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Need Sum Advice About Becoming A Computer Tech


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#1 blackhawk5941

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:12 AM

I want to become a computer tech but don't know were to start. My goals are that i want to be able to fix and build computers. People have suggested me to study for the A+ Certification. What books are most update and will help me get ready to take the test. furthermore people have suggested books by Jean Andrews but what edition should i get.


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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 06:10 AM

Hello blackhawk5941,

i would say that some form of online certification would be best if looking for a job. I found that amazon has all the books I could ever need, it doesn't really matter how old the books are as the older books will give a better understanding of the fundamentals and history of PC's.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:36 AM

Join the Navy. Or go to a tech school. In the long run you'll be better off than trying to self-teach. I'm in school studying to be an IT specialist right now. And I'm old

I statrted working with/on computers in the early seventies. But 30 years of experience isn't worth sh*t, today. :thumbsup:

Edited by MattV, 18 August 2008 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:56 AM

I would suggest you that there are many books available refer some good books, so that it helps to get some knowledge on computer or you have another way is that take help of tutorials. Search for the tutorials in the net, I'm sure you will get plenty of results. Hope this could help you.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:35 PM

A+ certification is the place to start.
You should buy computer parts and try to put together a PC yourself.
There are tons of tutorials online to help you.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

Hopefully these links will be of some assistance

How to Become a Computer Service Technician

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#7 blackhawk5941

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:59 PM

Thanks everyone for the advice especially the links. :thumbsup:
Matthew 7:8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:46 PM

For theory, the above links are good. For hands on, nothing beats picking up an older Plll and rip it apart and put it back together again.

Good Luck

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:11 AM

For theory, the above links are good. For hands on, nothing beats picking up an older Plll and rip it apart and put it back together again.

Good Luck


I agree completely.
Regards,

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