Is taking a Comptia A+ worth it?

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I'm helping my brother get his feet on the ground by assisting him find a entry level Job. Do you think a Comptia A+ and Matric is worth it to find something?
 

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I personally wouldn't touch the Comptia certs as I don't feel they are valued much.

If he's interested in Linux I'd go after the RHCSA first as RH certs still hold a fair amount of weight.

That being said A+ and N+ is probably a good start if he's got zero experience - but I'd self study as they're definitely not worth the 10k+ some schools charge (for the same material you can download).
 
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We are thinking of doing self study rather then pay for high fees at local centers.

He definitely does not have experience. So he'll be doing a A+ and N+ :) We looking for something that can get him in the door for a entry level Job soon

I was doing some research and then noticed that there's new codes being brought in tomorrow on the 15th January 2019

http://www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/

220 - 1001 & 220 - 1002 (core 1 and core 2 series)

Will these be different compared to the first ones?

I personally wouldn't touch the Comptia certs as I don't feel they are valued much.

If he's interested in Linux I'd go after the RHCSA first as RH certs still hold a fair amount of weight.

That being said A+ and N+ is probably a good start if he's got zero experience - but I'd self study as they're definitely not worth the 10k+ some schools charge (for the same material you can download).
 

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I'm helping my brother get his feet on the ground by assisting him find a entry level Job. Do you think a Comptia A+ and Matric is worth it to find something?
If he has very little knowledge of computing, then yes, it's a good way to start, but if he is well versed with hardware, then I'd say it's a waste of time.

Rather do something like CCNA or MCSE or something in that line.
 
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