Should you have the A+ Cert before you get any other certs?

Should you have the A+ Cert before you get any other certs? Will it look weird if i have an MCSE and not A+?
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    dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Where are you at in your career? If you have solid experience backing you up, I wouldn't think that it would be necessary.
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    dave0212dave0212 Member Posts: 287
    Not at all especially if you are already in IT.

    A lot of people recommend it as a stepping stone into IT and I agree as I did it and it got me my first IT job. But it is not a requirement and I would recommend doing the Sec+ as an elective as it counts toward MCSE too where as A+ wont unless accompanied by another Comptia exam, I am working on this at the moment
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    blargoeblargoe Member Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Not a requirement at all. If your skills are more A+ though, it probably would be good if you picked that one up.

    I had my MCSE 2000 for 3 or 4 years before I bothered with A+. The only reason I bothered at that point was that I was thinking of doing some more independent freelance at night and wanted to put it on my business card.
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    MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I doubt I will be doing any comptia exams. The only one I would be interested in is CEA-CompTIA DHTI+™ Certification. I think it would be fun to study for. :)
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    donald7862003donald7862003 Member Posts: 128
    I am on a helpdesk right now but i also do laptop,desktop,server repair and software assistance freelance so i have experience with hardware. I want to skip the a+ but do not want that decision to affect me negatively when i finally get my MCSE
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    hettyhetty Member Posts: 394
    I dont think you can be seen negatively without A+. But it still does backup you.
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