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A+ Re-take every three years

Discussion in 'A+' started by Kopite_21, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Is this true?

    NOTE:

    If you want your A+ take it before December. Currently you only need to take it once and you keep it forever. After December they are changing the rules so you have to retake the test every 3 years. So if you are thinking about it. DO IT BEFORE DECEMBER.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome to three months ago! :thumbleft
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
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  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Yes I think the cut off date is December 31st 2010 and then after that compTIA will be bankrupt in 12 months when nobody takes their exams.
     
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  4. Carman

    Carman New Member

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    In all honesty I think the A+ is just a stepping stone to landing you with that first IT job. As long as in three years time you have some actual job experience on your CV, I don't think employers are going to be overly concerned with whether your A+ is outdated or not.
     
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  5. michael78

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    It's a valid point especially in the UK but for me it was the principle of it that they caused a lot of anger by taking the certs away then giving them back. I think it was a big PR disaster for them.
     
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  6. Col

    Col Byte Poster

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    I'm assuming that this applies to all CompTia certs? I'm planning on taking the Security+ at some point. Would it be wise to get that under my belt before December?
     
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  7. Josiahb

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    The renewal policy doesn't affect all CompTIA certifications, just the ones people actually take :p

    So A+, N+ and Sec+ are teh three that will be subject to renewal (If memory serves).
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Your memory serves. 8)
     
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