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CompTIA A+ 2003 Retiring June 30

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, May 3, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    CompTIA A+ 2003 Retiring June 30

    CompTIA A+ 2003 will no longer be generally available beginning on June 30, 2007. The upgraded CompTIA A+ is available now. The upgraded CompTIA A+ satisfies the job requirements for the new IT Technician roles. It covers the technology and job-specific knowledge, as well as the communications skills necessary to provide excellent customer service.

    CompTIA A+ takes a new approach to validating the skills for entry-level IT Technicians by covering basic technical skills on one exam and the job role-specific application of those skills on the other.

    Getting CompTIA A+ certified will provide you with an entry point into an IT career, covering the latest technology and skills required for entry-level IT Technicians and adding security and soft skills. Security skills are an important tool for any entry-level computer support professional, and soft skills are a top skill set sought out by employers. As a technician, you must be able to communicate with customers and fellow workers and maintain a level of professionalism.

    Example job roles for CompTIA A+ include the following: IT Technician, Enterprise Technician, PC Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Field Technician, PC Support Specialist, Student, Remote Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, Call Center Technician, Depot Technician, Bench Technician.

    In addition to affording you those job opportunities, CompTIA A+ serves as a stepping stone to specializations or higher level certifications, such as CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft MCSA.

    Read the official schedule at CompTIA and see about purchasing an exam voucher.
    Certifications: A+ and Network+


    1. noelg24
      hope this dont mean I have re-do mine does it? :rolleyes:
    2. BosonMichael
      Once you're A+ certified, you're certified for life.
    3. r.h.lee
      CompTIA has extended the availability of the A+ exams for the "2003" objectives depending on your location. You can find out by going to:
      http://certification.comptia.org/a/New_A_Calendar.aspx .
    4. tripwire45
      Actually, I included that link in the body of my news post. :wink:
    5. mbr2
      CompTIA are moving with the times.
      Nearly 4 years doing the roughly the same exam schedule is a long time.
      Not sure if having a combined paper is a good thing though?
    6. webaccess2007
      I have taken my A+ 3 yrs back... i hope they dont change the rules in future
    7. greenbrucelee
      It doesn't mean anything if the exams have changed. Once your A+ certified you are A+ certified for life.
    8. greenbrucelee
      never saw that, we must be mind linked or something:blink

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