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A+ confusion

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by monks, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. monks

    monks New Member

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    Greetings.
    I'm currently looking to take the A+ PC technician course but I have noticed that the same course from one website to another can range by £1000. What gives??
     
  2. dominoe

    dominoe Nibble Poster

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    have you considered doing the self-study route? all you need is the trusty mike myers A+ all in one and your own PC lab setup. It will be a lot cheaper this way at least for the A+
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    What Dominoe said

    I am self studying for the A+ with the All in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers (make sure you get the 6th edition)

    I am also using another book Pc Technician street smarts by James Pyles (Tripwire 45)
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    You don't need courses. Self-study is the way. :)
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I agree with BM it worked for me and many others, plus you save a lot of money.
     
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  6. Princey

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    If you are determined enough, self study isnt a problem for CompTIA's A+ :)

    I did self study for my A+ and CCNA. I will also be buying some books for my MCSE :)
     
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  7. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    While a lot of members here will advocate self-study some people prefer a classroom environment to learn in.

    My advice would be to seek you local college to see if they are doing the A+. many are these days and it's normally fairly cheap (cost me £180 for the exams and registration at my local years ago).

    I wouldnt trust some of the trainig companies you see advertised on the net or TV as these tend to be out to make money and tarinig material can range from poor to non-existant.
    (see else where on this forum for topics onthose)
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I agree. My only response to that is... once you're in IT, you must continue to learn... and most companies won't pay for you to take a training course, nor will they allow you the time off to take the course. If you don't learn to self-study now, you may be forced to learn how to self-study later.
     
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