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self study A+

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by beaker, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. beaker

    beaker Bit Poster

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    hi all, i'm shopping around for a self study pack for A+ and thought i'd ask for some opinions on some of the providers i'm looking at, from those who may have had experience with them. I like the look of the Learnkey one with the Mike Meyers videos but found this one from a company called C.A.T.S. (http://www.rapidresults.co.uk/aplhs.htm) which is £200 cheaper! I'm guessing that you probably get what you pay for but any feedback on either one (or recommendations for other providers) would be much appreciated
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, Linux+
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Beaker,

    Welcome aboard, glad you found us. I can personally recommend CATS. I have been there (Banbury) for several Classroom courses and purchased their A+ self study course which helped me get A+ certified.
    As far as i am aware the previous owner (Dave Abel) has sold the business or someone else is managing it, however all the material is the same- Dave leads the A+ training course for the Video training CD ROM's and the classroom.
    There is always loads of advice around here. Best of luck :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. beaker

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    thanks boyce, thats the answer i was hoping for! I'd never heard of CATS so wasn't sure about it but didn't really want to fork out for Learnkey.
    Cheers mate :beers2
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, Linux+
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  4. zimbo
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    just a wording of warning mate so you dont fall into the same trap many people have... dont just basis your studying on training videos... they dont contain nearly all the information needed or more importantly the depth needed for the exam.. i personally picked it up with a+ and 70-270 from learnkey and cbt nuggets (dont know about yours sorry) but having a book to read from and learn from (tables galore in the A+ to be learnt!) is the best!

    good luck! :thumbleft
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    the CATS course i bought (please check as it was some time ago) came with 2 big books- one for core and one for hardware as well as 10 Video CD Roms....
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  6. zimbo
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    :rolleyes: i didnt know that..... :oops:

    EDIT: there is mention of ebooks from the link..
     
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  7. beaker

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    yeah i' might get the mike meyers book aswell, it seems to be very popular. i'll get some pc's from my dads office too, they just upgraded and said i could have some of their old ones :cheers
    thx again guys
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, Linux+
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  8. Keimos

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    Hi beaker,

    Beware e-books. PDF's that you either access on-line or print out. Not easy access for a quick look.

    Whatever you get, make sure its is CompTIA Authorised Curriculum with a bit more and make sure that the course also provides you with a good testing engine that will get you prepared for the exam.

    Training videos are good but you need to make sure that you have understood what you have learnt as opposed to just learning the answers.

    Keimos
     
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