Will A+ really provide me with the skills that employers seek?

NotQuiteCertifiedNotQuiteCertified Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
Someone answer the question, please (title) :D

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  • MCITBoundMCITBound Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    From CompTIA's site:

    "In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams.

    CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

    CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS."

    Employers like to know that you have either the experience or basic knowledge of what you will be doing for them.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    It really depends on the job you're looking to get. I think it's a wonderful cert for getting your foot into the door of the IT field and provides you with general troubleshooting knowledge.
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  • JeanMJeanM Member Posts: 1,117
    It's usually the first cert you get, especially if you are new to IT world. The skills you'll bring is up to you.
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  • wguhelpwguhelp Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It's probably one of the #1 certs that employers will require; if they are going to require one for working with general computer tech. CCNA is also a big one. What's more important than certs though is having experience. A+ might help get your foot in the door to an entry level support job but CCNA with no experience probably won't get you a net admin job.
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