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Quite alot to take in!

Discussion in 'A+' started by tony_baduk, Nov 23, 2007.

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  1. tony_baduk

    tony_baduk Bit Poster

    Hello all,
    Still reading through Mike Meyers Sixth Edition book. Managed to get upto how to install a CPU. I find there's alot of information to take in especially with terms such as registers, mcc, binary coding etc. Is it neccessary to remember and understand all these terms?

    The CPU and RAM sections are tough but I'm hoping after that it will be a bit more easier.
    Certifications: BA (Hons) Media & Comms
    WIP: A+
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    It is certainly a lot to take in but on the long run it would be good for your knowledge and troubleshooting skills. I personally try to make my learning and studying as fun as possible by getting as much practicals and not just the theoritical aspect alone. Keep at it and it would pay off:)
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. tony_baduk

    tony_baduk Bit Poster

    Cheers onoski for your reply and advice.

    I already have some hands on experience with pc's but it's the theory side which is not easy to take in.

    I try to make notes as I go on a separate notepad so I can refer to it after I have finished the book.
    Certifications: BA (Hons) Media & Comms
    WIP: A+
  4. allblack

    allblack Bit Poster

    Hi tony

    I to am reading this book and yes it's a lot to take in but i know it will help me in the end to get where i what to get to:D

    So keep it up your not alone.
    Certifications: in IT none
    WIP: A+, N+, MCDST
  5. tony_baduk

    tony_baduk Bit Poster

    Cheers allblack.

    Just wondering do you need to understand everything about regsiters and clock cycles etc? Or can you just get away with understanding a little bit about this?
    Certifications: BA (Hons) Media & Comms
    WIP: A+
  6. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

    As it is in the book it could come on in the exam but things like that did not come up on mine. As long as you understand what they mean I do not think you will need to memorise all the clock cycles.
    Certifications: A few.
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    It is a bit of a shock when you see how big the MM all in one book is. I originally bought the passport edition by MM which is a condensed version (674 pages ) of the all in one book and doesn't give you a heart attack when you see the size of it

    Click on the link to see info from amazon:-

    Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport, Third Edition

    I found it useful for quick revision and reference.

    Alternatively you could register with exam cram they do books and quiz of the day for A+:biggrin

    A+ Certification Exam Cram (Exams 220-401, 220-402)

    Whatever you decide - good luck!:biggrin
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+

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