Hello all im hoping you guys can help advise me on a few issues im having with the compTIA A+ and what road is best to go down. Ill do my best to give as much background information as I can and were im looking to go etc. Ill start with my self and the plan, right so im 25 years old and I work in admin at the mo I live in London and I what to change career, I would like to be a technician weather based in one location fixing computer, or out and about its fine (working with hands really) I dont really want to do help desk so any thing that buy passes that would be great. So far what I have done a City & Guilds level 1 & 2 in PC Maintenance and system support which were both passed. On finishing this 2 weeks ago I thought I would be able to start applying for jobs as thats what they stated in course info. I was wrong. Course link: http://www.lambethcollege.ac.uk/adults/course_list.cfm?widCall1=customWidgets.courses_list_courseDetail&course_cit_id=361&cta_tax_id=494&showCourseKey=true http://www.lambethcollege.ac.uk/adults/course_list.cfm?widCall1=customWidgets.courses_list_courseDetail&course_cit_id=759&cta_tax_id=494&showCourseKey=true All jobs so far I have lloked for have asked for people at degree level and other things that I dont have. So since seeing that I knew I would have to get another qualifications some were. So I came accross the compTIA A+ http://www.comptiauk.com/comptiaa+.html which is were my new list of questions comes in. I found this site that offers the training matrieal and online help etc but ther asking for £700-£1000 for it. thats alot of money and I dont want to be in the postion that I am in now again where I pay for a course that I cant even get a job from. I email my tutor today and he said I would be better off getting a compTIA book and reading through that then just booking a test which sounds better but is that better? so here are the questions that i need answered if any one can. can I get a job after doing the CompTIA A+? what jobs can you get with the CompTIA A+? is it worth doing the network+? Should I use the training site or am i better off just useing the books? If any one has any way or the best and faster way to get into IT please also advise.