I'm a web designer and my work is saying that in order for me to get a \npromotion to the next step, I need the A+ Certificate. I think it's \nbullshit that someone who does 100% web design and will continue to do \nthe same work, is required to take this test. In fact, the tech support \nguy in our department who was required to take this test thinks it's \nridiculous to make this required for a web design position. Are there \n"other" ways besides taking the test legitimately to get a certificate. \nFor the most part, I'm an honest person and I think I could pass the \nhardware section, but my work is way out of line with this and if I'm \ngoing to spend a lot of time reading up on an OS, I'd rather it be Linux.