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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BuCki, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. BuCki

    BuCki New Member

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    Hi Everybody

    I am glad to be among you all... and wanted to say hello.


    Currently, I am studying MCDST & CompTIA A+
    and just passed my 1st exam in:

    - Cisco CompTIA A+ 1 to 10 questions

    However, I have more to do, such as the MCDST 70 271 Exam :(
    I been reading the whole book and trying to remeber stuff from it but by the time
    i pass through a chapter I forget the previous one lol

    It's just stressing me... dnt wanna fail it really.


    Well, anyway... hope I find help in here



    Thanks
     
    Certifications: MCDST & CompTIA A+ (hopefully)
  2. BosonMichael
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    1 to 10 questions? Sorry, I don't follow you. The A+ Essentials exam has 100 questions, last I checked.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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  3. BuCki

    BuCki New Member

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    Hey Boson

    Yeh I am doing the CompTIA A+ 220-601 and 220-602 through the cisco website
    It is split into 16 chapters and basically I have to:

    - pass each chapter from 1 to 10
    - pass 1 to 10 exam (which I passed)

    - pass each chapter 11 to 16
    - pass 11 - to 16 exam

    - Finally, pass 1 to 16 exam

    Then I would have achieve the CompTIA A+ certificate.
     
    Certifications: MCDST & CompTIA A+ (hopefully)
  4. BosonMichael
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    You might receive a course completion certificate... but that doesn't mean you hold the A+ certification - and the certification is the only thing that matters to employers. To get that, you have to pass the 220-601 A+ Essentials exam and one elective exam, either 220-602, 220-603, or 220-604.
     
    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+
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  5. BuCki

    BuCki New Member

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    Hmmm either ur not understand me, or I am not lol
    But yeh... so I been toled by my tutor anyway.

    Coursle Title: IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

    It has 16 chapters, and when doing all the exams (as explained above)
    then I would get the certificate...
     
    Certifications: MCDST & CompTIA A+ (hopefully)
  6. Pheonicks56

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    Like BosonMichael said you might be in a course that will give you a certificate saying you completed the course, but this is very different from being officially CompTIA A+ certified. To do so you MUST take and pass the 220-601 A+ Essentials exam AND an elective exam either 220-602/603/604 which are available at specific authorized testing centers either Prometric OR Pearson VUE. I suggest looking up both CompTIA's and Pearson VUE's websites up and doing a little background check on this course you are taking.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
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  8. BuCki

    BuCki New Member

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    Hey Phonenicks

    I just logged into the cisco website, with my account and thats what I get:

    Course Title: CompTIA A+ IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

    Isnt this a certificate then!? :/
    Hmmm i will ask my tutor again... just to clarify this.


    Thanks
     
    Certifications: MCDST & CompTIA A+ (hopefully)
  9. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    No this is not a certification course, it seems to be a course to teach you the A+ material but it will not certify you, for that you must go to a testing center and take the exams.
     
    Certifications: BSIT, AAIT, A+
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  10. BuCki

    BuCki New Member

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    lol yes I am taking the exams... at the college through the http://cisco.netacad.net website
    in fact, I did each chaper exams 1,2,3,4,5,.... 9,10
    and then the 1 to 10 exam (which i passed)

    Now, the 1st part is completed and need to complete
    each chapter exam 11,12,13,14,15,16 and then
    11 to 16 exam ...

    Theeeeeeeen the finall one 1 to 16 exam! :D

    Never mind... i will double check with my tutor again.
     
    Certifications: MCDST & CompTIA A+ (hopefully)
  11. BosonMichael
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    A certifiCATE isn't the same as a certifiCATION. A certificate won't be respected by employers - they're a dime a dozen... but a certification WILL be respected by most employers.

    Certainly the certifiCATE course will prepare you for the certifiCATION... but the only way to get the certifiCATION that employers desire is to get it through the certifying body - in this case, CompTIA. Look here and see for yourself... there's no other way to get it than by passing two A+ exams directly from CompTIA. These are NOT the chapter exams, and these are NOT the final exams... these are certification exams created by CompTIA and distributed ONLY through Prometric and VUE testing centers.

    For the record, you don't have to take an A+ course to get A+ certified... all you need to do is take the CompTIA exam.
     
    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+
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