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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:29 am 
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Well, from personal experience all I can tell you is this. You should probably decide what you want to do your sure before you get any certifications. Being optimistic and having way too much time on my hands, I actually took the A+ certification when I was 14. Took some classes, read through the "phone book" sized test, and passed both the hardware and software tests. Well, to cut this long story short, its since been 5 years since I was certified and I have used it zero times. I'm not even in a computer program at university... I'm studying chartered accountancy, of all things.

If you really have your mind set on any certification, A+ is a great place to start. I would personally not recommend waisting like $500 to take courses and just read through the text by yourself. Its not that hard and when you actually take the test, don't forget to practice MC questions... a lot of them.


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How often do you have to renew?

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What's that suppoosed to mean?


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How often do you have to renew?

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that I am "dead serious".

You dont ever have to renew anything with a +. Period.


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gamerfreak wrote:
pcrobot wrote:
How often do you have to renew?

gamerfreak wrote:
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What's that suppoosed to mean?



that I am "dead serious".

You dont ever have to renew anything with a +. Period.

Oh, now I understand... Kewl! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:34 am 
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Yes at the age of 14 you won't be able to find any paying jobs that require certifications. With that said it will be pretty easy to get A+ certified. All you really need to do is just find a few computerized practice tests and take them until you get 80% or higher. Just be sure to memorize IRQ's, DMA's, and there is a large portion on printers as well. It's really not too hard just as long as you have a generals knowledge and study a bit. Just look for a few online guides or goto your local book store and pick up a book on A+ and it should be pretty easy. And as for those that say at 14 it's a waste...I disagree because the sooner the better, I'm 16 and I'm taking it right after the holidays and the sooner you get it out of the way the better because as others have stated you can get a good internship now and it will be a HUGE advantage in the future. So just remeber you might not make the money now but you will more than make up for it in the coming years. Good luck on the test.


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