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Lads some help please

Discussion in 'A+' started by PeterSebas, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. PeterSebas

    PeterSebas New Member

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    i recently decided i was going to do a A+ course but a course has came up that is teaching four MCPs please help me make my mind up on which course i should do

    PS could someone please explain what MCPs are

    thanks
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I can't tell you which decision to make, Peter but an MCP is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Basically, pass *any* MS certification exam and you are instantly certified as an MCP, regardless of the exam (70-270, 70-290, etc...).
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Pete,

    Depending on your background the A+ is a good grounding. It covers the inside of the desktop PC and also the Operating systems that run on them. If you are already in IT or happy on the A+ objectives you could go straight on with the MCP's.
    Apparently, 70-270 is a good one to start off on. :D
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    The 4 MCPs you describe sounds like your being offered and MCSA course, a respectable enough qualifation from Microsoft. For most Members here, we'd generally advise taking A+ first, then progressing to MCP/MCSA/MCSE (the magnificent 7, which is kind of considered to be the first major IT qualification)

    Google any of the above terms, or visit Microsoft's site, or CompTIA's homepage for more info (both are clickable links)
     
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  5. PeterSebas

    PeterSebas New Member

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    thanks lads
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I would just like to add that doing MCP/MCSA/MCSE courses you never take the cover off a PC, they are all about the operating systems and networking etc. I belive the A+ delves more into the hardware, RAM CPUs MOBOs etc.

    So, it is a good starting place if you are not experienced with PC hardware.

    Pete
     
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  7. Isuru

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    in what subject are U interested in ? I mean Technical side in multiplatform background or software trobleshotter in windows environment ? MCP is manly based on software troble shotting in windows environment only. But if U compare A+ with MCP to equalize A+ to MCP U have to do atlise N+,I+ and S+...
     
    Certifications: OCA - A+(Core) - TAFE - DNIIT
    WIP: A+ OS

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