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Passed 602! (with mini-review)

Discussion in 'A+' started by Gav, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    So, I'm now a CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician. WOOH!

    However, I am really surprised that I am. This exam seemed a lot more difficult than I was expecting and covered a few things not mentioned in the A+ Certification Passport book. It asked some questions about DOS commands that are seldom used this side of the millennium. A lot of the questions, for example ones on the troubleshooting procedure, weren't at all obvious. In fact on at least two of the questions I guessed as they all seemed like reasonable methods of doing things, without one being a clear best choice.

    Literally, halfway through the exam, I had already started forming a post in my head for here, right down to the simile I was going to use, to tell you all I'd failed!!!

    However, I passed, with an 819, so I didn't do that badly :D

    Thanks for all the help and advice you've given me so far Cert Forums. It's Network+ then MCDST/70-620 next :biggrin

    - Gav
     
  2. craigie

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    Well done and congratulations!

    What a feeling eh?
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Well done:)

    Did you only use the passport book? The reason I ask is that the passport book is only for revision so doesn't cover everything like the AIO does.
     
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  4. soundian

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    Congrats.
    It truly is an evil exam, I thought I'd failed too.
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

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    Congrats and well done!

    Best of luck with the Net+, its a big step up from the A+ imo, but im sure you'll be just fine! :)
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. Gav

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    Yes, but I did have quite a good knowledge of most of the stuff covered in A+, so I found the Passport book ideal as it just filled in some blanks and introduced me to the 'CompTIA way of thinking'. :biggrin
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    cool. I found it far easier than the essentials must be because the questions were more to my likeing as I prefer hadware etc than stupid ambiguious ones :)
     
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  9. Gav

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    That's what I prefer too, but I think it's just the luck of the draw as I had a lot more 'stupid' questions than I was expecting. :p
     
  10. Rachael_B

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    Congratulations on the pass! :clap
     
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  11. StormTHX

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    Gongrats Gav!:rocks
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Knowledge of the command line is still of paramount importance to anyone that considers themselves to be an IT professional.

    Congrats on the pass mate 8)
     
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  13. Gav

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    I used to use a little 386 Laptop running DOS and Win 3.11 for at least a year as my primary portable machine. Was absolutely ideal for word processing!!

    Also, I didn't say I got the question wrong, I just said it surprised me :smile-l
     
  14. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats on the pass:thumbleft

    NB
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Ah the heady days of autoexec.bat and config.sys :)
     
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  16. Gav

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    Oh yes. I was really quite chuffed when I worked out how to add 'win.com' so that the system automatically started Windows. :)
     
  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    congrats mate -
     
  18. zr79

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    WooHoo! Well done..
     
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  19. Mikeyboy

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    May I just add to this, with my 2p worth - I feel both this and the essentials exam have so many "stupid ambiguous" questions, as bruce lee mentioned earlier..

    I don't really feel that these questions benefit or test your knowledge in any way, in fact, I think they just confuse the issue! From both exams I remember looking at some questions thinking WHAT?? as out of the 4 possible answers, there was the one token stupid answer, and 3 perfectly good answers.

    It's nice to see that other people think the same too, yesterday when I was doing mine I counted at least 40 of the 90 questions where I thought the questions / answers were a bit iffy. I passed with 861 so must have got most of them right, just annoying that I will never know which of the ridiculous questions I got wrong!!
     
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  20. Josiahb

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    I used to scare the crap out of my father playing with those 2 files, those were the days....

    anyway, congrats on the pass!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10

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