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Wonder who will pass last for A+ 2003??

Discussion in 'A+' started by derkit, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm taking my hardware exam on 16th June :eek: - working towards a first time pass :D

    Anyone else taking it this month? Anyone, leaving it to the last minute??
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Falken, if he gets off his butt to finally take the exam. :p
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    DO IT, Prof! :D
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

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    I really hope you pass Derkit, good luck mate, Leaving it til 16th still leaves you with a another crack if you dont manage to pass, but im sure you wont need to action that.

    Best of luck mate!
     
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  5. VantageIsle

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    Wenesday 13th of June is when my Hardware is booked :D

    I have £120 put aside (that I pray I won't be needing) for a retake should things go a bit belly up!
     
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  6. VantageIsle

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    looking forward to getting it over and done with TBH, I keep looking at charts of IRQs, error codes, Cat speeds, SCSI types and CPU form factors and slots..... Starting to dream about damn computers!!:cussing

    How are things going for you Derkit?

    My weekest point is remembering all the form factors and slots for all the different CPU's:oops:

    fingers crossed eh!
     
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  7. derkit

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    I'd agree with you on that one CPU/RAM/Form factors/SCSI types are my downfall at the moment. Due to life circumstances I had to knock back my entire schedule from end of last year to now.... I didnt want to have to re-read for the 2006 objectives so I just bit the bullet and got on with it!

    I remember when studying for the OS part - I was putting in 10 hour days revising, an hour before work, an hour during lunch, and then up to 8 hours in the evening a week before the exam..... when I went to sleep at night I was so wired I actually dreamt operating systems :oops: :biggrin

    cheers mate - I planned it to make sure I had enough time for 1 resit if needed - hopefully not, but I'd rather have that gap just in case! :)
     
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  8. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Get yourself over to http://www.getcertify4less.com/aplusint.asp next time (which you aren't going to need, so this post is a bit of a waste! :D ) - I picked up a voucher for $136 when they were on special - £70.60 for the exam.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Keep in mind that you can take the A+ twice without any waiting period in between. But if you fail it the first two times, you have to wait 30 days before taking it a third time... meaning, the exam will be retired by then. Thus, if you've never taken the exam before, you've got only two chances to pass under the 2003 objectives (and only one more chance if you've failed it anytime in the past!).
     
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  10. Boycie
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    That is the thing with the A+ - it is foundational level, but it has so many little facts to remember.

    Good thing being, once you have practised, practised and learnt these things, the wrong answers usually stand out like a sore thumb!
     
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  11. robbo1962

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    I've just booked my OS for the 21st of June which doesn't leave a lot of room for error.don't agree with you when you say there are only a few facts to remember Boyce, my head is spinning trying to remember the little dicrepencies between operating systems.
     
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  12. Raffaz

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    I done the same and memorized everything, i was gutted when nothing came up about ICQ's etc.:)
     
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  13. derkit

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    What amuses me while revising is that I've built who knows how many computers and have been problem solving for years - and still there are things that pop out of this course and I think "wow, I didn't know that"........

    Isn't that a online chat program.... I thought it was IRQs..... oh dear..... <derkit running back to the books as he's just missed a chapter or 2 :) >
     
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  14. MrNerdy

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    I took both papers 6 weeks apart, took hardware 1st, when I passed the OS paper I went home and got very drunk.
    Used the exam cram2 book which was very useful & had plenty of exam tips in it.
    I was told to expect the unexpected and 5 out of the first 8 questions on the OS paper were DOS, my nemesis!
     
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  15. derkit

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    My OS part will be 8 weeks before the hardware - took the OS first because I thought it was the harder of the 2 - hopefully it was :) - will be getting getting the beers in come 2 weeks today!!!

    I'm using exam cram 2 also actually - I agree - found it useful when I was do the OS exam.
     
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  16. Boycie
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    Robbo,

    No, that is what I did say - there are so many facts to learn.

    Good luck with the test. :)
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    Actually, this is what Boyce said :twisted:

     
  18. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Yep, my bad lol:)
     
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  19. VantageIsle

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    Cheers, But I hope I won't be needing this:D

    full day of revising ahead of me:rolleyes:
     
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  20. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    of course you won't be needing it :D

    same here - good luck with the studying!
     
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