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  1. mattATX

    mattATX OT Supporter

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    Anyone have the A+ actualtests.com pdfs? Im willing to pay but dont want to pay 100.00 for just one section. You get all the sections for 100.00 but all i need is the a+ section. If you have them please pm me and we can discuss the price. Thanks
     
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    why not just learn it?
     
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    Go to Fravo.com and buy the A+ guides. They are $40 each (hardware and software). They are worth every penny. I have used Fravo.com for study help on a few of my MCSE courses and they are great.

    Don't be suprised if 80% of the exact practice questions and answers are on the real test.

    They guarantee you pass the first time or they'll refund your money.
     
  4. mattATX

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    ok just purchased one to see how it will go. They say they will ship it what are they going to ship? Do i just need to login to farvo?
     
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    I know alot but i want to make sure i have knowledge of the specific material that is on the test. Seems smart seeing as how the test are 153 a test. Just want to make sure I pass the first time.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    through college, i got them from $120 total for both....but i never took them and they expired a year later....so i suck and i lose
     
  7. CyberBullets

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    REMEMBER:
    Those who can, do. Those who can't, get certified.

    :)
     
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    If you didn't get it yet, you should receive an e-mail with a download link.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    You mean "those who can, do. Those want more money get certified."
     
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    Fixed.

    We had a lady come in for an interview first thing she did was whip out 7 microsoft certs. all completed within a week of each other, and they were the certs that said she took the class and no test.

    Then she showed us her project. She couldn't tell us shit about it, she jsut wanted to show. Then we found out it was based off the northwind sample app. At this point i left the room
     
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    My Degree > A+/CCNA/MCSE/NET+
     
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    Check Demonoid :)
     
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    you're probably right, but that has nothing to do with what I said.

    what I'd tell you is your degree has you at some level of pay and skill level. your degree along with a cert (and possibly a job change) would probably get you more pay and skill level.
     
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    My boss told me if I got an A+ he would cut my pay!
     
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    your boss is ignorant and you should quit.
     
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    Yes, I should quit my high paying consulting job and go join Geeksquad.
     
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    I forgot... everyone on OT has a high paying consulting job :rolleyes:

    Ok then, *why* did he say it? Was he implying it was below your skills? Was he saying it because bosses are scared of people who improve their skills? Does he fear losing you? Does it not apply to you job? If I told my boss I wanted A+ his first thoughts would be "why? it doesn't apply to your job" and then he'd wonder what was up and if I was job searching.

    If that cert is in your field and you want it and he's saying he'd fire you for no reason other than getting it, I stand by my statement......he's ignorant.
     
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    I have a few certifications. I started taking some of them as soon as I got out of college as I was looking for a job. I can't say that having a certain certification got me my job, but it sure didn't hurt.

    It depends on the employer. I've seen job listings where they require certain certifications and others say certain ones are recommended.
     
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    Well for one he was joking. Sorta. I think. Maybe.

    For another, it's so far below what I actually do in my job my customers would think I was an idiot if it showed up on my business card with my other certs. It wouldn't be improving my skills. Kind of like a high end chef going to burger college.

    I'm required to maintain a number of certifications so I don't think there is any "fear" of me improving my skills. Not that any certification has ever "improved my skills". I usually just set aside a Saturday every 6 months or so and take 5 or 6 exams. Usually takes about an hour and I rarely actually do any studying for them. Quite honestly except for a few higher end ones they are a waste of time and rarely reflect any real-world skills.
     
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    I don't interview unless someone has the cert. It's like a promise...an indication that he put the effort in to show he knows the topic.

    The interviews for lower-level positions usually start with a 10 question written 'quiz' to prove you aren't just a paper-cert. Then during the interview I'm going to ask questions that start with "how would you......" to see if they just memorized it or if they've actually done it. Interviews for higher-level positions still require the cert but I skip the quiz because the question/answer part is more specific to the job. I'd expect someone applying for, say, a senior level instructor to be able to talk for 10 minutes about a given topic.

    If A+ is too far below your skill level then I can understand your boss saying that.
     
  21. CyberBullets

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    You mean spent 2 days memorizing the questions and answers of the CCNA/MSCE.

    Only Certs I respect are CCIE and equiv.
     
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    at least they bothered to take the time to memorize the questions/answers

    but the quiz at the very beginning of the interview and the questions I ask quickly weed out the people who did that.
     
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    sounds like an entry level position type shit. fuck the helpdesk, that is what most cert people can hope to work towards in life. if they had the brains, they would put their time/money into a 4 year degree.
     
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    so you're only reading the first sentence of my posts?

    for the higher level jobs the only difference is I skip the quiz. Sr Instructor, sr. network design engineer...jobs that require higher level of understanding...they still require a cert just to get an interview. During the interview I'd ask a design engineer some very pointed questions to see if he knew it or was trying to bluff his way through.

    There are enough qualified people out there who have a degree *and* the cert that it's easy to be picky.
     
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    yes :noes: :mamoru:
     

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