Thread: Books for A+ certification?
September 4th, 2006, 10:49 PM #1
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Books for A+ certification?
Hi, for those who have the A+ cert, what are the books you recommend for learning for A+. I know only of the basics of the computer, now i want to take it to a step further. Are there any books besides A+ that you think i should look at? I plan on having a career in networking/security. But before getting into that, i need to learn a lot more about computers. not just the obvious.
September 5th, 2006, 10:50 AM #2
Definitely get the certification prep books. Get a Windows XP book since there's some XP stuff on there. Get a networking book, there's some basic networking on it sometimes, plus it gives you a headstart on your networking study.
Most importantly, play around with a computer for a while, make sure you can identify parts and troubleshoot. Knowing a bit about printers and UPS' is also good.
With the new exam, I'm not sure what else might be on there.
September 10th, 2006, 11:26 PM #3
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I just took both the OS and Hardware tests. I used Mike Meyers books, recommended by the community college I go to. I passed the tests OK. However there were some questions on the test that sure were not covered in the books. The Prometric self test banks were probably the most help. All and all an expensive way to get an A+ cert but since someone else paid for it thats the way I went. I don't know if the tests change so the books can't stay up to date or just what the deal is. The OS portions that screwed me up were concerning Server 2003. No where did I read or was there anything on the self test that had anything to do with Server OS's. No matter how much you study and read there will probably be some questions that you realize you know nothing about. Fortunately there all multiple guess so you have a small advantage there. Knowing which files load up and in what order to get the OS loaded at boot is probably the one thing you need to pay a lot of attention to. You need to know Win 95 through XP. Get the Mike Meyers books and get to reading. Its going to take awhile. You had better feel pretty confident you can pass, because you have to pay for the test each time, pass or fail. No free test if you fail. Good luck to you.Dyin' ain't much of a way to make a livin', son!
September 10th, 2006, 11:30 PM #4
yeah mike meyers is good, he had some videos that were good too but I don't know where to get them
If you are looking for a quicker read, exam cram is good tooHey who turned sigs on?
September 11th, 2006, 11:08 AM #5
I haven't tried the Mike Meyers books yet. I might if I decide to get an MCP in Windows.
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