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A+ certified!!!!

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posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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hi im just writing to let all my members know im now a CompTIA A+ certified professional

my next step in to get 2 - 3 years exp

then go back to college and do:

CompTIA network+

CompTIA security+

and go for the MCSA

is this a sound plan


anyone have similar certifications or any suggestions?




posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 08:57 AM
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When do you become A+ certified. I was thinking about taking the test too, but everything in that book is just so outdated, to the point where its unexistant.



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 09:01 AM
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Congrats man

Did you just go take the test or did you take a class for it first?

Good job man. Anybody attempting to better themselves deserves a pat on the back



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by websurfer
When do you become A+ certified. I was thinking about taking the test too, but everything in that book is just so outdated, to the point where its unexistant.


you do have to cover the windows 95/98 Operating Systems but it also deals with servers networking basics windows 2000 and windows xp and sadly i had to retake the a+ as i failed the year before and they have added a lot of new information, i dont become a+ certified till it comes in the post in about 2 weeks


Originally posted by Kidfinger
Congrats man

Did you just go take the test or did you take a class for it first?

Good job man. Anybody attempting to better themselves deserves a pat on the back


yup i retook the year



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:02 AM
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TAKE THE BLOODY TEST!

I've been computer skilled my whole life, and a few years ago I took a class in architecture as a requirement. Whatever.

Turns out the entire class was taught from the A+ book, and I'd just need to study a little extra to (assumedly) get it. I'd have loved to have it, it's a great boon.

Good on ya.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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Congrats


This is something I've been considering doing for quite some time. Is it really worth it to go through the studying and taking the test? I mean, I'm more of a programmer right now; I couldn't network two tin cans if all I had to do was put the string in the holes. Would it actually be of benefit to me to take this? Are there still jobs out there that ask for certs like this, or is that market getting flooded as well?



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:22 AM
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Ive got the classes already under my belt for both my A+ and Linux+ certs, but I havent taken the time to sign up for the tests. As for a next step I would advise persuing either some of the MS certs or perhaps Cisco certs, though beware the CCNA, I've heard it can be a real pain in the arse.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:41 AM
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CCNA is a bear. Suggest that you take a course in it and also get the Sybex book. Both will give you enough info in order to pass the test.
Congrats on getting the A+ it is a good jumping off point for a career in computers



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:13 PM
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thnks for all the comments guys yeh i think i will do the network + next then the MCSA later as for the CCNA the trouble is now a days theres so many different thing you can specialise in computers the linux side, microsoft OS's cisco components then either a network tech, normal tech, database tech, server tech, server admin, database admin all sorts
o well good luck to everybody else i just hope i can get there

respect to these Specialists



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 03:15 PM
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Remember that you can combine an A+ and a Network+ as one of the MCSA electives. That's what I did.

Done this way you can end up with the A+, Network+ and MCSA by only taking 6 tests.

Good Luck



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Remember that you can combine an A+ and a Network+ as one of the MCSA electives. That's what I did.

Done this way you can end up with the A+, Network+ and MCSA by only taking 6 tests.

Good Luck


yes thats what im going to do thanks
i may do the security + as well



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 06:40 PM
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A good choice for a career track is security if that interests you.
That is what I have done after being a network admin for a while.
As long as there are 2 computers connected together or as long as there is an internet, you will always have a job.
Example of what I do. Take a look at the following news story about the arrest of this guy. He tried to use an anonymoizer out of Europe to hide his IP / location. It took awhile but we were finally able to track him down.
www.lowellsun.com...




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