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I've passed the A+ !

Discussion in 'A+' started by DutchTech, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. DutchTech

    DutchTech New Member

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    I've passed! It hasn't sunk in yet, but I finally took the exams and passed Essentials yesterday and IT Technician today - 829 and 842. :biggrin

    I'm grateful to the folks in this forum, which helped to clarify things a lot. Although it has been said before, for anyone studying for the exams I would throughly recommend: -

    • Mike Meyers All in One A+ book - covers pretty much everything.
    • Professor Messer's A+ videos and site - a great free resource.
    • Boson practice exam questions - they give you a good idea of the style of questions >and< explain the answers properly - in fact I'd say they are a study resource as well as testing. Well worth the money IMHO.

    (Also thanks to BosonMichael who facilitated me getting the 601/2 practice exams even though they are not on the website any longer).

    I thought the IT Tech exam was slightly harder, as there were a lot of "what would you do/say" questions but I'm glad to say that all those hours studying were well worth it! :D

    Now for the Network + !:)

    DutchT
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Network +
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats! :)

    Glad to be of assistance. :)

    I wish Boson had an updated Network+ exam! It's been on our list of exams to complete for months, but there's always been higher-priority Cisco stuff that pre-empts it every time... just recently, the CCNP stuff. Hopefully we can knock it out soonish... but probably not before you need it! My apologies!
     
    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. DutchTech

    DutchTech New Member

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    Now that really is a pity! :ohmy :biggrin I guess you'd better get busy, then! (lol)

    In the meantime, I'm off to celebrate! :berrr
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Network +
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Well done.:D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. chuckles

    chuckles Kilobyte Poster

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    Good for you! Celebrate, you've joined an elite group!
     
    Certifications: '07/'09 A+, N+, S+
    WIP: maybe something Apple
  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Congrats mate! 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats on the pass, good luck for the future.
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  8. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  9. romeospadre

    romeospadre Bit Poster

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    Congrats m8

    Yay
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680
  10. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats!
     
    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
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  11. keane14

    keane14 Bit Poster

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    Nice One!!!
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+ 2009 Edition
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  12. Radthrust

    Radthrust New Member

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    Ace! How long did it take you? (study time)

    Ray :cheers
     
  13. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    Congratulations!
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  14. HangoverSpecialist

    HangoverSpecialist Bit Poster

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    Congratulations and good luck on the Network+

    HS.
     
    Certifications: AS Computing
    WIP: A+, N+
  15. veloce

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    congratulations, waiting to do my 220 602 at the end of the month.
    Always nice to hear of another success
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: BSc Hons Computing & IT
  16. DutchTech

    DutchTech New Member

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    Thanks for everyone's comments - much appreciated. :D

    As far as study time goes Radthrust, it's difficult to say as it was on/off depending on work/family commitments, so it would be different if you didn't have the distractions.

    All I can say is that I read the A+ All in One, re-read it and made software flashcards from it to learn from (it works best for me but it's a slog :blink), watched the Prof Messer vids and used the Boson A+ practice questions before the tests.

    So I guess all in all it took a fairly long time, but there again there's a lot to learn.

    Good luck Veloce - and watch out for those "what would you say to the customer" type questions! :D

    DutchT
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Network +
  17. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    I'm taking it coming thursday.
    Any hints on what to focus on specifically?

    Do they ask a lot of specifics on socket types, pin counts for ram, pcmcia/cardbus/express card etc?
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  18. Radthrust

    Radthrust New Member

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    Thanks for the tips
     

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