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A+ exam

Discussion in 'A+' started by Gaz 45, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Can anyone tell me if there's a way to sit an A+ exam straight off?
    I'm almost certain I'd pass it without doing the course.
    Might need a book to just study up on a few things - anyone suggest any good ones? How much is this all likely to cost?


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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Sure, you can book your exam from your nearest testing center and sit it.

    Take a look at http://www.vue.com and http://www.prometric.com and use the testing center search facilities on the sites.
     
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  3. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    A+ Exam Cram 2 might be a good book to try for that quick revision.

    Check it out here. Might be worth going through the CF link.
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    you dont actually need an A+ cert, if you have the relevant skills, and have higher certs already, then nobody cares if you have an A+ or not unless you want ot work at PCn00b (i mean world)

    you should be fine
    its a great start for people who DONT know all that hardware stuff, but a waste of money for those that do
     
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  5. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
    I started my MCDBA last week, and have no paper qualifications in IT (except a Learndirect C++ Foundation), so I was seeing if it's worth trying to get an A+ asap to help get a job & hence experience. It'll probably be a while before I get the first MCP from my course, and I know i'm more or less at an A+ level of computing knowledge
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    If you have no other certs, it might be worth it to get the A+. Believe it or not, it does seem to open a lot of doors. Also, the A+ plus either the Network+ or Server+ are electives you can use towards a MCSA. If you got your A+ and Network+ certs for example, all you would need to pass is three MS exams to get your MCSA. Just food for thought.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    i guess if its going to take u that long to work thru the MCDBA then yes it may be a good idea, but id look into something like an MCSA or something, or getting the required extra exams to make the MCDBA an MCSE and MCDBA, but if A+ is an elective now then i guess thats a good option :)
    didnt realise on the time frame in question mate, so ignore my earlier comment :D
     
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  8. nugget
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    Don't forget that we have started to run an A+ quiz here too. Usually details will be posted shortly beforehand.
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    btw Gaz, since we both seem to have the same last name (45), does that make us related? :silly :biggrin
     
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  10. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    Think we must be trip. Didn't know I had any relatives in the states!
     
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