im taking my A+ exam next thursday and i was wondering what were some core question they are going to ask?
ive been studying my ass off for 3 weeks but you cant memorize the book.
and is there a easier way to rember everything like , socket types, printer print order, boot order, post beeps. and w/e you can think of that might help me.
but most important core questions!
thank you in advance.
There aren't any real core questions. There are a number of questions pertaining to different topics relating to CompTIA's A+ exam objectives. The questions are more than likely chosen at random for your test. We can't really say that you'll see more questions for a given topic versus another.
Everyone has their own memorization techniques. Personally, I use the crude method of ingraining in my brain by reading it over and over again, taking a break, and then reading it some more. If what you're reading pertains to actually doing something. doing it is the best way to learn.
I haven't studied for the A+ since early 2005. When I last picked up a study book, there was a lot of focus on things that aren't necessary to know now, unless you land a job working with Pentium II hardware and Windows 98. CompTIA recently gave their exams a much-needed overhaul, so there shouldn't be questions about SCSI terminators, random jumpers, and setting IRQs.
However, the one thing I did figure out was that the A+ isn't very hard. For the most part, if you're comfortable doing average troubleshooting with Windows, can assemble a computer, and diagnose/repair basic hardware issues, then you're pretty well set for the A+.
I thought you wanted to go into Microprocessor Engineering, or something along those lines? Unless the A+ is for personal satisfaction, it won't get you very far in regards to a career. It's not even much of a starting point IMO. Geek Squad loves it, as will various local Mom&Pop shops looking for techs. Also, those tech recruiters (the kind that promise as much work as you can handle as long as you have a car and can work any job at most any hour in a 50+ mile radius). That's what the A+ will get you.
Just my 2 cents.