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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by korovyov, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. korovyov

    korovyov New Member

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    I've been studying CompTIA materials as part of a training course I'm on. I've recently passed my CompTIA exams. :)

    I get the impression that these certs are best as stepping stones to more advanced qualifications because when I do job searches, almost every IT job is asking for CCNA or MCSE or whatever, and very few specify CompTIA certs.

    Could I be wrong? I hope so, I am desperate for an IT job at the moment. I worked as a jobs-body in an IT office about 8 years ago and now I want to get back into the game.

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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    The Comptia certs are great certs to have in their own rights as well as great certs to build upon. They (the A+ & Network+, or the Security+) can be used as part of the MCSA/MCSE (A+ & Network+ for the MCSA only). Plus the Comptia certs can go quite high on the UK NQF, eg Project+ sits at level 4 - the same level as the LCGI, NVQ 4 & maps to a Cert of HE.

    -ken
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi mate, the CompTIA certs are certainly well known and highly thought of in the IT industry. Admittedly they aren't as well known as your Cisco or Microsoft certs but I personally think thats just because of the amount of publicity surrounding those companies. I myself am booked on the CompTIA Security + course to gain the :Security specialisation for my MCSA and MCSE.
     
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  5. korovyov

    korovyov New Member

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    Ah, thanks for the welcomes! :) I feel personally that the CompTIA exams helped a great deal, since they cover the basics of just about everything IT-support-related. Even stuff related to how to talk to customers, professionalism, everything but the kitchen sink really. ;) Whether employers in the UK feel the same way is another matter. I guess maybe those employers who know more about them will tend to value them in their staff more.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    You got that right :)

    -ken
     
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  7. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

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  9. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums!
     

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