totoymola Posted October 17, 2005 Share Posted October 17, 2005 (edited) Hi guys. I need some advice..I am a nursing student, but obviously, I am a little obsessed with my computer. I gained my knowledge about computers on my own, without enrolling in any computer class. Yes. That is right. I did not take any computer class in my entire life. Never. Everything I know is mostly based on experience, from ebooks, and websites with priceless information (like MSFN). Honestly, I'm not that good, and up to now, I still consider myself as a n00b. But compared to others who did not have any formal computer education like me, I can say that I am on the "average" level.More than a year ago, my parents sent me here in the US to study. And seriously, my life here is a total b!tch because I got nothing. All I have is my beloved computer.. But what can I do? I cannot complain. I am an international student, so all my money goes to my tuition fee (darn it is so expensive!). I have to stand on my own, face all the hardships in life, try to be happy, and find a way to survive. But how? By getting a job? Yes! I want to get a decent job.. I currently work in the computer lab of my school. However, 20 hours per week @ $7.83/hour, that is not enough. I have to find another job..I searched for job openings (computer related, of course), and noticed that most employers require B.A. degree (preferabley computer science), and others require a certification (A+ or MCSE). I know I can do the job, but unfortunately, I do not have those requirements.. That is why I am planning to take the A+ Certification test.My questions are:1) Will the certification help me find a good paying job?2) Is the test difficult? Pointers and tips maybe?3) The CompTIA A+ Certification exam fee is too expensive for me ($89-$255 according to an article on the web). How can I get a discount?4) Am I doing the right thing? Am I on the right path?5) Please give me some advice/tips regarding this A+ Certification test, or anything related to this topic.Thanks for your time.Carlo Edited October 17, 2005 by totoymola Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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