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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by bmurray2005, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. bmurray2005

    bmurray2005 Bit Poster

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    HI
    iv just aquired a book called
    Upgrading and repairing PC's' 17th edition published in march this year written by Scott Mueller

    its over 2000 pages and very in depth, would this help my A+ studying or should i just stick with Sybex.
     
  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Mate,

    are you hoping to take your exams before or after the change?
     
  3. bmurray2005

    bmurray2005 Bit Poster

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    CHANGE??? WHAT CHANGE????
    the exams or books or both?

    im 44 pages into the sybex 3rd edition (2003) study guide.
    is it all going to change again??
     
  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    mate - CompTIA are changing their objectives in around April 2006..

    All exams before this date are 2003 objectives and after than then its 2006 with a few more...

    Have a look on the comptia site for their current objectives, and look through your book if to see if they are covered...

    Mike Meyers is is quite good on covereing the A+ syllabus...

    therefore, if the exams are changing, the books will be changings, as well as the objectives...
     
  5. tripwire45
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    To try and answer your question about the book...while Mueller's tome doesn't directly map to the A+ exams, if you studied and mastered the content within its pages, you'd be one "kick ass" PC tech. :wink:
     
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  6. wizard

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    I used to have that book a few years ago. Can't remember which edition though.
     
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  7. hbroomhall

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    <Cough> - April 2007!

    Harry.
     
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  8. wizard

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    It's ok he's stuck in a time warp :D
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Seriously Harry - you need to get that <Cough> of yours sorted!
     
  10. GmanUK

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    I have used Scott Muellers' books in both paper format and digital book format (great to stick on your PDA when you are out and about) for a few years now and swear by his knowledge and by the way the books are presented. However after saying all of that I don't think his books, or certainly the ones I have (inc his 17th edition) are the use of exam prep. His books are mostly for troubleshooting and the like.

    Still a damn good read tho :D

    So to summarise I would stick with the books you have that are exam prep written. Also TheCheekMaster made a valid point with regards to the CompTIA upcoming changes (if it was a year out <COUGH>) Here I go coming down with that cough :biggrin

    Whatever your choice, good luck! :thumbleft
     
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