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I'm thinking about taking the A+, Net+, and Sec+ as well, but I haven't yet. I'm thinking I'll take the A+ first since I think that'll be easier to take. I've got one cert guide I'm going by, but I have yet to take the test. I'm glad about the DMA, IRQ stuff, but I was wondering if they are still asking as many questions concerning previous processor versions, etc (back to the 8088's and 386's)? That was my main worry was remembering the specifics of each evolution of Intel, Sun, IBM, and AMD processor since the Stone Age.
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Then he SERIOUSLY needs to reevaluate his career. I'll have my Network+ and CCNA in, at the most a year, and the CCNA alone will average you about 60-70K a year by itself. At least in my area....
LOL who told you this man? CCNA'a are dime a dozen. They wont average you anything around here.
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Finished My A+ N+ MCSE next am doing CCNA/CCNP.

But the A+ pretty simple when i did it they was asking 10 beta questions aswell but you never got marked for those.
But you could see which questions was beta since they was so stupid.
A+ Certification makes you a cert PC tech. Good Luck.
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LOL who told you this man? CCNA'a are dime a dozen. They wont average you anything around here.
In the states it is a highly desired cert, pretty much any of the cisco certifications are. Just depends on if you have experience and such behind them.
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Quick question.... Does A+ cerification require renewal to maintain it?
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Quick question.... Does A+ cerification require renewal to maintain it?
I dont think so, I know the MCSE does, for example MCSE for Windows 2000 there was an "upgrade" class for MCSE Windows 2003, as I am sure there will be another when the next compute cluster comes out in full swing as the next Windows Server 9xxxx
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Quick question.... Does A+ cerification require renewal to maintain it?
Nope you keep it for life, glad to see they changed the test up, cause some of those questions were totally irrelevant for today. I got a question about the impedence of coaxial network cable on that test. They are randomly generated questions and you will always get a few from each catagory. The best way to study is to just get practice questions and do them.
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You'd think they'd make people renew/upgrade after so long with A+ since so much of it all changes. Interesting question though Duckie.
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In the states it is a highly desired cert, pretty much any of the cisco certifications are. Just depends on if you have experience and such behind them.
CISCO qualifications aren't all they're cracked up to be. To give an example I'll be studying a couple of CISCO course next year as indivdual modules for my Applied Computing DEGREE. What I'm trying to say is that you can't just rely on those kind of qualifications alone as they're very field specific. You need to also focus on a broader aspect of computing as programming, database design and implementation, website deployment. In other words, other computeing qualifications to compliment CISCO, this all boaders down to experience and robustness of knowledge. I'm lucky as my Uni has contracts with many national companies so I won't have any problems finding an entry level networking job when I take my work experience year. Two years after that when my dissertation is out of the way I'll have the qualifications and experience employers are looking for.

My advice is this:

If you truely are serious about getting employment in the IT industry get yourself into higher education and study to earn the qualifications that will set you apart from the wannabe's. I used to think I was all 1337 until I started my degree, in the first semesta alone I was taught to look at something as simple as writeing a website useing Notepad in a whole new light. Even when programming the most basic of applications we have to rigorously test and document any issues before moveing on to correct faults in the code. I find that the programming part is pretty easy compared to the documentation you have to do afterwards. Meh, I guess that boils down to me being the sort of "just get it done" kind of person.
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Though this is true, once again Depending on what you want to do... will dictate the courses you are going to take. For example. I am not going to go out and take classes for html and web design if I want to work on VOIP. Yes I know how but thats not the point. The point is that you take most of the classes directed towards what you are going to do. If you came to me asking me for a job as a VOIP tech, and you tell me yea I know html.. I would look at you like you were stupid and move on to the next person. Get my drift? Yes I agree though more than just one thing is great to have because there are other aspects of your job that may require them. Take a look at any Major job posting for a Sr. Network Engineer or something like that and most of which require some sort of scripting knowledge as well as database and other info.

This is because you may know how to build a network, however if you dont know what type of programs/software that will be on this network and you dont know how they work, your uber leet skills are worthless because you may be more of a problem than useful. Someone who knows how to setup a home or small office network might not be so good in VOIP, but if you know how to do both, you are more likely to get the job.

I think it would be called diversity.
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