The online course and in-person training thoroughly prepare you for the certification exam and cover the same material. The in-person course gives you the ability to ask questions directly to the instructor. Group exercises and in-depth discussions enhance learning and retention. The online course materials can be reviewed as many times as you like. It also includes exercises, practice exams and gives you up to one year to study and take the certification exam. If you take the in-person training you will also receive access to the online course.