Thread: Starting out again
October 25th, 2008, 08:37 AM #1
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Starting out again
A little background here. I was an Electronics Tech in the service back in the mid 80's. I got out of the service and owned a "non computer" related business for 20 years. For the past 4 years I have been working in real estate. Since I use a PC a fair amount of time in the office and am the one everyone turns too when they have a PC issue, my interest in electronics has been piqued again. I am also a single father who would like to make a better life for my children and I.
I have decided that I would like to get my A+ Certification and go on from there. I have checked a couple of the job web sites (Monster, Hot Jobs, etc) and there seems to be a fair amount of jobs in the IT field in my area of New England.
My main problem is that all of the training schools are at least an hour and a half from my home. I realize that once I get other certificates beyond the A+, I will probably have to travel to get the training.
My question is since I have some electronic background and am familiar with the PC, what are the "odds" of me studying on my own and passing the A+ exam? Any thoughts or ideas?
October 25th, 2008, 08:48 AM #2
The A+ is a very basic - doesn't mean much on a resume type exam...You should be able to pass it with flying colors by studing on your own.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
October 25th, 2008, 09:10 AM #3
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Thank you for your response. After spending some time reading the posts on this forum I thought that since I have a slight background in electronics that the A+ might be obtainable through self study.
Does anyone have a recommendation for good books or self study courses to read/buy for this? Also how do I find out where and when an A+ exam is going to be held in my area?
October 26th, 2008, 10:58 PM #4
check Amazon for the A+ bible, its like 1300 pages of all the A+ information you could want.
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