If I re-cert...

JayemJayem Posts: 28Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I have my A+ certification from 2010 and that means it will not expire. If I re-cert with the newest exams would I have to re-cert every three years or will it remain a life cert?

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  • ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Your A+ will always be life. You could get the new A+ to advertise that you have the CE A+, but IMO there is no reason to do that.

    On that note, there is no CompTIA certification except CASP that is worth renewing and maintaining, IMO. You shouldn't still need them after three years. If you do, you stagnated early in your career.
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  • JayemJayem Posts: 28Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    the reason why I was asking was maybe it would be more attractive to potential employers that it is current
  • ptilsenptilsen Posts: 2,835Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    It won't matter to employers three years from now. And it really won't be much more attractive whether it's the CE version or not. If it were, yeah, being active would be nice, but like I said, it should have value to you for more than three years anyway.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    You'd be better off getting a different cert instead and leaving your A+ alone. Maybe go for the MCSA Windows 7 or Net+/Sec+ instead?
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  • MeatCatalogueMeatCatalogue Posts: 145Member
    Agree. A+ gets you a $15/hr job. Don't get me wrong - I'm not bashing it, and $15/hr is great for a high schooler. But A+ is the gateway to all other certs. Go directly to CCNA if you like networking. Go Directly to Linux or Microsoft if you like servers. Specialize in what you like unless working at Fry's in a labcoat is really what you like!
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