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Afterb beingb ableb tob dob ab littleb bitb moreb researchb onb theb topic.b Especiallyb forb ab guyb likeb
myselfb thatb it’sb justb startingb out.b Andb I’mb startingb tob kindb ofb meb waysb asb farb asb withb theseb
classesb now.b Gettingb CompTIb A+b certificationb Wouldb benefitb meb inb theb longb run.b
Especiallyb inb theb fieldb thatb Ib amb tryingb tob getb intob onceb Ib amb allb setb andb doneb withb school.b Isb
tob gob aheadb andb justb dob oneb ofb theseb classesb beforeb Ib startb atb school.b Theyb offerb sob manyb
differentb tradesb inb theseb subjectsb tob whereb youb justb gob forb ab coupleb ofb monthsb andb thenb youb
getb ab certificationb forb it.b Havingb thatb certificationb willb allowb meb tob prettyb muchb dob anythingb
Ib wantb inb myb field.b Thereb willb beb nob restrictionsb onb whatb Ib canb dob withb myb certifications.b
Basically,b sayingb Ib canb dob prettyb muchb anywhereb Ib wantb becauseb Ib haveb theb certifications.b
Withb anyb degreeb orb certificationb itb willb openb upb doors.b Withb thatb beingb saidb itb willb openb upb
opportunitiesb tob meb forb moreb moneyb .Ib knowb withb tryingb tob getb yourb certificationb willb takeb
someb moneyb andb someb patients.b Withb theb voucherb codeb forb theb certificationb isb notb ab badb
priceb inb myb opinion.b Butb I’mb prettyb sureb youb canb gob anyb pleaseb tob probablyb getb itb cheaper.b
Orb someb placesb haveb programsb whereb youb canb learnb forb free.b Ib knowb withb myb job.b Whichb isb
inb theb hospitalb fieldb ,offerb Programsb asb longb asb web keepb itb in-house.b Ib wantedb tob getb theb
CompTIAb A+b certificationb rightb fromb theb momentb Ib gotb tob knowb aboutb it.b Sinceb Ib haveb ab
keenb interestb inb technology,b Ib believeb thisb industrialb certificationb willb helpb meb tob beb betterb
preparedb tob graspb theb evolvingb technologicalb elements.b Thisb certificateb wouldb showb myb
capabilityb andb strengthsb asb anb ITb professionalb tob myb employers.b Apartb fromb this,b Ib wouldb beb
empoweredb tob optimallyb adaptb tob theb evolvingb technologicalb landscape.b Ib wouldb beb betterb
preparedb tob employb myb technology-drivenb skillsb andb knowledgeb inb diverseb areasb suchb asb
cloudb technology,b datab managementb andb manyb moreb .Inb orderb tob makeb theb mostb ofb theb
courseb andb certification,b Ib wouldb haveb tob maintainb ab disciplinedb studyb plan.b Ib wouldb haveb tob
allocateb ab fewb hoursb everyb weekb sob thatb Ib couldb coverb theb learningb areas.b Moreover,b Ib mustb
alsob focusb onb myb personalb responsibilitiesb asb wellb sob thatb myb learningb wouldb notb hamperb theb
responsibilitiesb thatb Ib haveb towardsb others.b Theb discountb codeb thatb hasb beenb providedb onb theb
CBITb Centralb wouldb alsob beb veryb beneficialb forb meb asb Ib wouldb beb ableb tob curtailb myb
expenditureb onb thenb courseb substantially.b Havingb theb CompTIAb certificationb isb anb addedb
benefitb forb anyoneb tryingb tob enterb theb ITb field.b Itb isb ab certificateb thatb allowsb youb tob learnb theb
industryb andb basicb knowledgeb neededb whenb tryingb tob acquireb it.b Withb theb wayb thatb
technologyb isb growingb andb theb wayb it'sb takingb overb ourb everydayb livesb havingb ab certificateb
likeb thisb tob helpb boostb yourb knowledgeb andb careerb isb ab benefit.b I'veb alwaysb beenb ab bigb
technologyb geekb andb haveb alwaysb hadb myb handb inb itb somehow.b Sob pursingb ab careerb inb
somethingb thatb Ib amb sob deeplyb attachedb tob isb amazing.b Myb endb goalb isb tob finishb myb classesb
andb getb myb degree.b Afterb thatb Ib wantb tob startb offb atb ab decentb sizedb technologyb companyb andb
workb IT.b Afterb awhileb ofb beingb employedb andb havingb myb feetb inb theb waterb Ib wouldb likeb tob
startb myb ownb businessb doingb cyberb securityb andb ITb needsb forb companiesb thatb areb notb largeb
enoughb tob affordb theb servicesb ofb theb biggerb moreb wellb namedb companiesb thatb offerb theb sameb
thing.b Ib haveb actuallyb lookedb intob gettingb thisb certificationb beforeb Ib evenb decidedb tob gob backb
tob school.b Whenb Ib wasb inb theb Armyb theyb triedb tob convinceb meb tob studyb andb takeb theb courseb
forb certificationb meb beingb youngb andb notb wiseb neverb didb takeb it.b Lookingb backb thatb couldb
