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Comptia A+ 2003 vs 2006 objectives

Discussion in 'A+' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Has anyone seen and compared the 2003 objectives with the 2006 objectives?

    If not click here to see a thread by Zimbo8)

    q) Do you think the 2006 is a cut down version of 2003 objectives with emphasis on customer care?

    q) Does the 2006 objectives cover BNC connectors and AT motherboards?
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    1) No, there's a lot of new technology covered. Old stuff is removed; new stuff is added.

    2) No idea. Just knowing what a BNC connector is should cover you there - what's to study, really? No idea whether AT motherboards are covered. Why wouldn't you just take a couple minutes and read up on what makes AT motherboards unique, and then you'll be covered (both for the exam and for the real world?).

    Best of luck. :)
     
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    Thanks BBM:thumbleft
     
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    Glad to be of service, mate.
     
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    The Network+ exam I took had a few questions relating the legacy technology including termination (bus topology) and use of various legacy connectors. If it appears on the N+ then I would be prepared to see it on the A+. One point to note here is that BNC was removed from the N+ 2005 objectives yet still made an appearance on my exam. Take good advice and study these technologies enough to have a basic knowledge of them and to be able to answer a few basic questions, even if they don't appear as an objective fr the 2006 exams.
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Mal, I noticed in the 2003 objectives it covers RG58 and RG59 BNC connectors. The guys at work all laugh and say what a load of rubbish, it's old technology, why bother, we don't use it!

    But I am sure there must be some places out there that still have 10base2 thinnet8)
     
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    How many networks have these guys worked on? Do they know everything about IT? No they don’t.

    The technology you are referring to is fairly old but I still have a couple of clients that have printers with BNC NICs that are used on a production line. Also an old UNIX server is used, again with a BNC NIC, and there is even a few NT servers as well.

    The guys at your work may not use that technology but some companies do. 8)
     
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    UCM - Aint these guys the same ones that uses BD's?
     
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    There is a school that our computer fair visits fairly often that is still using thinnet.

    And a friend of mine tried to be "hi-tech" some years ago and burried thinnet in his walls to wire up his house. The snag is that he didn't use conduit, so he is somewhat stuck.

    Finaly - my company recently bought a *very* expensive machine that only has AUI! I had to look in my 'bits-bag' to find an AUI to 10base-T adaptor!

    Harry.
     
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    I see them, but only rarely. Still, it's good to know what the heck it is, because at some point, a newbie tech WILL run across it and wonder, "What's that for?"
     
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    Yeah its definately worth knowing about the older stuff. Alot of companies work by the old saying "if it aint broke, dont fix it". When i was doing my A+ workshop in Brum, i asked the same question, and the trainer told me that he was doing a repair at a smelteing plant and they were still running windows 95 etc, so it always pays to know the old aswell as the new.
     
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