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post #11 of 41
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Have you actually used that one? Just curious.

I know someone who used this book: Amazon.com: CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Exam Cram (5th Edition) (9780789747921): David L. Prowse: Books

Seems to be the most updated too. Anyone used it?
I havent you mentioned but yes I have used the Mike meyer book it was what i used to study for my test. He does a good job of explaining things in depth with out confusing the crap outa you. Plus he throws in random humor that I enjoyed and made the book easier to read. It reads more like a book and not a Technical Manual.
post #12 of 41
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I havent you mentioned but yes I have used the Mike meyer book it was what i used to study for my test. He does a good job of explaining things in depth with out confusing the crap outa you. Plus he throws in random humor that I enjoyed and made the book easier to read. It reads more like a book and not a Technical Manual.
Awesome! Just haven't 'known' anyone who read that one. Thanks.
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Awesome! Just haven't 'known' anyone who read that one. Thanks.
No problem hopefully you found the guide usefull
post #14 of 41
What do you mean by legacy components? Specifics.
post #15 of 41
wish these certs were worth a crap in the real world, but i am sure alot of people will love this.
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wish these certs were worth a crap in the real world, but i am sure alot of people will love this.
How are they not?

I know a friend who got a job paying 43k with just one semester of college and a A+ cert. and Server+ cert.
post #17 of 41
server+ cert is what got him the job and his knowledge. Coptia A+ does not carry any weight to it anymore. The A+ is as basic of a cert as you can get and probably the first cert you get.
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post #18 of 41
A+ is usefull for any computer store like best buy, futur shop, MDG and stuff like that.... If you can skip right over it and just get your Network+ or linux + (both pretty easy) or even Security + will even going to be better for you...


Anyway CompTia Cert or probably the easiest one to get, compare to all the crappy microsoft one and the worst are the blackberry cert.
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What do you mean by legacy components? Specifics.
When I say legacy components I mean older or obsolete tech that is still in use. For a quick example, you will find that there are computers that still make use of serial and parallel ports and SCSI drives. These systems are usually not upgraded due to them needing to have 100% availability or the cost being to high to replace them.

You will definetly need to know these for the test as there are alot of legacy stystems still out there. The first time I ever ran into a computer using a vampire connection I was like *** lol

This should help

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_system

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wish these certs were worth a crap in the real world, but i am sure alot of people will love this.
This cert is still usefull just not as much so as people seem to think. If this is all you have you will be looking at very entry level tech work. However alot of people use this cert as a stepping stone for other certifications or as something extra on a Resume other than your word that says you know what you are doing. I personally used it to get me on the way to my Net+

Certs will never trumph experience in the real world however when applying for a job having that cert on your resume might give you the extra bit of umph you need to get the job over the next guy.
Edited by racer86 - 5/5/11 at 10:00am
post #20 of 41
yeah legacy being like what processors use, socket 1, socket a, and so forth. and there are questions like what is on irq 2? plus max transmission of like 10base t (cat 3) and 100 base t (cat 5)
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