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Discussion in 'A+' started by gooner78, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. gooner78

    gooner78 New Member

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    Ok guys,

    I was going to do the crash course but this forum has convinced me to do the self study way.

    What is the best book to use????

    Glenn
     
    Certifications: HDN Business and Infomation Technology
  2. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    In my opinion, the best A+ book is Mike Meyer's All in One Exam Guide.
     
  3. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    And James Pyles, PC Technician Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills makes a great compaion to Mikes book. Gives you hands on. Several of us here have it and swear by it.
     
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  4. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    I agree, Mitzs. That would be the second book I'd recommend.
     
  5. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    I got THIS and it was fantastic.

    The Fast Pass book is great not just for revision, if you just want a brush up on stuff you know already and don't want to read the longer chapters in the bigger A+ book you can get all the good stuff condensed in to smaller chunks. Makes study much more manageable!

    I also bought THIS for my N+. Having flicked through the books recently I can say I am initially just as pleased with these as with the A+ box set.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. gooner78

    gooner78 New Member

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    cheers guys
     
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  7. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks Guys

    I read some of the comments on Amazon.com about Mike Meyer's All in One Exam Guide, a few people seem to think its misses out a lot of important information. Do any of you feel the same?

    Andi
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    No - I found it quite comprehensive. *No* book can cover everything, you always need to read round the subject.

    So what important info did they claim was missing?

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
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  9. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    Well some claim that the the book in general was too broad and wasn't in-depth enough, apart from SCSI.

    Also some claim that the CD exams are nothing like the real thing.

    Reading it again i think some of this refers to the 5th edition.

    After reading this forum my gut feeling is to buy it.

    These comments are probably from competitors :rolleyes:

    Andi
     
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  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    To say that the book is a mile wide, and an inch deep is, in my view, correct. But so is the exam!

    I felt that the book was a very good match to the exams I took - and I was using the 5th edition on the older exams.

    I always view the reviews on Amazon with caution - you never know what agenda, if any, the reviewer has. Although occasionally the wording of a review suggests that he has an axe to grind!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  11. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    The Meyers book has long been the de facto standard study guide for the A+ certification, but as deloren pointed out, Sybex's A+ Certification Kit contains several top notch books that cover the A+ from different angles (one of them is mine, so I'm not being entirely objective). :wink:
     
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