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A+ Certification guides and Helpfull links

Exam Cost: $168 each.
Time Allocated: 90 minutes per exam
Total marks: 900
Minimum Pass Marks: 675 for CompTIA A+ Essentials, 700 for CompTIA A+ Practical Application on a scale of 100-900
Number Of Questions: 100 questions per exam.

Helpfull sites


Professor Messer. - http://www.professormesser.com/free-...ing-protocols/

This guy has gone through and made up a complete video series on the A+ Networking+ Security+ and Microsoft 70-680 exams. His videos are very in depth and cover basically everything you will need to know for these exams. There broken down into smaller videos to help as well. I found them very useful in filling in gaps and as a quick refresher before the test.

Proprofs.com- http://www.proprofs.com/certificatio...us/index.shtml

A great site with lots of resources guides and practice tests

Techexams.net- http://www.techexams.net/technotes/modems.shtml

a great site with alot of information. However the site can be a little hard to navigate without knowing exactly what u want

Passitnow.com- http://www.passitnow.com/studysection.html

great little site with a fair bit of information.

MCMCSE.com http://www.mcmcse.com/comptia/aplus/...ntials.shtml\\

good site with lots of resources and information on many other tests and some practice tests as well

Practice Tests / Quizzes


http://www.proprofs.com/certificatio...ms/index.shtml

http://www.professormesser.com/categ...s-pop-quizzes/ basic pop quizzes

http://certification.about.com/od/ce...l_aplusos1.htm Base OS test

http://certification.about.com/od/ap...apluscore1.htm Core component test

http://www.passitnow.com/aplustests.html great set of tests for both OS and core components

Study Guides/Books


CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

A very in depth and detailed book

Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Certification Passport

A very easy to read and cumulative book that covers the whole exam (my personal favorite)

CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies

A very good guide with ALOT of info however its quite a long read pushing over 1000pages

Quick Tips

-A quick note to anyone considering taking this exam make sure you know your legacy components as they are on the exam and tested a fair bit. This seems to be one thing people forget to look at




If anyone has anything to add feel free to let me know i will be updating this constantly as i find new things or get more ideas. If people like this ive got one started for the Networking+ exam as well. Also if anyone has any ideas about the layout of the guide let me know this is my first one.
Edited by racer86 - 4/13/11 at 9:30pm
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Nice man thanks for the Info theres alota people looking for this suff
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getting my A+ cert next semester! my school will teach me and pay for the test. they are also a certified testing facility.
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Nice layout on the OP. Should be helpful.
    
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Thanks guys hopefully it helps a some people out If anyone has any sites or tips or tricks that helped them feel free to throw them up and ill add them
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maby we can get a mod to sticky this??
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http://www.mcmcse.com/forums/

The above link has free practice tests for many certs. I was surprised how many questions on the actual A+ exam (when I took it) were in their A+ practice test. It was the best free test I found on the internet.
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http://www.mcmcse.com/forums/

The above link has free practice tests for many certs. I was surprised how many questions on the actual A+ exam (when I took it) were in their A+ practice test. It was the best free test I found on the internet.
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*edit* also thinking about adding a recommended books section what do u guys think?
Edited by racer86 - 4/13/11 at 7:53pm
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ok guys decided to go ahead and add a books section so feel free to make some recommendations
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My personal favorite
Have you actually used that one? Just curious.

I know someone who used this book:
Seems to be the most updated too. Anyone used it?
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