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A+ Starter Pack

Discussion in 'A+' started by AlphaMale, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. AlphaMale

    AlphaMale New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been working with my current employer for the last 2 years and pretty much have take on anything IT related from ASP / HTML to Photoshop and small amounts of IT support.

    I, like the rest of the management have been thrown onto an ECDL course that is mandatory for the organisation. But I have also been told if I can think of any other certification that would prove handy to me and the company to put something forward.

    So I'd like to put forward a shopping list so to speak on what it'll cost them to put me on an A+ course.

    I've seen the GTS Leaning courseware website and was wondering if there is anything else that would prove useful?

    'A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide' by Mike Meyers prehaps?

    And the exam costs via Prometric?

    Just looking to put a budget together 8)

    Thanks guys.
     
    Certifications: BSc Multimedia Tech & IT Studies
    WIP: A+
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    You do not need to do a course for the A+ all you need is compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers & PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles an old computer to break & fix would be handy also.

    You need to pass two exams each one will cost £111 + vat but if you go to a site like gracetechsolutions.com and buy two international vouchers (they must be the international ones) you don't have to pay vat.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    Strange thing, for my two exams yesterday and today I had to pay only 110 pounds per each... Dunno why..

    And yes, you don't need any courses to obtain A+ - self study is enough...
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Did you use a voucher, if yes then you don't pay vat with a voucher purchase.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. AlphaMale

    AlphaMale New Member

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    Thanks guys, I guess the material is cheap enough but the exams expensive :blink

    I'll note these two books down and see if I can get my employer to buy them for me and then ask for £222 for the exams. I think they get government funding so I don't think it'll be all that bad for them.

    I have a PC and Mac so I guess I could always use my PC as the guinea pig. of course I could just build another if I need.

    Thanks again guys.
     
    Certifications: BSc Multimedia Tech & IT Studies
    WIP: A+
  6. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    No, payment was by cash...
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008

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