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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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A+ Cert?

I have been offered a job with Siemens, but before I can start I must have my A+ Cert. Rather then ask them and look like a fool, anyone know where locally I can get this done? DeVry doesn't offer it, but i'll ask if they know anywhere tomorrow after class.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 12:19 AM
 
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I have been offered a job with Siemens, but before I can start I must have my A+ Cert. Rather then ask them and look like a fool, anyone know where locally I can get this done? DeVry doesn't offer it, but i'll ask if they know anywhere tomorrow after class.
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Its a cake walk cert, get a book that teaches the test. And check out http://www.braindumps.com/A-Plus.htm there for a good list of questions to expect on test. Don't waste your money on a class, just study hard.
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oh i know its extremely easy, and i don't know why they even "require" it but hey you gotta do what the job requires..
thanks for the link though

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I got lucky my company is going to pay for it for me. But im not the biggest computer guy so hopefully i will still do alright if i study.
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it's not too bad if you have some basic hands on experience and good fundemental pc knowledge.

I took my CompTIA A+, MCP, and CompTIA iNet+ at the Jet Test Center in Irving.

I used Michael Myers A+ book to study by.

Make sure you fully understand the 7 layers of the OSI model and what each layer does, because the test I took had several questions about the subject.

The test is $225 pass or fail, so take the time to study and don't be overconfident because there are trick questions that will own your ass if you don't becareful.

I have a friend of mine that has been a field tech for about 8 years and he failed the A+ first time around because he didn't know how to define some of the more trivial technical questions on the test.

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it's not too bad if you have some basic hands on experience and good fundemental pc knowledge.

I took my CompTIA A+, MCP, and CompTIA iNet+ at the Jet Test Center in Irving.

I used Michael Myers A+ book to study by.

Make sure you fully understand the 7 layers of the OSI model and what each layer does, because the test I took had several questions about the subject.

The test is $225 pass or fail, so take the time to study and don't be overconfident because there are trick questions that will own your ass if you don't becareful.

I have a friend of mine that has been a field tech for about 8 years and he failed the A+ first time around because he didn't know how to define some of the more trivial technical questions on the test.
holy hell 225???
My school told me 60 bucks!

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holy hell 225???
My school told me 60 bucks!
if your school offers $60 for a test then jump on that shit.

otherwise, you pay $225 at a certified testing center like jet test in irving.

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ROFL A+ is a joke, i took it with out even looking over the book. Just know your IRQ's and your golden, I have RHCE, and CCNA, working on CCSP and then my ultimate goal of CCIE but thats a LONG time down the road

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Certs are a PITA. That's why I don't have any
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Certs are a PITA. That's why I don't have any
I agree. I am self taught and work in the IT field. I know my shit really well but I am not very good with test period.
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I agree. I am self taught and work in the IT field. I know my shit really well but I am not very good with test period.
I've been building, repairing, and programming (on a small scale) for about 7 years, but sometimes certs just help you know.
Just looks better..and if you really know your shit then the cert will be "easy" to get..

I'll take every advantage I can get to help me get a better job or put me in front of another candidate..

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I've been building, repairing, and programming (on a small scale) for about 7 years, but sometimes certs just help you know.
Just looks better..and if you really know your shit then the cert will be "easy" to get..

I'll take every advantage I can get to help me get a better job or put me in front of another candidate..
I think it depends on what field of IT you're in as well. I think if you're hardware or networking certs help a lot. Programming and other stuff I don't think it benefits you that much.
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