haveb helpedb myb careerb inb theb Armyb andb notb tob mentionb theb civilianb sideb ofb things.b Evenb nowb
Ib stillb seeb theb needb inb thisb certificationb andb Ib dob haveb muchb interestb inb gettingb it,b ifb Ib canb takeb
itb forb ab fractionb ofb theb priceb evenb better.b Gettingb thisb certificationb willb beb ab greatb startb tob
settingb yourselfb upb inb theb ITb worldb inb factb gettingb proofb thatb youb areb capableb ofb doingb whatb
youb areb writingb downb onb yourb resume.b Ib knowb ofb severalb companiesb thatb requireb youb tob getb
thisb certificationb beforeb evenb applyingb forb ab jobb withb them.b Itb willb helpb meb inb myb careerb
becauseb Ib planb tob learnb asb muchb asb Ib canb inb thisb fieldb tob beb ableb tob achieveb myb goalb inb
becomingb ab cyberb securityb specialistb butb forb nowb Ib amb startingb small.b Ib wasb workingb asb ab
helperb inb myb localb computerb repairb shopb whichb isb nowb nob longerb aroundb dueb tob covidb sob Ib
hopeb thatb thisb timeb nextb yearb Ib canb beb workingb onb anb apprenticeshipb withb Dell.b Thisb willb beb
myb 4thb timeb applyingb butb hopefullyb withb ab degreeb andb certificationsb tob putb meb overb theb top.b
Ib wantb tob learnb asb muchb asb Ib canb inb thisb fieldb andb allb aspectsb ofb itb thatb wasb oneb ofb theb mainb
thingb thatb drewb meb tob thisb fieldb theb constantb changingb growingb andb adaptingb andb theb
challengesb thatb comeb withb it.b Havingb CompTIAb A+b certificationb isb ab greatb startb intob
launchingb myb ITb careerb andb Ib amb gladb thatb Ib choseb thisb routeb becauseb itb providesb meb theb
skillsb ofb solvingb technicalb problemsb andb tob becomeb ab gob tob personb forb basicb andb simpleb
issuesb tob professionalb businessb needs.b Thereb areb ab wideb rangeb ofb wellb establishedb companiesb
andb jobb opportunitesb thatb areb availableb withinb thisb fieldb andb thisb fieldb Ib thinkb willb alwaysb
haveb jobb availabiltyb ofb someb degreee.b Withb everythingb becomingb somehowb technologyb
basedb havingb skillsb tob understandb andb problemb solveb ab professionb thatb isb onb theb riseb andb willb
haveb longivity.b Ib haveb alwaysb beenb interestedb inb theb wayb computersb andb devicesb workb andb
howb theyb comeb togetherb tob provideb information,b services,b gamesb andb etcb thatb peopleb needb orb
enjoyb tob have.b Ib getb tob takeb apartb andb buildb devicesb andb systemsb tob helpb secureb andb ensureb
devicesb areb runningb smoothlyb andb thatb securityb isb upb tob date.b Ib lookb forwardb tob undertandingb
mobileb devicesb becauseb justb aboutb everyoneb Ib knowb hasb ab mobileb deviceb andb knowingb howb
tob fixb andb operateb themb isb bigb businessb too.b Theb CompTIAb certificationb wouldb beb somethingb
ib amb interestedb inb getting.b Havingb thisb certificationb wouldb showb potentialb employersb thatb atb
theb veryb leastb ib haveb theb basicb knowledgeb neededb tob dob thisb job,b andb alsob showb thatb ib amb
committedb tob theb industryb ifb ib amb investingb inb certifications.b Thisb wouldb beb ab goodb startingb
pointb forb anb employerb tob lookb atb tob weedb outb theb candidatesb thatb areb maybeb notb asb seriousb
aboutb thisb professionb asb ab careerb andb reallyb findb theb personb whob isb goingb tob dob anythingb andb
everythingb tob getb betterb atb theirb job,b andb whob willb dob whateverb itb takesb necessaryb tob gainb
meaningfulb employment.b Ib willb definitelyb beb lookingb intob doingb thisb soon.Forb myb studyb planb
ib wouldb needb tob beb ableb tob putb asideb ab fewb extrab hoursb atb leastb eachb weekb tob beb ableb tob focusb
onb thatb onb topb ofb allb theb otherb dutiesb ib have,b work,b school,b family,b etc.b Asb longb asb ib canb dob
that,b ib couldb definitelyb getb theb certificationb andb theb discountb theyb haveb isb veryb goodb tob knowb
sob thatb whenb ib amb readyb ib canb useb it.b Havingb ab CompTIA+b certificationb isb definitelyb ab greatb
certificationb tob have.b Ib sayb thisb becauseb havingb thisb certificationb guaranteesb youb ab greatb
salaryb andb plentyb ofb opportunitiesb inb theb ITb world,b sob itb canb definitelyb openb ab lotb ofb doors.b
Havingb thisb certificationb saysb thatb youb canb dob moreb thanb oneb jobb inb IT,b itsb reallyb hasb ab lotb ofb
greatb benefitsb tob it.b Ib thinkb thatb forb meb personallyb itb willb beb ab greatb certificationb tob addb tob myb
