View Poll Results: Are you going to 'update' your A+?

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  1. Senior Member
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    #26
    Will only do it if the boss requires and pays for it.
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    #27
    i did a practice test with prep logic or something similar and scored 80% or so using the new objectives .


    the questions seemed similar to the one i remember from my A+ exam

    i did my test 2 years ago
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    #28

    Default I can't look back

    I'm not looking back at A+. Personally, I'm too swamp with CCNA, Security+ and an AA degree. And occasional contract work too.
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    #29

    Default A+ Update

    I don't see the need to re-invent the wheel. If you got your A+ in the first place, chances are you did it to become a better qualified IT pro. I think we have all moved past the A+ level and are seeking to attain higher certs as we improve our skillset. Why recertify in a cert that requires no recertification?

    Just my $.02
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    #30
    I will not be updating my A+.

    much like others have said it's a certification that gets your foot in the door. Who needs to show off new A+ 06 skills? A+ is basic dude. The Return of Investment of the A+ is nil.

    A+ gets you in a starting position so you can build upon that foundation of knowledge.


    IMO:
    A+ = PC repair, assembly etc.
    Net+ = Tech support, network lacie, etc.
    Security+ = Its popular right now because of the 9/11 incident. Everyones worried about their data being phished.
    MCSA/MCSE/CCNA/CCNP + any other higher certs = Network Admins, Analysts, Engineers, big wigs, etc.

    You also have your specific certs or others that are just icing on the cake.


    I obtain certifications for a couple of reasons. 1. to give me an edge over competition in the employers eyes. 2. to increase my knowledge in a specific area. and 3. return of investment. If your not making more dough for your newly obtained knowledge it's not worth it.
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    #31
    I only took my A+ at the end of last year so I don't feel the need to retake it.

    I would imagine the newer exam has alot less focus on older MS-DOS and Windows 95/98 topics now and more focus of Windows 2000/XP which should make it a little easier imo.
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    #32
    No way here. I've had mine 11 years!
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    #33
    No. I got mine a year ago 4/6/06. (right before the 06' format released.) I'm studying for the MCDST now & probably the Network+ after that. I have the A+. That's the first of many hurdles. I don't feel like jumping over the same one twice & hop I can spend the study time working on something more advanced... since, with my background NOT being in IT the A+ alone isn't likely to get me where I want to be.
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    #34
    I will not be updating my certification for alot of the same reasons others here are not, my employer doesn't care and just about all potential employers don't care what objectives you were certified under. +I am currently busy studying 70-293 and others for MCSE
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    #35
    I will not be updating mine (certified in 2005). As others have said, it is an entry-level cert, and you are certified for life.

    Your time and money would be better spent studying for the next level of certs. I'm working on MCDST right now, and then onto MCSA/MCSE.
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    #36
    I can't afford to do it, seems too pricey just to say I "updated" it. I am going after N+ and then on to other certifications.
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    #37
    I won't be updating my A+, unless it was a requirement and the company was going to pay for it.

    -Ken
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    #38
    I won't be redoing mine either.

    Does anyone else think that they are going the wrong direction with the A+ now? I just don't see the point of having multiple paths. When I was doing the class for my A+ I barely when what the certs where let alone what career path I wanted to take...
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    #39
    No, unless an employer requests.
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    #40

    Default A+ compTIA update.

    No I will not update my A+compTIA like you have stated it's a life computer qualification i prefare to stay reading on sites like techexam and going to the internetcafe on weekdays and read about latest technology. I will upgrade it thou

    Wonder Mlangeni
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    No point
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