Frequently Asked Questions
Which version of Delphi was used for the CBT products?
The Delphi CBT Object Pascal 6 DVD series was created using Delphi 2006. The Delphi Web Services CBT was created using Delphi 2010.
I use an earlier/later version of Delphi. Will the CBT still be relevant?
Regardless of which version of Delphi you have, and which CBT product you purchase, you have access to support and help related to the training. So, if you run into an issue, you can email or call us for support for one year after the purchase date.
Depending on your version, you may notice some differences with the Delphi language. For example, Delphi 2009 introduced changes and enhancements to the string type. The Delphi CBT was created just before the release of Delphi 2009. The training references the upcoming changes, but does not cover it in depth. Similarly, if you have a version prior to Delphi 2006, you may find certain references in the CBT that may not be available to you. That aside, the CBT covers the Delphi language in general and is still very relevant and applicable regardless of the version you use. The topics and concepts covered are universal in natural and will definitely be applicable to most versions with some minor changes.
The Web Services CBT was created with Delphi 2010. If you have an earlier version, you may not have access to certain components or features. If you have a later version, you may need to make some minor changes in the code for the examples to work.
As stated above, when you purhcase the CBT, you also receive one year of support related to the training. So, if you run into any issue, you can email us for support.
What are the prerequisites for the Delphi CBT? How much do I need to know to get started?
The Delphi CBT Object Pascal series assumes that you are new to computer programming in general and to the Delphi language in particular. It takes you through the training from the ground up and step-by-step. You just need to make the time for it, and have the determination to go through it. If you do have some background, but need to fill some knowledge gaps, you can get through the CBT more quickly and get what you need to build a solid foundation.
The Web Services CBT is more advanced and requires that you have an intermediate knowledge and understanding of programming concepts and of Delphi.
How much training is covered by the CBT?
The Delphi CBT Object Pascal series includes over 28 hours of Delphi training and covers all the basics of the Delphi language, Object Oriented Programming and Exception handling. For more details on the material, please see the Delphi topics covered in the CBT.
The Web Services CBT introduces Web Services and covers SOAP and XML services in over 7 hours of Delphi training. For more details, please refer to the Delphi Web Services Training.
How do I advance in my Delphi programming knowledge after I complete the CBT training?
After going through the CBT, you can supplement and advance your Delphi knowledge through instructor-led online Delphi training. We can customize the training to meet your needs and schedule. We can also recommend resources and additional ways to help you build up your programming skills.
You can also opt for one of our Delphi Support packages. You will be able to get Delphi support while you work on your own projects.
I usually have issues with shipments to my country. Can I download the CBT after purchase?
Yes! If you prefer to download the CBT in lieu of a DVD shipment, please let us know at the time of your purchase and we will gladly make that available to you. We would send you secure download links to ISO images. After downloading the images, simply burn them to DVDs or mount them for viewing. Please allow up to two business days for processing.
Shipments to my country can get lost/damaged. Do you send replacement DVDs?
We can send replacement DVDs for a nominal fee plus shipping. Alternately, we can provide you with download links for the CBT. Please see the previous question for more information.
Can I pay for the CBT in installments?
You can purchase the Delphi CBT DVDs individually. If you click on the previous link and scroll down the page, you will find the 6 DVDs and can click on each of their titles. You can then buy them individually. This way, you can divide your payments as your budget allows.
Do you offer discounts for students?
Yes, we do! Please submit a request on our contact page. You will need to provide a valid Student ID or documentation to show that you are a student at the time of purchase.
Do you offer special discounts to people in certain countries where the cost of the CBT would be prohibitive?
We have done that before, but it is on a case-by-case basis. Please submit your reasoning on our contact page and we will evaluate your request and follow up with you.
I prefer instructor-led live training. Do you offer that instead of the CBT?
Yes, we do, but it is more expensive. Please submit an inquiry on our contact page with your contact information and a summary of what you need and we will follow up with you.
I really have very little knowledge of Delphi and need the basics. Is the CBT good for me?
Absolutely! The Delphi CBT would be ideal and an excellent starting point for you.
Does the CBT include training on databases and writing database applications in Delphi?
No, it does not. We are in the process of creating another series specifically for database development using Delphi. Please sign up for our newsletter so you can receive updates, notifications and special discount offers when the database CBT becomes available.
Does the CBT cover the Delphi interface and include tips on how to use it more efficiently?
Yes, but it does not cover everything about the interface. The CBT introduces the Delphi interface, the various components, the workflow and design. Throughout the CBT, you will find multiple tips and ways to use the interface more efficiently. The main focus, however, is on the Delphi language.
Do you offer a trial purchase?
Yes, we do. Please see our Delphi Special Offer for more details.
Do you offer free support to those who purchase the Delphi CBT?
Yes, your puchase comes with one year of free limited Delphi support for topics related to the material covered by the CBT. In other words, the support is meant to help you get through the CBT training. It does not include broad Delphi support. We do offer custom Delphi support for those who need more help.
What are the payment options for buying the Delphi CBT?
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and PayPal. And, you can pay online. If you need a Purchase Order for your company and must pay by Check, please call us at +1 678.921.0644 or submit a request on our contact page.
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