kmmos1 at frontier.com
Thu Oct 7 15:11:22 UTC 2010
On Thursday 07 October 2010 06:42:25 J wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 03:39, Thufir Hawat <hawat.thufir at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It seems like the books with an accompanying disc or discount on the exam
> > itself are, unsurprisingly, Windows centric.
> > I was looking at sites like:
> > http://www.atiatraining.com/
> > Probably I could run their videos under wine, or, maybe not. While I'm
> > aware of free sites, I was just wondering if anyone had specific insight
> > into preparing for the exam.
> A: what does this have to do with Ubuntu?
Learning about the environment in which Ubuntu operates, both hardware and
software, is useful Ubuntu-related knowledge. Just as a college freshman new
to a dormitory must learn about and get along with a roommate, Ubuntu, and its
users, are well-advised to learn about other software with which they share
hardware living space and operating quarters.
> B: I have an A+ cert... the exam was at the time 1/2 hardware 1/2
> windows applications.
That certification has been that way throughout its existence. The same
organization offers a Linux+ certification for the other side of the dorm room.
> C: the A+ cert if a worthless paper cert that really won't get you
> anything beyond a job at Best Buy (and even that's not guaranteed).
The worth of an A+ certification depends on one's perspective. Just as
completing one college course does not result in a degree, just completing the
A+ exams does not constitute an adequate professional computing education.
However, completing the A+ may give the confidence to continue to pursue
additional education and certifications, which may indeed lead to significant
opportunities for employment and accomplishment.
> All the labs and tech companies I've ever worked for just looked at
> the A+ on my resume and either asked what that was, or said they
> really didn't care.
What those people think doesn't matter. What the OP thinks does.
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