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About Vista and the 70x exams

Discussion in 'A+' started by aestudiar, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. aestudiar

    aestudiar Byte Poster

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    I'm preparing to take the A+ exams this year, but my laptop is still running XP Pro (ok, I knew Vista wasn't too much of an upgrade, and then I heard MS would be releasing Windows 7 soon, so I decided to wait and save to get me a nice Alienware laptop later this year :D ). Also, Office 2010 is coming out, so I'll have everything new to investigate.

    My question is: how much regarding Vista are we supposed to know? Is it possible to learn those specifics solely by reading (Meyers, etc.) WITHOUT practising with it?
     
  2. aestudiar

    aestudiar Byte Poster

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    Anyone??:cry:
     
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Well...

    1. Windows 7 is out now.
    2. Office 2010 is earmarked for the 2nd quarter of this year, but you can download the beta of it now.
    3. The A+ is suppose to be venor neutral, however is you do a search in the A+ forums, you will see the experiences of people who have recently sat the A+

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  4. BosonJosh

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    The A+ exams tend to cover the more widely available Windows client operating systems. At this point, I'd recommend you focus your efforts mostly on XP with a basic level of knowledge of the new features included with Windows Vista. While I always recommend practical experience whenever possible, you can probably get by with theoretical knowledge of Vista features if you've got a lot of experience with other Windows client OSs.
     

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