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A Plus Certification
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The need for qualified computer technicians will be a constant now that computers are an integral part of our lives and employment. A Plus certification ensures that you have the skills needed to meet that need. Read More...

Computer Service Technician - Training & Careers
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

Certification is not that hard to secure. You can complete your certification in a matter of months depending on the program you choose. Some computer service technicians actually have no formal training at all (although this is not recommended if you want a lot of clients). Read More...

Computer Support Specialist - Training & Careers
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The Department of Labor points out that there is no single established path for entry into this field. However, most employers will require a bachelors or associates degree in a computer or computer-related field. Read More...

A+ Certification - A Plus Certification Explained

A+ Certification If you have never had a computer break down on you, consider yourself the luckiest person on earth. For the rest of us, computers, like all machines, break down eventually. Fortunately, there are technicians out there to help us get back on track.

These technicians swoop in and save the day, helping us retrieve our files, restore or hard drives, and reinstall our software. What is it that most of these technicians have that the rest of us don't? They have A+ certification.

What is A+ certification?

A+ (A plus) is entry level certification for PC computer technicians. Individuals who have this certification possess the knowledge and skills to provide basic support for most types of IMB-compatible systems. Sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the A+ exam is a two-part ordeal that tests the individual's knowledge of hardware and software after 6 months of technical experience. A+ certification is an internationally recognized credential that requires no specific prerequisites. You might call it the basic entrance exam for computer support technicians.

Why get this certification?

The benefits of A+ certification are quite clear. Most employers will require this basic level of training before they hire you as a computer technician. It's like completing your high school education - it's extremely difficult to find rewarding employment without it. And it makes career advancement infinitely easier once you can demonstrate that you have passed this basic hurdle.

Let's face it. Computer jobs aren't going anywhere soon. In fact, they're multiplying at a fantastic rate. Our dependence on these machines grows each day, but for some reason we haven't learned to build machines that don't break. Until that day comes, having A+ certification basically guarantees you a job.

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            CompTIA A+
            ABCO Technology , Los Angeles
            • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
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            • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
            • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
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            Computer Systems Technician (10-Month Diploma Program)
            UEI College , Stockton
            • Computer & Network Technician program covers hardware & software repairs, building computer systems, troubleshooting, and other valuable skills.
            • Helps students prepare for opportunities to work as Computer Support Specialists, Computer Repair Technician, Engineering Assistants, and more.
            • Day, evening, and weekend programs are available to help students fit classes around their schedule.
            • More than 25 years of experience providing career-focused programs.
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            Mayfield College , Cathedral City
            • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
            • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
            • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
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            Information Technology Associate's Degree
            Platt College , Ontario
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
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            • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
            • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
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            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
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