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Getting Certified!?!

Discussion in 'A+' started by sibry, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. sibry

    sibry Bit Poster

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    Hello Everyone

    I am studying for my A+ and N+ Certs. I am using a program called SkillBuilder and i also have a couple of text books.

    The materials i am learning from are for the 2003 exam. I know i have until June to take the exam now, which will be plenty of time. The thing is i have no idea as to where i have to take my test let alone how to book them lol :blink :rolleyes:

    Could someone help me with my problems please?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    WIP: A+ & N+
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Do a search in this section of the forums - this question has been asked and answered many times. :biggrin

    To get going see the CompTIA site - that has links to their two test providers, who both have an extensive list of test sites.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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  4. sibry

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    Thanks :biggrin I am so glad i can ask these silly questions lol

    Would it be worth me doing the 2003 exams or should i complete the studying and then try to learn the newer stuff and take the most recent exams, or do both anyway?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    WIP: A+ & N+
  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    You should either go for the 2003 objectives or do the 2006 ones.. no point in doing them both.. if you pass either you A+ Certified - i think stick to the 2003 exams and study hard till June..
     
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  6. Fire guy

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    Another thing worth mentioning is that you can buy exam vouchers to use when you book the exams.
    I used them for both my A+ exams and paid abot £75 each for them as opposed to the (i think) £108 through the testing companies themselves.
    http://www.getcertifiedforless.com/
    Make sure you get the ones for use outside the US and Canada.

    good luck with everything.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Fire guy.. when did you use those vouchers.. reason im asking is because i have never used vouchers like that before and just wanted to know if comptia is still accepting them.. :biggrin
     
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  8. Fire guy

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    I used 1 in october and 1 in december last year.
    I don't know about CompTIA but PearsonVUE accepted them without question.
     
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  9. sibry

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    Hi Fire guy

    Thanks for the info.

    I have been looking at the vouchers for outside US and Canada.

    The nearest centre to me is a Pearson vue. Does this price seem correct $276 for both the OS and Core exams?

    I am not up to date on the exchange rate but i can figure that out.

    Is there a time limit between taking one test and then the other? As i am nearly ready for the Hardware exam.8)

    Cheers

    Simon
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+ & N+
  10. sibry

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    Hello

    I received an email alert saying i had a reply on this thread but upon arrival there is nothing here :blink
     
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  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    That is because I have removed the post from the person who replied pending staff discussion.

    If you want further clarification feel free to PM me or any other member of the CF staff. 8)
     
  12. sibry

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    Ahhhh that explains it, thanks 8)
     
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  13. Fire guy

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    Yes that price sounds about right.
    As far as I know there is no time limit between taking the 2 exams. However, the 2003 objectives will stop being offered in June/July so bare that in mind.
     
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  14. sibry

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    Thanks for the reply :biggrin

    I think i will be ready for the Hardware exam by the end of feb. My main stumbling point is being out of work, finding the money to pay for the exams will be hard :rolleyes:

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    WIP: A+ & N+
  15. zimbo
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  16. paradoxni

    paradoxni Nibble Poster

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    if only I seen this site yesterday!! I only booked the exam yesterday and did it today, ah well I know for next time.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCP, MCDST, CCENT
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  17. sibry

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    Hi paradoxni

    How did your exams go?

    How was the experience? Was it easier than expected or not? Sorry for the questions i am just trying to learn from other peoples experiences:oops: . Are you already working in IT or trying to get in?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    WIP: A+ & N+

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