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New Member starting Comptia A+

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ianhopwood, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. ianhopwood

    ianhopwood New Member

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    hi everyone

    iv been lurking and reading several topics over the last few days, but have taken the plunge and registered.

    Id like to say how helpful all the posts have been in prsuading me to self study for the A+ certification.

    Iv purchased the Mike Meyers book for £17 from amazon and with excitement had the next day delivery for another £8 - so while the GF is watching location location and grand designs tonight, i`ll be reading something interesting.

    cheers

    ian
     
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF!

    Good luck with the A+:D

    NB
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcom :)

    Good luck with the A+
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Good choice on the cert, and the book!

    Welcome to CF, and dont be afraid to ask questions, thats what everyone's here for! 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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+
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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Shame they can't have a grand designs - micro arcitecture edition. :) Welcome to CF and good luck with the A+ it's a great point to start at. It's probably worth your while to have a good read through the A+ forum. There is some good pinned information on there.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
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  8. Becki

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    Heya and welcome to the forums, best of luck with the A+

    Tip: Try and set up/download/get some virtual machines going they'll help you understand things more and you can mess them up as much as you like, and work on troubleshooting them, and guess what... they can be reset with just a few clicks of the mouse (just remember to enable undo disks)!

    Becki x
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  9. ianhopwood

    ianhopwood New Member

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    hi

    thanks for all the replys - iv got a spare pc at home for messing about with, but have not heard of Virtual PCs - i presume there are numerous links in the forum for this kind of thing - thanks for the advice

    cheers all

    ian
     
  10. Becki

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    You can download the VPC console, however, you need to make sure that you have a copy of the Operating System that you are going to install (i think you can purchase an Action Pack, some of the other members know what i'm on about!, or if you have a trial version of an operating system works just as well.)

    they're good for application trouble shooting, messing around with command promt (for A+ you need to know some swtiches like the /all on the ipconfig /all command) and what happens when you modify a boot/system file with out causing damage to you own pc!

    its good to hear that you have a spare pc to take apart and what not, try taking the machine apart, drawing/noting down what goes where and put it back together, great fun!:biggrin

    Becki x
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  11. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    In an nutshell, you have a program such as Microsoft Virtual PC, and within that software you can run 'virtual PC's'. So could have several copies of XP running within the virtual machine software. The virtual machines run effectively as they would if they were on real hardware and the host pc / virtual software interprets all the calls to the virtual hardware.

    Very good way to set up a home test lab where you can experiment with different settings without breaking your host operating system. :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
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  12. Mark-K

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    Haha thats exactly what I was doing last night :biggrin
     
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  13. PhoenixAngelique

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    Hi.

    Welcome to CF, and good luck with the A+
     
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  14. harpistic

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    Welcome to the forum, and lots of luck - seems like there's quite a few of us starting A+ roundabouts now, so you'll be in good company! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)

    Best of luck with the A+.
     

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