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Discussion in 'A+' started by Colder, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Colder

    Colder New Member

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    Hi, I wish to self study the A+ exam however I am unsure of which materials to purchase, I have searched the forum and this book is constantly recommended:

    CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) by Mike Meyers

    However there is no unit on Windows 7? I believe there is an 8th edition to be released, the date I am unsure of. What should I do in this case? I don't want to purchase another edition in the future to learn Windows 7

    Thanks :)
     
  2. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

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    It's your call, but...
    Have you ever seen those makeover shows, where you get Martha from some estate somewhere and she's fat, got bad skin, bad hair and a cigarette hanging out her mouth, she dresses like a man and swears like a sailor. Then they stop her living off Yorkie bars, take her to a gym for a few weeks, teach her some ettiquete, cut her hair, slap her in a dress, high-heels, get a beautician to cover her in foundation, eyeliner and lipstick and then the audience are all amazed that she looks half-decent now. That's Windows 7.

    The two have so much in common it's ridiculous. There are a few new features that came with 7 that you should probably look into, like Aero Snap, Libraries, the new taskbar, Bitlocker To Go and that kind of stuff. But other than that 7 is just Vista with lipstick.
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    If you want to look into why Windows 7 is far better than Vista look here :-

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Kernel Changes :: Sessions :: Microsoft PDC10 | October 28 — 29
    Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows 7 Redux | Going Deep | Channel 9

    There is a lot more to the workings of an OS then the high level applications / user visible features. Major improvements were made to the kernel as well as other areas.

    So really its like you took a fat lazy person and trained them for a year for the Iron Man, but they still wear the same tracksuit. Looks similar but performance and build is vastly improved.

    But yeah Vista was a fat slag... :wink:
     
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  4. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Okay, I stand corrected.

    But from the point of view of what you'd need to know for the A+... aside from Aero features, HomeGroups, Libraries and BitLocker to Go, I can't think of much you'd need to learn. If you seriously studied an A+ book for Vista, and then played around with these new features, I can't imagine you'd have many problems.
     
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    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?

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