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lildee804lildee804 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
anybody been here? I'm thinking about taking the A+ course. need advice

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  • OctalDumpOctalDump Posts: 1,722Member
    These courses can be expensive compared to self study. They are generally pretty good if someone else is paying, and you do the exam very close to the end of the course.

    Is money or speed an issue? What's your IT background?
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  • lildee804lildee804 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have 0 exp this is a career change for me. Money is kinda issue i found another school much cheaper but NH claims to have job placements.
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    i have used NH when work paid for it. For that it is fine, I would never recommend that out of your own pocket.
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  • advanex1advanex1 Posts: 302Member
    No, don't do it. The training was subpar and too expensive.
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  • OctalDumpOctalDump Posts: 1,722Member
    lildee804 wrote: »
    I have 0 exp this is a career change for me. Money is kinda issue i found another school much cheaper but NH claims to have job placements.

    If money is an issue, then don't. You can buy a lot of books and videos for the same money. Even online training courses will be better cheaper. For A+, it is mostly around desktop and mobile devices, so if you have your own computer and smart phone, you have all the hardware you will need to be able to study for A+. The certification has recently been updated with new exams (the 900 series), and new books are "coming soon" (January).

    The Professor Messer website already has free A+ videos covering the new series. This website is a good place for free videos. Usually, they work best in combination with a book, and hands on. It's the kind of thing you can watch and rewatch when you are sick of reading or eating or whatever. There are other free resources.

    If you want a classroom environment, then consider a community college that has at least Cisco Network Academy status. There is a Cisco basic IT skills course which parallels A+ quite closely. If you do an associates, you will also get networking and some server training. That will put you in a much better position. For that kind of thing, classroom hands on is usually an easier way to get in, than to set up a home lab with everything you need.
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  • GardokiGardoki Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Piggybacking off of his original post, I have no experience and am looking for a career change. One thing I have seen and been told is to count lab experience on a resume so I was hoping to do some of that. I could use the experience and another learning tool because I don't teach myself from a book very well. Are the online labs through Messer useful? Is there somewhere I should be using for that?
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