I took this class with no experience what so ever in the field. In two weeks i learned more information than most universities offer in a 9 month program. It is an excellerated pace and can be hectic at times, but believe me when i say, you WILL learn. Hands on was a big help in understanding what the system actually looks like and i expect it to be a big advantage in the field. I recommend this class to anyone who is serious about learning. I do stress the word serious. Overall, a very good experience.