resumeb evenb thoughb Ib planb tob startb myb ownb privateb cyberb securityb companyb whichb willb aidb
smallb businessesb inb myb community.b Tob ensureb thatb theirb personalb informationb remainsb safeb
atb allb timesb sob theyb dob notb haveb tob worryb aboutb leaksb ofb theirb customersb personalb
informationb orb theirb information.b Asb farb asb meb reachingb thisb goalb Ib willb haveb tob continueb tob
studyb extrab hard,b makeb sureb Ib stayb focusedb andb soakb upb asb muchb informationb asb Ib possiblyb
can.b Ib amb goingb tob makeb sureb Ib getb asb manyb certificationsb asb Ib possiblyb canb tob ensureb Ib haveb
allb theb knowledgeb forb myb businessb tob beb successful.b Theb onlyb credentialb withb performance-
basedb itemsb tob proveb prosb canb thinkb onb theirb feetb tob performb criticalb ITb supportb tasksb inb theb
moment.b Trustedb byb employersb aroundb theb worldb tob identifyb theb go-tob personb inb endb pointb
managementb &b technicalb supportb roles.b Regularlyb re-inventedb byb ITb expertsb tob ensureb thatb itb
validatesb coreb skillsb andb abilitiesb demandedb inb theb workplace.b Includingb Windows,b Mac,b
Linux,b Chromeb OS,b Androidb andb iOSb andb administerb client-basedb asb wellb asb cloud-basedb
(SaaS)b software.b Troubleshootb andb problemb solveb coreb serviceb andb supportb challengesb whileb
applyingb bestb practicesb forb documentation,b changeb management,b andb scripting.Supportb basicb
ITb infrastructureb andb networking.b Havingb theb appropriateb staffb andb toolsb forb problemb solvingb
shouldb exceedb towardsb bothb employeesb andb tob workb withb theirb networks.b Implementb basicb
datab backupb andb recoveryb methodsb andb applyb datab storageb andb managementb bestb practicesb itb
developedb theb correctb answerb inb whatb employeesb canb observeb eachb experienceb uponb theb
basicb data.b Followb bestb practicesb forb safety,b environmentalb impacts,b andb communicationb andb
professionalism.b Thisb hasb seenb differentb typesb ofb techb companiesb thatb supportb whatb andb
whenb tob helpb customersb andb employees.b Theb CompTIAb A+b certificationb examb isb oneb ofb theb
certificationsb thatb Ib absolutelyb planb onb pursuing.b Thisb isb anb importantb certificationb thatb willb
helpb testb myb ownb personalb knowledgeb andb know-how,b asb wellb asb beb ab goodb resumeb booster.b
Theb endb goalb isb ab cyberb securityb jobb forb meb butb thereb areb ab fewb differentb CompTIAb
certificationsb thatb Ib amb interestedb inb gettingb thatb willb helpb meb alongb theb way.b Havingb thisb
certificationb amongb othersb willb helpb meb keepb ab jobb thatb isb inb highb demandb andb possiblyb anb
extremelyb valued/wantedb position.b Itb looksb likeb theb costb ofb thisb oneb specificb courseb willb beb
$226.00.b Forb me,b Ib wouldb needb tob keepb ab similarb schedule/routineb thatb Ib dob now,b duringb
school.b Ib amb currentlyb "balancing"b ab full-timeb job,b school,b familyb life,b personalb time,b withb ab
newb babyb onb theb way!b Thisb isb whyb myb schedulingb hasb tob runb likeb clockwork.b Ifb Ib wasb
studyingb forb anb extrab certificationb testb alongb withb theseb things,b Ib wouldb needb tob dedicateb anb
extrab hourb everydayb tob theseb extrab studies.b Ib thinkb thatb notb procrastinatingb anythingb andb
hittingb theb studyingb everydayb willb keepb meb onb ab goodb pathb tob understandingb theb certificationb
examsb andb andb anythingb elseb schoolb throwsb atb me.b heb certificationb willb helpb meb alotb whenb itb
comesb tob myb futureb inb computerb securityb andb whatb careerb Ib ultimatelyb wantb tob gob with!b Ib
haveb decidedb thatb afterb Ib amb finishedb withb thisb degree,b Ib amb goingb tob pursueb myb wantedb
careerb ofb computerb hardwareb engineering.b Thisb certificateb willb helpb meb furtherb myb
knowledgeb ofb whatb Ib wouldb needb inb orderb tob setb up.b Givenb theb chanceb tob getb theb certificateb
willb giveb meb theb absoluteb bestb opportunityb tob proceedb inb accomplishingb inb ITb organizationsb
whichb Ib thinkb withb thisb certificateb itb wouldb helpb meb reachb thoseb standardsb ofb theb goalsb Ib haveb
plannedb inb theb nearb futureb ofb workingb inb IT.b Howb dob useb ab techb supportb gaveb meb ab betterb
viewb ofb howb tob approachb differentb strategies.b Oneb ofb theb jobsb Ib wantb tob gob forb forb achievingb
