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Discussion in 'A+' started by BBombber, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. BBombber

    BBombber New Member

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    Hello
    thinking about doing A+ and N+ from home.What hardware do I need.
    Thanks
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    For the A+

    A computer that you don't mind taking to pieces and re-building.

    For the N+

    A computer, vmware or virtual pc so you can build a virtual network or a couple of PCs so you can network them together.
     
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  3. BBombber

    BBombber New Member

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    Should I use XP or Vista or is it not that important
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    XP shoulbe ok if your doing the current A+ exams and a little knowledge of other OSs would be beneficial.

    As for the new updated A+ that begins after the summer then you may need to know Vista but I would say XP will still be the main one to Know.
     
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  5. valtercosta

    valtercosta Bit Poster

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    Im right at the same point. Any website recommended to get a virtual PC? Thanks
     
    Certifications: A+ PC Technician
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    You can download virtual pc from Microsoft then you need an os to put on it
     
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  7. valtercosta

    valtercosta Bit Poster

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    thanks again
     
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  8. ericrollo

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    I found doing labs for the A+ a bit pointless mainly because i have already done all of it before and it does not help much for the exams in my opinion.
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Does that mean you're ready to sit the exams? What areas do you think you need to study up more on?
     
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  10. Evilwheato

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    I would also consider looking at the testout free trial, their labsims are reasonably good. I should think a Virtual Machine with XP or 2000 would be a good start.
     
  11. ericrollo

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    Non i just passed the second exam yesterday
     
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