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going for the A+ for the 1millionth time and have a question for those who have taken it.

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Juelz, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Is it wise to study for the exams separately? I have all the resources you could imagine. CBT nuggets, Pluralsight, Pro Messer, Mike Meyers Udemy videos, exam cram, all in one book, quitins A+ book THE LOT. I would feel safer studying for these separately if i go for them both it would reduce my chances of passing greatly, but I'd like to know if this hinders me?
     
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    Whenever I study for certification I use 2 sources of learning material - a book and a CBT. I then will typically use Boson ExSim for practice questions. I would not recommend using too many sources as it will take you much longer to get through the material and may confuse you even more.
     
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  3. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Yeah you're probably right Mike, I think I will use the udemy videos and exam cram but may also use pro messer. Did you study for the A+ as separate exams?
     
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    Yep, I studied for and sat the exams separately :)
     
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    Yup, also done them separately mate. I used Meyers A+ All In One and Messer.

    Took the 801 (Going back a few years) then took the 802, two weeks later (Xmas Eve if I remember correctly).
     
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    I used the exam same resources and I am sure I took the 802 two weeks after taking the 801 too :)
     
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    There you go @Juelz, follow those steps and its a pass :)
     
  8. SimonD

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    Then move on to the CCIE, VCAP and Computer Sciences degree over the summer, you will have it all sorted by Xmas ;)
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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    Depends on how you learn but I find, videos, reading and practice exams work best for me
     
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  10. Juelz

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    If I had it my way Id always go for classroom training, the A+ ran at my local college for awhile but due to lack of interest they removed it :(
     
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  11. SimonD

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    I am with you there, I prefer the idea of socialising with others on the training and much prefer it to self study (although I did just have to do that for the VCAP exam and it was hard).

    Study buddy for my next VCAP I think.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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