A mini, impromptu, informal interview with Gabriel. Gabriel has completed numerous ITonRamp courses. Thanks, Gabriel, for sharing with us!
What kind of benefit did you get from the A+ course?
Definitely an overall knowledge of computer hardware. In addition, software and in-depth knowledge of the operating systems for Windows. Also how to communicate better in a strategic manner with the customers—learning to use words that make sense to them.
How do you see yourself using those skills in your career?
It’s going to have a large impact. As part of IT consulting, that knowledge is critical. Having an in-depth knowledge of operating systems and computer hardware and being able to understand that and being competent in that area is critical to troubleshooting and fixing any product in a business or home environment.
What would you say to other young people considering A+?
If they are considering a job in IT, it is extremely important. It is one of the basic foundational, certifications that you can get. It’s also helpful just in a home environment, because of the troubleshooting techniques and basic understanding of how a computer works, learned in this course. Doing self-study in that area can be very beneficial, but I’ve found that being in a class environment makes for easier/better accountability. You benefit so much from the webinars, forum, and calls every week, and it equips you for knowing how to study in a way that is streamlined and effective. Seriously recommended if you are going for a career in IT.
“Apply thine heart unto instruction,
and thine ears to the words of knowledge.”