thisb certificateb isb cyberb securityb becauseb Ib alsob thinkb thatb breakingb downb theb computersb
securityb systemb andb upgradingb itb isb somethingb thatb Ib foundb veryb interesting.b Thankfullyb forb
takingb thisb theb courseb itb gaveb meb anb easyb outlookb ofb howb tob achieveb inb computerb security.b
Thisb certificationb wouldb helpb futureb employersb knowb thatb Ib knowb theb basicsb ofb Techb supportb
andb wouldb beb ableb tob fix/attendb tob theseb issues.b Evenb ifb youb planb onb goingb fartherb inb yourb
careerb tob somethingb suchb asb programmingb orb cyberb security,b youb alwaysb wantb tob haveb theb
basicsb down.b Theb moreb qualificationsb youb haveb theb moreb enticingb youb lookb tob yourb
employers.b Whenb youb haveb moreb tob offerb theb betterb jobsb youb canb getb andb ofb courseb betterb
pay.b Thisb certificationb wouldb helpb meb confirmb thatb Ib knowb theb informationb web coveredb inb
thisb courseb andb wouldb enableb meb tob feelb confidentb inb myb abilityb tob dob theseb tasks.b Itsb veryb
importantb inb thisb industryb thatb youb canb actb quicklyb andb fixb ab problemb inb ab timelyb manner.b
Lostb timeb =b lostb revenue.Ib tendb tob workb longb earlyb hoursb throughoutb theb weekb sob theb bestb
timeb forb meb tob studyb isb whenb Ib getb homeb afterb work.b Ib wantb tob setb asideb atb leastb anb hourb afterb
workb everydayb tob study/refreshb myb mindb onb theb information.b Myb daysb offb Ib primarilyb workb
onb school/study.b Theb certificationb willb helpb meb alotb whenb itb comesb tob myb futureb inb computerb
scienceb andb whatb careerb Ib ultimatelyb wantb tob gob with!b Ib haveb decidedb thatb afterb Ib amb finishedb
withb thisb degree,b Ib amb goingb tob pursueb myb wantedb careerb ofb computerb hardwareb engineering.b
Thisb certificateb willb helpb meb furtherb myb knowledgeb ofb whatb Ib wouldb needb inb orderb tob setb upb
andb programb hardwareb withb littleb tob nob issue.b Onb topb ofb that,b thereb areb otherb certificatesb thatb
Ib amb goingb tob seekb outb andb obtainb inb orderb tob furtherb progressb myb overallb knowledgeb ofb
technologyb andb hopefullyb landb ab jobb thatb Ib wouldb enjoy.b Somethingb possiblyb withb Raytheon,b
helpingb withb theb USb Defenseb Department.b Orb somethingb ab littleb moreb relaxedb suchb asb
Microsoft,b Sony,b orb anyb ofb theb bigb nameb companies.
Myb studyb plan,b isb quiteb simpleb butb allowsb meb tob keepb onb trackb andb stillb allotb myselfb theb timeb
forb everythingb else.b Onb daysb thatb Ib haveb workb Ib studyb forb 2b hoursb withoutb failb andb thenb setb
someb timeb forb myb extrab activitiesb suchb asb videob games.b Onb theb daysb thatb Ib haveb off,b Ib setb
aroundb fourb tob fiveb hoursb tob dob myb studiesb andb leaveb theb restb ofb theb dayb tob dob needsb suchb asb
cleaning.b Whenb lookingb inb tob theb CompTIAb A+b certificationb exam,b Ib feelb asb thoughb itb isb
worthb itb tob getb certified.b Whenb lookingb atb thisb typeb ofb certificationb itb isb somethingb thatb
showsb thatb youb haveb allb ofb theb basicsb downb pat.b Studyingb furtherb forb thisb willb benefitb meb byb
allowingb meb tob learnb moreb aboutb theb fieldb overall.b Ib hopeb tob workb inb anb I.T.b supportb positionb
mostlyb focusingb onb theb networkingb sideb ofb thingsb andb sob forb myb careerb choiceb Ib thinkb itb willb
beb beneficialb tob haveb thisb onb myb resumé.b Ib thinkb alsob havingb theseb certsb helpsb becauseb itb
makesb youb ab moreb wellb roundedb individual.b Thisb opensb youb upb tob sob manyb moreb optionsb andb
opportunities.b Theseb alsob strengthenb yourb understandingb ofb theb fieldb ofb work.b Theb wayb Ib willb
useb CBITb Centralb isb tob breakb itb upb throughoutb thisb yearb andb hopefullyb haveb itb completedb byb
theb endb ofb thisb year.b Theb Discountsb seemb greatb andb allowsb forb moreb flexibilityb whenb gettingb
yourb A+b cert.b Againb thisb certificationb isb somethingb Ib thinkb overallb willb supportb meb andb myb
careerb path.b Sinceb Ib amb newb tob IT.b Theb certificateb wouldb helpb meb beb ableb tob getb myb firstb ITb
job.b Likeb anotherb classmateb said.b Overb theb years’b experienceb willb outb wayb ab certificate.b Justb
startingb withoutb experience,b theb certificateb willb makeb itb easierb tob hookb ab goodb startingb job.
