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A+ Book questions

Discussion in 'A+' started by steveh2001, May 2, 2006.

  1. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Just had 2 questions about books for the A+

    Firstly i read that Mike Meyers is the one to go for, but he has 2 books, the All in 1 exam guide (whcih i recieved today! Its huge!) and the "passport" one, is the All in one book enough or do i need the passport also?

    Also it says its based on the 2003 A+ exams, but it seemed to be the most up todate book at amazon. Is this a problem that its 2/3 years old? Or is the content very similar?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. juice142

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    Hi Steve,

    I just used the 2003 Myers book (it is the latest edition although there is talk of a new one later this year). It covers everything in the two A+ exams plus a lot more depth.

    I haven't seen the passport book, although I'm sure someone will be along who has!


    J.
     
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  3. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Thanks Juice!

    Ill get going reading then :D
     
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  4. zimbo
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    the passport is like the exam cram2 series.. a nice book to polish things up.. like juice said use the All in one.. My advice is work from chapter to chapter - dont jump around (but skip the OS pages when you doing the core) work the labs and make sure you learn your tables. You have everything you need to pass A+ and it set you back 30 quid not the 100's of pounds people are demanding for it! :twisted:

    Good luck mate and we look forward to another A+ guru! :biggrin
     
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  5. Malnomates

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    Yup,got to agree 100%,the all in one is the book to get.

    Talking of tables...I put together my own set of tables for the following..

    SCSI-types/speeds/cable connectors/pinouts/bandwidth

    IRQ's & corresponding I/O addresses

    Processors -Pentium class onwards-bus speeds/pinouts/socket
    specs

    DMA's & ATA specs

    Now,that sounds like a lot of work but I learned them all,put them into a format that I remembered and before I pressed the 'start' button for my exam I wrote them all down on the scratchpad and boy was I glad I did!
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    First class advice from Mal (our latest A+ pass, btw). Pay good heed to this, one and all.
     
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  7. juice142

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    Yeah, man! :biggrin

    Yeah, man! (at the risk of being repetative) :biggrin

    J.
     
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  8. steveh2001

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    Thanks for all the replys guys! Sorry for my late reply :D (i hadnt set email notification up yet)

    Glad to see ive got the correct book! And thanks for the tips on the tables, sounds like a plan Malnomates!!

    (well done on ur pass btw!)

    Its gonna be a while till i get through it all, but it looks really interesting, and some of the content im familiar with already which is good, not in as much detail but its a start!

    Do you guys work through a chapter then make notes on it?
     
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