Got my A+

f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
Took the 802 yesterday and took the 801 today. I am proud to say I am A+ certified now!!!
I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
[FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]

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  • DoailDoail Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,782Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass!
  • nachodbanachodba USPosts: 194Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats man!
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  • KoreKore Posts: 75Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!!!! Oh I remembered the feeling.
  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    I was shaking from excitement when I saw that I passed! I am glad I passed both on my first try!
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'll always remember that 'high' after passing the 802, it was a great feeling. Are you in the field currently?

    In my case the high turned into a low within 2 weeks after not getting anything but 1 callback for a printer tech position. Don't let it get you down. 3 months later I wasn't very high after getting my first job but a week in I am.
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  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    Yes, I currently employed at a computer repair shop at a local computer repair shop. I have been applying to new jobs like crazy because I need to have health benefits. Also more pay would be nice!
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Do you plan on studying for another cert soon?

    While I haven't tested N+, having it on my resume as 'expected in January' really helped for some jobs I think, at least the interviewers showed in it. It shows you are driven. Maybe something to consider but be ready to answer some relevant questions to the cert if you put it on your resume.
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  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 564Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratulations on the A+ I got mine yesterday :D Best of luck on finding better employment too. Like others asked/hinted at, are you going to start working towards another certification now? I'm working towards the network + now, and would suggest it. It's said that the A+, Network+, and Security+ are the holy trinity of certifications, that is my goal for January of next year is to complete the trinity :D
  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    On my resume I wrote "taking A+ exam in December" and I only got one interview. Hopefully I will get more interviews now that I am certified. My boss told me since I got certified he will give me a raise in January. He also gave me money to take my wife out to dinner to celebrate. It made me feel bad since I am seeking another job.

    I am studying to get a Linux Foundation cert in February. I love Linux. I was also planning on taking my CCNA as soon as possible. But, the more I read about the more I think I should go for the NET+ first.
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    On my resume, that's no longer in use, I had "Network+ (expected January 2015)" it's listed after A+. Once it's obtained I'd put it above A+ since it's a higher level cert. If you don't have much experience with networks I'd say go with N+ before CCENT. I've studied both and N+ was a 2-3 week study, CCENT I wasn't quite ready after 3 months of study. CCENT is a big step up from N+ especially with routing protocols and labbing.
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  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    Honestly I would love to get my Net+, but I would kinda like to save money and go right to the CCENT\CCNA. But I know that the Net+ would greatly improve my knowledge about networking. I honestly could take it in January if I had the money.
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,007Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!!
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  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I know what you mean about saving money, comptia tests are very expensive relative to the experience most have at that stage in their career.
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  • hisesahisesa Posts: 30Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!!
  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    Would I get a little better notice if I had a Net+ as opposed to CCNA because Net+ is vendor neutral?
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 564Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd say the CCNA would have more weight behind it, even though it's not vendor neutral, it's more recognized, I'd say. Cisco has quite the hold on corporate network infrastructure.
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Congratulations!
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  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I don't think Net+ gets the recognition it deserves from interviewers, it is a pretty good introduction to networking but very few asked me about it during the interview. Some had said something like 'I see you are going after another certificate, that's good'.

    CCNA looks better on a resume but there's a good chance your ccna knowledge will be irrelevant in L1/L2 positions. Companies don't usually put a fresh ccna guy with no experience on cisco hardware for months if not years. Still some help desk jobs are asking for it. Network+ knowledge has a much better chance of being relevant in these positions as your taught intermediate windows/mac/linux network troubleshooting.
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  • diskosdiskos Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
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