A+ Certification

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  1. PSUPef2K

    PSUPef2K #Elite member

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    Anyone taken the test? Is it hard? I need to be taking it soon and would like to know how you guys prepared. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rob

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    It is easy and not worth it if you are paying for it. But if your employer is then go take it.
     
  3. Astro

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    I would second that. Find out what all the material will cover and figure out which areas you know you are week in and brush up on them. I didn't find the test difficult (I think I missed 2 or 3 questions total and they were on laser printer repair).
     
  4. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    what did you guys use to study??? I am thinking of doing my A+ soon, just unsure what to study, I have tons of junk on my computer ( those virtual books) but they sux

    any recommendations??
     
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    i screwed up on the printer parts but everything else is easy. If ya got some extra cash to burn having the cert can't hurt
     
  6. Weapon X

    Weapon X Well-Known Member

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    I took it back in '97. I'm sure it's pretty different now. :o It wasn't too bad, but I paid for it myself.
     
  7. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    I'm entirely too lazy to learn anything about archaic printers or memorize IRQ settings.
     
  8. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Argh. Don't waste your time guys.. it's not really worth anything at this point.. Put it towards another CompTIA exam like Net+ or Server+ or something actually useful.

    A+ won't even get you a minimum wage job at CompUSA at this point; although I know Best Buy's computer department gets excited when they see an application with A+ on it.

    I guess I'll contribute something useful to this thread - Both exams are extremely simple. Get the Troy Techs or Test Killers and grab the Transcender and practice. If you can pass the Transcender 3 times over 90%, then you are ready for the exam. Get ready to learn how to tell the difference between different chips and ROMs as well as diving headfirst into addressing.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?threadid=608976
     
  9. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Agreed. In this job market people with higher-level Cisco and Microsoft certifications are snatching up even shit jobs. The A+ just isn't going to get you much.
     
  10. Astro

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    Yeah, A+ isn't worth all that much in IT.

    For studying, I had a ExamCram series book and just read that for 1 week and then took the test. I helped I had been working with the nitty-gritty of computing for several years before hand so I already had all the IRQs, addresses, and ports memorized. I found the book was handy to cover any concepts I might not have experienced in the real world that might be asked on the exam (like printer repair).
     
  11. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    A+, Network+, and Server+ are your entry level, basic certs. they show u can regurgitate from a book.
     

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