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Exam Prices - Pay For Both Hardware And Software?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Mr_Fishbulb, May 5, 2006.

  1. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    Just had a check on the CompTIA website. Price for an A+ exam is £105.

    Now does that £105 include both hardware and software exams or is it £105 for each?

    Cheers
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    £105 Each. 8)
     
  3. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    Thanks :)
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I think they do it cheaper if you pay for both at once don't they?
     
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  5. CliffG

    CliffG Nibble Poster

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    I booked mine this morning and the price breakdown was like this...

    £105 for Core Hardware
    £105 for OS Technologies
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    £210
    + £36.76 VAT
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    £246.76 total price paid
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    For some mysterious reason with Prometric you don't have to pay VAT! Oddly - all my CompTIA tests have been via Prometric.... :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  7. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Erm... why are you paying full price? :blink

    Go here and it works out to a shade over 80 quid a pop. :biggrin

    J.
     
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  8. Malnomates

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    Go with Juice on this one poeple.I booked via that link and got my exam for 80 quid on the nose.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    so did you pay £166.76 in total?
     
  10. csx

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    I paid around £160 in total (£80 odd each) using them vouchers my self, alot cheaper. :)
     
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  11. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    How long is the voucher valid for?
     
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  12. juice142

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    I seem to remember that they are valid for 9 months after purchase.

    J.
     
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  13. Mr_Fishbulb

    Mr_Fishbulb Nibble Poster

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    Cheers again
     
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  14. Malnomates

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    £160 in total and I had 12 months in which to use them.
     
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  15. Mr_Fishbulb

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    How do you go about booking the tests once you've got the voucher?

    Just call them up and say you've got a voucher?
     
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  16. Malnomates

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    Go here http://www.vue.com/

    Register with them and select 'Test Taker Services' from the drop down box on the homepage.Follow the guides for your location and preferred testing centre and you will be able to book from that link.

    Upon payment for your voucher(s) you will recieve the unique voucher number via e-mail.Type your voucher number into the required section of the booking procedure and get studying,you just committed yourself to taking your A+ exam,congratulations! 8)

    EDIT-if you have the contact number you can usually phone the testing centre direct and give them the details.Some centres will even offer a 'same day' testing service!

    One thing to keep an eye on is the 'special' deals from voucher suppliers.Often,they will have a number of unsold vouchers that have less than 7 days left before they expire.These vouchers can be purchased with very substantial savings,but you must be prepared and ready to book and take your exam within a couple of days of buying them.
     
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  17. steveh2001

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    Just wondering if the method above is still the best way to book a test at the moment?

    So you buy the vouchers with http://www.getcertify4less.com/aplusint.asp

    These cost $138 each £73 not £80? You buy 2 at the same time i guess.

    Then you sign up to vue and put the voucher in when you book a test.

    Also - is there a huge wait on these exams? Ive still got a few chapters to go for the A+, so should i book now or is it ok to wait?

    Thanks! :D
     
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  18. juice142

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    The price you pay in pounds will fluctuate with the exchange rate with the dollar. Sounds like a good deal at the moment! :biggrin

    You can buy one at a time or two together, it's up to you.

    When you book the exam(s) on the Pearson VUE website it has a facility for entering your voucher number.

    When you've chosen your test centre you'll be presented with a choice of available appointment times and dates. You can usually get in within a couple of days, probably no longer than a week - of course you can book as far into the future as you want and reschedule as long as you give more than one working day's notice.

    I also found the Pearson VUE helpline very helpful indeed. I don't have the number to hand but if you ring your test centre they will have the number.

    Good luck in your exams! :thumbleft

    J.
     
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  19. Baba O'Riley

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    Yeah, it's about two dollars to a pound at the moment so I'm buying everything from America while the exchange rates that good.
     
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  20. steveh2001

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    Thanks Juice!

    Guess ill buy them now in preperation for when i do the exam as the $$$ exchange rate is favourible!

    I take it its this one: A+ test voucher bundle - VUE for International and not the transcender one?

    Also i think i read that the voucher was valid for 9 months? So if i buy it now and decided to wait a few weeks before booking, thats ok?

    Thanks for the help guys!

    Steve
     
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