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Hi (another new bemused member to ask silly questions)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Baldy, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy New Member

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    Hello

    My name is Chris aka Baldy no need to say why, i found this forum by accident searching Google for reasonably priced A+ courses. REASONABLY PRICED HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry just picking myself up off the floor....

    Anyway i read Arroryn's excellent thread on self tuition and thought hey why waste £1600 on a course with Seetec when i can self teach and still have money left to go back Vegas.....well maybe

    I currently work as an Engineer (Mechanical) but wanting a change in direction (possibly help desk/Repair Work), i enjoyed IT at school and can still make my way around a PC ok. So from reading the A+ course content i thought this was a good foot in the door....... Do you agree????? Being a novice would you recommend self teaching or is TP the way????

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome

    Self study is for anyone and as a novice you can take as long as you want and not what some course stipulates.

    Get yourself PC Technician Street Smarts by James Pyles and compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers. If you can get your self an old pc to practice what you'll learn with the two books.

    I got both books and an old PC for £80.

    Good Luck :)
     
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  3. Baldy

    Baldy New Member

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    Thank you for your very quick reply i will take a look at the books on Amazon asap i take it i just book my exams through Prometric then when i am ready.........Thanks again
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Yep or pearson vue the two A+ exams cost 110 + vat or you can buy two vouchers from gracetechsolutions.com and pay £107 each no VAT applicable, and when you book your exams you just enter the voucher codes.
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    GBL has covered the basics nicely.

    Harry.
     
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  6. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:)
     
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  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the studies.

    NB.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF mate, GBL has said it all 8)
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Another vote for self-study.

    Welcome!
     
    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!
  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  11. sunn

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    Another self-study vote... :study
     
  12. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & a big welcome from me too
     
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  13. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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