Archive555 wrote:From reading his posts, I'm inclined to believe that he isn't worried about his skills, hes worried that he's getting ripped-off (for lack of better words, and because I'm tired). I'm probably wrong though.
You're quite right. Having just finished Lesson 25, I can say it's picked up quite a bit. I had to take a break while reading the lesson on the Schlage wafer master systems.
My only real dislikes now are the long wait (they sent me a message saying the key machine and last four lessons have shipped), and the rather poorly written explanations. Don't get me wrong, I can make sense of what it says, it just seems....well, un-professional. I expected the lessons to read more like a textbook, something that could be used as a good reference material after taking the course. Maybe my expectations were not realistic. For those looking for something like that, I'd highly recommend Bill Phillips' "The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing". I have editions 3 and 6. I've heard that his book "Master locksmithing" isn't nearly as good. I'm hoping to take the "RPL" exam that's in his book after completing the FB course.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the course thus far, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give an 8. I feel I've learned a lot, and the hands-on lessons are a great way to learn, and fun. Can't wait to get the key machine and the "bonus" lessons.
Not to mention the dee-plomas.