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A+ Help!!

Discussion in 'A+' started by cmason561, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. cmason561

    cmason561 Bit Poster

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    Hello again everyone, i have now ordered....

    Mike Meyers Network+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide
    Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to PC Hardware: Lab Manual
    Mike Meyers' A+ Guide to Operating Systems: Lab Manual

    Is this all i will need to help me get my A+?? Will i need to buy anything else? I've seen people say on here about buying a cheap computer. Do i need to do that? Or could i just tinker with mine? I built this one myself so i have a little knowledge.
    Just one last question how hard is the A+ exactly? Obviouly it depends on how much you already know. But just as a rough idea in difficulty level?

    Thanks very much for your help everyone. I hope i can return the favour one day, if and when when i'm qualified.
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: mcse
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    The books are fine, but i would suggest a machine to <break>.
    Nothing spectacular, something cheap and cheerful that you can get the feel of all the OS Comptia will quiz you on. From what i can remember about the OS exam was <how do you get to...> and <what happens if you right click this>
    With a cheapy you can dual boot 98 and 2000, leaving your <normal> machine to explore XP (assuming you run XP on it, of course!).

    I would say the course is a great introduction to the world of computing. As for how long to become A+ certified depends on you. I wouldn't think of it as a race, but a learning curve. Ask away when need be.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. zimbo
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    Not quite Si, he needs one more book.... A+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide click here for link.

    The lab manuals are exactly that, this is the book that you need to learn the material.

    BTW the Network+ All In One is a little advanced for the A+ :blink

    also look on ebay for a machine to take apart and put together and then install various OS's
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Poo! As soon as i say All in One my brain assumed it was A+ All in one! :oops:

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  5. itdaddy

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    Hey, I passed A+ already both exams.

    The best I used was Preplogic exams and free exams
    preplogic was great!

    Mike Meyers was good but onlyused his A+ questions and answers. and bought the A+ CBT from cbtnuggest.

    i love CBTnuggets and www.trainsignal.com
    great CBTs they teach you as you go along
    vs reading 800 page book!

    great stuff that help me passs A+
    preplogic question 65.00
    mike meyers questions 65.00
    cbtnuggets A+ CBT 200. 00
    total *********************
    330.00

    exam cost like 340.00 both exams
    plus i didnt want to wait 1 year to take exam over.

    those three helped and lots of hands on building systems
    of my own or getting old PCs to play with!

    itdaddy

    very broad exame 80+ questions each
    both hard and broad...but doable!
    8)
     
  6. cmason561

    cmason561 Bit Poster

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    Sorry my mistake i have ordered the
    A+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide and not the
    Mike Meyers Network+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide as i previously stated :oops: thanks for your advise people :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: mcse
  7. zimbo
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    so you all set!:biggrin
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    for assistance with the labs, you can use vmware or virtualpc ... i know virtual pc is now free and im am sure vmware is free aswell... Can anyone clarify that Vmware is FOC now?
     
  9. zimbo
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    Cheek its the VM player and now GSX Server for free.. click here to read more...
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics

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