Anyone come across the CST before?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Luddym, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

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    I've been looking for vouchers for the N+ today (After missing out on one yesterday that would let me take the N+ for about 85 quid) when I came across this.

    Here

    Has anyone come across this before? You pay these chaps $49.99, and all of a sudden, you are CST qualified.

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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It is something that one of our members here has had a lot of involvement with. Take a look at TCat's profile, and his post history for more info.

    I don't believe that they have that much of a presence over here in the UK though.

    8)
     
  3. Luddym

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    Excellent, thanks for that Simon.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Interesting find Lud. Are you going to go for it? For $49 you get CST and a load of test prep's in PDF.
    I am going to book mine literally last minute as sometimes you can get a voucher at a very good price that has to be used within a week- my test centre only want 48 hours notice....
     
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  5. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

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    Looking at it, it is a serious consideration at this point.

    Looking at it, i know you can't take the actual exams in the UK yet, but, for a rather small ammount of money, you can get another certification, from another governing board, and . . .(most importantly for me, who likes things up on walls that look good) you get a nice certificate and lapel badge.

    All in all, it looks like a bargain. If only for something else to chuck on the CV.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Snap! Just how i feel :)
     
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  7. Luddym

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    Hey Boyce,

    Will it only be getcertified in your quest for the N+ Vouchers? Thatr is where I let the voucher slip through my grasp, yesterday. :eek:
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    Yeah, getcertified4less.com seems to be the only one offering N+ Internationals as far as i can see. Is there any others you can recommend? Comptia prices aren't that much cheaper than the test centre.....
     
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  9. Luddym

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    Quite agree with you Boyce. Getcertified seems to be the only real choice for cheap comptia vouchers.

    The only thing I did stumble across that I may have to think about soonish if no N+ vouchers come up is this . . . Here

    I know it isn's as good as some of the vouchers that come up on getcertified, but with sods law, knowing my luck the vouchers won't come up when I need them.
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    After looking at the site of the organization behind CST it would appear that this is a discount offer of combined rollover and 1 year membership. There is a section there on the rollover, including the offer of rollover of N+ to their network equivalent.

    Harry.
     
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  11. Luddym

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    I'm not quite sure what the relevence of 'rollover' actually is. What exactly does that mean?

    If I had to guess (which I don't, but I will anyway :D ) I'd have thought the term suggested that you lose the A+ and become purely CST. Although, I know this isn't the case, because of the speel on the website.

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  12. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    As far as I can tell it means you get their cert without having to sit the exams.

    Harry.
     
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  13. Luddym

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    Ahh, sorry Harry, I think i missed your point in my previous post. Ignore the last post as it is jibberish nonsence. :)

    Yep, I believe you do have to pay a yearly thing to keep saying you are CST, and I think I saw somewhere that after 4 years, you have to update, or something like that.

    The deal does seem like a good thing though, and I will almost certainly be giving it a shot.
     
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  14. Luddym

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    Lol - Yep.

    Sorry for being dense and making you say that. My most humble apologies.
     
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  15. hbroomhall

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    No probs! :biggrin

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  16. Luddym

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    Okay, I bought it . . . .

    I'm a sucker for ceritifcates. :)
     
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  17. Luddym

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    Ahh, should have said . . . .

    I was worried it was only an american offer, but it was international. I e-mailed them just to make sure . . . and the whole kit and kaboodle cost about 28.66. (Thats pounds, sorry I seem to have lost my Pound key. :blink )

    Will update on delivery/ etc etc, if anyone is interested.
     
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  18. Malnomates

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    Would that be the one in or somewhere near the Maltings fella?
     
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  19. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks - that was one point that I was wondering about! Particularly as the web-site for CST gave different prices for USA and everywhere else!

    Harry.
     
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  20. Luddym

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    Hey Chaps,

    My spiffing laminated CST Certificate dropped through the door this morning.

    I was quite impressed really, as it was a lovely little certificate.

    :)
     
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