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What Is Microsoft's = To CompTIA A+ ?

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Occasional Contributor

Hello Community Members

 

I was wondering what EQUAL Microsoft have compared to CompTIA A+

https://www.comptia.org/certifications/a

Would VERY-MUCH prefer to do a Microsoft qualification instead

All help VALUED and I Thank you for your time and Do KEEP Safe !

Best 

Paul

6 Replies

@GreyMatterOne There is not a matching certification as the CompTIA A+ course is geared towards hardware and vendor neutral software. Microsoft does not have a hardware certification. You can find the Microsoft Certifications here. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/

@John Deardurff 

Hello John 

Thanks for that info

What about MCSA is that not similar BUT I suppose speciality to Microsoft No !?

MCSA.jpg

https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+certified+solutions+associate&lvl=1&FORM=PMETIS&filters=ans%...

 

What do YOU THINK would be better ?

Your and everyone's help is MOST VALUED

Best

Paul

@John Deardurff 

 

Just a quick update John 

I think with the CompTIA A+ 

Can write Ae + after my name (not sure) does the Microsoft one do something similar ALTHOUGH would NOT MIND doing just Microsoft THINK THERE THE BEST !

Been accessing Windows for my VERY 1st computer since XP and so far done so...

Nice chatting and I look forward to your reply

Best

Paul

Best Response confirmed by GreyMatterOne (Occasional Contributor)
Solution
It depends, there are a variety of MCSA and Azure Role based certifications. So it would depend on which Microsoft technology you wish to focus. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-certification.aspx Again, none of the Microsoft certifications focus on hardware. However, at this point, If I was starting with certifications, I would probably start with Azure Fundamentals https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-fundamentals

@John Deardurff 

 

Hello John

 

Thanks that is really kool

Azure being "Cloud Base" seems that is where most documentations are going now so YES !

Will make my mind up and decide INTERESTING 

Best Paul

 

 

@John Deardurff 

 

YES ! Spot On ! 

Thankz