What do you guys think will happen?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by law123, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

    Microsoft don’t support windows 95 & 98 any more so do you think they will stay in the A+ exams? Or will they fade away just like 3.11 in the next exam requirements? I just want people’s thoughts or if anyone has more solid evidence that would be even better. I know it is still worth knowing and learning about as a lot of older P.C.s still use them.
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    If it's in CompTIA's objectives for the current A+ test, then it's fair game. That doesn't mean that the version of the exam you take absolutely *will* have any Windows 9x questions, but it could. Besides, as you mentioned, there are plenty of homes and businesses that still run Windows 9x and you might end up in a job where you have to support them.
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  3. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

    :D Trip it is a question that has been in my mind for a while as there doesn’t seem too much about Windows NT either
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  4. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    I can't really say wether Comptia will keep Win95 in the A+ exam, but they will probably still have something to do with 98 in there. Don't take my word for it tho, this is just my opinion!!

    Somebody may have better info at hand than me. [​IMG]

    Good thinking law, it is still worth knowing older systems such as 98 (not so much 95, very few of those machines around anymore) because if you end up working as a technitian fixing people's PC's, especially the public, you will still come accross a good number of 98 machines (SE and ME).

    In my last job, at least 3 in 10 machines that I worked with were 98. The rest tendend to be XP home, with a few Win2K's thrown in there.

    Most home users don't see any point in upgrading OS's, they are comfy with what they have, know how to find what they want, and see the price tag for XP and freak out. I think 98 will be with us for a few years yet.

    Just IMHO



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