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Discussion in 'A+' started by Rosie1, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    I've really enjoyed reading MM A+ Passport and would really like to get the A+ All-in-One. As I'm planning to sit the A+ 2003 exams, I'm wondering whether buying the A+ 2006 6th edition due soon would perhaps remove me from what I should be studying?

    I'd rather buy an updated version to keep abreast of what's happening, but at the same time I don't want to be diverted by material that's inappropriate to my current requirements.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  2. zimbo
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    Rosie it all depends on when you going to take your exam! If you not going to take it anytime soon then get the new one... having flipped through the book yesterday it looks like a good book and mike meyers seems to have done some good work once again with the upgrades!

    ps windows xp galore! :biggrin
     
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  3. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    Thx for the response. Hope to take the exam around March.

    As books are quite costly it would make sense to buy the newer version (and I could do with some catch up!). After reading Passport (and another A+ tome), I think the All-in-One would concrete my studies. But I don't want to miss out on info for my 2003 exams.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  4. zimbo
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    well look i think you got till the 30th June 2007 to take the old exams - both of them! So if you think you can manage to do them both before then get the older version which you can get in the uk. Otherwise you will have to wait for the newer 6th edition to come out in the Uk (out in the US).

    Dont be fooled by the passport... the All In One is a BIG book much much bigger than the passport so im sure there will be plenty of things to cover still
     
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  5. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    Cheers - I'll take your advice.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Zimbo's right, the PAssport book is a cut down version of the All in one book. I have both and although I get on better with the Passport book it does not cover all of the criteria in A+

    It would be unwise decision to sit the exam without reading the all-in-one book8)
     
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  7. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    That's great. Thks. I agree, Passport is very readable.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Hi Rosie,

    I'll add my support to this view - All in One is the (very BIG) Daddy. I don't think anyone here would recommend doing the exam with anything less, or similar.

    Good luck, however you choose :)
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Hi Rosie,

    The A+ will always have a place in my heart -it is what started the snowball for me, so I like to keep an eye on it.

    I would say that whatever recommended material you buy, it won't go to waste. Knowledge is the key to sucess and cert's.

    Make sure you download, print and go through the objectives before sitting the test.

    Best of luck
     
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  10. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    Big thank you for all the advice. I've read my A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining your Computer tome by Jean Andrews about four times. As good as it is, after reading Passport, I feel there could be possible gaps so I've taken the plunge and invested in the All-in-One 5th edition to see me through the exams.

    As you say, it's worth the investment, and I'm really enjoying this too.

    Thx again.

    Rosie
     
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  11. Malnomates

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    A wise choice Rosie..:thumbleft

    Don't forget to ask if you need any help or advice and good luck with your studying..:biggrin
     
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  12. Rosie1

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    Thx. I'm sure the situation will arise and it's a comfort knowing there is a forum to turn to.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
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