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A+ certification question

Postby andrey » Sun Jun 09, 2002 4:49 pm

just a question, is A+ certification required for many jobs in the computer idustry, or is it simply a "bonus"?
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Postby DNRC42 » Sun Jun 09, 2002 5:24 pm

Many of the job postings that I see don't specifically require A+ but I think that being certified is a good idea. A+ Certified shows that you have some basic hardware and software knowledge, at least more than most average users. I know some people may say that getting certified is a waste of time and $$ but for me it's helped to show employers that I know what I'm talking about and can do the job. If you any questions I'd be happy to discuss this further.
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Postby andrey » Sun Jun 09, 2002 5:27 pm

are the test(s) a bit of everything, meaning should I know my way around linux and macs, or are they more narrow?

also, what is the cost?
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Postby len444 » Sun Jun 09, 2002 5:29 pm

:arrow: :idea: not actually sure andrey, but i did a search to find out- so i figured i'd post this here for general knowledge (actually considering a career change myself, so this is interesting!):

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training ... ted+States

http://www.globalknowledge.com/training ... p?pageid=1

http://www.intenseschool.com/gt/default.asp

http://jobs.internet.com/

http://jobs.internet.com/siliconvalley/
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Postby DNRC42 » Sun Jun 09, 2002 5:32 pm

When I took the A+ exams (there were two), they were $120 each. I'm not sure if they changed in cost. I do know that the content of the tests have been updated a bit. You may have to know some linux but I don't know how much. The place to go for all of the info on the exams is www.comptia.org
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Sun Jun 09, 2002 9:34 pm

A+ certification is completely hardware based. You should not have to know operating system related material in order to pass. My best advice would be to pick up the A+ manual and study it.

Certs are a big deal in the industry, but A+ is among the easiest, aswell as MCPs and the MCSE. The harder and more significant woule be Linux Certification and Cisco. There are some other new ones aswell...

A+ was considered somewhat of a joke in the past. It was too easy to get. It has since been updated.
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Postby paramufay » Mon Jun 10, 2002 12:36 am

I took a computer class at a local trade school in the fall of 98 just to brush up on the latest technology. Turns out I knew more than the teacher. He was later on fired and went to work at the sheriff's department. Daddy always said when you get so sorry you cant do anthing else you can be in law enforcement :roll:
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Postby Tau » Mon Jun 10, 2002 10:44 am

It seems here in England most Companies seem to require MSCE CERTIFIED havnt seen many for A+
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