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A+ Questions

Discussion in 'A+' started by ridge racer, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. ridge racer

    ridge racer New Member

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    hi guys

    im looking to begin an a+ certification but im lacking places to actually find prices and also a place that includes everything i need? i found these guys:

    http://www.gtslearning.com/online-learning/a-certification.htm

    which seem ok and give a money back garentee which is handy plus it seems cheap too... but iv never heard of them so im not sure

    im just wondering if anyone here can list the best (and hopefully cheapest?) companys to go with so i don't get into a situation i regret later on

    can anyone help? thanks alot
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Its a CBT based course, you get a CD/DVD and watch videos on you computer as training. This is one form of self study.

    Alternatively you could just read a book, this is often the best and cheapest way to learn when combined with a little hands on practice.

    Theres also distance learning which is generally like an online CBT but you get an email/instant messenger facility for any questions you have.

    Finally you could take a traditional classroom based course with a real live tutor, these vary greatly in cost, quality and duration. Local tech colleges are your best bet in my mind for this type.

    Read around the forums theres endless amounts of advice on various types of study.

    Best of luck ! :biggrin
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    There are quite a few companies around from what's been said here before, but they do cost quite a bit of money. Generally if you want to go with a provider you want to go with somone who is known and has good reviews.

    I personally think that self study is the better route as you save yourself a lot of money.
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I am currently self studying for the A+ using the All in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers.

    This is the comprehensive study material you need.

    I also have another book PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles who is know as Tripwire45 on this forum.

    Total cost of my study is £70 got an old pc from a junk shop to practice stuff on.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Everything you need:
    old PC
    Mike Meyers A+ All-in-One Study Guide
    James Pyles PC Technician Street Smarts

    ...and that's about it.
     
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  6. ridge racer

    ridge racer New Member

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    so doing it that way you just buy the books, teach yourself then go in for the exam?
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    That's it! :thumbleft
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Well...that and get yourself a PC or two to play around with. If you have any sort of technical/mechanical aptitude at all, studying and hands-on should do the trick. :wink:
     
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  9. ridge racer

    ridge racer New Member

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    well i just bought both of those books off amazon (30 pound for the 2) which aint bad :D now to start studying up, iv got a oldish 750mhz pIII laptop which il be using, i can build pc's and have done many times so my hardware knowledge is fairly good
     
  10. Fanatical

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    sounds like you'll be fine, check out the Comptia website for the objective of the exams and bone up on the areas you feel you know the least in...
     
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  11. ridge racer

    ridge racer New Member

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    thanks alot guys, il let you know how i get on! :twisted:
     

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