CompTIA.. hurtin for cash?

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Little rant. [g]

I just checked my email.. I'm one of those sorry bastards who's CompTIA  
A+ certified "for life". This doesn't seem to be cool with them  
anymore...


Enroll in the Continuing Education Program

Program for candidates who hold a "certified for life" A+, Network+  
and/or Security+ certification and wish to join is December 31st, 2012.
("certified for life" certification earned December 31, 2010 or prior).  

In todays IT environment, its important for IT professionals to show  
that their knowledge and skills are up to date. The CompTIA Continuing  
Education (CE) program is an easy way for IT professionals to  
demonstrate relevant industry knowledge across emerging standards of  
computing and networking.  

The program is currently available to individuals certified in:

    CompTIA A+
    CompTIA Network+
    CompTIA Security+

Individuals can earn CompTIA CE credits by engaging in a broad range of  
educational and learning activities. Among activities that qualify for  
education units are:

    Teaching, lecturing or presenting on relevant industry topics
    Publishing articles, white papers, blogs or books on relevant topics
    Obtaining other industry certifications
    Completing industry-related college courses from degree-granting  
institutions

CompTIA is committed to helping IT professionals keep their skills  
current in this ever-changing industry. When individuals enroll in the  
CE program, they will be required to renew their certifications every  
three years by participating in CE program activities.  

IMPORTANT: Open enrollment for the CE program closes on December 31,  
2012.  When the open enrollment period is closed, the only way to enroll  
and benefit from the CompTIA CE program will be to retake the  
certification exam for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA  
Security+.  

See the main ways to earn CE credits above? If one must now attend  
college for IT credits whats the point in comptia? Teaching? lol...  
Other industry certs.. again, what is the fucking need for anything  
CompTIA at this point?

I always thought it was a line of BS... another way to cost someone some  
cash...Of course I do believe in keeping current, and you certainly do  
that with umm, on the job experience and being a tech.. but... the  
compTIA stuff is just going too far now.





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Re: CompTIA.. hurtin for cash?

Dustin wrote:  

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I didn't think that "grandfather" clause would last forever.  When you
took the test it probably asked a bunch of stupid questions about
parallel ports and modem UARTs.  

I think anyone hiring today for a A+ technician would prefer a current
one anyway, not one earned a decade or more ago - all that is mostly
irrelevant now.


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on 12/6/2012, G. Morgan supposed :
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How long is that A+ ticket good for? Is it worth lighting a fire with?

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@gmail.com:

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Technology moves quickly. You can be out of date in 5 years. Who wants a tech  
with old skills?

Jax
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Bear Bottoms
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After serious thinking Bear wrote :
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Do you have any info regarding the A+ tech ticket?

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Chief Joseph



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I read these......

"Why A New Exam? The CompTIA A+ exam was last updated in 2006. Releasing a
new version of the exam ensures that CompTIA A+ reflects changes in
technologies and covers the latest skills needed by IT technicians.
Additionally, CompTIA A+ is ISO 17024 accredited and must be reviewed and
updated every three years to maintain accreditation."  

"The A+ hasnt been updated 2006, a long time in IT years. Because of
that, CompTIA has done a complete refresh of the A+. Heres what you need
to know about the brand-new A+ certification."  

Jax
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Bear Bottoms
http://bearware.info

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Which as long as you've been, working on computers, troubleshooting,  
etc, like I've always done. lol! since before certification, thanks, I'm  
not suffering from "old skills" as you tried to slime me with. I can  
still walk the dog on your IT dept, anyday.

Also, I did my test in 2000; but I've always remained consistent and  
updated. I didn't leave the computer store I worked at until well until  
2008; when I was hired on with Malwarebytes. So I'm still very  
technically proficient thanks.

Jax, you do know I do service calls and have a decent client list right?  
I don't just do electrical apprenticeship. [g]  


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Dustin I see 2000 was big year for you. You passed your tech exams and
wrote a virus. Has it been downhill since then?  

It seems reasonable that CompTIA need to check if people are still up to
date because activities like fitting solar panels doesn't really count.  

Jax
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http://bearware.info

xcopied other ngs

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On 12/8/2012 12:21 PM, Bear wrote:
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Since you seem to constantly be headed on a downward spiral, it seems
obvious you never made it to the top of the hill.  Too bad, probably
sucks to be you :)


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Jealous that you AND your husband can't hold a candle to me huh? How
embarrasing it must be for you both.


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