Myb studyb planb isb tob useb myb nextb fewb coursesb tob helpb meb getb readyb forb theb test.b Also,b willb
studyb onceb ab weekb usingb theb CBTCentralb site.b Tob prepareb meb forb theb testb thatb Ib willb scheduleb
moreb towardsb theb endb ofb thisb year.b Ib dob believeb thatb Ib haveb greatlyb increasedb myb knowledgeb
ofb IT.b neverb less,b Ib amb stillb ab noviceb comparedb tob otherb membersb ofb thisb class.b Atb myb work,b
Ib amb theb assistb IT.b Ib fixb whateverb problemsb Ib canb fixb atb myb jobb site.b Ifb Ib amb unableb tob fixb it.b
ourb companyb hasb itsb ownb ITb departmentb thatb willb stepb inb tob fixb whatb Ib can’t.b Oneb ofb them,b Ib
knowb veryb well.b Heb isb theb oneb whob pushedb meb tob takeb classesb inb it.b sinceb Ib showedb greatb
potential.b Whenb Ib wasb ableb tob outsmartb ourb softwareb specialistb fromb Sanb Francisco.b Whob
wasb overb 20b years’b experienceb inb softwareb managementb andb design.b Thisb certificationb canb
helpb meb getb anyb ITb job.b Myb goalb isb tob eventuallyb workb forb ab largeb corporateb companyb andb
hopefullyb moveb myb wayb upb intob theb higherb positionsb inb theb company.b Overall,b thisb
certificationb canb helpb meb withb reachingb myb goals.b Asb ofb rightb now,b Ib believeb Ib wouldb needb ab
coupleb yearsb inb theb fieldb tob reallyb haveb ab completeb understandingb ofb whatb Ib wouldb beb testedb
on.b Ib knowb withb ab coupleb yearsb ofb experienceb inb theb fieldb learningb fromb veterans,b Ib wouldb beb
moreb thanb readyb tob takeb ab certificationb test.b Ifb Ib wereb tob takeb thisb testb rightb atb theb moment,b
myb studyb planb wouldb consistb ofb 2-4b hoursb ofb studyingb andb takingb keyb notes.b Doingb thisb 3-5b
timesb ab weekb beforeb myb testb wouldb beb necessaryb forb meb tob beb completelyb readyb forb myb
certification.b Thisb certificationb wouldb lookb reallyb goodb onb myb resumeb forb theb futureb andb Ib
believeb moreb opportunitiesb wouldb comeb myb way.b Theb onlyb reasonb whyb Ib wouldn'tb takeb thisb
rightb nowb isb becauseb lackb ofb experienceb inb theb field.b Ib becameb A+b certifiedb overb tenb yearsb
ago.b Atb thatb timeb wasb stillb ab requiredb certificateb tob haveb inb theb ITb field.b Ib letb itb expire,b theb
employerb Ib hadb thatb timeb didn’tb careb ifb Ib hadb itb orb not,b Ib wasb hiredb intob thatb roleb forb theb workb
experienceb Ib hadb atb otherb companies,b andb theyb wereb notb concernedb about.b Theb sameb willb beb
trueb forb ab lotb ofb you.b Itb isb ab goodb certb tob haveb whenb youb areb stillb youngb inb yourb ITb career.b
Onceb youb reachb theb five-plusb yearb mark,b certsb startb tob meanb less,b andb theb workb experienceb
startsb tob speakb louderb onb yourb resume.b Theb planb Ib usedb tob getb whenb Ib testedb forb myb A+b wasb
simple.b Readb theb officialb studyb guideb nob lessb thanb three-timeb andb scheduleb myb testb forb ab dateb
threeb monthsb out.b Thisb putb pressureb onb meb tob studyb andb ab deadlineb tob stayb focusedb on.b Afterb
theb firstb time,b Ib readb theb officialb studyb guide.b Ib tookb ab practiceb testb andb thenb focusedb onb theb
areasb Ib wasb lackingb in,b enablingb meb tob addressb weaknesses.b Ib passedb onb theb firstb attempt.b
Backb whenb Ib tookb theb exam,b thereb wereb onlyb studyb guides,b videos,b andb bootb campb weekendb
classes.b Havingb ab courseb likeb thisb isb anb excellentb resourceb forb anyoneb thatb wantsb tob takeb theb
A+b exam.b Whenb Ib thinkb ofb theb Comptiab careerb pathb myb plansb includeb gettingb certificationsb
inb A+,b Security,b andb Cloud.b Informationb technologyb careersb willb requireb certificationsb andb ab
collegeb degreeb tob succeed.b Peopleb wantb experienceb andb knowledgeb forb theb manyb informationb
technologyb positionsb thatb areb outb there.b Ib startedb myb careerb workingb withb contractorsb forb ab
coupleb ofb majorb corporations.b Manyb employersb thatb wereb seekingb applicantsb didn’tb lookb atb
myb applicationb untilb Ib gotb certifiedb withb myb A+.
Lookingb forwardb investingb theb $226.00b paysb forb itself,b it’sb neverb toob muchb whenb itb comesb tob
ab careerb inb Informationb Technology.b Longb nightsb studyingb forb eachb classb andb weeklyb
participatingb willb payb offb soonerb orb later.
