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 Post subject: A+ Certification
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:09 pm 
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I plan on taking the exam before summer is over and tomorrow i am going to barnes and noble to get a book or two to help me get prepared and study.

What book would you guys recommend?

Any input will be greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:18 pm 
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the best textbook out there is

A+ Certification: All-in-One Exam Guide
By: Michael Meyers

that's the book i'm reading right now.. preparing for the A+ cert.

btw this thread is up already, you should browse around next time.
good luck


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 Post subject: A+ book
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:18 pm 
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I'm currently reading Mike Meyers' "Certification Passport-Comptia A+ Certification Third Edition." And so far I really like it. It comes with a disk that has some practice questions. I also plan on reading "A+, Network+, Security+ Exams In A Nutshell" as soon as I'm done with Mike Meyers' book. I'll be taking the 2007 A+ Exam on the 10th of September.


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I passed my A+ a while back and the test format is different now, but the learning processes for all tests never really changes. Studying is studying.

I have found two learning aids that are extremely effective.

The first one is the Exam Cram series of books.
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 0789735644

The second one is the MeasureUp practice tests.
http://measureup.com/catalog/track.aspx?vid=3&cid=A%2b


If for nothing else, the Exam Cram book comes with a little cheat-sheet type card in the front that is great for reviewing about an hour before you take the test. I found it got me focused for the task at hand.

By the way, I feel bad that they got rid of adaptive testing with the A+ exam.

I passed my hardware test in 4 minutes and my software test in 6. It was great how if you answered the questions correctly the number of questions asked goes down.

Heh, writing this brought back some memories… One of my questions was if turning on the Video Bios Shadow feature in the Bios would speed up the machine. I answered no, thinking that Windows was able to bypass the BIOS for direct communication with the video hardware. I should have noticed that the test also addressed ISA slots in motherboards (hint, hint, old equipment would have benefited from the Shadow and the test was based on old stuff).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:13 pm 
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I would try www.proprofs.com This site helped me greatly in getting my A+. It has great practice exams and flash cards. Note: You can take the first practice exam without registering, to take the others you will need to register and have at least two posts on the messages board. They do that to make sure you are an active member. This site also has other certifications such as all the +'s, microsoft and cisco.


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 Post subject: A+ Essentials
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:55 pm 
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:lol: I can't believe how easy the A+ Essentials test was...I was surprised how simple it was...I feel kinda bad that I spent so much time studying. Anybody know if the IT Technician test portion is more difficult?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:08 pm 
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wow congratulations on passing the A+.. i am currently still reading the textbook and planning to take the test soon. hopefully it's as easy as what you said.


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 Post subject: A+
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Yeah, I'm hoping the A+ IT Technician exam is as easy as the Essentials... anybody taken the IT Technician exam yet?


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Opinions??? :?

CompTIA-Complete


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:02 am 
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GPFontaine wrote:
The first one is the Exam Cram series of books.
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 0789735644


I have the exam cram bood for A+ and I can't believe how bad this book is. I would never purchase this series again.


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elburro wrote:
GPFontaine wrote:
The first one is the Exam Cram series of books.
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 0789735644


I have the exam cram bood for A+ and I can't believe how bad this book is. I would never purchase this series again.
Really? I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience with it. I found that it was very good at highlighting the stuff you need to know and pushing off the stuff you don't for the tests. The cheat sheet in the front was really great for me.

Still I know that not everybody feels the same way as I do.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:42 am 
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http://www.proprofs.com/ is an awesome site for all IT certs. I just passed my A+ exams, if anyone is interested I have the following study materials for sale:

The ULTIMATE A+ study kit:

A+ All in One Mike Myers 6th edition w/ disc

A+ Fast Pass for 2006 exams w/ disc

A+ in Depth w/ disc

A+ Essentials Sybex

A+ IT Tech Sybex

A+ Essentials Cross Reference

A+ IT Technician Cross reference

Thompson NETG A+ essentials course disc

Thompson NETG A+ IT Tech course disc

and tons of cram sheets, practice tests, etc.

All of this material is for the latest 2006 A+ objectives, that means no 9x,Me, no ISA slots, no IRQs, no DMAs.[/url]


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:07 am 
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i got my A+ cert back in....i believe 2000 when you needed to know everything from Dos, windows 3.1 up to some windows XP.

i bought many books, the big A+ bible, and A+ exam books that were 1600 pages long and 6 inches thick all sucked.

the best book that made it easy, simple, and gave realistic/ideal uses for the information was the "A+ for dummies".

i would have never thought those books were useful, but their awesome!


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