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A+ Certification

Discussion in 'Technology' started by tarheelfan_08, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Aug 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Does anyone have theirs? I am going to take the test in a few weeks and I just wanted to know how hard it is or what it is like!
     
  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:03 AM
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    A+ cert. as in computers ? I've been a certified COMPTIA A+ PC DOS/Windows network tech for about 11 years

    Whatcha want to know & which certification are you going for first ?
     
  3. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Its pretty easy if you studied. If your test was like mine they will use trick questions like "Why shouldn't you eat ink toner?"
    A. Its a carcinogen
    B. Its poisonous

    I forgot what C and D were but questions like that piss me off....they need a "because its dumb" option. Other than that just take a deep breathe and get it done, it is an entry level cert and shouldnt be too hard for you.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Yea it is just the basic A+ certification and it cost about 350! So if I pay that much I want to pass! More possible questions would be great guys! Also, any key points I need to study would be good!
     
  5. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    You should probably bone up on your network knowledge & yeah they throw alot of printer Q&A mostly about laser printers ,corona wires shit like that
     
  6. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    my roommate just took his last week , i'll ask him when i get home, but he said it was really easy, i get to have the fun of studying for my sec + than CCNA
     
  7. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    Is this for PC repair only ? Or is networking included ? (kinda doubt it)

    If for repair ya need to know your hardware basics ,beep codes & what they mean, dead system troubleshooting all the little shit most people have forgotten, I've built blade rack cluster servers with 128 nodes etc;
     
  8. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    I started working on my MCSE and then figured out the experience payed more so I never finished getting it lol.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    I've been "studying" for my A+ for the past few months too. I'd like to take the exam this fall sometime, but I gotta find more time to study or this is going to take forever.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    I'll tell you whats funny, I'v worked side by side with software engineers,high end programmers ,Admins. etc; that were absolutely clueless as to the very basics of hardware peripherals, configuration, BIOS configuring & BIOS flashing & upgrades, it was amusing having the 6 figure income guys watch in amazement as the 5 figure income guy (me) do a simple fix like no video,bad ram, misplaced jumper just the ABC's of PC operation...:D
     
  11. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    we have alot of guys like that her too
     
  12. Aug 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    That is so common! I see it here!
     
  13. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    I mean don't get me wrong, these guys are brilliant in their environment , writing code,HTML all that shit all those years in college getting their Bachelors, Masters etc; I never finished high school...:D
     
  14. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    I took mine like 5 years ago right before they changed to where you can choose if you want it to be based on help deak stuff or onsite stuff... Either way I thought it was pretty easy. I studied alot for it though. I can say Ive only referenced the shit I learned from it about 5 times in the last 6 years of computer consulting. Very basic shit.
     
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    Because they are missing one key thing that total egg heads normally lack... A little gem called common sense. :)
     
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    I never knew what an acronym was til I started PC's

    You guys remember what BIOS & CMOS are acronyms for ? It'll probably be on your test somewhere
     
  17. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    LOL, yeah pretty much :D
     
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    I've had mine since January, just pretty straight forward questions about hardware and windows. There are a few websites that offer example exams for about $30 which contain pretty much the same kind of questions you'll get on the exam.
     
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    All you guys go thru COMPTIA ?
     
  20. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    I jumped past that one and did the MCSE and RHCE, the Red Hat one was the hardest test, three parts one written the other two were hands on type.
     
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