I'm going to be taking a course at a local institution on Crystal Reports Level 1 & 2. I need this for work. They will be teaching Crystal Reports XI. Now when I go to purchase a copy of the software (well my company, not me) I have the option to buy the latest and greatest which is Crystal Reports 2008.
Crystal Reports 2008 says it has included all the functionality of XI Standard, Pro and Developer into one product. This is great however if I'm going to be learning XI should I not have XI to practice on and work with at work?
I guess my question is, how much diffrence is there between XI and 2008. If I take a course in XI will I be able to adapt it easyly in 2008? I know that seems like a "It's up to you how much effort you put in." type question but my concern is that becuase I'm new to this I don't want to relearn the interface and what not. I've never built Crystal Reports so I just don't know how much of a diffrence it'll be.
If anyone out there has any imput it would be much appreciated. Thanks.