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How long did it take you to pass the A+

Discussion in 'A+' started by tysfoot, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. tysfoot

    tysfoot Byte Poster

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    Just thought i would start a thread and ask how long it took you to be A+ certified

    I'm giving myself 4 months :eek: (self study) so it would be interesting to see how long it took you
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Mine took 8 but that was only because I was in financial difficulties and couldn't afford it. I reckon I was ready after 4 months.

    I ended up over studying and burning myself out.
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    Four years and counting so far. :blink :p

    Oh, and please, we dont need the massive bold characters, we're all able to read perfectly well here.
     
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  4. del_port

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    5 months college study,which was 6 hours every week.
    Roughly 250 hours study time if i include all homework.

    I had a point of wanting to get 100% every week in tests so i studied too much.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    No time at all... but I had five years of IT experience before taking the exams. Everyone is different - it's impossible to say how long YOU should take. Some people take a few days... some people take a couple of years. If four months seems reasonable to you - go for it! :)
     
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  6. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    About 85 minutes to take the tests :p, but just as Michael I have some (about 15 in hardware) years of experience.
     
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  7. neutralhills

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    Two days of prep and whatever time it took for the tests. I was in the industry for a few years before writing the exams.
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    As you can see, the less experience you have, the more prep time you'll need. If you have little or no experience, six months ought to be about right. That said, the time frame isn't hard and fast. You may have a terrific aptitude for this stuff and take it on board quickly, or you may struggle in some of the content areas and need a little longer.
     
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  9. Evilwheato

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    I've taken about 5 months so far, I'm taking my exam on the 22nd. This is along side work, so I don't mind- as long as I do it!
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    good luck :)
     
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  11. Mole

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    1 month (about...)
    2 hours on the weekdays and4 hrs a day over the weekend.

    Good Luck!!
     
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  12. Dexter

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    For what its worth it took me six months but I had plenty of time to study because I only worked part time.
     
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