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''2009-04-24 15:42:31'' [[nbsp]] Hello there and welcome to DavisWiki. You may want to consider the ["importance of using your real name"]. Surely you as a person don't go around introducing yourself as Mr./Ms. RealComputers. If you do, however, I apologize. ''2009-04-24 15:42:31'' [[nbsp]] Hello there and welcome to DavisWiki. You may want to consider the ["importance of using your RealName"]. Surely you as a person don't go around introducing yourself as Mr./Ms. RealComputers. If you do, however, I apologize.
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''2009-04-24 16:06:32'' [[nbsp]] I am amused that the best way you have found to criticize one of your competitors is to state that their techs aren't certified. Pretty much the only certification out there for general desktop repair is CompTIA's A+, which is an utter joke that I wouldn't recommend anyone waste their money on. All it proves is that you can regurgitate IRQ ports and understand computers on a very conceptual level, not that you have actual troubleshooting ability. Plus, the certification is for life with no requirement that you keep up with the current state of PC technology. I got the A+ a long time ago (on the government's dime!) and I don't bother putting it on my resumé anymore. It proves nothing and it makes me look amateurish if I actually believe it counts for anything.

Or do you expect a computer shop to have its employees go through each computer manufacturer's hardware repair programs? Admittedly, I never went after any of those, but I've seen training materials for a few as well as service manuals. A trained monkey could pass those certs and service these machines to the manufacturer's specifications. The rule for anything non-trivial seems to be "escalate to manufacturer," "reinstall operating system," or "replace logic board/video card/RAM" until the problem goes away.

Either way, your insistence that computer repair techs be certified brands you as an amateur.

--["Users/WilliamLewis"]

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2009-04-24 15:42:31   Hello there and welcome to DavisWiki. You may want to consider the importance of using your RealName. Surely you as a person don't go around introducing yourself as Mr./Ms. RealComputers. If you do, however, I apologize.

I've deleted your Grand Openings page because it is just begging to go stale. People will write pages and just disappear. It's best to write in a way that such pages are applicable in the long term. If you want to announce your grand opening, head on over to the Events Board. It keeps the wiki more up to date and you'll probably get more attention there. —WilliamLewis


2009-04-24 16:06:32   I am amused that the best way you have found to criticize one of your competitors is to state that their techs aren't certified. Pretty much the only certification out there for general desktop repair is CompTIA's A+, which is an utter joke that I wouldn't recommend anyone waste their money on. All it proves is that you can regurgitate IRQ ports and understand computers on a very conceptual level, not that you have actual troubleshooting ability. Plus, the certification is for life with no requirement that you keep up with the current state of PC technology. I got the A+ a long time ago (on the government's dime!) and I don't bother putting it on my resumé anymore. It proves nothing and it makes me look amateurish if I actually believe it counts for anything.

Or do you expect a computer shop to have its employees go through each computer manufacturer's hardware repair programs? Admittedly, I never went after any of those, but I've seen training materials for a few as well as service manuals. A trained monkey could pass those certs and service these machines to the manufacturer's specifications. The rule for anything non-trivial seems to be "escalate to manufacturer," "reinstall operating system," or "replace logic board/video card/RAM" until the problem goes away.

Either way, your insistence that computer repair techs be certified brands you as an amateur.

WilliamLewis

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