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Starting A +

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Affirmation, May 23, 2006.

  1. Affirmation

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    hey guys...

    A + book by Michael Meyers

    would the above book be the best choice to start A +

    thank you
     
  2. nugget
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    That's the one mate. :thumbleft
     
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  3. Nelix
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    Thats the one, alot of people call it the A+ Bible.
     
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  4. Affirmation

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    Thanks lads...

    if I can spare around 10 hrs. a week, how long do you think it will take to cover the whole book? :eek:
     
  5. zimbo
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    Its difficult to say. Its not a race mate. You might take one night to read and understand one section and in another night in 2hours read 10 pages. You have to dedicate as much time as you can. If its 10 hours then 10 hours. When you ready you will know it.

    BTW read that introduction Meyers has in the book for calculating how much time you need to spend. Its very accurate! :biggrin
     
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  6. Affirmation

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    Thanks Zimbo...just looking on the amazon to get one...

    ...will update you guys with the progress as soon as I start...
     
  7. Keimos

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    Hi Affirmation,

    MM is the darling of this forum but there is an alternative :eek:

    Try The Ultimate Comptia A+ Resource Kit [Paperback] by Thomson Course Technology, search on Amazon :D


    :biggrin Keimos
     
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  8. Boycie
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    There are a few good books for A+. The one you mention probably the best, in my opinion. Good luck :thumbleft
     
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  9. Paul_o

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    Just got my copy of meyers all in one A+, you certainly get your moneys worth. I have also got a couple of cds of ebay that are supposed to cover A+ and N+ just gone through some practice questions on the cd and i was surprised how many i got right, i only have a few years experience building my own pc's. one question i have is, is it better to study and sit the hardware exam before even starting to study the software or is it possible to study them both side by side and sit both tests, i suppose this will be down to the experience of whoever is sitting the test ?

    paul.
     
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  10. Print Screen

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    Is it worth getting Mike Meyers' "A+ Certification Passport" as well as his "A+ Certification All-in-one Exam Guide"?
    I don't want to order both if they just repeat the same info.
     
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  11. zimbo
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    i think the All in one is enough... look at getting some testing software from transcenders... little pricy but will make sure you ready.. 8)
     
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  12. nugget
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    MY view is that it would be better for anyone starting, to sit down and read up and learn about both sides first. Then go in-depth for the one part or the other (HW or OS). There is some overlap for these exams (not too much) but it will give a better understanding of what's happening overall.
     
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  13. nugget
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    Keimos, I've noticed that you aren't exactly MM's greatest fan (not a problem though) but thanks for the tip for another A+ study guide. It doesn't look too bad from what I can see and it also gives the members another alternative. :thumbleft
     
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