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Where to take A+ exam in UK

Discussion in 'A+' started by Special Brew, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Special Brew

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    Hello everyone at Cert Forums,

    My name is Chris, I live in England. I am currently studying the A+ book. Turned my first page this afternoon.
    I am hoping it will not take too long but with no money and limited resources, I guess it'll take slightly longer than i had hoped for.

    When i have read the book fully, and feel ready to take this exam (701 & 702) Where can i set an exam date?
    I don't know what company does this within the UK.

    Also, How much would a fair price be for both 701 and 702 exams?
    Do you think being unemployed for 6months, the Job Center will pay for this? If not, it's okay. It won't change anything, just means it'll take a little longer to save the money up etc.

    I have already had questions Answered about other things from members of Cert Forums before and i think they are a awesome help. :cheers So please help me on this too =] :newbie

    All replies are appreciated

    Thanks in advance,

    Special Brew!
     
  2. GSteer

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    AFAIK all CompTIA exams are handled by either Prometric (www.prometric.com) or Pearson Vue (www.pearsonvue.com) - you can book the exams from their sites, it will locate the nearest test centre to you.

    Can't comment on Pearson Vue personally as only used Prometric so far but they had a test centre for me in Cumbria and also in Vancouver over here in Canada.

    As for costs, there are some discount sites around selling vouchers but not used them yet myself, short notice vouchers, ie use within 2-4 weeks seem to get a small discount $50, circa #30 (edit by self: remember which country you're in!). Others could tell you more on that.
     
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  3. Special Brew

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    Thank you for the quick reply.

    I will visit those websites, bookmark them.. visit it when i'm ready if i can't find any coupons.

    I appreciate your time. :super

    Special Brew!
     
  4. Kopite_21

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    Hi Chris,

    You can take the exam through www9.pearsonvue.com. They have a number of testing centres around the country & world. The choice is entirely yours when you think you are ready to take the exam(s).

    Each of the exam(s) cost around £114 each, not sure if the Job Centre would pay for them but no harm in asking!

    I would also stress if you take the exam(s) before 31st December 2010 you will be certified for life but anytime you take the exam(s) after ths date you will need to re-take them every 3 years.

    I would also check out www.professormessor.com. He has a lot of training video for the A+ which will really help you.

    Hope this helps

    Regards
     
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  5. Killian

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    I did my tests in the UK and I booked both of my exams through Prometric.com. Just checked the prices and they are both £114 as Kopite said. Not sure if you have to pay VAT on top of that too though.

    Chances are there will be a testing station somewhere near you. There's about 5 within a 20 mile radius of me, probably more infact.

    Best of luck to you when you sit them too :)
     
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  6. Special Brew

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    Thank you both for replying.

    I appreciate it very much.

    I have to see the job center Tuesday afternoon so will ask them if they can pay for it or atleast towards it.
    I have looked on both those websites, Found that you are right, £114 each. The closest exam center is pitman training. Will it still be £114 with pitman training or could they charge more?

    I have read upon that.. I am currently trying to get the A+ done before December 2010!! Although it's a long shot, i want to try and get the networking + done by then too..

    Bit hard though, Considering i start my home stufy degree with the Open University End of October.. So got lots of stuff happening..

    Better get busy.. did start reading the A+ book this morning.. will put in as many hours as i possibly can to get them done!!

    thank you both for the replies :super

    Special Brew!
     
  7. greenbrucelee
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    usually you pay VAT which makes about 266 for both exams. However you can order discount vouchers from www.gracetechsolutions.ocm just make sure yoy buy the unternational ones. YOu will get a small discount and not have to pay VATY
     
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  8. Killian

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    ^ he means 'international'. And don't bother clicking on his hyperlink, struggles to find ".ocm" :)

    CompTIA A+ International ones are here;

    701 - http://www.gracetechsolutions.com/certification/voucher/international_a_essentials_2009_voucher.asp
    702 - http://www.gracetechsolutions.com/c...rnational_a_practical_application_voucher.asp

    As brucelee said, you have to pay VAT on top of the prices quoted on the booking agents. If you buy the voucher you use the code and pay zero VAT on top of it.

    Both the codes above are £111 so it'd cost you £222 for both exams (providing you pass first time).

    And no, Pitman Training won't charge more. The costs are handled by the booking agents, i.e. Prometric or Pearson VUE.
     
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  9. Special Brew

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    Thanks again for the replies,

    I've just visited that site. I clicked on a+ vouchers, then international then clicked 701 then add to list, then did same for 702. Is this right?

    Don't worry i didn't buy it yet. i've gotta search for a pearson vue test center near me.

    Safe to buy online from this website guys?

    Appreciate your replies!

    Special Brew!
     
  10. Killian

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    I myself have not purchased anything from there but I know the site is recommended by a number of members here.

    I fully intend on using them when I'm ready for the Security+ which will be over the next week or so :)
     
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  11. Special Brew

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    Okay, Well thanks for the reply.

    I think they are the cheapest =] so will definitely look into it.

    Thanks alot!

    Special Brew!:super:super:super:super:super:super
     
  12. transformer2010

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    Hi all Cud anybody tell me if there r test centres in northern Ireland that cover the comptia a + exams? Just want to study for it then book exam myself cheers
     
  13. greenbrucelee
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    if you go on the prometric or pearsonvue webistes and put in your address you will find your nearest test centers.
     
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