Originally Posted by BlankThis
Is that so? I want to look into getting my certificate... I'm almost 15 now.
rofl me too. Aaaaand i live in montreal. :O
Anyways my dad sent me this email a few days ago:
Hi DARKNITE.. just checking into this Comp TIA A+ certification thing for you..
Here is the Comp TIA A+ certification info web page. Apparently you have to take two courses (Comp TIA A+ ‘Essentials’ as well as Comp TIA A+ 220-602) and pass the respective exams (thus 2 exams to write) to receive you’re A+ certification.
You must go to this Comp TIA webstore to buy ‘vouchers’ and course manuals for the two courses:
Once purchased you have a limited time in which to take the tests.. which would be held at an authorized test center.. here is the website of a Canadian learning institution (Nexient) that is qualified as a Comp TIA test center and that holds A+ related tests:
Clicked on the ‘A+ certification’ link to get to this next webpage. It outlines the Comp TIA A+ ‘Essentials’ course they (Nexient) give (I think you could handle this course). It’s only 5 days but costs about $2300.00. The next one is to be held from June 23rd to 27th in Mississauga.. can’t seem to find anything else closer and at any other time.
This next ‘Nexient’ link summarizes all Comp TIA courses that they offer. They don’t seem to offer the second ‘220-602’ course you’d need to take to qualify (as described by Comp TIA) and so I think we would need to contact Nexient before embarking on this to find out the real story as to what we’d need to do to get the A+ certification (maybe only the one course is necessary). Anyways.. worse case is we need to take 2 courses that are each $2500.00.. not worth it unless you only want to be an IT technician in life.. and you want to be an Engineer… we just want to give you a chance at getting a decent job pre-university and to have something to add to your resume (CV).. remember, at 18 you will be able to work at RIM over the summer as discussed. Note also that it might be sufficient for you to buy the two vouchers/course manuals ($400.00) and, without taking the courses simply write the exams.. we’d need to see the manuals to determine if it’d be easy enough that you wouldn’t need any class instruction… and we’d have to make sure that this way is allowed (we can download sample tests I believe).
When you’re up we can find out more.. I’ll call Nexient.. you may not be old enough for all this yet anyways.. but it’d be good to find out everything now in order to plan ahead.
Here is an example of a job at Future Shop that you could apply for if you were old enough and had you’re A+ certification (I bet you could do this now):