Disko biscuits Registered User
#1

Will be starting this course this week and was just wondering has anyone else done it?

And what are the chances of getting kept on after work exp with a big company if I got it there?

unnameduser Registered User
#2

Doubtful

It should be seen as a stepping stone to more training

However if you are someone who had lots of experience and impresses the company then who knows what might happen.

Good luck

Cuddlesworth Registered User
#3

unnameduser said:
Doubtful

It should be seen as a stepping stone to more training

However if you are someone who had lots of experience and impresses the company then who knows what might happen.

Good luck


All true.

A+ is a basic cert which implies you have a rough knowledge of a personal computer and how it works. Won't get you the job, but might get you past HR for a basic phone support role.

Nabber Registered User
#4

Comptia is a good stepping stone. Attitude will get you jobs from work exp. Passing exams is a good way of showing knowledge interest and commitment.

Virtual Registered User
#5

I am currently studying for this exam as well, I found a few books on Amazon Kindle and also 2 interactive apps on the iPad which allow me to do some tests which is a +. I am wondering if anybody has any up to date questions that I can try. Thank you.

asgaard Registered User
#6

Is it worth anything to do it online (FAS course), cuz of price which would be lower than daytime or evening course and is it hard to understand if i would like to do online? Always i prefer to do evening courses by then online.

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Cuddlesworth Registered User
#7

asgaard said:
Is it worth anything to do it online (FAS course), cuz of price which would be lower than daytime or evening course and is it hard to understand if i would like to do online? Always i prefer to do evening courses by then online.


I'm not sure what is is your trying to ask?

asgaard Registered User
#8

Cuddlesworth said:
I'm not sure what is is your trying to ask?


I mean is it easy to do ComptiA A+ course online and what will i need it (any books). Is it big difference between online and daytime/evening? I always prefer daytime/evening courses, so have no experience with online courses? The exam would be the same as in evening course?

Cuddlesworth Registered User
#9

asgaard said:
I mean is it easy to do ComptiA A+ course online and what will i need it (any books).


Its a pretty easy course on the scale of things. If online training is provided, I'm sure it contains all the relevant data.

asgaard said:
Is it big difference between online and daytime/evening? I always prefer daytime/evening courses, so have no experience with online courses?


Its a pretty big test as to how motivated you are to complete the course.

asgaard said:
The exam would be the same as in evening course?


Always.

asgaard Registered User
#10

Cuddlesworth said:
Its a pretty easy course on the scale of things. If online training is provided, I'm sure it contains all the relevant data.


If i get a chance to start online course from FAS will they provided any materials?

Btw.
Is it the real one ComptiA A+ course from FAS http://jobseeker.fas.ie/Default.aspx?q=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

Thanks in advance
One more: which course would You suggest for me? I've already have ECDL and will start java programming, soon hopefuly.

Cuddlesworth Registered User
#11

asgaard said:
If i get a chance to start online course from FAS will they provided any materials?


If its a on-line course its unlikely you will receive a physical book, most likely it will be a pdf and training videos. But since this is Fas, so you won't know till you ask them.



20 Weeks? What a waste. Either way, if it says you get certified its the right course I suppose. Your local FAS centre should be in a better position to answer these questions.

asgaard said:
Thanks in advance
One more: which course would You suggest for me? I've already have ECDL and will start java programming, soon hopefuly.


ECDL is not a IT cert, its a "I can use basic functions on a computer cert". Java programming is a whole different ballgame to IT support which is the path A+ would lead you down. I suppose the real question is what do you want to work at?

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asgaard Registered User
#12

Which would be better-java programming or A+ ? I'm really interested in laptop/desktop hardware and all issues.

Cuddlesworth Registered User
#13

Support then. A+, N+ etc. A good start but it gets old soon.

asgaard Registered User
#14

Cuddlesworth said:
Support then. A+, N+ etc. A good start but it gets old soon.

When does it gets old? Do You know what's the latest java programming version (on courses) would it be, cuz i heard that it will come v.6 on May?

Cuddlesworth Registered User
#15

asgaard said:
When does it gets old?


When nothing is a challenge any more.

asgaard said:
Do You know what's the latest java programming version (on courses) would it be, cuz i heard that it will come v.6 on May?


No idea, I'm not a programmer.

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