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A+ or PC Maitenance and Repair

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by dslule, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. dslule

    dslule New Member

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    Dear People,
    Is there a difference between the above two?
    Would somebody please recommend an online tuition provider. :( :dry
     
  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings dslule. Welcome to Certtutor. I'm not sure I can answer your question but I'll give it a go. The A+ certification is a vendor neutral certification administered by CompTIA. You can find out more about them at www.comptia.org. PC Maintenence and Repair sounds like it's some sort of class about the nuts of bolts behind the A+. The A+ cert is to...well, "certify" that a person passing their two tests (Hardware and OS) is qualified to provide basic computer repair and maintenence services. Usually this person has a skill set equal to a tech with about 6 months experience in the field.

    If you could provide more of the background behind your question, we might be able to come up with a more accurate answer to your query.

    As far as tuition providers, I haven't a clue. I'm in the US and don't have experience with the training providers in the UK or elsewhere. Fear not. Someone will be along presently to give you a hand. Hope you are enjoying the resources available on the site. Glad you found the place.
     
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  3. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome aboard...just in case it was me who introduced our new friend dslule here. the question was first asked in the PC Advisor forum so I just directed them here...glad you could make it and from what trip has written what I would have said...but trust me you're in safe hands in this forum...:D
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    haha trip always does that :)
    lol
     
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  6. MrNice

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    Hi dude,

    Is this PC maintenance and repair a course at college or something? If so what do you get at the end of it? The A+ is PC maintenance and repair. Two exams covering both hardware and software. It's basically a foundation IT qualification which demonstrates you have a good basic knowledge of the PC and it's operating system. I would strongly recommend you buy a decent A+ training book and read the whole thing, It may cost you £60 but if you dont like it etc you lose £60, an online training provider will only sign you up, take at least £500 out your back pocket and then send you said book and tell you to do the same. If you find you need help with your studies ask here, I would be amazed if you actually needed a training provider. As for your original question they sound very similar but A+ is an internationally recognised qualification.
     
  7. tripwire45
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    Welcome to CertForums Sheesh...I can't believe I did that again. :oops:
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi, and welcome :D


    That was Tripwire45. This is CertForums.

    A+ exam. 1 book. Mike Meyers.
     
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  9. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to CertForums, good to see you here.
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  10. Firthy2002

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    Welcome to CertForums!
     
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  11. matt_lambert44

    matt_lambert44 New Member

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    Hi ppl. Just a small question. If i was to buy the book by Mike Meyers and read the whole lot, is there a way of taking an exam without having to go thru the whole course first???
    Stupid question me thinks??? :rolleyes:
     
    WIP: Any in PC Repair
  12. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    By the sounds of it the course is based on the A+ sylibus....

    Yes, if you buy the Mike Myers All in One book then you will be on track to getting A+ certified. I would also suggest one or two Pc's to play ideally with 98, 2000 and XP too!
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  13. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums! :)
     
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  14. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome to CF, as you can see Trip is only let loose once in a blue moon and look what happens when he does. :D
     
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    WIP: A+ 2009

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