Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Blade, Jul 5, 2004.
Is CompTIA the main governing bodies, or just one of many acredited affiliate?
Can I get a scan/photo of the back?
Thinking of doing something scandelous, if you know what I mean..
And congratulations. Hopefully you won't turn into a useless muttering idiot when a computer goes awry; like so many cert. posers out there.
You're going to forge a A+ Cert card.
go get one yourself its not that hard to get
mother of god....i always hit edit instead of reply.
I am laughing for 2 reasons.
1. It is a worthless cert
2. It takes 1/4 of a brain to get
Then where's yours?
PhD > Masters > CCIE > Degree > Diploma > Cert > A+
Most of us know a Cert means you can memorize TestKing for an online test. Degrees, Masters, PhD are acctually earned.
Im going to disagree with #1. Being able to show that you know the basics is a good thing. I have interned with few places and they would not hire me on because I didnt have any certs. Yeah its an easy and a small (compared to other certs) cert to get, but it still is a good thing to have
EDIT: I am working on a degree as well
Man my first job was doing PC repair. Best expierience was working with an experienced tech for my first three months. I was in grade 12 at the time, no certs, no work experience (i have built serveral PC's for myself by then).
By time I started my hardware class (first year, first semester) i was way a head of the curve. They were teaching from a retarded A+ book, that holds my bed up now.
Real World Exp > A+ Cert
Ive seen morons get the A+ cert. People who can memorize testking can get their A+, Net+, MCSE (yes TestKing has the exact questions), and CCNA (TestKing again).
All of those have lost value cause of morons who memorize it. Until they add more apliciable to real world applications that force you to use the skills you have gained, you can always memorize the answers.
comptia is sort of a joke. i took a security+ class a couple of months ago and by the end of the week a commander from the doj and i were teaching the class and pointing out incorrect answers on the practice tests.
I just had a problem laughing at someone that gets a cert. Some are easier to get than others, and a degree is harder to get than any cert. But it still takes some initiative and work to get a cert. No cert takes a minimum of 4 years to get though, and hopefully after I finish getting my degree, combined with a network+ cert and the good amount of work experience I have. I'll be able to get a job, unfortunately it'll most likely be at a help desk. Damn job market.
actually the CISSP requires a four year degree and four years of security experience, so it pretty much takes four years to get (minimum).
but how well known is that Cert? I havent ever seen or heard about it. Maybe it is because i dont deal much with computer security.
Hmm I've never heard of it at all either. Looks pretty hard core though. Maybe I'll get that one after I graduate, but first on the list is definately Network+.
if u gonna do Net+, might as well and go all out and do CCNA. Only have to learn the router commands
extremely well known in the security community. that, giac and ccsp are the biggies.
Going to, already have some experience working with cisco equipment, it'll most likely be a nice little mix of "we're cisco, most of the companies in the world use are stuff so we can do whatever we want, mwahahahah" with the stuff that I learn in net+, like the different layers and stuff.
PS. anyone else notice that this thread is getting hijacked.
u learn the OSI layers, TCP layers, and all that other stuff in your CCNA, not just Cisco stuff. Sure you learn about their protocols as well, but it also covers all of Net+.
OH NOES!!!! I don't have an A+! I'll never get anywhere in life!
I just got my RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) Certification like last week too.. Yay for me.
Congrats on the A+.
Welcome to the club. RHEL 3?
I plan on doing the RHCA as soon as the tests are out.
My supervisor required me to stop getting my CCNA (which I am studying on my own time) and to get my A+. It was pretty sad since I basically didn't study (took 1 practice test to familiarize myself with the test format), walked in, and took both exams back to back and walked out with the cert.
The questions on NT3.51 and 4.0 were kind of difficult since it's been a while
And I wouldn't say that it takes 1/4 of a brain to get. It just takes a damn good memory and some good book-learnin' to get
It's true. Look at my boss
I don't remember posting any of that.