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Can I pass A+ with no IT experience?

Discussion in 'A+' started by crazysports, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. crazysports

    crazysports New Member

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    I just graduated with my associates degree (in general studies) and am thinking of getting into the IT field.

    My community college offers a 3 week class for the COMPTIA IT Fundaments certification which I think I will take. I am not sure if that will be enough to get me an entry level help desk type job though, so I was thinking about studying for the A+ exam as well. Unfortunately my school doesn't offer a instructor led class on A+ (I am really more of a hands-on learner rather than book learner).

    Do you think if I did the Messer videos or the testout course I would be able to pass the A+ without any hands on IT experience? Maybe there are other good learning options other than reading books?

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes, certainly.

    If you've got a good grasp on IT and your basic knowledge is good of core IT fundamentals, It's possible. As long as you study, understand and absorb the material in the messer videos / any books you get - you can certainly pass A+ without any experience.

    A lot of folk on this forum have gone down that route. Sounds like you're progressing down a good path to land the entry level help desk.

    Good luck :)
     
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  3. crazysports

    crazysports New Member

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    Do you think that I need to be A+ certified to land my first help desk / IT job?

    Also, do you think the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification will help me at all getting an entry level IT job?
     
  4. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    You don't need to be A+ certified to land your first helpdesk job. I wasn't, but i had some experience.

    CompTIA Fundamentals will definitely help you getting in to a role as opposed to not having this at all. That said, if you're competent enough you could go and do the A+ without doing the fundamentals.

    If you got both - that's an even more solid starting point for getting that first role
     
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  5. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Well many have done it so yes you can Im planning to do the fundamentals exam.. just to note I work in IT and have an MTA and ITIL
     
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