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Deadline question.

Discussion in 'A+' started by dhenderson, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. dhenderson

    dhenderson Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    I know this has been covered in the forums before and i wasnt sure whether to put this in the A+ or Network + as it relates to both.

    As we all know CompTIA are starting a renewal policy on the A+ and Network+ from 1st January 2011.

    I am taking a CompTIA A+ course with Firebrand Training in November and i am taking the exams then as well. I want to do network too . There also seems to be a sense of urgency for everyone to pass before the deadline but I basically want to ask this. Is it really that bad if i passed after 2010? I know id have to renew every three years but how would the IT market Sector see this? Would it be seen as a disadvantage having to renew every three years?

    Thanks.
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +
    WIP: MCTS: 70-640 - Active Directory Server 2008 , configuring.
  2. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    In truth the renewal policy shouldn't cause you to lose too much sleep, if you don't hang around once you've got them you should find yourself in a position where renewing after 3 years is pointless as other more advanced certifications will have taken their place on your CV. A+ and Network+ are 'foot in the door' certs, once your in and working with relevant job experience they lose value fast.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  3. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Unless you fail to secure a significant amount of experience in the three years after passing these exams I don't think there's any real need to renew these certs.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  4. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    I think it's more a point that a lot of people don't see the need to renew both the A+ and Network+ as by the time 3 years is up you should really be past that level and doing more advanced certs. For the life of me I can't see why CompTIA have made this decision as it might live to regret it as people shy away from doing the certs and choosing a different path such as MCTS's. Why CompTIA would think anyone would want to recertify these certs is beyond me.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  5. mattgrey

    mattgrey Nibble Poster

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    I wonder if insurance companies will insist that a companies tech's are renewing their certs? I see this is a lot in gas engineers and plumbers, liability insurance only granted if the latest certification has been awarded.
     
    Certifications: none yet!
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  6. dhenderson

    dhenderson Bit Poster

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    Thanks all, thats helped alot.
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +
    WIP: MCTS: 70-640 - Active Directory Server 2008 , configuring.

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