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Transcender shocker

Discussion in 'A+' started by ratspeaker, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. ratspeaker

    ratspeaker New Member

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    Hi - Been lurking on and off a while whilst studying for the A+, with our friends advent unfortunately? I am finding it quite a shock at the sheer breadth of knowledge required as I was under the impression that the A+ was a starting point and a sort of 'trivial' first step. I am no stranger to computers having been 'playing' for many years, done a few builds and constantly reading on the subject; a serious hobbyist one could say!

    to the point:

    I have been getting good scores 85 - 90% on some total seminars practice exams but then I tried the dreaded trancender disks! These seem to be very much harder asking more obscure and in depth questions and suddenly I can only do 70%.....

    Are these really representative? Are the total seminars ones too easy? Or, have I just underestimated the depth I need to study the subject to?

    It's certainly dented my confidence somewhat!!
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Personally I thought the questions on the disk that came with the Meyers AIO were harder than the transcender ones.

    If you are getting 70% & above the I reckon you'll be ok.
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I found Transcender harder, but still averaged about 80-90% before the exam. It tells you your weak points, so simply concentrate on them for a couple of days and then do the next preset exam on Transcender and see how you get on!
     
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  4. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    I need to get my eyes tested i looked quickly & thought the thread read transgender shocker.:oops:
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    LOL :)

    When I first heard of transcender I thought it was something to do with sex change operations :blink:biggrin:twisted:
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    When I read the title, I thought that someone was gonna dig up some good dirt on some of my ex-coworkers. :p
     
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  7. Dougydug

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    I have had the same problem with Advent's A+ (sorry to keep harping on about this - here's my thread.)
    I'm trying to get people from Advent to give their opinions in one place since its quite hard for people to find information on them. When I got the Transcender tests I found Advent's textbook inadequate to answer at least 25% of the questions. However it was good in that it gives you info on answers so you can fill in the blanks. I learned the material and passed the exam with Transcender and CertForums as much as the textbook (not how it should be imao).
     
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  8. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    6 or 7 years ago I would have told you not to sit it yet wait till you got a higher score. The quailty was that good that many a cert seeker swore they were harder then the actually exam but would not sit an exam untill they could pass tranceder with 80% or higher. To do otherwise was to fail it. Now adays, I honestly don't know if that quailty is still being upheld since they were brought out and just about all the old writers are gone. If I was you, I would go though the A+ objectives one by one. Do you know everything? Are there any places you feel weak in? And then go from there.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Yup, I was the last of the 'originals' to leave. I can vouch for what I laid my hands on while I was there; I can't vouch for anything done (or changed) afterwards.
     
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