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    A+ as a career?

    I'm 20 years old thinking of taking by summer
    CompTIA A+ Certification
    CompTIA Network+ Certification

    Do you recommend this? Wii I get a good paying job? Please advise.

    Thanks

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    No.

    An A+ won't get you a great job. If you're lucky you might get a $10/hour helpdesk tech support jockey position in the US.

    An A+ is a good start, but you will definitely want more education than that to get a good job.

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    how about mcse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeble19
    how about mcse?
    The MCSE was seriously devalued for a while because the test got so easy (around the NT 4.0 days). Nowadays it's getting better (and the test is getting harder) but you should really consider doing more than certifications. Certifications will get you a job, but a good grasp on theory will get you a career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeble19
    I'm 20 years old thinking of taking by summer
    CompTIA A+ Certification
    CompTIA Network+ Certification

    Do you recommend this? Wii I get a good paying job? Please advise.

    Thanks
    Those are good solid certs to have under your belt. But as Vinnie said, they're just the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Certifications will get you a job, but a good grasp on theory will get you a career.
    And how do you show that? A compsci degree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMichaels
    And how do you show that? A compsci degree?
    Possibly. Or even a business degree and the tech certifications. That would prove that not only do you have a grasp on the practical side of network administration/support, but you know how it can help a business. Even an associates degree can help in that regard; one doesn't necessarily have to go to school for 4-5 years to get a good job. After your first job or two it's all about the experience anyway.


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