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Which A+ 601 or 701?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by FEX, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. FEX

    FEX New Member

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    I'm about to start revising for my A+ exam. The current material out there is aimed towards the 601 (and that series). The new 2009 syllabus appears to be out soon, with books hitting the shelfs around october & november. I don't really want to wait that long before I begin to revise. On the other hand I don't want to start revising now and feel rushed to take my test before then new exam becomes compulsory.

    I have a fairly sound knowledge of computing and would be able to push around 10 hours of revision a week.

    Whats the crossover period that Comptia give people to finish taking the A+ exam?
    What would you suggest if you were in my position?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi, why not introduce yourself here and be a part of this community :)

    As the new 2009 exams aren't out yet and you have fairly sound knowledge, I would say go for the 600 series.

    Comptia normally gives anywhere from 3 to 6 months of cross over time.

    -Ken
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    the current exam series doesn't end till January 2010 and it doesn't matter which you go for as compTIA certs are for life.
     
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  4. FEX

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    Thanks for your reply :biggrin

    Does the syllabus change a great deal? I would imagine that a large proportion would remain unaltered, therefore if I did miss out on the 600 series then I would have a very strong foundation of the 700 series.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    no it doesn't change a great deal it will contain newer technologies than the last version like Vista and maybe a bit more on BLU RAY and things like that.
     
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