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What happens if you do three A+ exams?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Dhughes, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Dhughes

    Dhughes Byte Poster

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    As the title says! in the new set up you have to do essentials then one of the others , in now doin the 602, but just out of interest is it possible then to do say the remote techinician exam? What happens then? or do you just get the one A+ certificate and then a pass in that subject which i guess wouldnt mean much by itself? is that a daft question? lol
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Doesn't seem daft to me. But I don't know the answer.

    Perhaps send an email to CompTIA to ask?

    Harry.
     
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  3. Dhughes

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    oooo ill do that now and report back once i hear back :D
     
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  4. wizard

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    I emailed them when I first heard about the changes last year and you can do all 3 of the other exams if you want to :)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    You don't need to wait to hear back... I've got the answer right here. Taking multiple A+ exams doesn't get you more A+ certifications, but it does give you additional designations. Passing 220-601 plus:

    220-602 gets you the IT Technician designation.
    220-603 gets you the Remote Support Technician designation.
    220-604 gets you the Depot Technician designation.

    I don't know whether you get a separate paper certificate for each designation. I'd guess not, but I could be wrong.
     
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  6. Dhughes

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    Yeah but im wondering what you get to should youve done it if you do the third or four exam, ive mailed them asking :biggrin
     
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  7. Dhughes

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    CompTi ahave responsed ladies and gentleman,


    Dear David,

    Thank you for your email inquiry. The A+ certification requires two exams to become certified and here is the link to exam information –

    http://certification.comptia.org/a/glancebox.aspx

    The Essentials exam must be taken and then the second exam is your choice. If you choose to take more than one second exam, you will receive a certificate and ID card for each second exam you take. Your certification history will also reflect your taking more than one second exam.

    If you have any questions, please e-mail us at questions@comptia.org or you can call our customer service department at 1-630-678-8300, option 5.

    Thank you for your time and patience.

    CompTIA
    Skills Development Customer Service Team
    630-678-8300 Press 5 (phone)
    FAX 630-268-9071
    (ap)

    Mmmmm now i know im going to be busy as a lizard drinking but if i get through this Techinicans exam okay , im quite tempted to get some more A+ ones too, may as well as ive got the books already so should only be what £115ish more for another exam on the old cv, plus then you know yourself you can do it mmmmmmmmmmm lol
     
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  8. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    Don't waste your time as it's still only 1 cert!

    Do Network+ or MCDST

    MCSDT is a 2 parter but you get MCP title after passing the first part. Should be a an extra cert quickly & cheaply.
     
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  9. Dhughes

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    Im already heading towards the mcse mate so i get your point :biggrin just got excited, my gosh im getting excited over qualifactions never thought the day would happen but its snuck apon me and is here, i do like learning lol
     
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  10. nXPLOSi

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    Also mate, if you get a voucher for exams, from places like preplogic, exams are quite abit cheaper. My Essentials and IT Tech were around 70-75 each.
     
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  11. Sparky
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    Yeah, probably best to move onto the Network + or MCDST after the A+. This will set you up for the MCSE. 8)
     
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  12. Peggsta

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    Good question mate.
    I thought about that myself and as said above it's not another cert so money maybe not well spent.

    What i did think about though, is what will an employer see in the 3 different exams along with the essentials, ie- bench tech, remote support etc.
    - So if an employer is looking for the skills one of the 2nd exams focuses on and someone applying for a job has one of the other exams, will it make a difference?

    Pevious A+ did not have the 3 paths to make that difference in focus, which (i read somewhere) is the reason the exam was changed to meet current requirements in the job market.

    I myself would prefer to be in the network engineer role, but not having worked in the IT field yet, I would take any role initially to get my foot in the door, so to speak.

    (currently on A+ Ess +602 course then N+)
     
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