1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Passed OS Today!

Discussion in 'A+' started by Fire guy, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Fire guy

    Fire guy Bit Poster

    29
    2
    22
    Wow.

    Well just got home after what I thought would be a no hoper of an exam today. I've been struggling for the past two weeks, consistently getting 80% on the Totalsems practice exams I had convinced myself that I was only doing that because I'd taken them so many times and had memorised the questions. To top that I crammed like never before last night, took the final test at about midnight and failed!
    Luckily there were a fair few "soft skills" questions like "you are fixing a PC, you have found the solution and it is quick and easy to fix. Do you A: string it out for the money, B: be honest etc....I think I counted 10 or so of these. Also a few general more hardware related questions in there too, more than I expected.

    Well anyway, imagine my surprise when up popped the result 712! Woohoo!

    Off to get a few beers.

    Ivan
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    6,623
    115
    224
    Congrats on the pass! A great feeling isn't it!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

    373
    3
    0
    :biggrin Great work mate

    Time for refreshment :alc :beers2
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: IPT/IPCC stuff
  4. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    6,199
    125
    199
    Good Stuff! :cheers
     
  5. Sparky
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    10,191
    299
    319
    Congrats! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  6. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

    1,760
    23
    99
    Great stuff. Not to p1ss on your parade, but imagine the soft skills questions were probably betas and so didn't count towards your score.:hhhmmm

    Congratulations are in order never the less.:D
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270
  7. Fire guy

    Fire guy Bit Poster

    29
    2
    22
    Actually yes I was thinking the same thing but hey that makes me even smarter than I thought so Yay!:wink:
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  8. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    2,976
    56
    184
    Well done mate, will be taking my OS in a few weeks myself
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  9. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

    763
    9
    62
    Well done! :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270, MCSA
  10. MopeyMartian

    MopeyMartian New Member

    5
    0
    6
    Thank you and Congrats! :slidedrin That makes me feel much better bout my tests on the 6th. Answers to my earlier question like, "90% or nothing", really weren't doing me very much to help with my confidence. Very odd that the TS practice tests fail you below 80%.
     
  11. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    Congrats on the pass.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  12. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

    667
    25
    67
    Congratulations ...:thumbleft

    I had probably only two or three of the soft skills questions,but the reports coming in from you guys suggest that CompTIA are weighting the exams with a lot more of this type of question.
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+
  13. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Well done, Fire guy. :)
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  14. Fire guy

    Fire guy Bit Poster

    29
    2
    22
    Thanks for all the kind words from everybody.
    I've booked the hardware exam for the 22nd of December so I have to get cramming soon.
    What's everybody's views on the differences between the 2 exams? Do you find 1 harder than the other?
    I'd be interested to know.

    Cheers

    Ivan
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  15. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

    373
    3
    0
    Hi mate, I found I was more comfortable with the Core Hardward exam and thought I'd failed the OS during the test.
    It all depends on what kind of person you are, me I prefer the physical hardward installation to the OS management jobs, so therefore I thought the hardware was easier.

    Remember the exams are only easy if you've done the work and know your stuff. Once you're comfortable with what you've learnt you'll find that you are more and more confident which will reflect in your exam score.:thumbleft

    Goodluck
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: IPT/IPCC stuff
  16. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    6,281
    85
    174
    Just picked up on this. Well done :thumbleft

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  17. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    8,871
    167
    256
    Mee too, congrats mate! 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

Share This Page

Loading...