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Discussion in 'A+' started by aestudiar, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. aestudiar

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    From today's (26-Jan-2010) CompTiA org:

    "For candidates currently preparing to sit for a CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Security+ exam, if you pass an exam and become certified by December 31, 2010, you too will have a lifetime certification with no requirements for recertification or retesting."

    Which means that we have 11 months to get certified before that re-cert requirement is implemented. Guess when I'll be getting certified... THIS YEAR!! :D
     
  2. GiddyG

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    Yup.. the link is here. They couldn't do much else to be honest.

    It'll be interesting to see how much damage they have caused themselves.
     
  3. Albert

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    Forgive me for asking this if the answer is clearly obvious to you guys. Don't quite understand something related to the renewal policy clarification.

    Say someone passes both A+ and N+ by 31 Decem. 2010 but takes Security+ after this date. I think it superseeds the other 2 certs at a higher level according to CompTIA. What happens when this cert expires, would the A+ and N+ be the automatic fallback certs or would the Security+ expiration take the A+ and N+ along with it?

    Thanks
     
  4. pete.grant

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    Security+ doesn't supersede A+ or Network+. They are three completely seperate certifications.
     
    Certifications: A+ IT Technician, CCENT, CEH, CPTS, CIW Security Analyst, ITIL v3 Foundation, Master CIW Administrator, MCITP (Windows Server 2008:SA), MCSA on Windows Server 2008, MCSA:Security on Windows Server 2003, MCTS (70-648, 70-652), Network+, SCNS, Security+, Server+
  5. greenbrucelee
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    yep but according to compTIAs original renewal policy if you had the A+,N+ and the did the security + it would auto recert the A+ and N+ so you didn't have redoo them because it (to them) is deemed to be a higher entry level certification.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  6. pete.grant

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    Do you know what, CompTIA have completely lost all credability in my opinion. The fact that totally seperate certs can be renewed by taking another (more advanced) yet completely seperate cert is ridiculous!

    The fact that this renewal policy is now only applicable to certs gained after Jan 2011 is also obsurd - if there is a need for renewal due to constant changing technologies etc (as with CCNA etc) then the policy should apply to all, not just those who certify later than others.

    It is a blatant attempt by CompTIA to make more money without upsetting exisiting cert holders.
     
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    Certifications: A+ IT Technician, CCENT, CEH, CPTS, CIW Security Analyst, ITIL v3 Foundation, Master CIW Administrator, MCITP (Windows Server 2008:SA), MCSA on Windows Server 2008, MCSA:Security on Windows Server 2003, MCTS (70-648, 70-652), Network+, SCNS, Security+, Server+
  7. greenbrucelee
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    exactly.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    You mean... much like passing a Cisco CCSP exam will renew the CCNA, or much like passing the CCNP ROUTE exam will renew the CCNA Voice, right? :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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