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How do you guys graduate College with BS in Computer Science without even a basic A+ Certification?
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How do you guys graduate College with BS in Computer Science without even a basic A+ Certification?
News to me that other colleges require Certifications to graduate...
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Well databases are more software then hardware, so they don't need to have a need to know that much. I don't think they are the people anyways who troubleshoot the systems, they just code 'em and maintain.

And Scottsee, whats the difference between the LPIC-1 and the LX0-10x(comptia) certs? And why do you recommend the prior?
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'grats.

You should be able to walk in cold and pass the Network+ if you can obtain a CCENT/CCNA.
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What book/tools did you use for A+? I think i want to start with that, should be the easiest, since I am graduating with my BS w/ focus in database in 2 weeks, soo...it would be nice to throw on my resume.

edit: BTW, grats
Check out this help thread for more information on the A+ exam as well as study links and practice tests

http://www.overclock.net/operating-s...ful-links.html

Back OT Gratz OP im heading to take my in a few months
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'grats.

You should be able to walk in cold and pass the Network+ if you can obtain a CCENT/CCNA.
Ya, ccent basically trumps the net+. But that will be goal at the end of the semester, since its required anyhow to graduate.
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Check out this help thread for more information on the A+ exam as well as study links and practice tests

http://www.overclock.net/operating-s...ful-links.html

Back OT Gratz OP im heading to take my in a few months
Good luck! Make sure you know your routing protocols well, i had quite a few questions involving them. Along with how to extend networks using repeaters, bridges etc. Also diagnostic hardware tools came up a ton too, like toner probes or cable testers.
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@ OP, no point in getting A+ cert. It just states you've been working with computers for 6 months. Most places wont even hire you if you tell them you got your A+, they'll just tell you that you lack experience.
     
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@ OP, no point in getting A+ cert. It just states you've been working with computers for 6 months. Most places wont even hire you if you tell them you got your A+, they'll just tell you that you lack experience.
Thats not true at all. I agree that its a basic certification but there is nothing wrong with having it on your resume.

If you are trying to get into the entry level stuff such as helpdesk or just a basic pc tech. Having it will improve your odds of getting the job over not having anything at all.

You are right in a way tho as anything above entry level work will require more proof of skills than just an A+
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@ OP, no point in getting A+ cert. It just states you've been working with computers for 6 months. Most places wont even hire you if you tell them you got your A+, they'll just tell you that you lack experience.
It makes a world of difference for situations where you may not have a lot of bullets to put on your resume.
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