HTI+?

KasorKasor Posts: 912Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Wassup with CompTIA HTI+?
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  • cheebliecheeblie Posts: 288Member
    It looks to me like it's some kind of general home electrician certification. It actually has two tests: one for residential setup and one for wiring. It doesn't seem very IT to me, so I guess CompTIA is starting to certify in other professions. It seems a bit strange to say the least, but I guess it could be useful if you work at Best Buy or something like that.

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  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin Admin
    It's more than 'just' a home electrician cert, it's about 'home automation', which I personally find very interesting.... hooking up everything to your PC and control the curtains and the bath by a click on a mouse button... or PDA :).

    Don't think it will do wonders on a resume in the IT industry... probably making the study material much more interesting than to pass the exams and get the cert.
  • KasorKasor Posts: 912Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I asked many people about these one.

    Some said, "WHAT?"
    Some said, "finally about time to get everything together."
    Some said, "Don't care"

    Will it take off? We will find out, but definitly not for me.
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  • RussSRussS Posts: 2,068Member
    I doubt that it will take off. There are other industries that are also looking at that area, or offer training/certification already.
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  • AvatarAvatar Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I find it a very interesting field as I've been integrating my computer with other systems to make a "smart home" for some time now. It is a field that is pretty much just starting. And the best thing is, it has to be done physically. They can't outsource this one.

    If you love hooking up stereos, tv's, computers etc than this is the field.

    Eventially I want to have my system operate via voice. Just like star trek.
    Now if we can just get replicators and transporters working. icon_wink.gif


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  • Ten9t6Ten9t6 Posts: 691Member
    I might need to look at this one...Then maybe I can get my media room finished. I have only been working on it for a year now...haha icon_wink.gif
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  • keenonkeenon Posts: 1,921Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    home automation interesting.. what happens when you get a virus?? .
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  • Chrisw83Chrisw83 Posts: 2Inactive Imported Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good field to get into I Think, and with pc and networking certs to combine with that field, is a plus. I am considering going HTI route.
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  • D-boyD-boy Posts: 595Member
    Webmaster wrote:
    It's more than 'just' a home electrician cert, it's about 'home automation', which I personally find very interesting.... hooking up everything to your PC and control the curtains and the bath by a click on a mouse button... or PDA :).

    Don't think it will do wonders on a resume in the IT industry... probably making the study material much more interesting than to pass the exams and get the cert.


    I was thinking it would be good to have, I saw a job in Florida asking for THI+ and they was offering $50k with benifits!
  • HÆLLRÆZORHÆLLRÆZOR Posts: 51Users Awaiting Email Confirmation ■■□□□□□□□□
    home automation interesting.. what happens when you get a virus?? .

    Your home takes on a life of its own and starts trying to kill you and anyone who enters it. Muahhahahah
  • bananamanbananaman Posts: 29Inactive Imported Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I've passed the HTI+ Infrastructure exam. it wasn't that hard. But I just don't have the time to learn the Residential systems exam. It has HVAC, water systems, surveillance, Networking, Audio/video, automated devices, etc. Its a lot of stuff to take in. Not to mention the objectives list on CompTIA for it is like 23 pages long @[email protected] But the good thing is Networking counts for 25% of the exam, its the largest module. I used Exam Cram2 HTI+ by Ed Tittel
  • D-boyD-boy Posts: 595Member
    Congrats! What score did you get?
  • bananamanbananaman Posts: 29Inactive Imported Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I believe it was 796. Passing score wasn't very high either. same as Network+ just about.
  • rcooprcoop Posts: 183Member
    Does the Exam Cram 2 book only cover the Infrastructure exam or both exam objectives?
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  • janmikejanmike Posts: 3,076Member
    Congrats, DanDaMAN!

    That Residetial sounds like a Tech School fruit salad! I don't know how you would set up a home lab for something like that.

    Best of luck!
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  • bananamanbananaman Posts: 29Inactive Imported Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Exam Cram2 book covers both tests. Its a very good book and it also has the CompTIA approved logo on it. The Infrastructure part is about 100 pages. The rest of the book is Residential systems. and its a pretty big book. Residential stuff is just to overwhelming for right now. But someday I'll take it. I care more about Sec+ and CCNA at the moment.
  • janmikejanmike Posts: 3,076Member
    Yep! If your going to, or are presently, working in a network environment, that's definitely the way to go.

    Good luck!
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  • rcooprcoop Posts: 183Member
    DanDaMAN,

    Thanks for the feedback. As a fairly new and obscure set of exam objectives, its nice to hear from someone who has actually studied for it a bit.

    Take Care,
    Rcoop
    Working on MCTS:SQL Server 2005 (70-431) & Server+
  • PaddingtonPaddington Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just discovered that cert myself i am an electrician(retired) who after a neck injury got to start school over again.
    Just finishing a course in CCNA now hope i can get the cert real soon and then i will look into the HTI + one as i think there is noone else in Norway who will have that.
    Though the "smart houses" seem to be far and few between there are a few of them getting built so maybe it could be just the right time to get the cert.
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