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pyron81

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Hey guys,

I have finally decided to start studying to get my A+ certification. Before you say anything. I know that A+ means nothing and that any idiot can read out of a book and learn. Personally I've been working with computers for a little over 10 years now. I've built my own systems. I've learned how to fix most common problems. I am decent grasp on most computer issues. But there is still a lot of information I need to learn. So to me A+ certification is but a stepping stone, I plan to use it to get other certifications and also just to say I have it.

What I would like to know is I have heard A+ comes with two test. One for hardware and one for software, is this true or am I mistaken?

What is the best study book on the market. There is a lot of books from Mike Meyers and CompTIA for the test but I would like to know honest thoughts....if you took the A+ certification and passed, what helped you? Did you buy any books, etc?

After A+ I am looking into getting certification with Networking as well as a few other things in the tech support/repair area. What specific test should I focus on?

Where do I find testing centers? How much do the test cost?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write. :whistling:
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Titan8990

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From Wiki:

Exam

Exam Cost: US$158 each for Two - CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-601) and one of the following: 220-602 or 220-603 or 220-604.
Time Allocated: 90 minutes per exam.
Number of questions: CompTIA A+ Essentials 100
220-602 (IT Technician) 90
220-603 (Remote Support Technician) 90
220-604 (Depot Technician) 90
Total marks: 900
Score Needed to Pass: CompTIA A+ Essentials 675, 220-602 (IT Technician) 700, 220-603 (Remote Support Technician) 700, & 220-604 (Depot Technician) 700
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pyron81

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thank you Titian.

What about studying material can anyone recommend a good study material?
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I used this book (granted it was like the first edition when I took my A+)

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Amazon link to book

it's pretty basic but covers the items on the test quite well...
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I used this book (granted it was like the first edition when I took my A+)

was the version you had printed on a gutenberg press? or was that still back when all books were hand printed by monks? hehe


i've been a fan of cybex books and things of that nature..i haven't seen too many lately that i'd concider horrible
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Transcender is also a good source for practice exams.
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was the version you had printed on a gutenberg press? or was that still back when all books were hand printed by monks? hehe


You mean there are other ways to print books??? Where the heck have I been?? :whistling:
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Thanks for the advice. I will look over all the books. I still haven't made a decision on which one to buy but I am sure most are pretty strait forward.

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What is the A+ Certification?? :blink: :whistling:
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A+ Certification is a certificate letting others know you are certified to work on computers/doing repairs, etc. While it does not get the credit it deserves it is still a good thing to have if you enjoy working on computers/doing repairs.
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After this topic I'm thinking about putting down the C# book and picking up an A+.

Edited by Titan8990, 09 April 2007 - 04:17 PM.

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Im just taking the recommended college courses to pass the exam. :whistling:
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I never did go through with doing the tests. I wasnt told that at the end of the course I would have needed to pay an additional 150$ to get the cert. Class is very simple if you already have a grasp on basic computer knowledge. And yes, it is the first step if your looking to move onto other certs. (in my opinion, the easiest cert. to get).

P.S. My teacher was Peter Frampton's cousin which I thought was pretty badass. Do you feel like I do?
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