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a+ core exam

Discussion in 'A+' started by nigel123, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. nigel123

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    can anybody help please i've been testing myself with a program called exam essentials but it's based on the exam before they changed it. my scores are between 91 and 96 percent, but i'm not too sure about laser printers. strange thing was that going by the questiond i knew more about irq's and i/o's then i thought. i've ordered new study books on the new exam to be certain as i need to read up a lot i think on the second part of the exam. what my question really is do you guy's think i'm ready for the core part of the exam.
     
  2. Jakamoko
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    I'd say it depends - if your getting those great scores the first couple of times you use the preps, then your almost certainly up to speed (bearing in mind you say the exam was updated since your preps, so know the new stuff too). But to be honest Nigel, if those scores are coming because youve sat the preps a good few times, then be careful - what your doing there is actually remembering those particular questions, not the ones that actually test you on on the day.


    If you feel confident in most areas, then your almost ready to sit the A+. I personally sat the 2 parts separately, because it was my first IT cert, so I wanted to be sure - thats up to you.

    Why not ask a few questions in here on areas you might not be sure on - I'm sure we'll throw a couple of "testers" your way, Mate

    HTH :D
     
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  3. nigel123

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    thanks you are right what the tests where as follows:

    section a: installation, configuration and upgrading
    section b: diagnosing and trouble shooting
    section c: preventive maintenance
    section d: motherboards, processors and memory
    section e: printers
    section f: basic networking
    all sections: questions on all of the above

    my scores over 3 days

    a b c d e f all sections
    92 100 89 88 80 87 91 (all in percentages)
    93 98 89 86 64 90 96
    95 94 87 100 72 97 93

    what do you think, the only problem is your right you remember the
    answers anyway, as you can see i seem to have a problem with printer's
    (section e).

    a to f = 300 questions
    all sections = 300 questions
    i hope you understand my little table.
     
  4. nigel123

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    sorry my little table did'nt come out too good maybe this one will be better

    section a: 92% 93% 95%
    section b: 100% 98% 94%
    section c: 89% 89% 97%
    section d: 88% 86% 100%
    section e: 80% 64% 72%
    section f: 87% 90% 97%


    all sections: 91% 96% 93%

    that is over 3 days, hope this one looks better.
    this is the a+ core exam, you must think i'm mad typing all this out.
    i just would like to know what people think as i would like to take the exam as soon as i can.
     
  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I'd say even just taking the first set of results per section - you are doing pretty damn well, Nigel.


    The thing is - do YOU feel confident - afetr all, its you doing the test, only you really know the answer to that.

    I'd also recommend trying to get a hold of the Cramsessions for the exam (up to date) - those things are worth their weight in pure gold IMHO.

    You gotta sit this sometime, Nigel - I wish you the very best when you do :thumbleft :D
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I agree with Gav...ultimately, only you know when you're ready to sit an exam. We can try to help you out if you're overconfident and maybe a bit too gung ho, but from what you've described, your mock test scores are pretty high. One thing you might want to do is download a demo of a mock core exam from www.transcender.com. They have an uncanny knack for hitting just the right degree of difficulty. Give the demo a shot and see if you do so well first time around. If so...you're probably ready. Good Luck.
     
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  7. nigel123

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    thankyou guys, i was just worried that seeing that i had seen the same questions over and over again in just 3 days that i should know the answers anyway. god i sound pig headed, i don't mean to sound like that. i do feel i could pass the core exam but i'm very nervous about it. i keep thinking that i should an upto book first. anyway i will try that site and download the demo and also try a few free tests i've seen around the net. again thankyou for the support.
     
  8. nigel123

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    sorry bad spelling or something what i mean't to say was i thought i should buy an upto date book first.
     
  9. alih786

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    this is what u said:

    i've been testing myself with a program called exam essentials

    is it possible for you to give me the keygen, so i can use full version?
     
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  10. nXPLOSi

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    This topic is 3 years old, and we dont promote the use of any sort of "keygen".

    People work hard to produce test materials, pay for them like any half decent person.
     
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