Is IT fundamental cert worth it?

Justin400Justin400 Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
I am unsure where I want to go with my life right now. I am still in High School and anticipating graduation next year. I am taking a IT internship program at school. In this program we basically provide support to teachers and students, we troubleshoot components and service some mobile devices. I was recently given an opportunity to take an IT Fundamentals test for $35. I am interested in getting an A+ cert, but am still lacking confidence in my preparations. If i get this certification I am eligible to graduate with distinction next year. Does this cert expire? Is it worth it?


  • aschw3323aschw3323 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If you are going to take it for $35 I would do it in a heartbeat. It will expire in three years. But, the A+ Cert is good because it tells your employer that your capable of learning IT and that your capable of going further. If you want to pursue a career in IT and like Computer Repair you should try to get an old computer and put Windows Server 2012 on it. I am just now finishing my degree and I wish I would of started this in High School.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Definitely do it! Will help you land your first IT job
  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Any cert to build/validate knowledge is good in my eyes - being $35 bucks makes it all that much sweeter. Good luck on your IT goals!

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    [h=1]CompTIA IT Fundamentals[/h]

    The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:
    • Identifying and explaining computer components.
    • Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations.
    • Establishing network connectivity.
    • Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks.
    • Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers.
    The IT Fundamentals certification is ideal for individuals and students considering a career in IT, as well as those in allied fields that require a broad understanding of IT. CompTIA IT Fundamentals can be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and with, specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

    Test Details

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    Exam Format
    Multiple choice, 60 minutes, 75 questions

    Passing score

    Recommended Experience
    No prior experience necessary

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  • Justin400Justin400 Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am signing up tomorrow! The discounted price is actually $23. I decided for that price it would be stupid not to do it. Where can I study for this test however? I have good knowledge for everything on A+ except printers, RAM, and naming connectors.
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