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Hi everyone. Complete newbie. Advise needed.

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by daz26, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. daz26

    daz26 New Member

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    Hi everyone. Im so glad ive found this site first. I have been looking at steps towards starting a IT career and distance learning providers is where i almost ended up. I read many reviews and found that self learning will be the best way to go. Cost being a manger part in my decision. Due to new baby girl.
    Anyway my question is i looked in the book store section on this site and and was so confussed as there was such a wude selection to choose. The first 2 books i have looked at are the A+ and N+. Also the 2 that stood out to me was the books by Cert. Any guidence and advise on geting start would be a great help.

    Many many thanks
    Darren
     
  2. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums Darren 8)

    OK, for your A+ get the Mike Meyers A+ All-In-One (7th Edition), its one of the most recommended A+ books here. CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) - Certification Books

    He doesn't include Windows 7 which is part of the A+ exam, however you should always use a second resource and that is where Professor Messer can help.

    Professor Messer, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft Certification Training

    ProfessorMesser has FREE A+ videos to use as a secondary source. He then also has an area to Windows 7 on the A+, which is more than enough to pass the exam.



    Good luck with it, let us know if you have any problems.
     
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
    WIP: MOS 2010
  3. daz26

    daz26 New Member

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    Thank u for your reply. That was my next question regarding Windows 7. Is it best to do professer Messer videos ir is there also a text book to also help me?
    Long time yet but for future reference what would be the best path to head towards Network technician?
    Cheers everyone
    Darren
     
  4. Dazzo

    Dazzo Byte Poster

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    daz26,

    The things i found most helpful for A+ was the Mike Meyers all in one book that Boffy reccomended and the videos. With both of them and a spare PC to practice on you are golden and it's cheap! After that and you've got your A+ you can move onto N+ (typical path) with similar resources book and online videos.

    Whilst doing this you need to look for work, unless you have a job in IT?
     
    Certifications: A+, MOS: Master 2010, Network +
  5. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Daz, do you A+ then N+. From there you can specialise in specific networking equipment (ie cisco) depending on your situation.

    You can buy a Windows 7 Mike Meyers book, but I'd say its overkill. If you watch the videos and use Windows 7 (get 90 day trial) you'll be fine.
     
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
    WIP: MOS 2010
  6. daz26

    daz26 New Member

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    Cheers guys. big help. looking forward to starting in january. would if been sooner but little girl is bleeding me dry this xmas.
     

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