I have been riding on a permit for a year and finally enrolled in the MSF course. What a great course for beginners. The one-on-one coaching and extensive practice (on someone elses bike) were great. A lot of the classroom stuff was a repeat of the test I took for the permit, but the hands-on was really worth the cost of the class. My husband took it with me, and even though he is an experienced rider (he was there for moral support), he learned some stuff too. I'm legal!!