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i am thinking of the A+ certification myself, i only avent taken it because i was under the impressions it has IRQ **** in it etc.
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I was going to major in eng but I don't like math, maybe the CCNA will be my best bet, what does it include? alot of math? link?
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post #13 of 43
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i am thinking of the A+ certification myself, i only avent taken it because i was under the impressions it has IRQ **** in it etc.
it does have IRQ questions, but even if you miss every single IRQ question, you can still easily pass. I only had 1 or 2.
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I was going to major in eng but I don't like math, maybe the CCNA will be my best bet, what does it include? alot of math? link?
You don't need to be really good at maths as long as you can undertand binary. You have to be able to convert binary, hex (sometimes octal) into base 10 numbers. You need to know that kind of stuff for working out IP addresses and subnet masks.
post #15 of 43
A+ is good for starters, but after that Id look into Sec + for networking security people or CCNA for allaround networking (Ill have mine come this winter, yay Cisco Cert.), and there are many others out there. I took the old test and yes it was ridiculous, lots of DOS/95/98 info that is not even all that usefull today.
    
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I'm pretty sure FlaKing is about to or has already taken it. PM him about this thread.
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post #17 of 43
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it does have IRQ questions, but even if you miss every single IRQ question, you can still easily pass. I only had 1 or 2.
Not anymore.....no DMA's, IRQ's, I/O address.....even if it did have IRQ questions, you only really need to know like 6 of them.
 
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Not anymore.....no DMA's, IRQ's, I/O address.....even if it did have IRQ questions, you only really need to know like 6 of them.
I stand corrected, =D. Haven't taken it since June '05.
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post #19 of 43
It is annoying after you take a test that they update it to make it a lot easier.

I was going to get a MCSE but I can never remember any cable lengths for the N+ test. Have they made that easier as well?
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post #20 of 43
Honestly it depends on what interests you the most. A+ is good because you will have a paper that shows you know the foundations of the way things are built etc.. however a CCNA will give you more long term potential and $$ lol. I myself have alot of various certs ranging from networking, unix/windows administration, server infrastructure expansion as well as security and programming related certs. I would say look at what you want in the long run, say for example..

You want to be a computer tech, build and fix computers for a living. A+ is great, and you cant go wrong with it. But.. if you want to be a systems admin or a network engineer etc.. you might look into other entry level classes such as the CCNA and work your way up with some of the cisco classes. Now if you really want a killer job and already have your CCNA get your CCIE(which I am currently studying for) and companies like Cisco and Foundry Networks will be begging you to come work for them. But in the end it all boils down to what type of work you want to do, how bad you want it, and how much money you want to make.
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