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Discussion in 'A+' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    With the new A+ exams Looming.

    The link below shows the Certificate title for each A+ candidate.

    Unlike the original A+ (2003) you will have a labelled Cert.


    http://certification.comptia.org/a/new_docs/a+_updatecredentials.pdf

    Will this restrict A+ candidates when applying for jobs?
    i.e - if you have remote technician cert instead depot technician and vice versa?
    will employers know the difference and if they do, then what implications will this have on employment?
     
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  2. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Looking at it,the additonial certificate will define a candidates orientation within the IT field,leaning toward security whilst still having a competent understanding of the basics,for example.
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Why not go for all of the designations?
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Why not have one that covers all these deignations such as a Master or gold certificate?

    If you were a employer Wizard and you wanted someone with knowledge of Remote desktop experience which would you employ a person with A+ & Remote designation or A+ Deport technician?

    Which certificate stands out more for the job required?

    220-603 or 220-604?8)
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Unless you're going to be interviewed by someone in IT and already know the difference between the certs and up to date, then NO. Lets face it, alot of companies still don't know the difference between the MCP, MCDST, MCSA & MCSE (and those certs have been around for a good 10 odd years - give or take), or on the academic side the difference between a degree and a NVQ5 (they're suppose to be at the same level, fyi) let alone a new certs that's just been released.

    -Ken
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Good Point!:thumbleft

    Will N+ also be upgraded?
     
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  7. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Not till I've passed mine,I hope...:ohmy
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Network+ was upgraded fairly recently - so I doubt they will try and do it again soon.

    Harry.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Can you remember how recently recent was Harry?

    Cheers...
     
  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Last year. (<cough> - a quick check of the CompTIA site would have told you that! :biggrin )

    Harry.
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I have never heard of an NVQ5, is that a UK thing now?

    I would think twice about studying any quals that are not internationally recognised. My 5 years of C&G certs in electronics are worth absolutely zilch here in Oz, as nobody recognises them.

    A degree is globally recognised and you never know where life will take you.
     
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  12. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Wagnerk don't you mean NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications)?
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

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    There are several different levels of NVQ. Off the top of my head (and so expecting to be corrected), a level 1 NVQ is equivalent to a GCSE and a level 2 is equivalent to an A-Level.
     
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  14. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    As Baba has already said NVQ's differ in their levels. This link gives you a broad idea of their academic equivallent.
     
  15. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I know what the levels are. ::thumbleft
     
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  16. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    thanks for the link monkey. I've not heard anything about this.
     
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