I’veb workedb inb thisb fieldb forb overb tenb years,b andb Ib wouldb notb haveb doneb itb withoutb A+b
certification.b Ib willb takeb theb testb thisb monthb sob everythingb canb beb fresh.b Ib wasb afraidb becauseb
ofb howb muchb itb tookb meb theb firstb time.b Ib passb itb withb greatb joyb andb Ib can'tb believeb itb expired.b
Whenb Ib getb itb againb Ib willb makeb sureb itb staysb upb tob dateb andb notb expiredb it'sb ab lotb ofb work.b Ib
dob planb onb pursuingb thisb industryb certification.b Ib wantb tob takeb theb certificationb examb afterb Ib
finishb allb ofb myb courses.b Ib thinkb itb wouldb beb beneficialb tob earnb myb certificateb forb theb fieldb ofb
workb Ib wantb tob beb in.b Ib wantb tob beb inb ITb management.b Employeesb lookb atb certificationsb
alongb withb yourb collegeb degree.b Ib feelb thatb justb theb degreeb isn'tb enough.b Whenb Ib wasb anb
Internetb Techb Supportb Agentb Ib hadb ab certificationb fromb theb Internetb companyb Ib workedb for.b
Thatb provedb thatb Ib wasb ab goodb candidateb forb theb job.b Ifb youb didn'tb getb theb certificationb youb
hadb tob retakeb theb classb andb tryb againb orb youb didn'tb getb theb job.b Ib wantb tob getb theb practiceb
examb sob Ib canb practiceb beforeb Ib takeb theb actualb exam.b Ib alsob wantb tob studyb ab littleb moreb
beforeb theb exam.b Ib wantb tob knowb asb muchb asb possible.b Ib alsob feelb thatb gettingb certifiedb willb
helpb whenb Ib pursueb myb bachelorsb andb myb mastersb degree.b Ib thinkb collegesb willb lookb atb myb
certificationb asb ab plusb ifb Ib decideb tob gob tob ab differentb collegeb forb higherb education.b Ib believeb
thatb havingb thisb industryb certificationb isb criticalb inb achievingb myb futureb goals.b Itb benefitsb meb
byb provingb throughb testingb thatb Ib haveb learnedb properb methodsb andb procedures.b Myb planb isb
tob moveb intob ITb management,b andb knowb thatb thatb beingb certifiedb isb ab wayb ofb showingb skills,b
andb alsob motivationb inb theb fieldb ofb myb choice.b Ib thinkb thatb someoneb withoutb theseb
certificationsb wouldb getb passedb overb forb opportunityb whereb someoneb whob isb certifiedb wouldb
atb leastb beb considered.b Thisb classb isb theb 2ndb inb myb 2ndb year,b andb Ib planb onb atb leastb havingb
myb A+b completedb beforeb theb endb ofb thisb academicb year.b Havingb CBITb Central,b Ib thinkb willb
helpb tob putb thisb planb inb actionb withb practice,b tips,b andb videos.b Thisb inb additionb tob myb normalb
academicb loadb itb willb assistb inb achievingb theb goalsb thatb Ib haveb setb forb myself.b Theb studyb planb
thatb Ib haveb isb tob justb continueb onb theb pathb thatb Ib createdb whenb Ib firstb startedb schoolb again.b
Createb smallb goalsb tob helpb accomplishb theb largerb ones,b andb continueb tob makeb newb goalsb onceb
thoseb areb achieved.b Theb discountb voucherb isb goingb tob beb ab greatb helpb tob meb sinceb Ib switchedb
tob ab lesserb payingb jobb withb reducedb responsibilityb whileb Ib wasb focusingb onb myb academics.b Ib
haveb beenb workingb inb customerb serviceb forb years.b Ib hadb triedb tob gob tob collegeb previously,b butb
eventuallyb droppedb myb classesb afterb theb deathb ofb myb father.b Partb ofb theb reasonb Ib returnedb tob
collegeb isb dueb tob theb highb levelb ofb anxietyb directlyb causedb byb workingb inb customerb service.b
Itb wasb ab dailyb amountb ofb stressb tob knowb thatb Ib wasb simplyb ab cashier,b theb mostb challengingb
partb ofb myb jobb wasb havingb patience,b andb everyb singleb dayb Ib wouldb haveb ab completeb strangerb
shoutingb meb down.b Myb goalb isb tob neverb experienceb thatb again,b andb tob haveb ab jobb Ib canb enjoyb
doingb withoutb everb feelingb belittled.b Ib haveb attemptedb tob getb myb footb inb theb doorb forb entry-
levelb ITb jobs,b butb whenb Ib explainedb Ib wasb stillb takingb generalb coursesb (Ib believeb Ib wasb inb ab
Nutritionb courseb atb theb time),b Ib hadb employersb literallyb laughingb onb theb phone.b Tob thisb day,b
I’mb stillb confusedb sinceb I’veb knownb peopleb thatb workedb forb thoseb sameb companiesb thatb hadb
begunb withb little-to-nob experienceb butb I’mb notb goingb tob shareb myb theoriesb asb tob whyb theyb
didn’tb hireb me.b Havingb thisb certificationb willb allowb meb tob finallyb beginb myb careerb inb IT,b andb
receiveb ab decentb wageb thatb willb allowb meb tob getb myb firstb apartmentb (inb myb lateb 20’s).b Ib haveb
alwaysb beenb passionateb aboutb technology,b andb havingb ab jobb whereb Ib canb utilizeb myb
experienceb andb skillsb asb wellb asb workb myb wayb upb tob largerb rolesb willb giveb meb ab dailyb senseb
ofb satisfaction.
