The CompTIA A+ course covers 4 different sectors - you'll have to qualify in two of these areas to reach the level of A+ competent. For this reason, the majority of colleges only offer two of the four in the syllabus. We think this is too much of a compromise - yes you'll have qualified, but training on all 4 will prepare you more fully for when you're in your working life, where you'll need to know about all of them. So that's why you need education in the whole course.
CompTIA A+ training programs teach diagnostic techniques and fault-finding - via hands on and remote access, in addition to building computers and repairing them and operating in antistatic conditions. If you would like to be the kind of individual who works for a larger company - in network support, you'll need to add CompTIA Network+, or alternatively look at doing an MCSA or MCSE with Microsoft to give you a more advanced experience of how networks function.
Many training companies have a handy Job Placement Assistance service, to help you into your first commercial role. In reality it's not as hard as some people make out to land a job - as long as you're correctly trained and certified; the shortage of IT personnel in Britain looks after that.
Having said that, it's important to have advice and support about your CV and interviews though; additionally, we would recommend any student to work on polishing up their CV right at the beginning of their training - don't put it off for when you're ready to start work. Quite often, you'll secure your initial position while you're still a student (even in the early stages). If you haven't updated your CV to say what you're studying (and it's not being looked at by employers) then you aren't even in the running! In many cases, an independent and specialised local employment agency (who will get paid commission to place you) should get better results than any sector of a centralised training facility. They should, of course, also be familiar with the local area and commercial needs.
Do be sure that you don't put hundreds of hours of effort into your studies, then call a halt and expect somebody else to find you a job. Stop procrastinating and get out there. Invest the same resource into landing the right position as it took to pass the exams.
The classroom style of learning we remember from school, involving piles of reference textbooks, is often a huge slog for most of us. If all this is ringing some familiar bells, find training programs which feature interactive and multimedia modules. If we can involve all our senses in the learning process, then the results are usually dramatically better.
Interactive full motion video utilising video demo's and practice lab's will forever turn you away from traditional book study. And they're far more fun. You must ensure that you see examples of the study materials provided by any company that you may want to train through. Be sure that they contain instructor-led video demonstrations with virtual practice-lab's.
Choose actual CD or DVD ROM's where possible. You can then avoid all the difficulties of broadband outages, failure and signal quality issues etc.
An advisor that doesn't dig around with lots of question - it's likely they're just a salesperson. If someone pushes specific products before looking at your personality and whether you have any commercial experience, then it's definitely the case. If you've got a strong background, or perhaps a bit of live experience (possibly even some previous certification?) then it's more than likely the level you'll need to start at will vary from someone who is just starting out. For those students embarking on IT studies from scratch, it can be useful to break yourself in gently, beginning with user-skills and software training first. This can be built into most accreditation programs.
Make sure you don't get caught-up, as many people do, on the training process. You're not training for the sake of training; this is about gaining commercial employment. You need to remain focused on where you want to go. You may train for one year and then end up doing a job for a lifetime. Don't make the mistake of opting for what may seem to be an 'interesting' course only to spend 20 years doing a job you don't like!
Be honest with yourself about the income level you aspire to and whether you're an ambitious person or not. This will influence which particular accreditations you will need and what'll be expected of you in your new role. Seek out help from an experienced advisor that appreciates the market you're interested in, and is able to give you 'A day in the life of' synopsis of what duties you'll be performing with each working day. It makes good sense to ensure you're on the right track well before you start on any retraining programme. After all, what is the point in starting your training and then realise you've made a huge mistake.
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