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computer hardware/software technician

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by jax0895, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. jax0895

    jax0895 New Member

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    i`d like to begin training in the field of repairing computers,installing and reinstalling software,that kind of thing,as someone who would work on a pc helpline or as an engineer whos job it is to diagnose and fix problems with customers pcs.

    i dont really know where to begin my training,though A+ and N+ seem like good starting points,and maybe speciallizing in OS such as windows.already looking to buy the meyers A+ book from amazon or ebay.
    ive also found this site which sells self study book/cd courses which seems to have a lot on offer www.parasoltraining.com

    as i say i dont really know where to begin,so any advice about the first steps i should be taking would be much appriciated.

    start with A+ and go from there...?
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Absolutely definitely positively yes :D

    Take one step at a time. Once you have done that and then move on to the N+ you will be in a far better position to know where you want to go from there.

    Welcome to the forum btw. It would be nice if you could post in our New members introduction forum. Give a few details of your past experiences and background. It will give all our posters a chance to say a proper hello :biggrin

    Good luck,

    Pete
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Greetings. I agree with Pete in all respects. The A+ is a good place to start given the goals you have stated.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi and welcome. As already said A+ is a great course and will prepare you for a broad range of topics :thumbleft
     
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  5. jax0895

    jax0895 New Member

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    hi thanks for the replies guys,sorry i didnt introduce myself properly :biggrin

    ive been doing the basic microsoft gubbins courses working my way towards advanced user for all the office applications.
    my aim is to be working at a decent level of pc or network hardware maintenance,and would like to include software applications somewhere along the way as well.

    i use a mixture of home self learning and classroom based using pitman.
    a lot of the certs are very expensive as you know,so i feel that achieving my goals with my own materials seems the most cost effective thing to do.

    so i was thinking of the meyers A+ book and a parasol training A+ package to start,with a learn direct course that adds toward the A+ cert as well.
    http://catalogue.learndirect.co.uk/courses/100148IC004/
    i think ill start off with this one,and could move onto the other parts after that
    http://catalogue.learndirect.co.uk/browse/itpro/category34/
     
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I agree with what's been said so far. Start with the A+ & Network+, then continue going down your route - whether it be Microsoft (MCP - MCSE), Apple (ACP-ACSA), or Linux (Linux+ to ...).

    Mike Meyers is always a favourite, so chances are you won't go worry with his books.

    Good luck.
     
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  7. Veteran's son

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    I agree that A+ is an excellent choice for an IT certification. :)
    It is very important for you to have that certification as a computer technician, in my opinion.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I'd say the point has been made by the Guys already - your choice of path is good, jax. Good luck, and let's hope we can help a little on the way :)
     
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