Myb ultimateb goalb isb tob eventuallyb achieveb ab Master’sb degreeb inb myb field,b andb feelb valuableb
inb theb workforce.b Whenb Ib initiallyb startedb atb theb Universityb ofb Phoenix,b Ib wasb overwhelmedb
becauseb Ib hadb beganb workingb onb softwareb developerb coursesb andb realizedb Ib shouldb haveb
signedb upb forb differentb courses.b Itb wasb hardb forb meb tob pickb upb onb methodologiesb suchb asb
“Scrum”b andb Waterfall”,b thusb Ib changedb course.b Myb goalb isb tob learnb code.b Althoughb Ib enjoyb
workingb directlyb withb hardware,b especiallyb recentlyb sinceb I’mb goingb tob attemptb tob installb ab
customb heatsinkb inb myb MacBookb Airb (whichb hasb ab fanb that’sb literallyb justb ab placebo),b Ib
wouldb beb muchb moreb valuableb tob employersb ifb Ib knowb multipleb codingb languagesb andb
continueb tob educateb myself.b I’db likeb tob workb onb myb resumeb oneb dayb andb knowb thatb Ib nob
longerb needb tob listb myb customerb serviceb experienceb inb detail.b Partb ofb myb studyb planb includesb
goingb throughb myb previousb coursesb andb re-readingb theb material,b whichb I’mb alreadyb doing.b
Answeringb multipleb choiceb questionsb andb simulationsb areb differentb fromb actuallyb beingb ableb
tob pullb terminologyb fromb memoryb andb troubleshooting.b I’db likeb tob confirmb Ib understandb theb
material.b Thisb course’sb textbookb andb myb previousb courseb isb filledb withb noteb aboutb whatb
wouldb beb necessaryb forb CompTIA,b andb I’veb takenb noteb ofb eachb note.b I'veb beenb creatingb myb
ownb flashcards,b butb I'veb finallyb begunb tob useb thoseb availableb inb MindTap.b I'veb foundb themb tob
beb convenientb (exceptb onb myb smartphoneb dueb tob theb website'sb unnecessarilyb crampedb
navigation)b andb Ib willb recommendb othersb useb itb asb well.b CompTIA’sb websiteb hasb examb
preparationb resourcesb thatb I’mb planningb tob utilize,b suchb asb CertMasterb Learnb forb A+.b Ib planb
tob spareb nob expenseb tob makeb sureb Ib amb preparedb forb CompTIAb (thoughb theyb dob useb Affirmb
forb monthlyb payments).b Allb ofb theb discountb codesb appearb tob expireb atb theb endb ofb theb year.b
Professorb Salleeb mentionedb inb hisb postb thatb someb studentsb canb buyb anb answerb keyb andb
simplyb studyb theb answers.b Thisb mayb makeb senseb tob meb moreb thanb theb reader,b butb
informationb hasb layers,b andb oneb needsb tob understandb eachb ofb themb tob understandb theb
informationb theyb areb learning.b Ib wantb tob makeb sureb Ib amb preparedb forb jobb interviews,b andb Ib
amb preparedb tob startb workingb onb Dayb 1b inb myb firstb ITb job.b Simplyb memorizingb theb answersb
forb ab testb withoutb completelyb understandingb whatb theyb meanb mayb seemb easyb forb someb
people,b butb I’db likeb tob understandb theb informationb I’mb receiving.b It’sb necessaryb tob
understandb theb why,b how,b andb when.b Whenb Ib amb ready,b Ib simplyb needb tob followb theb
“CompTIAb Studentb Registrationb Instructionsb 2020”,b includingb applyingb theb discountb code,b
tob scheduleb myb test.b Ib dob hopeb Ib amb preparedb byb thatb dateb sob Ib canb utilizeb thoseb discountb
codes,b andb thatb Ib willb beb ableb tob selectb ab locationb withinb ab decentb timeframe.b Ib haveb tob keepb
inb mindb thatb there’sb stillb ab pandemicb sob theseb locationsb mayb change.
Whenb thinkingb ofb whyb Ib wouldb getb ab industryb certificationb suchb asb theb Comptiab A+b exam,b Ib
foundb theb majorb reasonb wouldb beb tob proveb myb worthb tob theb industryb byb testingb myb
knowledge.b Inb orderb tob passb throughb HRb filtersb onb applicationsb youb willb needb skills,b
certification,b orb both,b asb Ib amb knewb tob theb industryb Ib lackb theb skillsb necessaryb tob findb ab
decentb payingb techb jobb andb willb likelyb needb tob proveb myb knowledge,b learnedb inb school,b andb
applyb itb tob certificationsb thatb Ib canb placeb onb myb resumeb forb reviewb andb stillb expectb tob landb ab
decentb entry-levelb career.
1. Startb byb goingb tob www.pearsonvue.com/comptia
2. Thenb Ib willb createb anb account
3. Thenb Ib wouldb signb upb tob takeb theb Comptiab A+b 1b test
4. Thenb Ib wouldb takeb freeb onlineb practiceb testsb andb researchb studyb guides,b asb wellb asb
createb ab studyb guideb fromb theb lastb twob classesb Ib tookb sob Ib ensureb Ib haveb theb properb
knowledgeb tob succeed.
