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post #11 of 70
Good way to mock a somewhat meaningful test. I am A+ certified, i am sure it is much different now, however.

Next i will get network+ and server+.
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post #12 of 70
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Originally Posted by Masterchief3k View Post
Next i will get network+ and server+.
Do NOT underestimate Network+. I passed, but it was close

That is a hard test, the TCP/IP questions were a cinch, but it goes into NetBIOS (I'm still not really sure what this is) Apple talk, Token Ring, Active Directory, and just generally a lot of Novell stuff that I've never used nor have even seen being used.
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Aw, sad to hear. Ill be taking a class next year for CCNA. And to get my a+ cert as well.
I dont want to waste the time if I could just read through some stuff and skip a year of a class.
Will I learn other things in CCNA as well? Anyone else taken this or the "security" classes?
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post #14 of 70
I'm going for this in the coming months.
I originally went for it a few years ago but was turned away due to lack of identification.
I don't need it myself just to show the silly people during interviews I have a piece of paper. People just think your a rookie until you show them something like an A+ or MSoft certification.
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If you want to work for $10 an hour at geeksquad? Their are kids at the age of 10 that have this certificate. There are stupid questions they ask you about customer support and things of that nature. Also a sht load of printer questions. Sure there are the "what is a CMOS" or what is a processor. The test is silly to be honest. It goes nothing into detail about knowledge on how a computer/motherboard and it's components really work and communicate . Nothing about binary data or electrical pulses and conversion, nothing like that at all. I recommend you dont waste your time on it, but you said it was for fun, so enjoy I guess if you really want it.


Sure it is kinda dumb. But some high end jobs REQUIRE this. I know I have applied for a few Electrical Engineering jobs and they want you to have A+ just for extra reference.

So don't knock it.
    
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Hey i was looking around at books for A+, and was wandering if

was a good one? If not can you recommend any other books, e-books, or guides?
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My reccomendation, as i've read it, and it's also the book Skillsoft reccomends. FYI is the larget corporate IT training company in the world
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I saw an A+ book at Barnes and Nobles that I was thinking about buying. It was a 2006 edition though. They put the previous years editions on sale, but I don't think there is that big a difference between editions in one year.

Edit: How much does the test cost to take when I feel I'm ready?
Edited by losttsol - 6/15/08 at 7:08pm
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I would agree, If any of you remember when I posted the practice-test in a related thread, the tests have been updated and are getting a tad difficult.
    
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Amazon.com: CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Quentin Docter, Emmett Dulaney, Toby Skandier: Books

My reccomendation, as i've read it, and it's also the book Skillsoft reccomends. FYI is the larget corporate IT training company in the world
That is a good price. So that book is a complete source for taking the test? When I see study guide it makes me think it is in addition to some other book.
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