Received notification from CompTIA to stop using their certifications

N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
I received A+ and N+ while they were still lifetime. I do have security + which has expired and I don't plan on renewing it. The message (3 to be exact) stated I should not use any of them until I renew them.

I might of read the message incorrect, but the intent of the message IMO was not to use them anymore.

Anyone else recieve this?

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  • netsysllcnetsysllc Member Posts: 479 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I got mine before they went CE (continuing education) and do not plan to do any more. But yes if you got a CE exam then your old ones are no longer lifetime and they are all expired now.
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Cool

    What is odd is Project + and Server + are still valid. They might as well expire too.
  • TybTyb Member Posts: 207 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I received my A+ and Net+ in 2003 while they were still lifetime, I did upgrade them to CE. My transcripts from CompTIA shows the originals and the CE versions as different certifications though.
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,832 Mod
    netsysllc wrote: »
    I got mine before they went CE (continuing education) and do not plan to do any more. But yes if you got a CE exam then your old ones are no longer lifetime and they are all expired now.

    Good thing I was planning on letting mine go. They're worthless as far as I'm concerned. I had the lifetime Network+ then took the CE Security+, my transcript shows the lifetime Network+ and CE Network+ and Security+. Either way, they are overpriced and not worth keeping. I recommend people skip A+ and Network+ certs and just go for MCSA (or any of the single MS exams) and CCNA.
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  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Dear N2IT

    This is a notification that you did not meet the continuing education requirements to remain CompTIA A+ certified. Your expiration date was May 20, 2014. We strongly encourage you to recertify by taking the CompTIA A+ exam again.

    Until you are able to recertify, please refrain from using CompTIA certified logos or listing CompTIA credentials on any materials that represent your industry experience. CompTIA certifications are accredited to the ISO 17024 standard and require that only candidates with their certifications in good standings market themselves as CompTIA certified. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.

    Questions? You can reach us at [URL="tel:866.835.8020"]866.835.8020[/URL], option 2. Our representatives are available to assist you Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. You may also visit our online help, where you can review FAQs or submit an online help request: Help | FAQ | Support | CompTIA.

    Thank you,

    CompTIA

    I received one for Network+ and Security+ as well. I sat the Security + exam after it converted to CE however N and A+ were both done prior to the CE. The intent of the email clearly indicates not to use those 3 certifications anymore. It sounds like grand fathered or not once your date arrives they are gone unless you perform CE.

    I am not going to recert any of these to be honest. I just don't have the time nor does it align with my position.
  • mistabrumley89mistabrumley89 Member Posts: 356 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I wish the military didn't support CompTIA. It is such a waste of money, and not to mention that they are money hungry. The exams are way over priced, and have no real ROI. THEN we have to pay $49 a year + continued education on top of it? Such a money pit. So many people are all "Yeah, I got my Sec+".... like it's bragging rights. Don't get me wrong, congratulations you put time and effort into getting certified, but most people in the Army that I have met just showboat if they have A+,N+,S+. Too many big wigs in the military think CompTIA exams are such a HUGE accomplishment. "OMGahd, Sec+?!?!?!? Lets give this E-1 with ZERO experience Domain Admin rights!"


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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Funny, the only CompTia I got is a Server Plus - got that because it was a free beta test .. no idea if that expires .. in fact, I don't even remember my login :p
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  • aspiringsoulaspiringsoul Member Posts: 314
    I earned the A+ in June, the Net+ in September, and Security+ in December of 2010...right before the transition to the CE exams. I have no interest in re-certifying, and I agree that it wouldn't be worth your time unless your job required it, if it's a DoD job or something.
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  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I don't plan to ever renew my CompTIA certs I don't think they are worthless I am just past the stage where they are useful for where I am now in my career. For people that need it for government contracting or you are below a certain amount of experience I think they are worthwhile.
  • adam220891adam220891 Member Posts: 164 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CompTIA certs are good for people new to the field or those without experience wanting a job. I will renew my A+ and N+ later this year with the Security+ and likely be done with CompTIA. I may do Cloud+ or CASP down the line but to keep renewing A+, N+, and S+ beyond a few years would be pretty much pointless I think.
  • aspiringsoulaspiringsoul Member Posts: 314
    I certainly don't regret going for the A+, N+, and Security+. I recommend that anyone new to the industry at least study for the exams, but some of the vendor exams are most likely a better investment for your money.

    I may take the Linux+ and Project+ at some point in the future. Linux+ looks very interesting. It by no means trumps a red hat certification, but it provides essential foundational knowledge, like the rest of the CompTIA certifications. CASP looks very interesting, but the CISSP is a better credential, at least, in the job marketplace.
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  • colemiccolemic Member Posts: 1,568 ■■■■■■■□□□
    N2IT wrote: »
    Cool

    What is odd is Project + and Server + are still valid. They might as well expire too.

    That's because they haven't received the same ANSI accreditation (therefore they don't have the same requirements), and probably won't at this point.
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  • UNO23UNO23 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    N2IT wrote: »
    I received A+ and N+ while they were still lifetime.
    So much for lifetime, right! These were my first two certs as well. I haven’t received anything from them in years, but that may be because I couldn’t tell you what email they have of mine. It’s been awhile. icon_surprised.gif
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    UNO23 wrote: »
    I couldn’t tell you what email they have of mine. It’s been awhile. icon_surprised.gif

    Ditto lol I found my cert number so tried to reset my password. My current mails in use aren't valid and trying to reset the password using the cert ID just ends up sending a link to that old email I don't have ..

    My fix was to remove the cert from the CV - sorted :p
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  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    LOL at UNO and Jibba!

    Jibba what's your linkedin again? I want to endorse you for A+ :)
  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    Could be due to getting s+ after the ce thing was introduced which would have refreshed all your certifications below the s+ for 3 years.

    Annoying!
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Bryzey wrote: »
    Could be due to getting s+ after the ce thing was introduced which would have refreshed all your certifications below the s+ for 3 years.

    Annoying!

    This could be the reason. Going for SEC + turned all my certifications into CE, so when Sec + expired so did the others. Wow interesting.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'm almost positive that's exactly what happened - and is why all 3 most likely had the same expiration date.
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  • jvrlopezjvrlopez Member Posts: 913 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Same thing happened to me. Got Net+ in 08, Sec+ in 2013 and that changes my Net+ to Net+CE.

    Ive met the CPEs but just need to pay for another 2 years. In no rush.
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  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    I'm almost positive that's exactly what happened - and is why all 3 most likely had the same expiration date.

    They sure did, you can tell a trigger ran for that day, I had 3 emails sequentially captured in my inbox, A+, N+, S+. Asking me nicely not to use them anymore.

    I'm down 3 certifications now. I'll be honest with you I liked A+ it was a decent certification.

    I still have Project + and Server + :)
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