5. Ib willb readb overb theseb studyb guidesb andb takeb theb practiceb testsb untilb Ib feelb comfortableb
withb myb knowledge.
Ib haveb enjoyedb thisb course,b andb amb actuallyb lookingb intob takingb myb certification.b Theb
benefitsb ofb havingb theb certificationb areb goodb forb ab careerb inb theb ITb field,b andb areb validb forb
life.b Withb thisb courseb beingb alignedb withb theb CompTIAb A+b certification,b itb showsb muchb ofb
whatb technologyb hasb evolvedb inb businessb andb theb hardwareb thatb hasb changed.b Itb isb niceb tob
followb andb seeb thatb theb processb ofb settingb upb networks,b andb connectingb devicesb isb stillb theb
sameb althoughb theb speedsb inb whichb theb datab isb sentb andb receivedb isb muchb faster.b Ib feelb thatb
thisb courseb isb ab greatb wayb tob studyb andb learnb forb theb certificationb process,b andb havingb theb
CompTIAb A+b wouldb beb ab highlyb recommendedb certificationb forb ab resume.b
Ib amb hopingb tob startb ab careerb inb theb ITb field,b Ib knowb thatb muchb ofb thatb isb decidingb whatb
specificallyb whatb youb wantb tob workb with.b Ib haveb ab brotherb whob workedb withb ab helpb deskb forb
ab fewb years,b andb nowb isb workingb withb softwareb development,b andb heb hasb alwaysb saidb thatb heb
isb muchb moreb passionateb inb developmentb thanb heb wasb aboutb workingb inb ab helpb desk.b Thisb
courseb hasb helpedb meb getb ab feelb forb theb fieldb andb isb helpingb tob steerb meb inb theb directionb ofb ITb
workb Ib wouldb wantb tob pursue.b Pursuingb thisb certificationb evenb afterb beingb hiredb atb anb entryb
levelb positionb wouldb provideb theb opportunityb forb newb positionsb atb ab company.b Theb factb web
areb learningb thisb nowb isb sob coincidental.b Obtainingb thisb certificationb willb helpb proveb myb baseb
lineb skillsb tob workb inb ITb inb anb IoTb deviceb hardware/softwareb environment.b Afterb thisb courseb
ib planb tob reviewb myb examb prepb materialsb tob stayb refreshedb andb purchaseb theb examb withinb 30b
daysb fromb today.b Ib willb leaveb myb Mondaysb andb weekendsb tob examb prepb forb thisb certification.b
Theb discountb voucherb helpsb ab lotb withb theb initialb costb ofb theb examb evenb thoughb theb companyb
ib wouldb beb reimbursingb theb costsb ofb theseb exams.b However;b Ib wantb tob succeedb theb firstb timeb
sob ib planb tob dedicateb ab monthb worthb ofb myb weekendsb andb freeb timeb tob obtainingb thisb
certification.b Earningb ab degree,b certificateb orb someb typeb ofb proofb thatb illustratesb thatb notb onlyb
didb youb haveb theb patienceb tob learnb butb tob alsob comprehendb theb particularb subject.b Ifb youb haveb
ab homeb inb Texasb whereb itb isb hotb withb theb degreesb reachingb aboveb 100;b youb wouldb wantb
someoneb whob isb certifiedb tob repairb yourb air-condition.b Thisb doesn’tb meanb theb personb withb
theb acb certificationb wouldn’tb dob ab betterb jobb sometimesb theseb peopleb haveb moreb tob prove.b
Howeverb youb wantb feelb likeb youb areb givingb yourb moneyb tob someoneb whob guaranteeb theirb
work;b theb certificationb helpsb guaranteeb theb workb itself.b Anotherb exampleb ofb guaranteeingb
yourb knowledge;b myb husbandb broughtb meb anb Audib Q5b andb Ib loveb myb car.b Ib takeb myb carb tob
theb dealershipb forb allb theb maintenanceb includingb theb oilb change;b myb husbandb teasesb meb aboutb
overb payingb andb beingb haggledb byb theb salespersonb tob getb intob ab newb car,b andb payingb $200.00b
forb anb oilb change.b Ib canb takeb myb carb tob foreignb autob repairb forb ab oilb changeb andb Ib canb takeb
myb carb tob ab jiffyb lubeb forb anb oilb change.b Ib takeb myb carb tob theb audib dealershipb becauseb theyb
areb certifiedb inb audib carsb andb theyb areb certifiedb inb audib carb oilb changeb andb maintenance.b
Whenb Ib obtainb myb previousb certificateb itb wasb forb ab coupleb ofb reasons;b oneb beingb moreb
moneyb onb myb payb checkb andb twob becauseb Ib wantedb tob beb ableb tob askb forb moreb money.b Ib
currentlyb haveb ab certificationb sixb sigmab andb businessb analyst;b Ib obtainedb theseb certificationsb
whileb Ib wasb ab technicalb supportb callb centerb manager.b Ib earnb moreb money,b lessb stress,b andb
moreb jobb opportunitiesb withb thoseb certificateb thanb Ib didb asb ab manager.b Earningb ab CompTIAb
certificationb willb moveb myb careerb rightb intob theb directionb Ib need;b ab competitiveb careerb inb ITb
projects.b b
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