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Time gap between booking and sitting A+ exam

Discussion in 'A+' started by jo74, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. jo74

    jo74 Byte Poster

    When other members have booked their first A+ exam, what's the average time gap between booking it and actually sitting it? Or is it up to the individual testing centre?
    Certifications: A+, N+, Sec+
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    The exam voucher has a life span of 12 months (some have a 6 month life span - so it does depend on the voucher), so you normally have up to 12 months to sit the exam. You need to book at least a day before you sit the exam, in order for the exam to be download to the test centre. It is down to you.

    So in short anywhere from a day to a year, depending on the voucher :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  3. jo74

    jo74 Byte Poster

    Thanks for that, what a quick reply. But then I didn't expect anything else :D
    Certifications: A+, N+, Sec+
  4. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    When I sat mine it was case of I got to the point where I thought I was ready, Booked the exam for about a week ahead and just spent that week doing mocks to highlight where I was weak to give me the best possible chance of passing.

    Total time for 601 about 8 months due to being distracted by a new job. Time for 602 was about a month so its really up to you, Good luck.
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    I had financial problems so I didn't take my exams for about 8 months but I think I was ready after 3. I booked both for the same day for a week after booking and just revised during the week.

    I ended up over studying I think as I was burnt out when I took the exams, I must have read the AIO book 4 times.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  6. del_port

    del_port Byte Poster

    i'd have preferred to take it straight after the course,i had to leave it for a few months as i coudn't afford it,and i've still to afford exam 2,but i could have passed both within days of the course ending.
    Certifications: A+ and MCDST 70-271
    WIP: mcdst 272
  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    I think it took me around 3 months for the 601, and a further month til I sat the 602, but it all really depends how well you pick up the information, and how confident you feel! :)
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  8. jones89

    jones89 New Member

    Is it true there is a 90 day limit between taking the 601 and 602/603/604?

    I read that this was abolished for the 2003 exams, but I've got the Sybex books, published in 2007, and it says you do have to do them within 90 days of each other! :(

    I'm working on 601 and 602. Was going to study 601 then take the exam, then start studying 602, but I'm worried about the time.

    I'm 19 and don't have much experience, so there's more 'new' stuff in the books for me to learn than for others who are older than me. (Not using that as an excuse! lol :biggrin )

    Certifications: A+ IT Technician
    WIP: MCTS 70-620

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