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Computer guy earns expert status


This news story was published on January 25, 2012.
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Hampton, Iowa – January 25, 2012 – The Computer Guy, from Hampton, Iowa, announced today that its commitment to quality service and professionalism has been recognized by the leading trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry.

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has designated The Computer Guy as a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center™ and currently, the only computer repair shop in the state in the State Of Iowa.

“Designation as a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center is validation that a computer service center has achieved the technology industry’s highest recognized level of competence,” said Richard Rysiewicz, Senior Dir., Services, at CompTIA. “It is a strong sign that the professionals of The Computer Guy take pride in their work and are committed to advancing the quality of their operations and service.”

The CompTIA Authorized Service Center™ program recognizes computer, network, server printer and document imaging support businesses that employ certified technicians. These certifications are recognized around the world and throughout the IT industry as the foundation-level skills standards for technology professionals.

To achieve status as a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center, at least 50 percent of the service center’s technical staff must be CompTIA A+ certified. CompTIA A+ certification is the IT industry’s recognized skills benchmark for entry into a technology career. Earning CompTIA A+ certification demonstrates a technician has a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking.  The Computer Guy has two full time CompTIA A+ Certified employees, Patrick Palmer and Kirt Snook.

For more information on CompTIA, please visit www.comptia.org.

About The Computer Guy

The Computer Guy has been in business since 1995 and is a full-service computer repair shop that specializes in home and home office computer repair and features in shop, in home and remote repair services.  The Computer Guy services a 45-mile radius around Hampton, Iowa.

For more information, contact: Patrick Palmer – Owner – (641)456-1936

Website – www.TheComputerGuy.bz

Email – yankeez@thecomputerguy.bz

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16 Responses to Computer guy earns expert status

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    FunkUAlumni Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

    For all of you saying that achieving the A+ is small beans, you need to relook the article. This isn’t about Pat receiving the A+ cert but becoming a CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center which, “is validation that a computer service center has achieved the technology industry’s highest recognized level of competence,” and that quote came from a Senior Director at COMPTIA. It just means 50% of his technical employees are A+ certified and that is a lot better than the 16 year olds they hire at the Geek Squad. Read the article

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    Bill Lumberg Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    If you really wanna see what he thinks of his customers, take a look at the invoice he made at 1:28:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jVQbi1EmqsY#t=86s

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    Watcher Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Those that wish to criticize his credentials in “computers” are welcome to share their real name and their own “credentials” in computers on this free forum… that is if you know how to cut and paste. Kudos to those that run a legit and honest small business in this day of corporate disgrace.

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    Carlos Duece Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Pat he fix my computer good. Run fast now.

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    GlobeGazetteStinks Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Pat is the MAN! Well, he’s The Computer Guy. He has saved several of our family computers from the brink of disasters. Pat goes beyond his job. Once, I was not satisfied with a vendor and in negotiating with them repairs over the phone, Pat was texting me on what I needed to do and behold, the vendor fixed the problems due to a defect under the warranty. If Pat wasn’t there supporting me in text messages, the vendor would have hung me out to dry saying the problems were not covered by warranty. Pat is truly there to help us, the LITTLE guys!

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    Patrick Palmer Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words… It’s a pleasure serving you.

    Our shop is not only CompTIA A+ ASC Certified, we are also certified with many lines of computers, TVs and other devices. To a lot of the vendors my company does business with, it makes a big difference on whether or not we get some special projects. To our local customers, it shows a level of committment that I am willing to make to them to provide the best service possible.

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    Carol Barsness Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations Pat! Nice to see NIT recognize one of the FEW talented and trustworthy computer repair professionals in north Iowa.

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    Jerry Goldstein Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Dear Mr. A + since ’98 why dont you congrats someone for doing something to improve their life and or business instead of hiding behind some alias?

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      A+ Certified since '98 Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      If you look again, you will see that I did give congratulations.

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    A+ Certified since '98 Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    An entry level certification does not an expert make. Congratulations on the CompTIA recognition though.

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    Buy your own doctorate Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sorry, but in this age why would only one computer shop in all of Iowa be A+ certified? Because only one person believes A+ certification has any weight at all.

    Being A+ certified in the REAL I.T. world is, as their own web-site says, “entry level” – which means lowest on the ladder… easiest to pass tests.

    PT Barnum said it first, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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    Justin Clevelend Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Very Good Pat. Miss seein you around

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    Jerry Goldstein Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats Pat

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    JULES WINNFIELD Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    PAT IS A GREAT GUY…. FIXED MY COMPUTER AND WAS FAIR PRICE

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    Yawn Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    You too can be an “expert” for the right price.

    http://www.buyitcert.org/vendor/CompTIA-4.html

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    Belvedere Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

    No offense, but A+ is not that impressive. It’s mostly a program designed to collect exam fees.