July 28th, 2010, 08:46 PM #1
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A+ certification - how hard is it?
Sure, it's all relative... Einstein would need only a couple of hours to study and pass the test...
How about me? I am an ISCET certified electronics technician with decades in the consumer electronics repair industry (which is, by the way, dying... that is why I need to move on to something else). I am fairly good at reparing PCs, setting them up, you get the picture. I make my own computers, of course. As far as software, I feel at home with Microsoft OS, Office, tons of multimedia programs from Adobe and others - I do a lot of digital video editing.
So give me your thoughts please - do you think I can study at home and just go take the A+ exam?
Also, which study guide would you recommend? Is the one from Wiley Publishing, copyright 2007 (authors Docter, Dulaney, and Skandier) one of the best ones?
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July 30th, 2010, 11:51 AM #2
Honestly, you sound like you could go take the test and pass.
The thing about the tests is there are always several varients and they cover a VERY wide range of technologies. For instance, you should know the distances that a USB, Cat 5, etc can travel without losing signal. How Laser Printers work and differ from inkjet printers. If you feel comfortable with your breadth of knowledge of how everything works. Its about 100-150 bucks for the test and you can spend a bit more for a retest if you fail.
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