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How much luck have you had in jobs with A+ Certification?


 

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Post How much luck have you had in jobs with A+ Certification?
How good has it been for you to get a Job with your A+ certifications?
I like to ask those with A+ certification
How much luck have you had getting a job with it
If you got a job?
What is the position?
As well what type of pay scale are you in
Are you happy with your position?
Thanks for your response


Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:14 pm
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Post Re: How much luck have you had in jobs with A+ Certification?
Great Luck -


Hmmmm...where do i begin

Dec 28,2010 = A+ Certified

Jan 3,2011 = Hired as an A+ tutor by my school (Turned into Student Administration job)

Feb 14,2011 = Worked in a PC Repair Shop called Certified Techs (Only myself and the manager were actually A+ certified)

April 2011 = Did desktop relocation for Yahoo! in Burbank and Santa Monica,CA

May 2011 = Got hired to work on the Call of Duty ELITE project for Activision

November 11,2011 = Got a major break and got hired for a telecom company named Novatel Networks who are all CCNA certified+

I've learned more here in my new job in one month then i did in school in 1 year. It's crazy, everyone here are insane technical but nobody here is A+ certified except me so I bring that flavor to the table. I've had to use it a few times, like with RAID for servers,I had to convince the IT server installer to use RAID 5 over 1. Worked on my bosses messed up laptop,how to change the touchpad and dial pad buttons.



Overall,that A+ certification is an amazing tool,remind yourself it's the VERY BASIC level of IT certification, but I've been called upon many times for pc advice. MANY! When i worked in the PC repair shop, was my super glory, had to use the A+ certification daily and really study even after to keep up with the tasks at hand. Learned how to fix macbooks and the apple OS.

Don't even under-estimate the work that requires...it's gotten my foot into some key places...I worked for a video game company doing a major project where I was promoted to management,guess what i throw on the table when they asked me why I should be hired for the Senior position..my A+ card...

So don't give up and remember,that A+ isn't everything but it can be your key to the doors of employers.

Kent C.

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Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:56 pm
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I'm salary now if you wanted to know my payrate. I won't say the # but It started @ 26,000 with 2 months free rent, work laptop and HTC 4G Evo Sprint phone paid monthly, not to mention the trip here was paid for since I moved from California. :)

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Impressive story brother. Question, did you have any experience in the IT field before you got your Cert?


Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:17 pm
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I had no prior experience in the IT field. It all started this year.









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Kent that's awesome man!

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