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A+ Certificate

Discussion in 'A+' started by Adrian.Popescu, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Adrian.Popescu

    Adrian.Popescu Byte Poster

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    I just reveived my A+ certificate today and i must say i am really disappointed on the way it looks. I was reading another thread on this topic and there were many people that said they should forget the small tool kit and improve the way the certificate looks, which i totally agree with. The ID card is preety poor allso (was expecting something more like hard plastic rather than a small piece of carton). Ah well....it's about what you know not about that piece of paper but they could of definitely put a little more effort in.
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    For £160 notes the least I expect is a nice shiny certificate and a plastic card... :rolleyes:
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Yeah, the same goes for MS certs also.

    -Ken
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    The certificate isn't the important part... the certification is the important part. After all, you're not gonna take your certificates with you to an interview...
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Ah, but it is a psychological thing. If a person pays x amount for a exam, passes it & gets the new cred, it's great to get a nice looking cert (especially when us old timers who have received the old style certs which are alot better looking).

    It's like the good old days when you bought Dos 5 or 6, it came in a box and by the content and the weight, you felt as the money you just spend was worth it. Now a days a thin CD that weights practically nothing for double the cost :( Ah, sometimes I miss those days...

    However I do agree with what you said about
    BTW, the last few interviews I went to actually required me to take in my certs.

    -Ken
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Only because you work for a training center that displays them. Most employers would just view the electronic version for confirmation.

    I've got 16 of my certificates on my wall at work. When I get a more important one, I move one off the 4x4 grid.
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Show off :rolleyes:

    If I *had* a wall... I still wouldn't put the A+ and N+ on it. I actually keep mine in my National Record of Achievement folder (anyone else remember or still use theirs!?!) just in case I'm asked to produce them for any reason...
     
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  8. Markyboyt

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    yeah i still have mine, I still get it out of the drawer every now and again just because it smells so nice :lol: plus I have all of my certificates from my apprenticeship/NVQ wedged in it
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Is this the wrong time to say that I've got more off the grid than on it? 8)
     
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  10. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Quality, Mr Boson, not quantity. It's not the size (or number) that counts.

    Now go write me some decent practise questions for 70-271 :cracking
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Didn't I just say I only display the quality ones? :twisted:

    Fund the cost of 70-271 development, and we'll do it. :D
     
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  12. Adrian.Popescu

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    I agree the certification counts, but as Wargnek said, and i also believe in: It's all psychological :) so they should make them better. My opinion...
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Print up your own! :) Just a thought. Unfortunately, I have no artistic design ability... the ones currently provided are much better than anything I could design!
     
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  14. wagnerk
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    I only work for a training centre part-time in the evenings (however this year I'm taking off), I've been to several IT manager interviews (in non-educational settings) that have asked for the certs.

    Use to display all my certs on the wall at work, but no only 3 remain. I kept on knocking them down and couldn't be bothered to hang them back up, lol.

    -Ken
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    Mine looked pants too, but I am not really bothered as long as I passed thats good enough for me.
     
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  16. GiddyG

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    I've got my A+, Net+, MCTS and MCITP on my office wall at home. I left my MCP and MCDST in the folder, because they're 'pants'.

    The big issue I have is that I cannot find a frame to fit exactly... :(
     
  17. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    How is A+ classed as wall-worthy and MCDST 'pants'? :x

    *sigh*

    My suggestion? Get a bigger wall. :p

    Qs
     
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  18. GiddyG

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    The certificate, not the certification... the MCDST certificate is naff... naff... naff...

    And, I do have a BIG wall... in fact, several of them... it's called a house. 8)
     
  19. BosonMichael
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    I can see putting up the A+ and leaving off the MCP simply because the MCP is a subset of the certifications on his wall (same reason why I don't list the MCP in my sig). But the MCDST isn't, and I'd proudly display it (as I do in my sig).
     
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  20. jatpunjabi

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    BT use better paper to bill their customers
     

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