Best way to study for A+?

Discussion in 'A+' started by 1MillionBits, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. 1MillionBits

    1MillionBits New Member

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    There's a tonne of study material for A+ and all this information can get a bit confusing to someone new to IT certs! I want to focus on study guide + Exam Cram + Professor Messer for my preparation. But which order? The more info I dig up online the more A+ starts to look like an impossible mountain to get up.

    How did YOU guys study for the exam?
     
  2. nisseki

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    Do you have any working experience in IT or looking for a career change?

    Do you prefer watching videos or reading a book to learn?
     
  3. Sparky
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  4. 1MillionBits

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    @ nisseki: No IT experience as yet, looking for a new direction. I've always been pretty okay with computers but working professionally in computing is a lot different, I know. I like having a text book to constantly go back over, but lately I've been getting into Professor Messer's A+ videos. He explains it thoroughly but at the same time, in a very newbie-friendly way.

    @ Sparky: Oh yeah, the one by Mike Meyers, I hear that's the one to get. I ordered this text book today along with 2 Cram Exam books. I used the Quentin Docter text for my IT Fundamentals that I just passed. TY for link btw. A lot of students are recommending the study guide + Professor Messer at a bare minimum, so I'm starting with that.
     
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  6. 1MillionBits

    1MillionBits New Member

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    Thanks a lot, that's way helpful! That's heaps. :)
     
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    James Messer's video series are excellent. I admit that I am a writer and have written an A+ certification guide and in our book we referenced James' videos at the end of each section along with practice quiz questions. If you are looking for a book written by an industry expert - a trainer with years of experience but who explains the salient points in no-nonsense English, you might be interested.

    Then, I would advise practice test material such as Measureup (there are others, but why not use the same company that are going to be testing you - Pearson VUE? The content is at the correct pitch and level).

    Best of luck with it. If you have any specific technical questions I am happy to support on or off-camera.
     
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