Tech support and training

I will do tech support and staff training in addition to the regional occupation programme class next year. Our class repairs and maintains most of the computers in our district. My question is really: what is it worth to pass the A+ certification test?

Dear What Am I Worth,

I was a high school English teacher until four years ago when I also started doing a computer repair class for the local regional occupation programme (ROP). Our school wanted this course and a teacher to teach it, rather than someone from industry, and since I was the most computer-savvy faculty member on campus (mostly Macintosh), I asked to do it.

Now, after four years teaching the course, I’m done teaching English and will do tech support and staff training in addition to the ROP class next year. Our class repairs and maintains most of the computers in our district. My question is really: what is it worth to pass the A+ certification test?

My administrator would like to see it equated to hours of college course work credit or workshop hours. I’m trying to move up the salary schedule and college course work credit or workshop hours are the ways teachers usually move up.

Lesson learnt

Robert Walters replies: We see A+ as a means of gaining qualifications to get into the industry. It does not necessarily equate to an increase in salary. We have no idea how to equate it to your college course work or workshop hours.

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