[Cialug] The CompTIA A+ certification exams
afan at afan.net
Fri Nov 19 12:01:54 CST 2010
On Nov 19, 2010, at 11:51 AM, Matthew Nuzum wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Matt Breitbach <matthewb at flash.shanje.com
> > wrote:
> Are you looking to take classes, or just take tests? When I did my A+
> certification 15 years ago, I just went in, took the test, and got
> my cert.
> After working on computers for a little while it wasn't that
> difficult to
> answer the questions. Not sure what the tests look like today. A
> guide from your favorite book store would probably be a good start.
> It's gotten more challenging since then (so I've heard). I took mine
> about 13 years ago.
> The cheapest way is to get your employer to pay for your training
> and test, of course. :-)
I think this is why he asked "the cheapest way" - he's not part of the
IT team in the company he works for right now and he plans to switch
to IT field. I don't believe the company will be eager to pay.
If I remember well he already has some kind of MS Certificate, I don't
> It's really geared at basic computer hardware and software
> proficiency. I'd at least look at the book to learn what's going to
> be on the test. Then learn however you learn best. The web has tons
> of free tutorials and videos.
> Many of the local libraries either have the books or will order
> books that they think are useful. I checked Johnston/Urbandale just
> now (free card for IA residents, even if you don't live there) and
> they have 9 books, many on the shelf.
> Matthew Nuzum
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