A+ Still Necessary
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:34 AM
Now, I find myself job hunting and guess what? Some of the jobs I am wanting to apply for, that I am overqualified for, won't even look at me without the A+ certification.
They don't care if I have 14 years of practical on the job experience. They want to see that current certification first, and THEN they will look at my 14 years of experience.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:25 AM
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:42 AM
I currently work for a government agency [MN] and, while it is true you can get a helpdesk position with minimal experience, you are also going to get minimal pay [I believe it tops out at just under $20.00] The IT positions [and IT apprentices] start out at around $23.00 an hour and go up to $34.00--and all they require is A+ cert [although they would like MCDST/MCSA/MCSE or any of the other Microsoft certs] but they aren't required.
So don't you go thinking that you are wasting your time, efforts, and $ in obtaining a certificate.
I've also found that if you are looking for easy experience, after you obtain your cert, especially with the holidays coming, places like Geek Squad hire Seasonal employees.
Just a tip for those having a tough time breaking into the field for lack of experience
Is your wage scale on the higher end of this industry? I got laid off from my last job and the A+ techs were doing piecework....when you figured the driving time, etc they averaged 10/hr
Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:09 AM
I got my A+ in 1996 and was asked that also.
Time to get bookin, haha!
Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:50 AM
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