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Rudster816 12-01-2007 12:56 AM

Help with A+
 
ok i think i really want to do this. i need some help doing the reasearch and stuff.

1.) what kind of book should i get so i know what i need to know?
2.) i need help finding a place to take it, somewhere near Yakima, Washington
3.) ive seen sites with coupons, what site is the best to get this kinds of things?
4.) for those who have taken it, is it that hard?
5.) if you fail do you have to pay to take it again?

celegorm 12-01-2007 01:05 AM

Re: Help with A+
 
1) I've found quiz books to be the best. You are basically taking a fake quiz, but most explain what the answer is, and why.
2/3) Take a look on http://www.pearsonvue.org/ I used them to set up my exam. They offer vouchers for cheaper tests, and had a lot of test locations in my area.
4) I found it pretty easy. I took both tests (to get certified you need to take and pass two tests) in 1 hour and 45 minutes. They give you two hours for each tests (survey stuff included). If you spend enough time going through the books, and taking practice exams, it should not be hard.

5)yes.

Rudster816 12-01-2007 01:10 AM

Re: Help with A+
 
wow, if i do take it i really hope i dont fail, i would feel so bad for my parents who payed for it :(

celegorm 12-01-2007 01:13 AM

Re: Help with A+
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudster816 (Post 716836)
wow, if i do take it i really hope i dont fail, i would feel so bad for my parents who payed for it :(

Just take your time when you study. I studied for a year before I took the exam.

{Edit} If you want more oppinions, talk to DJ_Chris. I know he is A+ certified. I think Raffaz is too, but I'm not 100% on that.

Bahawolf 12-01-2007 01:42 AM

Re: Help with A+
 
I was just about to post my guide at (http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=35117) when I realized its been revived..

Wow, its so nice to see that my threads have survived over a year and still have interest. ;-)

DJ-CHRIS 12-01-2007 12:52 PM

Re: Help with A+
 
I sent you a PM regarding this :)

Bahawolf 12-01-2007 01:04 PM

Re: Help with A+
 
If you'd like the extra help, I'd be happy to help you as well.

ssc456 12-01-2007 01:42 PM

Re: Help with A+
 
hey ruddy shame ur not in the uk im gonna do my A+ after xmas i cud do with a study partner im sure we could have lots of threads on here bout it though.

Raffaz 12-01-2007 02:13 PM

Re: Help with A+
 
I done the A+ ages ago, and im busy doing the MS ones aswell. The best book IMO would be the Mike Myers all in one, just make sure you get the newest edition or you will be studying for the old exam.

Also take a look at www.certforums.co.uk for more help on your certs.:)

j03 12-01-2007 02:28 PM

Re: Help with A+
 
I'm also interested in taking the A+ Exam, but i dont really know where to start!


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