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Old 06-14-2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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I think my brain is going to explode.

So I am trying top get hired for this job at Dell in Nashville. Well, you need a certification to even be considered for the job. So since I am working this crap job at a pizzaria, I thought I would go for the cheaper MCP test over the A+ for now. So I figured I would study for the 70-271 since I have already done a lot of this type of support before.

If I read one more question that begins with "You are a desktop support technician..." I think I am going to blow my brains out.
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ewww. Good luck, but I couldn't imagine anything worse than being a desktop support technician.
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Read the book and take the practice tests until you know them by heart. Most of those tests are nearly identical in their questions to the practice material.
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ewww. Good luck, but I couldn't imagine anything worse than being a desktop support technician.
But the pay is great.

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Read the book and take the practice tests until you know them by heart. Most of those tests are nearly identical in their questions to the practice material.
That's my plan. I hope to schedule the test for next week. I am sick of making less than $100 a week at my current job.
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Take the A + It's not that hard and if you take the practice test like Spector suggested it's a snap
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So I am trying top get hired for this job at Dell in Nashville. Well, you need a certification to even be considered for the job. So since I am working this crap job at a pizzaria, I thought I would go for the cheaper MCP test over the A+ for now. So I figured I would study for the 70-271 since I have already done a lot of this type of support before.

If I read one more question that begins with "You are a desktop support technician..." I think I am going to blow my brains out.

If you have the time, go for it. I've heard a lot of jobs can be had with the A+ cert.
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I feel for ya.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #8
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If you have the time, go for it. I've heard a lot of jobs can be had with the A+ cert.
I could probably walk in and pass it. I'm just to poor to pay the $300 right now.
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I could probably walk in and pass it. I'm just to poor to pay the $300 right now.
I know how that goes.
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I've mastered all but two sections of the test. I should be able to test this week.
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

you had to pay $300 to get a printout saying you can work with some software?

sheesh.. almost as bad as ASE tests... which really don't help much aside from having plaques that look good on your toolchest...
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:14 AM   #13
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you had to pay $300 to get a printout saying you can work with some software?

sheesh.. almost as bad as ASE tests... which really don't help much aside from having plaques that look good on your toolchest...
I get a numer too! :whistle:
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

I'm scheduled for the 21st @ 8:30AM.
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

I work for tech support, and there are too many idiots in this world.
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I work for tech support, and there are too many idiots in this world that think they know what they are doing.
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

The best line is, I've already done that, oh I think I got it let me try this.

Me: Ma'am please restart your computer...

Customer: Ok

Me: Let me know when its back at your desktop.

Ok, well want me to turn it back on?

Me: Yes

Customer: Um, i just turned it on, the screen is the same, its all stuck...

Me: Did you go to start then shutdown? Or hold down the power button?

Customer: I hit the button on the screen

Me: *Hits Mute Button* We got another ****ing idiot.

Working as tech, be one with the mute button
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:44 PM   #18
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

I had a guy that installed three video cards. One nVidia, two ATi card. One of the ATi cards was a capture card.

He kept wondering why he had a missing device in device manager.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:05 AM   #19
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w00t! I passed. I am Microsoft Certified Professional now.

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Thanks. It's a great feeling.
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Re: I think my brain is going to explode.

lol, i've got the roadmaps for the A+ test on cd. my stepdad works at dell... too bad for both of us that they're in the process of laying off 4000 people

otherwise, i'd be working at dell instead of the ****hole i'm at now
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lol, i've got the roadmaps for the A+ test on cd. my stepdad works at dell... too bad for both of us that they're in the process of laying off 4000 people

otherwise, i'd be working at dell instead of the ****hole i'm at now
Pft. Not Nashville. They are looking for inside sales right now.
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really, hmm, i'll have to ask about that. my stepdad is an xps phone support tech in nashville
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www.del.com/lcareers

Prepare to suck a manager's dick for the job though.
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****in A+, I missed the certification by 1 question. Oh well, It was free. Takin advantage of taxpayers :buckteeth
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congrats.

and welcome to hell haha. id say a small portion (20% maybe?) of my internship is IT help. i help college graduates maximize windows and attach pdfs to emails... the only rewarding part of the menial work is that if you create a shortcut or something simple like that for an older boss... youre as golden as the second coming of christ.
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I could never do IT work
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I did it for a semester when I worked for SCI. It wasn't too bad, but it certainly wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
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Congrats on the test !!! Now that you got the A + go for network + then move on to the Microsoft cert's
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I did it for a semester when I worked for SCI. It wasn't too bad, but it certainly wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
The average DST does it for two years.
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