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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by pablo5150, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    i've just discovered this website - looks great !!
    i'm currently a music technology teacher and fancy a career change, i have a basic knowledge of computers through tinkering with my own computer and setting up school computers to work with music software ( sound cards etc. )
    It seems that comptia a+ is the best qualification to start with and have contacted my local college but their courses only start in september (if i can get a place !) and i want to get started asap.
    is it possible to get any self-learning books, cd's, dvd's etc. that would enable me pass the exams and which are the best?
    thanks all !!
    Pablo
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: MCP 70-270
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    You don't need a college course - you can do it all by self study if you want. I always recommend Mike Meyers A+ All-in-One Study Guide 6th Edition and James Pyles PC Technician Street Smarts.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF and i agree with every word BM said above ^^

    Pete
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to the forums.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
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  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
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  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, self study is the way to go :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    And another vote here for the books mentioned. I used the Mike Meyers book (the other hadn't been published then) to pass the A+ without going on a course.

    Harry.
     
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  9. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    Thanks guys for your help and advice .I've decided to go down the self-taught route and have ordered the mike meyers A+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide (£22.83 delivered - very cheap!!!) and A+ Certification All in One Desk Reference for Dummies from bookdepository.co.uk . wish me luck !!
     
    Certifications: A+
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