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CompTia A+ Training

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ans129, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. ans129

    ans129 New Member

    Hello to you all. I have spent a good part of the last 20 years working in TV land until my previous employers went to the wall last year. I've spent the last 15 months on the dole and I am now trying to constuct a new career in the world of IT. It seems like the CompTia A+ cert. is the place to start but there are any number of companies offering training courses at prices that would mean selling the children. Is the CompTia cert. the way to go and can anyone suggest a reliable and respected method at a reasonable price as a starting point? Many thanks in advance.
    Certifications: None
  2. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    Welcome to the forum.

    This question has been asked many times and the general recommendation would be to just buy the books and self study. You'll be able to work at your own pace and it will cost you considerably less.

    Visit the CompTIA sub-forum on this site for more information.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
  3. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

    Hi and welcome! :D

    Certifications: MCITP:SA,MCTS(x5),MCSE2K3;MCSA2K3:M;MCP
    WIP: EDA7,70-652,Project+,MSP(70-632)
  4. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Yes, the A+ is a great starting place, and no, you don't have to attend a structured training course. All you need is a couple of books (and perhaps a legit practice exam to see if you're ready) and you'll have all you need to pass. I recommend Meyers' A+ All-in-One and Pyles' PC Technician Street Smarts.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. d_mcgrail

    d_mcgrail Nibble Poster

    Have a look through the A+ forum topics and you will find a lot of training material for free such as professor messer online. That is certainly worth a google ;-)
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Taking a xmas break

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