Does an A+ certification hold any value anymore?

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Is A+ worth anything anymore now that wireless LANS and WANS are the standard user method of computing? Most people are on laptops, PDA's or some other mobile device. Does it still makes sense to become A+ certified nowadays?

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It really depends on what your career objective is. If say you are going to work as a help desk agent for a company helping users with day to day computer problems or as an “in the field” tech doing hands on repairs and fixes, then A+ still makes sense, yes. If you will not be doing any work directly with pc users with day to day computer problems, then you might not have any need to be A+ certified.

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  • Ed Tittel
    Dear Sir or Madam: Technochic is absolutely right: if the work you do, or envision doing, involves troubleshooting or supporting desktop PCs or their users, then the A+ still makes as much sense as it ever did--which is to say "Quite a lot!" In fact, I would also add titles such as bench tech, PC service tech, tech support professional, and PC or user support tech to the job descriptions or titles she mentions as particularly relevant to the A+. I also agree that for those whose job responsibilities or interests fall outside those areas, the A+ is probably of limited value at best. Thanks for posting. I hope we've addressed your question. If not, please post again, --Ed--
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