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<font face="Garamond"><font size="4"><font color="red">Hey overclockers! A friend and I are looking into starting a homebased computer repair business. What would I need to start the business if anyone has any ideas. Also, how hard is it to apply to be a reseller for different computer companies such as Dell, Toshiba, and Hp? Another question I have is, certifications for A+ and MSCE, do I have to take classes or can I just take the test and how much are the tests? ANY information ANYONE has it will be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you so much! <img src="/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Grouphug" class="inlineimg" /> </font></font></font>
 

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OMG lol A+ and MCSE are crazy, they are like 2k a piece for one week classes and the test range at max to like 400 dollars. You can just take the test however. But they are alot of studying. I reccomend e-learning and trancender test preping. I reccomend MCSA less to deal with cert wise, and you may also want a linux +(easy and looks good) Net +. Then later when you loose your mind go for your ccna.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic"><font face="Garamond"><font size="4"><font color="red">Hey overclockers! A friend and I are looking into starting a homebased computer repair business. What would I need to start the business if anyone has any ideas. Also, how hard is it to apply to be a reseller for different computer companies such as Dell, Toshiba, and Hp? Another question I have is, certifications for A+ and MSCE, do I have to take classes or can I just take the test and how much are the tests? ANY information ANYONE has it will be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you so much! <img src="/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Grouphug" class="inlineimg" /> </font></font></font></div>

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</div>Forget reselling brands...they require a large annual sales commitment. As for becoming an authorized repair center, they will probably ask for a huge annual license fee. Get associated with middlemen like Tiger Direct. They can suck for consumers, but they are pretty good for resellers. <br />
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If you want to repair home computers A+ is ok. MCSE is more for dealing with corporate application and operating systems. Two other possibilities: MCSD software developer (Program at home), and CCNA which would get you into the world of repairing and installing network hardware.
 

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Four words:<br />
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Business Lisence<br />
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Taxes<br />
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IRS (abbreviation I know)<br />
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People claim stuff like computer repair all the time, you had better pay your taxes <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Well, first , you will need to get 5 screens (to work on several pc's at the same time) and 5 pairs of mouse+keyboard.<br />
Those are the basics, for computer repairing.<br />
You might wanna also get some spare pc parts to test hardware failures and stuff.<br />
I also advise you to be distributor of anti-spyware and antivirus software, those will give you a lot of money and work(there is a lot of peopple that can't install/configure software).<br />
I don't know about how hard it would be to get a deal as Dell resseler , but it should not be hard.
 
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