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can u guys recommend me a GOOD book for A+? i have the 601 book but so outdated.
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you can take a class at a community college that is geared towards it if you are out of highschool.


Or just go to Barnes and Noble and get a new one.
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I really liked this one. Used it to brush up before certifying. Covers a lot, and is a great troubleshooting reference for someone just starting out.

Practice tests and answers were a big help in preparing for the types of questions that would be on the test (all multiple choice).
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For me I started with a practice test book and tested my basic knowledge. After doing horribly I browsed through a couple of different books. The McGraw-Hill All-in-One Exam Guide (ISBN: 9780071701334) is usually a good one to start with. Dig through a couple and find one that works for you.

Other advice I would give is stay away from online exams, when I was studying for my test I didn’t a single one worth the money or time. I used the ComptTIA A+ Exam Cram (ISBN: 9780789742421) for my practice exam.

In the end, just find one that works for you, compare a few to see how they stack up. The best way to do this is head over to your local Barnes & Noble, grab a stack of books, and study in the café. This way you get to check out the books before you buy and not wasting your money on a book that isn’t going to work for you. (BN staff doesn’t care if you sit there all day reading their books, just don’t damage them and put them away when you’re done with them. Nothing irks booksellers more than walking into the café and finding a mountain of books & magazine some slob was too lazy to put away when they left.)
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I was lucky enough to find some training videos that I plan on watching later today. I'm a visual learner and sad to say but reading text makes me fall asleep. GL!
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