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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Aodhan, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Aodhan

    Aodhan New Member

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    Hi there everyone, glad to have found this forum.

    Tried to kick my own ass into the CompTIA A+ a while ago with just the book and lost momentum, need to get myself into something I can enjoy a bit more than my current employment.

    A big pre-emptive thanks for any advice people give me.

    Aodhan
     
  2. Guvnor

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    Hello mate

    Welcome to the forum

    The book can be a lot to take in on its own and harder to break down. I would suggest Professor Messer's vids on YouTube which are free and also there is currently a sale on Twitter udemy and you can get Mike Meyers vids for the A+ & N+ for 12£ each. It'll make it easier to study and to make notes as they cover the full course.

    I'm also studying for the a+ at the moment.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Aodhan

    Aodhan New Member

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    Thanks a lot for the Professor Messer tip Guvnor. I currently have both of the 8th edition Meyers A+ and N+ but just lost the ability to motivate myself last time I tried. (Plus ebook versions would definitely come in handy.)

    I was looking at OpenIT but the course prices seem a bit steep, the promise of a job is tempting though.
     
  4. Juelz

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    My opinion would be to avoid training providers get yourself some good training videos from udemy or even ebay (I bought some for £3). You have to find videos that are engaging. Only you can motivate yourself mate.

    What job do you currently have?
     
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  5. Aodhan

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    I'm currently working as a Teaching Assistant, my lack of a degree means it's as far as I can go in an education job. I run a Computing club and help out the System Admin when they're off-site.

    Thanks Juelz, I'll have a look at some other videos if the Professor Messer ones leave me cold.
     
  6. Juelz

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    Yeah mate go for it.. This will be around the 5th time I've tried to study for the A+ lol so I get where you're coming from.. its a meaty subject and finding the motivation can be hard, finding people who are also studying for it has been a big help in regards to motivation.
     
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