of the class, was it worth the time and money?
    Thanks!
    Armando10, Feb 25, 2011
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