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:) What a weight off of my shoulders. I passed both exams this morning with no problem at all. I actually had to guess a bit on the OS part of the exam, so many obscure little Windows NT things that I didn't remember, but I passed and am now a certified Tech. I can officially start my business now.
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Jesus, doing exams in my mid thirties, I don't even want to think about it. :blink:

Well done!

 

Why did you have to do exams before being a computer techinian though? Does Canada have strict rules about the prospective self employed person's qualifications?

Any fucker can start a computer business here, you dont have to know your arse from your elbow.

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Why did you have to do exams before being a computer techinian though? Does Canada have strict rules about the prospective self employed person's qualifications?

 

All kinds of fun little stipulations. I wouldn't be able to work on any brand name computers like IBM, Compaq, Dell. I would end up voiding the warranty without my little sheet of paper. That would leave me with expired warranty systems as a customer base. Having the certification also puts my hourly rate up a couple of notches from what I could charge if I were just a guy doing it on the side. I haven't set my price scale yet, but depending on the job requested it will be anywhere between $15 and $30/ hour. That all hinges on getting my name recognized as a reputable repair person within the community of course.

 

 

Any fucker can start a computer business here, you dont have to know your arse from your elbow.

 

:lol: Yeah, we have some of those around here too and they only charge maybe $10 to do some work, but of course they can't guarantee that work. Up to the customer of course, but I hope to make some good cash with the warranty work. :)

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Yeah, congratulations NH! What sort of stuff do you have to know for A+ Certification? I'll have to look it up online later if you don't have time to write.

Sparhawk - A+ is a grade you can get in school, yes; but there's also some sort of computer certification program you can go through that just happens to use "A+" in its name.

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Yeah, congratulations NH! What sort of stuff do you have to know for A+ Certification? I'll have to look it up online later if you don't have time to write.

Sparhawk - A+ is a grade you can get in school, yes; but there's also some sort of computer certification program you can go through that just happens to use "A+" in its name.

A+ includes PC hardware and OS maintenance and repair. Also goes into some basic networking and printer maintenance. If you're a daring A+ tech, you can also do some minor Monitor repairs.

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You said "OS maintenance"! Everybody heard it! :)

:lol: I'll never say it again.

 

Oh, by the way. Anyone want to help me come up with a name for my business. Essentially, it's a home based computer repair service. I'm bone dry on names. I can never think of them, but if anyone has an idea of how to convey home computer repair in a clever way, I would appreciate the help.

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