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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by al barker, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. al barker

    al barker New Member

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    Hi :rolleyes:

    Hello everybody I'm Al, a relative computing novice seeking knowledge and enlightenment.
    I stumbled onto your forum during a long, frustrating and at the moment fruitless search for a decent distance learning package for the A+ course.
    I have read about interactive courses, online courses, courses from books and CD's and I am still non the wiser as to which would be the best way to go.
    I am not currently employed in the IT sector but am still working full time, although I am flexible with the amount of hours I can devote to it.
    Can anyone give me some advice on which providers are worth looking into?

    Thanx

    Al Barker
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi Al and welcome to CF 8)

    The best method IMHO is to purchase a good book, for this exam it seems the Mike Myres A+ all in one is the best. It is apparently a hefty tome but a good read and covers the exam topics well. I have yet to hear a bad word about it and Mr Myres is a famous and acclaimed author.

    Then get yourself an old PC that you can play with and break without worrying. Get stuck in and teach yourself.

    There are many people on this site that are currently studying the A+. It is a great starting place for anybody wishing to get into IT. Bear in mind that IT is a vast subject, the more you learn, the more you realise just how little you know.

    Good luck,

    Pete
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Al. Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
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  4. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin
     
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  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    HI welcome to CF! Bluerinse pretty covered much of it.. mike meyer's all in one A+ is very good.. its the one im using at the moment for my A+ and its very easy reading on the brain! :biggrin
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF!

    I gotta agree with what pete (bluerinse) and Zimbo said: Buy a book and go for it! there's no easier way to learn stuff than to do it in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own surroundings.

    8)
     
  7. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Hello and welcome to CertForums, Al!
    The Meyer's book is excellent, for sure! :)
     
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