Is this exam worth it?

Crucio666Crucio666 Posts: 88Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hey guys,

i was thinking about studying for this exam. Is it worth it?

I know a lot of employers are familiar with A+ and Network+ but i'm not sure of server + , i've only seen MCSE,MCSA and A+,NETWORK+ mentioned in job apps.

What are your experiences on the field with having Server+ and job intervies?

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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    This seems to be one that's more for your knowledge instead of pumping up your resume. You'll learn some interesting things, but it doesn't seem like it does a lot in terms of helping people secure a job.

    In terms of content, it's essentially a continuation of the A+.
  • doom969doom969 Posts: 304Member
    I also believe its required to become certified to service Hp/Compaq and IBM servers.
    So it might be worth something if you apply at the shop that services those.
    You might want to confirm this, i believe I read this on the comptia.org website.
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Crucio666 wrote:
    Hey guys,

    i was thinking about studying for this exam. Is it worth it?

    I know a lot of employers are familiar with A+ and Network+ but i'm not sure of server + , i've only seen MCSE,MCSA and A+,NETWORK+ mentioned in job apps.

    What are your experiences on the field with having Server+ and job intervies?


    Depends what your Career objective is? This is exam is helpful to some but others never take it and it hasn't been a problem not having the certificate.

    If you have the knowledge, the time and the money....take it. It's not going to hurt.
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  • sthomassthomas Posts: 1,240Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Crucio666 wrote:
    Hey guys,

    i was thinking about studying for this exam. Is it worth it?

    I know a lot of employers are familiar with A+ and Network+ but i'm not sure of server + , i've only seen MCSE,MCSA and A+,NETWORK+ mentioned in job apps.

    What are your experiences on the field with having Server+ and job intervies?

    I think it is a good certification to get. It does not seem to be as popular as other certifications but you will no doubt learn a lot by obtaining it counts toward HP and perhaps other vendor's Server hardware certification. I plan on taking the exam some day but have been busy with CCNA to get it now.
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  • IA-DaigakuseiIA-Daigakusei Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I saw your post on Server+. I found the electronic copy of the book. Here's the site if anyone is interested.... http://www.ebooksboard.com/server-certification-bible/
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  • Tyrant1919Tyrant1919 Senior Member Posts: 519Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I had A+, Net+, Svr+, and an AAS when I applied for my current job. It was enough to get me tech level II here. I still wonder would would not have been enough for tech level II. What if I didn't have the Svr+ at the time?

    I think it's worth it. I got it because I enjoy working on servers. Whatever floats your boat though.
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  • Nsdad1107Nsdad1107 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I got Server+ because my employer pays an hourly stipend for it. I enjoyed pursuing due to the all the material I researched, read alot of white papers and learned many things. I am going to approach my supervisor and see if she will be willing to float $25 for me to take the HP exam for working on Proliant ML and DL servers since the Server+ is a prereq. So, I think it is worth it especially if you build on it. Good luck! :D
  • 5ton-Jack5ton-Jack Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    It may help you differentiate yourself from other job applicants with similar education and work experience. By itself it won't get you the job, but it might get you the interview.

    Personally, I only took the exam because my employer paid for it.
  • CosmocatCosmocat Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Crucio666 wrote:
    Hey guys,

    i was thinking about studying for this exam. Is it worth it?

    I know a lot of employers are familiar with A+ and Network+ but i'm not sure of server + , i've only seen MCSE,MCSA and A+,NETWORK+ mentioned in job apps.

    What are your experiences on the field with having Server+ and job intervies?

    If you mention it when you talk about your education and relate your knowledge to it, the Server+ certification will give you ++++++ for sure. A+ and Network+ was two certifications a previous employer never had heard of but was very pleased about when I talked about them and showed him my papers....I got the job!

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  • bradtechonlinebradtechonline Posts: 63Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    $239.00 is a lot of money... I wouldn't take it unless it was required in college or an employer wanted me to take it.. I WANT to take this exam but I have a hard time wanting to shell out the cash considering I could take the 2008 Server Exam or Vista for cheaper.
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  • mamonomamono Posts: 776Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes, this certification is more for your knowledge rather than something to use on your resume for professional advancement. The material does feel like it is an extension of the A+, but the hardware technologies of desktop/workstation is different than servers with many redundancies. The material also covers perspectives and planning as a server administrator. I think the material is worth knowing.

    Do I believe there is added value to help professional advancement? (i.e. resume.) No.

    Do I believe there is added value to help a professional handle server related issues and tasks? Yes.

    Is it worth the $207.50 on discount voucher to take the exam? Maybe, to each their own.

    I took this exam because I wanted to affirm the knowledge that I had about server hardware and to learn what the perspective of server administration was from a vendor neutral stance was. Plus, my CCNA studies were driving me batty, so I needed a break. This certification also touched on topics that I saw while studying for CompTIA Security+ 2008, so there is a little overlap particularly with Disaster Recovery Planning.
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