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220-301 Tommorrow Night

Discussion in 'A+' started by zimbo, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Well im putting the finishing touches on this.. if you can say it like that.. going for my 1st proper IT exam! So this time tommorrow night ill be slugging away! Err i heard somewhere you can more or less aim for about 55-60% to pass right? Well fingers crossed ppl!
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I'd say higher than that. Partly because of exam nerves, and partly because nearly all the practice exams are not quite like the real ones.

    Harry.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Good luck, zimbo. Knock 'em dead. :D
     
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  4. CliffG

    CliffG Nibble Poster

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    Good Luck :thumbleft
     
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  5. zimbo
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    thanks guys! fingers crossed!
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    [maquee]220-301 A+ Core Hardware - One man, one exam - GOOD LUCK Zimbo !!!! :D[/maquee]
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Good Luck Zimbo! :thumbleft
     
  8. Professor-Falken

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    Hey thanks for all your help. I hope you pass the exam. Take care .

    Profesor Falken
     
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  9. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Best of luck Zimbo :biggrin
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Go for it and kick a$$ mate :twisted:
     
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  11. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Best of luck on the exam, zimbo! :)
     
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  12. zimbo
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    well i just got back from the centre and im a little cheesed off! the whole systme is down! :x so no exam today! :( i was ready to write and all then get told sorry we have to re-shedule! So its next thursday then... in the mean time im cracking open the mcse xp book to get a head start!

    BTW thanks for all the support and those cold beers will just have to wait longer to be cracked open! 8)
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    That happened to me when I went to sit the CCNA. There was a testing center on campus at the uni I was attending. I got to know the center director. The day of my exam, I walked in...she took one look at me and which a shocked look on her face said "It's today?"

    To her credit, she really tried to make it happen for me, but there was something wrong with the system. They couldn't download and initialize the testing database properly. I had to wait a few extra days to go back in but it all worked out.

    Hang tough, Zimbo. You'll nail it yet. :)
     
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  14. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    maybe i just wasnt supposed to write today? :biggrin hehehe
     
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  15. elli5on

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    Speaking of exams, Is the exam a written or computerised test?
    And good luck zimbo
     
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  16. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    All (that I know of) IT certification exams are computerised.

    When you schedule one through either Prometric or VUE you go to the testing centre and log onto a PC which has downloaded the exam.

    When you complete the test and submit your score it is automatically marked and you are given instant notification of your result.

    8)
     
  17. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    If by written, you mean pencil and paper...no. It's taken on the computer. You'll be given some writing material to use during the test but it will be taken away from you once the test is over (It sometimes helps to write down "hard-to-remember" information such as IRQs right before you start the test so you don't have to dredge it up out of memory once you are actually in process).

    Basically, when you sit down at the computer, the testing center taps into CompTIA's database and questions are loaded onto the center's server from that database. That's what comprises your exam. As I recall, the test is timed and once time is up, the test terminates and you are scored.

    You receive a score right then and there which can be both comforting and unnerving. Assuming you pass, the center staff will print out a copy of the results which act as proof of your certification (if you passed both A+ tests that is) until the certificate arrives by mail.

    After the exam terminates but before you get your score, you'll have to take some dodgy survey about your exam experience. It's the same on Microsoft exams as well. Kind of a pain, but there's no way around it I know.
     
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  18. zimbo
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    Thanks for the advice trip! atleast ill be prepared now! just taking the core for now and the OS sometime March next year as i want focus on MCSE!
     
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