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Do you need to be Microsoft certified in order to start your own Computer repair service?

I just want to do PC repair services on the side. I am not looking to quit my daytime job, or even invest in a store to run a business. I see technicians advertise themselves on pennysaver, recycler, newspaper, etc. about calling them for repair services. I want to do the same thing. Do you need an A+ or any other Certs in order to advertise yourself, or can you do it without any certs?

Asked By: randizzle - 3/1/2008
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You technically don't need any sort of certification to do PC repairs. Many of the techs I know are super dudes who can strip a computer apart and tell you what's wrong simply by the smell of the circuits (joke)... but they have diddly squat when it comes to any sort of certification. Some folks are just not good when... More
Answered By: Andrew - 3/1/2008
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I'm sure that there are no laws to prevent you from operating a business without those certifications... More
Answered By: aztrain23 - 3/1/2008
 
You need more than Microsoft know-how to work on PCs, you also need to know a bit about the hardware. Knowing Microsoft alone limits you to the Microsoft products that run on a PC ... that's a lot of stuff, but you won't last long in the business if you are not versatile with other popular products.
Answered By: Al Mac Wheel - 3/1/2008
 
You don't technically have to be certfied but it will help. People tend to have more trust in people with initials behind tehir names. If you are not going to get certifed( which you may want to look into...you can go and take the test for about 150 bucks and self study...) then you will want to be able to provide your... More
Answered By: Pixie - 3/2/2008
 
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