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Too Many Names...?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Gav, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    My full name is Gavin M J Smith (it's not actually Smith, but you get the picture). I booked, and sat my A+ Essentials exam with Pearson Vue.

    When I sat the exam, they had my name as: Gavin M Smith. Whether that was my fault or theirs, I don't know. I've since contacted Pearson Vue, and they've ammended my profile with them to read Gavin M J Smith. However, CompTIA still have me as 'Gavin M Smith'

    I contacted CompTIA and got this reply:

    This seems a little weird, as surely I'm not the only one with two middle names!

    I can provide CompTIA with the details they need, and then they will store my name as:
    First Name: Gavin M
    Middle Initial: J
    Surname: Smith

    However, when I go to sit the next exam, I invision problems as Pearson Vue hold my name as:
    First Name: Gavin
    Middle Initials: M J
    Surname: Smith

    Any thoughts on this? Seems a right pain.

    I was thinking, would it be better to contact both CompTIA and Pearson Vue and ask them to remove my middle initials alltogether?

    Thanks,

    Gav
     
  2. Sparky
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    Yup, much better in the long run mate.

    Rule 1 in IT: Keep things simple. 8)
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    i have two middle names but rarely include the second, it just confuses the hell out of people and it's certainly not worth getting pedantic over :)
     
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  4. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    I think I'll just not bother with either, it'll probably look better on the certificates anyway. Thanks :thumbleft
     
  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have two middle names, and I find that it completely random as to how registrations/companies/government handle them. :p

    And the limitation of only one middle initial is very common.

    Harry.
     
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  6. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    How have you got yours with CompTIA?

    I'm trying to communicate with them via. e-mail but their replies are written as badly as their exam questions!
     
  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    It was a while ago - so I don't remember what happened when I signed up with Prometric - but I see from my archives that both Prometric and CompTIA show the first of my middle initials only.

    Harry.
     
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  8. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    How does that appear on your certificates?
     
  9. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Exactly the same way. First name in full - 2nd initial, 3rd initial ignored and surname.

    Harry
     
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  10. grandpixel

    grandpixel New Member

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    I am having a similar issue. I need to tell CompTIA what I want on my certificate. I know it is preference, but I can't find a reason to include or exclude my middle initial/name. This is only one of 2 threads I could find on the matter, so posting this to both. Just looking for an opinion that makes sense to me.
     

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