I am A+ Certified
. I just got it last week. Why anyone thinks that an A+
Certification verifies any computer skills
is beyond me. There are two tests, hardware
. The questions on these tests are for the most part obsolete
and the knowledge required to answer them is impractical
. The hardware test asks questions like "What is the voltage on a Pentium
CPU" and "What is the standard IRQ
". The DOS/Windows test requires you to know "What information does the DETLOG.TXT file contain" and "What information is not available in the MSD.EXE program". I know people who think they are techie guru
s for passing this test. What they don't seem to realize is that memorizing these fairly useless facts from an A+ study guide
will not be of any use to them on the job.
I have been looking for a new job for two months. I have over three years experience as a lowly computer technician, and one year experience as an NT administrator, but since I lacked certification no one would hire me. I decided to go pay $264 to take two tests so I would be A+, the most dain bread simple certification out there, just so I will have at least one certificate to wave in employers faces.