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A+ 2003 or 2006??

Discussion in 'A+' started by KevG, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. KevG

    KevG New Member

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    Hi all, I'm the newboy at school

    I am looking to get my A+ asap. Can any of you guys advise me on:

    Is it do-able to pass both parts of the current (2003) exam before it is discontinued?

    or

    would it be better to wait til the 2006 exams are available?

    Not wishing to be a bighead but, I have been working on computers for 13 years so, I know a fair bit and think I could manage the 2003 exams.

    From a prospective employers point of view which would be more desireable?

    A great forum, I have read a lot of posts with interest - I will hang around.
    Cheers in advance

    KevG
     
    Certifications: 100 Metres Backstroke
    WIP: A+, MCP (70-270)
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Sounds like you have answered your own question mate. :biggrin

    Id take the exam now if you feel you are ready for it and then move onto the MCP cert. 8)
     
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  3. KevG

    KevG New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Sparky

    My main concerns are:

    If I passed one of the exams and ran out of time for the second, I would have to start again.

    I have loosely started the MCP already and don't want to over commit myself (full-time job, wife, 2 year old kid + one 'in the post')

    cheers
    KevG
     
    Certifications: 100 Metres Backstroke
    WIP: A+, MCP (70-270)
  4. Sparky
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    Depends what your time scale is, I did the operating system exam and hardware exam in the same week. Some people even do both exams in the same day.

    Perhaps go for both exams in the same week and then move onto the 70-270? 8)
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Mate,

    If you confident in yourself, but slightly unsure, get hold of some self testing software, these should point out your weak areas prior to taking the exams, do a search in the A+ forum for details...

    Hope this helps...
     
  6. KevG

    KevG New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys

    KevG
     
    Certifications: 100 Metres Backstroke
    WIP: A+, MCP (70-270)

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