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passed 701 & 702

Discussion in 'A+' started by nn, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. nn

    nn Nibble Poster

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    passed 701 & 702 today, used comptia exam cram (david l prowse) and the free practice tests enclosed to study from. was good to get them both done same day but wouldn’t recommend..
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  3. nn

    nn Nibble Poster

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    thanks michael
     
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  4. TheITCrowd

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    Congrats, on both passes

    :alc
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the passes :)

    -ken
     
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  6. ChrisH1979

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    Congrats :)
     
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  7. nn

    nn Nibble Poster

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    cheers v much all, looking forward to an evening without my head stuck in a book! :D
     
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  8. Londino

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    Why would you not recommend it? I'm thinking of doing the same, that's why i ask...
     
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  9. steven88

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    Congrats Lad!
     
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  10. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats on the passes:D

    NB
     
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  11. nn

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    mate just found it a bit heavy going but u have to weigh it all up.. if u think its 2x 1.5 hours under exam conditions blar blar but good to get done and dusted all in one go. no worse than a heavy day at work maybe?
     
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  12. soundian

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    With the two A+ exams there's so much overlap the general consensus seems to be that if you're ready for one, you're ready for both. If you pass both there's no problem.
    However, you've never taken these exams before so you won't know exactly where you're at until you take at least one. They are also quite expensive. If I had to do them again I'd leave a week between them. I'd certainly leave enough time so I could reschedule the second exam without incurring any costs if I failed the first.

    On the other hand, passing both on the same day would leave you tired but the victory beers would taste all the sweeter.


    Congrats to nn.
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    Congrats :)

    Some people have mentioned darth vaders book before as being good, I have never seen it though.
     
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  14. chuckles

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    Congrats on the pass! If you've never taken one of these certs before, giving some time between them is not a bad idea. Personally I did one on a Friday, recovered/boned up during the weekend and took the other on Monday (or maybe it was Tuesday). There is so much overlap that you should just prepare for them both at the same time.
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    Agreed I did both on the same day with an hours break inbetween, I actually had very similar questions on basic networking on both exams so there is a lot of overlap.

    If I remember correctly the essentials was more matter of fact and the IT Technican was this is the situation what do you do type of questions.
     
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  16. reddevil12

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    Congrats Im sitting mine on Friday :blink
     
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  17. nn

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    only thing i would say reddevil, is read the questions very carefully.
    and good luck mate!
     
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  18. Londino

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    I second that. Having done some demo versions of practise tests i came to realise that sometimes the answer lies in the question itself!

    Be aware of tricky questions! Read them twice & answer once! :biggrin
     
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  19. reddevil12

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    Thanks for advice :D
     
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  20. soundian

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    If I remember correctly the A+ tends to give you the information you need, no more, no less. If you haven't used all the individual facts to determine the answer you should have another look at it. I'm not saying they never throw in red herrings but generally they are quite straightforward.
    Watch out for the "not" word, it's quite easy to miss especially if you're a little nervous.

    The technique I used for these exams lends itself well to the style of question (a lot of short questions dealing mainly with specs rather than concepts)
    Round 1: Go through all the questions. Don't rush, but don't stall on questions you're not sure of. If you're not sure, take your best guess, mark them for review and move on. This gets the bulk of the marks on the board early doors. If you have prepared properly this should be enough to give you a pass I reckon.
    Round 2: Go through all the questions marked for review. The time pressure should be off at this point so you can afford to sit and think about these. Sometimes a question that appeared later will give you the hint you need. Only change your previous best guess if you're sure it's wrong, your first guess is your best guess more often than not.
    Round 3: Go through every single question again. Handy for picking up on silly mistakes.
     
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