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A+ Certification Help

Discussion in 'General Software' started by BondExtreme, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. brandonwh64

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    True but in my situation it was different. Having to do paperwork for both and then college was not ideal due to the MGI Bill
     
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    Sorry off subject, but how far away are you from Chattanooga?
     
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    I took a practice test got like a 50%ish on it, the questions were extremely out dated and incorrect.

    We measure a processors speed in
    A) Hertz
    B) Megahertz

    and two other answers, I chose Hertz being the base unit... Apparently MHz is correct?
     
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    Well, even scientific calculators are measured in Mhz so yeah. :) Measuring in Hertz would be a pain in the ass (imagine yourself counting the digits). :D
     
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    Lots of people still use MHz.

    What practice test did you take though? It's not surprising that questions would be out-dated tbh.
     
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    Experience Experience Experience,,,

    Multiple Boss's, strait up told me, Experience is what gets you in the tech jobs generally.

    Many a time a boss hires a microsoft/A+ certified tech, and on the first day gets a call about a simple solvable issue. Then he tells them what to do and fire's there ass :eek:

    Its never a negative to have a A+ though, just a never a big enough positive without experience or On-site TRAINING.

    I myself tried taking some test out there, after some search. I would get 50-70%'s to be honest, but thats exactly what got me, multi-choice super technical (rarely talked about) questions. What exact value's for operating system minimum usage requirement's, how many usb's, and compatible hardware questions
     
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    I've ran into plenty of people with tons of experience that have trouble getting well-paying jobs because they don't have the desired certs and/or degrees. Of course, it goes both ways too; you're going to have an equally hard time getting well-paying jobs if you've only got certs and/or a degree but no experience. You need both. Generally, getting the certs/degree is what will help you land entry-level positions to get the experience you need for the good stuff. Not many people are willing to hire if you have no qualifications at all.
    That's the thing about the CompTIA certs; the tests are all just memorization questions. That's what makes them so easy to pass.
     
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    "it seemed like 1000$ in certs wasn't worth it so I got a 50,000-80,000$ degree..."

    ? really

    if you're just starting out and making either minimum wage or just a bit better an A+ and a Net+ will guarantee you 13-15$ an hour. A much better prospect than flipping burgers especially if IT is what you want to go into.

    Then you can work on your degree while making enough to either pay for classes, or at least enough to where you reduce the amount of money you owe when you finish. (unless you're a silver spoon luckly bastard or a super genius, in either case wtf are you doing on here?)

    I started way back in the day with just a little IT experience and an A+ while now it doesn't count for much it did get me hired and on a career path. I mean seriously how the hell can you weigh a tech cert against a degree? that's like saying an apple isn't as good as a 200$ steak dinner from the finest steak house. Sure it's not, but it's much better than starving. lol

    In a time where college graduates have a 1 in 5 shot at getting hired, wasting money on a degree when all you needed at the time was a decent job isn't sound advice.

    get the job, then work on getting the education. This will also save you from wasting time on a degree for a profession you find out isn't for you (hence the high dropout rates in the freshman year of college).
     
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    I can confirm the 13-15/hr rate as that's what I'm usually offered and I'm just starting out with an A+ and a Net+. Also, if you do any repair for friends/family, then put on your resume that you run a pc repair business out of your home.
     
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    How well do jobs pay in imaginationland? :D

    Nah, seriously though, good luck getting to an interview without a degree and/or certs, even if you are gloriously overqualified due to rigorous personal study.
    When you no longer feel the need to remind stupid people how stupid they are, then you will be ready young Padawan. :p
    Just don't apply at the IRS. :D
     
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