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Discussion in 'A+' started by poolboy79, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. poolboy79

    poolboy79 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I havn't been on the forum for a while as only just started to self study for A+ exam (getting married and buying a new house have sort of been a priority).

    Using the Mike Meyers book, and finding it really interesting to read (admitadly only read a few chapters). I was wondering if people have found that this book is enought to get them through the exams, or would people recommend another title as a support?

    Cheers

    Neil
     
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  2. Rob1234

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    Hi,

    That book was enough for me if you learn and understand everything in it you should be OK.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    That book is really good but if you have a computer you can practice on then I would reccomend getting PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles (Tripwire45 on CF) its a book with exercises in it so you can practice your new found tech skills and brush up on your old ones.
     
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  4. sunn

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    I’ve heard (and read :)) that the Mike Myers and James Pyles A+ books are good. You should be fine with what you have – so long as it’s understood. Otherwise add something to supplement the learning (like Trip’s book).
     
  5. tripwire45
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    Keep in mind that the PC Technician Street Smarts book (and the Street Smarts series in general) is designed to offer "a year in the life" of a PC tech. It contains a large number of "typical" PC desktop support labs created to give the reader hands-on experience on exactly the type of tasks they will encounter in the real world. I based the book on three months worth of trouble tickets I responded to when I was fulfilling this role for a small city IT department, so I can assure you these tasks are "real-to-life".

    That said, if you already have sufficient hands on experience in PC and Desktop support, some of the labs may seem too elementary for you. My website still has a PDF available for download with about a quarter of the book's labs included so you can decide for yourself if the whole book is your "cup of tea".

    Cheers. :)

    -Trip
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    ...without all the messy teabagging. :blink
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    Don't you start...:dry
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    You're the one who brought up cups of tea again, Mr. FunBags! :p
     
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