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college or no college.

Discussion in 'A+' started by Twinko, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Twinko

    Twinko New Member

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    I'm about to do the A+ certification course. My question is should i pay £600 to attend some college all by the training kit for £150 and study at home?

    Twinko.
     
    Certifications: Cobol,VB Prog, Sys Analysis & Design
    WIP: A+, CCNA
  2. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    You only really need the Mike Myers book which is £20 from amazon. Then you pay around £100 for each exam.. just over £200 and you have the A+ in the bag :)

    I was looking at ICS site earlier just to see their prices, £500 for the A+ without exam costs included, so £700? Crazy..

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Certificati...7396657?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187783159&sr=1-1
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    At the end of the day, it is down to you and how you learn. Finanically it is cheaper to self-study, but if you learn better in a group (as well as getting motivated) then going to class would be better. So it really is a question only you can answer yourself :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    another recommendation for home taught, saves you a few quid and you get to do it in your own time :)

    grim
     
    Certifications: Bsc, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299, 70-620, 70-649, 70-680
    WIP: 70-646, 70-640
  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I'd agree that home study would be a better idea, Grab the Mike Meyers All in one A+ 2006 book and have a read, see what you think!

    Good luck with whatever you choose! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Another vote for self-study... all my certs were gained through self-study and on-the-job experience, so it's quite possible to do!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. Fanatical

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    Self study all the way for me but if you know that you can't push yourself to study or find that you just can't get stuck into a textbook then perhaps a course might be for you but ultimately you are paying for someone to teach you info that you can learn and find for yourself.
     
    Certifications: A+, MCDST
    WIP: MCITP: SA

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