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Old Exam Books/Tests/Materials still useful?

Discussion in 'A+' started by inprogress, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. inprogress

    inprogress New Member

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    Hi guys, I am a future A+ Test taker, having never took the test. I am also trying to read the material and take the test sans instructional courses as I have been working a desktop support job for 1.5 years as well as several years contracting in I.T.

    My question is, will these 2009 Books/Tests/Materials be of use in the 2012-2013 Year of exams? The latest info they have on O/S is up to Windows Vista. Windows 7 is only mentioned as planned for release.

    Does the current test cover Windows 7/8 or should I buy a book flat out that deals with the additional information?

    All these practice tests I have been taking cover more of the RAM/Processor Architecture/Networking (albeit VERY rudimentary)

    Is the test very fundamental?

    Having only read thru the first 5 chapters I made a 70% on the 701 exam.

    Should I skip around and try to get the "big picture" or continue reading at a slow rate? Its killing me because as soon as i get this A+ cert out of the way, I can enter an actual school to get the rest of my education started.

    Thanks in advance,
    work in progress.
     
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  2. mo_jax

    mo_jax New Member

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    You can still take the 701 & 702 A+ exams through August, if I'm not mistaken.

    With that said, I'm the majority of your studying thus far has been with the older material, I say keep the course that you are going. My job is still running XP. I believe that it will be around for a while, and it still needs to be supported.

    Unless you're doing it to gain knowledge in the newer OS's, then going ahead in upgrade.
     
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  3. inprogress

    inprogress New Member

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    Do you mean that after august they are implementing new sets of tests? 701 and 702 will no longer be available? Does 701 and 702 only cover material up to xp/vist <- this is more what im worried about.
     
  4. mo_jax

    mo_jax New Member

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    In August, 701 & 702 will no longer be available.

    You are right. 701 & 702 only covers up to Vista. I just passed the 701-702 a couple of weeks ago, and you should be fine. Get ahold of Cram Exam and some other practice exams.
     
  5. hus88am

    hus88am New Member

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    I hope this would help .

    youtu.be/eb2MIuQ9H-g?t=50m34s
    just add the www. ( they won't let me put ant URLs)
     
  6. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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  7. Sceritz

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    so of the 701 and 702 are going to be out the window, then what replaces them?


    *EDIT* ah Nevermind... I see that 801 and 802 replaces them. How comprehensive would it be to study from two different resources (one for the 700's and one for the 800's?)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013

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