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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by dreadnought, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. dreadnought

    dreadnought New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    New member here working in IT in Norwich - havent done any "proper" qualifications for a few years now (finished an HND in 2001) and thought I would start out by obtaining my A+ and N+ first.

    Having about 8-9 years experience in hardware and software support from helpdesk through second line support I (perhaps wrongly) thought that some time studying a good book and just applying for the exam myself would see me through. Have done some searching around and cant seem to find a straight forward way of just getting an application form?

    Great idea with this forum btw 8)
     
    Certifications: HND in Computing
    WIP: A+
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    To book the exam for A+ go to the CompTIA website. It has links to the two exam companies where you can book exams at the centre of your choice.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. dreadnought

    dreadnought New Member

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    Thanks - just had a proper look at the main site and have found what I was looking for - that will teach me to be more observant! :oops: I was looking for a main UK site but I see its all done from the "worldwide" one.

    I will do a search - but any recommendations on a good study guide/book? Something that covers the new exam would be useful I guess!
     
    Certifications: HND in Computing
    WIP: A+
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Just read some of the pinned articles in the A+ section here - there is a *lot* of discussion on this topic.

    The most popular book is Mike Meyers All-In-One book which covers the current requirements.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Another vote for the Mike Meyer's AIO book - it's what I used.

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  6. dreadnought

    dreadnought New Member

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    Thanks - book is now on its way from Amazon - £17 - not bad I thought!

    Its been a while since I did any proper "learning" - hopefully this will break me in gently! :)
     
    Certifications: HND in Computing
    WIP: A+
  7. 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+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  8. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Just wait til you see the size of the book!!

    Its a good read, and a good start to certs, best of luck :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings & Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  11. dreadnought

    dreadnought New Member

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    I just read a thread that says its over 900 pages! :blink

    Light nightime reading then! :bounce
     
    Certifications: HND in Computing
    WIP: A+
  12. asam.shan

    asam.shan Nibble Poster

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    Welcome to CF and Good Luck
     
    Certifications: n/a
    WIP: a+, network+, CCNA
  13. dreadnought

    dreadnought New Member

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    Book arrived yesterday from Amazon - HOW BIG??! :blink

    Still - looking forward to sitting down and digesting it :)

    How long do people take to read it normally?
     
    Certifications: HND in Computing
    WIP: A+
  14. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF:), in terms of how long it takes to read the book and carry out the practice in the book depends on amount of free time you have. I would gestimate that it can be done in three months if taking the fore said into account.

    Best wishes with the A+
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  15. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forums. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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