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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by kitschiguy, May 27, 2009.

  1. kitschiguy

    kitschiguy New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm totally new here and to IT. I joined to try and get more of an idea of what courses I should do.

    I'm thinking about A+ and MCDST and was thinking about doing it with computeach. So far I have been impressed with them, it's fairly pricey (£1600) for access to all the online study materials incl. tutor support for 1 year but I have read some bad reviews about them. To be fair it sounded like the people complaining just wanted a refund for whatever reason - I'm not really sure.

    Anyway, that's the plan. It's nice to be here as there seems to be lots of advice from people who are certified. All and any advice is welcome.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hiya Matt. I'm not knocking Computeach because I haven't trained with them but did you know you can self study by buying a book or 2 for less than £40 then book your own exams with a company called Prometric?

    I've self studied and passed 2 Microsoft exams with the CompTIA Security+ next week and its cost me buttons.

    Cheers

    Jim

    PS Welcome to Cert Forums
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    What Jim said :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & welcome to CF.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, CiscoIT1 & A+
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  5. kitschiguy

    kitschiguy New Member

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    Jim and Ken,

    Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I've put the Computeach on the back-burner for now and will try the self-study route. I've heard too many negative remarks about training companies to risk spending that kind of money.

    I was wondering if you know which is the most up-to-date study guide to the A+? I found the A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide (6th Edition) by Mike Meyers on Amazon for around £20. It comes highly recommended.

    Sorry if I'm repeating already answered questions - I figured I would ask while I'm thanking people for their help.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  7. kitschiguy

    kitschiguy New Member

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    Notes_Bloke, MrNerdy,

    Thanks!

    :)
     
  8. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin

    IF you take a look in the A+ forum, there should be a thread outlining various resources you can use. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
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