+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Nux
    Nux is offline
    Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    2
    #1

    Default How did you feel about the A+?

    I've been studying for the A+, but it's surprisingly the hardest for me to focus on. It's very Windows-focused and I was always more into OS X and the *nix command line. The networking stuff seems to come easier for me than the Windows-specific stuff and the internal components things. Anyone ever have to fight their way over this hurdle?

    Anyway, I will study it until I get through it and over it. Wish me luck.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Senior Member G.O.A.T's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    135

    Certifications
    MTA Windows OS Fundamentals 98-349| ITIL Foundation| Apple Mac Integration 10.12
    #2
    I know what you mean, I started studying today, Im studying each exam individually. I prefer MacOS myself tbh and only use Windows at work. If you are looking for a study budy I'd be up for that, staying motivated is quite hard.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    238

    Certifications
    None
    #3
    Yeah ive been studying off and on for months now, the massive 1200 page books on it are sooo discouraging.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member G.O.A.T's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    135

    Certifications
    MTA Windows OS Fundamentals 98-349| ITIL Foundation| Apple Mac Integration 10.12
    #4
    @Trucido Prowses exam cram is about 500 pages and covers both exams. I cant read Mike Meyers book too much fluff. GTS learning books are also good and cover the exams in two books one for 901 and one for 902
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    96

    Certifications
    A+
    #5
    The A+ is a pain. However if your new to IT it has a lot of useful information in it. I ended up just throwing on some music and grinding every day on it for a couple months. It wasn't pleasant but I don't regret doing it one bit.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Member ekoplex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Posts
    35

    Certifications
    A+, CCENT
    #6
    I didn't enjoy the A+, and didn't even bother reading the overkill Mike Meyers book I purchased. After passing both exams, I still felt like an amateur/novice. I moved onto something more challenging afterwards, the CCNA.
    Last edited by ekoplex; 11-24-2016 at 11:37 AM.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Senior Member dontstop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    513

    Certifications
    CCENT, CCNA:R&S, BIT
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Nux View Post
    I've been studying for the A+, but it's surprisingly the hardest for me to focus on. It's very Windows-focused and I was always more into OS X and the *nix command line..
    A few years ago I committed myself to A+ and I smashed through the first 80% of the book in a few days. Once I hit the Windows stuff I completely fell off the bandwagon and never ended up getting the certification. My reasons are exactly the same as yours, too much Windows hand holding, but look what avoiding that got me a big fat nothing.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    1
    #8
    I am currently studying A+ I would go to each exam individually >>>> until now it's a pain but I have to continue not to stop. looking forward for challenges
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member AndersonSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    466

    Certifications
    Comptia: A+, Network+, Security+, ACA 10.8, MCP, MCSA: Server 2012, MS: Server Virtualization
    #9
    When I took A+ 10 years ago MacOS wasn't even included on the exams at all. I guess it is now but it's a very small amount. This makes sense since the A+ is preparing you for what you're most likely to encounter in a business environment, which is mostly Windows. Apple also does a great job at their own exams that focus solely on their products. I'm glad to see they are integrating more MacOS but I don't see it ever being a huge focus for the A+ since most PCs, especially those in the business world are running Windows
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    California
    Posts
    35
    #10
    Do practice tests... A lot of them... Find out what categories your weak at and study up.
    This is the one I used the free version... I'm sure you can find some free online though. A+ Certified Professional (A Plus) Certification -uCertify
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks