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Discussion in 'Networking' started by chuxsta, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. chuxsta

    chuxsta Thread Starter

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    im considering doing a home study course to gain qualifications in networking.

    and wanted to know if ACITP ( The Association of Certified IT Professionals ) Diploma in Networking is any good?

    have viewed the course content and like the way its structured but wouldn't want to waste my time and money on an unrecognized certification. this is in the UK by the way, as im sure if differs in other countries.
     
  2. Memnoch322

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    I personally have never head of it. I would stick to Globaly reconized certs... from Cisco, Microsoft and Comptia. These all have the certs that HR departments look for. Now if you are trying to take a course to learn from the ground up, that is diffirent. I would look into programs at your local community colleges. I know in San Diego they offer free CCNA courses you jut pay for the test.
     
  3. chuxsta

    chuxsta Thread Starter

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    this is from compTIA by the way i forgot to mention it. that dimploma is what you get along side the compTIA certificate

    here is what they say rather than me try to put it in my own words..

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    Qualifications

    By completing the CompTIA Network+ Computer Networking course you achieve the Association of Certified IT Professional (ACITP) Diploma in Networking.

    You are putting yourself in charge of your career and, importantly will stand out from other applicants when job hunting. The CompTIA Network+ Computer Networking course will add value to your CV by demonstrating your understanding of computer networking, showing your commitment to the subject, as well as your commitment to your own personal development.

    The ACITP is a professional organization with over 5,000 members that promotes standards of excellence in the use of Information Technology. A qualification from an organization like this makes you stand out as a professional and can enhance your career prospects.

    The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is globally recognised as the leading trade association for the IT industry. CompTIA Network+ computer networking certification demonstrates to employers that you have acquired a competent standard of IT skills and knowledge. "

    also im in the UK not USA...
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Never heard of them, and a web search turns up a number of thumbs down recommendations. Apparently, they're just a front for some training company. Stick with the kinds of things previously recommended.
     
  5. Memnoch322

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    I am sure that if you research your local schools you can find something. Also almost anything that is taught through one of these classes can be learned by purchasing the book and doing the labs. Also like I said before you should check out the resources at you local school and colleges. Now if you already have a decent skill set research Pratice exams and such. These along with books will help out alot!

    Also, I just checked out there site and they spelled Desktop "Desk Top". Not a good sign. I would not give them any of my money!
     
  6. chuxsta

    chuxsta Thread Starter

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    Memnoch322, thanks for your quick replies,

    firstly im 31 so schooling is impossible with my life style i have to do home learning.
    and also its a bit different in the UK than it is in the USA regarding college and schooling.

    im looking to do home study, and this is via the home learning college that puts me on a compTIA course the other creditaion i mentioned i have just discovered is just some crappy creditation and logo you can use on your letter heads to say you are part of them.

    from what i have read i get the CompTIA Network+ Computer Networking recognized certificate from completing the course and the Association of Certified IT Professional (ACITP) Diploma in Networking is just thrown in if i choose to do an additional exam.

    so from your first post you say that CompTIA is ok and recognized on a global level?
     
  7. chuxsta

    chuxsta Thread Starter

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    thats how i have always spelled it in the UK to be honest. :D
    and my UK spell checker says its (y) ..

    i know it might seem like im defending them, thats far from the truth hehe. im just pointing out that UK and USA although very similar in all aspects do hold many many differences. i dated a USA girl for some time and got to see them first hand.. :D

    any way.. back to your original advice as long as it carries Cisco, Microsoft and Comptia cert its the way to go?
     
  8. Memnoch322

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    Yup anything from Cisco, CompTia or Microsoft will get the attention of the HR people when you send in the resume!
     
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