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Just about to enrol with Computeach

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Flying Finn, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn New Member

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    hello all
    Am a newbie but "almost" started a course for CompTIA A+ then MCDST will keep checking this forum as it appears to have some very good advice/information on it - well done to all.
     
    Certifications: none
    WIP: CompTIA A+ 601 & 602
  2. postman

    postman Byte Poster

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    Before you sign up to Computeach you should really get your hands on this first http://tinyurl.com/56fwp7 and save yourself a fortune and if you still need the extra training then sign up with them.
     
    WIP: A+
  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)

    I wouldn't sign up with them at all. CompTIA A+ can be achieved by spending a fraction of what computeach would charge you. There are plenty of folks on here that will help you if you get stuck.

    How much IT experience do you have?
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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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
    WIP: PGDip
  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    As the others have said there is no need to do those courses and pay compteach for it, you can do them on your own and save a fortune.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  7. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn New Member

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    I suppose I would say I am more than a novice - know XP pretty well / built one PC OK but its all "self taught" thats the problems do stuff for family & friend only. Am also the wrong side of fifty so the brain isn't as fast as it used to be haha!!
     
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    WIP: CompTIA A+ 601 & 602
  8. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    put the keyboard down and step away from the computer !!!111

    i take it you dont currently work in IT ? read the forums and you'll get an idea of what you want to do and how to do it

    coffee is good for this :wink:

    Grim
     
    Certifications: Bsc, 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298, 70-299, 70-620, 70-649, 70-680
    WIP: 70-646, 70-640
  9. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn New Member

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    thanks now you have really got me thinking a little clearer ( thank goodness ) Am cancelling my enrolment to computeach - I must need my head testing all that money..am going to look at the self teach wayCannot thank you enough -many many thanks you may have saved me from a fate worse that death..ta
     
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    WIP: CompTIA A+ 601 & 602
  10. DM1012

    DM1012 New Member

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    I made the mistake of going with them a few years ago managed to get out of it after i had started still had to pay about £100 just to get rid, Im now about to start Comptia A+ through Angus college which is an online course and costs £250, £200 of wich i got from the ILA so its only costing me £50 of my own money.
     
    WIP: COMPTIA A+
  11. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  12. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF:), and if I were you I'd yield to valuable advice given above.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  13. pfairbrother

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    Flying Finn - I was faced with a similar decision to go with a learning provider. After getting more information and reading loads of advice from posts on here I decided that I should go for self study.
    A+ then MCDST and then ....?
    I look forward to seeing how you get on over the next few months and compare with my progress.
     
    Certifications: MCP (70-271)
    WIP: A+. 70-272
  14. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to Cert Forums!
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  15. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn New Member

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    thanks just so glad I found this forum ...I'll let you know how it goes, how ar you finding it?
     
    Certifications: none
    WIP: CompTIA A+ 601 & 602
  16. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    If you can self teach yourself that, you can self teach yourself the A+... or for that matter, ANY subject in IT. Congrats on choosing self-study. :)
     
    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!
  17. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to flyingfin!


    I am starting to really love this forum!

    It's downright heartening to see how posters here encourage people to have faith in their own ability. To have the confidence to take control, build their own skill-sets. Rather than just believing we gotta be payday to some training provider's sales team, in order to have their 'specialists' build our skills up for us. It's empowering. It's uplifting. It's... (what's the opposite of disillusion?!)... illusioning!?!

    I... I'd better get out of here before I entirely lose my characteristic misanthropy and cynicism. (My friends would probably kill me assuming I had been replaced by a sinister clone.)
     
    Certifications: A+; Network+; Security+, CTT+; MCDST; 4 x MTA (Networking, OS, Security & Server); MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Support; MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Administrator; MCITP - Server Administrator; MCSA - Server 2008; MCT; IOSH; CCENT
    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?
  18. pfairbrother

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    Just finished the 24th and last chapter of the A+ AIO book on the first recommended read through- :D
    It's taken just over a month and I've averaged just over 8/10 on the chapter review questions.
    I'm waiting for my toolkit and ESD wriststrap to arrive via ebay and then I'm going to alternate hands on chapters from Streetsmarts with notetaking and consolidated learning from AIO again.
    Exams booked for early October:ohmy
     
    Certifications: MCP (70-271)
    WIP: A+. 70-272
  19. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin New Member

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    If you do self study, what are the steps you have to undergo in order to take the exam? Also how much does the exam service cost? ;D
     
  20. Bluerinse
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    Welcome to CF and welcome to self study.. it is definitely the way to go 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

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