View Poll Results: What are the topics you find hardest to grasp in o/s technologies?

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  • Sectors, bytes, clusters

    74 5.72%
  • Memory

    118 9.13%
  • Partitions, locigal drives and formatting

    46 3.56%
  • DOS commands

    209 16.16%
  • Booting, fat, mbr, config.sys, autoexec.bat

    466 36.04%
  • Registry

    207 16.01%
  • Networking

    173 13.38%
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  1. Member mistervince's Avatar
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    #26
    A lot of real choosy stuff on this exam. But, the config stuff like ntldr and stuff were a bit annoying.
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    #27
    Having to now how to configure settings (TCP\IP) for each OS
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    #28
    Yes TCP/IP settings was a pain,

    but remembering the utilities and how to get to them in each OS was a pain to study.

    It does not take you long to figure out where something is anyway.

    I actually found remembering things like, protocols eg WINS, DNS, TCP/IP, TELNET etc, easy because I had to do a network test with my course prior to doing the A+.

    All that stuff was so drummed into me I didnt even bother studying the Network chapter in Mike Meyers book.

    Also the memory management thingy, I had my ways of remembering and I even made up a diagram of what controlled what and ran in each memor area.

    But for full understanding memory management, I question even a supertech full understanding it. I found it a waste of time and really only memorised it.

    But the NT files I RECOMMEND KNOWING THESE, I got about 4 or 5 questions on this. I got 3 questions driver signing, the default setting, where do you change it and what they were.

    But an earlier post pointed this out. If you study hard the A+ exams are easy.

    But pushing that submit button took a lot of will power, letting the clock run down (I had 40 secs left) or just clicking submit. It was crazy.
    You get such a thrill when you see those words congratulations!!!

    IM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEW AS A PC TECHNICIAN AND NERD!
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    #29
    I just took the exam, and I had questions on both the minimum system requirements for Win2k and the recommended system requirements for WinXP!

    Memorizing both the minimum AND recommended requirements for all those Windows OSes is a pain. I honestly skipped it, because I thought they would not be so nitpicky. But they were... The choices did not make the answer obvious, either. They were all very close in spec, differing only slightly by RAM or HDD space or CPU speed. They expected me to know the exact specs!
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    I just took the os exam, and although I passed I was surprised by the number of NT and 2000 questions, very few XP. The networking settings for each os are difficult for me as I only have experience of Me and XP and no practical networking experience at all. As far as texts are concerned I would recommend the Meyers 'All in 1 A+', well set out, though a bit intimidating at 1200 pages!
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    #31
    definitely "Booting, fat, mbr, config.sys, autoexec.bat"
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    #32
    I honestly found the number of operating systems covered on the test to be somewhat troublesome. I would have expected a little more linux and mac and a few less versions of windows.

    I like windows , I use windows, but why would I want to know the upgrade path from windows95 to windowsXP? Alot of it just seemed useless to me.

    I took the tests right before they did the latest reformat. Did the new format address this or did they just continue to add more stuff onto the top?
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    I choose the Networking!

    It is useful today,but hard to grasp......
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    Printers! The whole 6 step process of laser printing, Bubblejet vs.inkjet, and dot matrix stuff. It seems like those questions always get me on my practice tests. I think I'm going to re-read my entire printer chapter before my test, hopefully it will sink in better.

    That and obscure things like what is the default IRQ for LPT1? Really?
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    #35
    I just took the essentials and found it easy. I'm taking the tech tomorrow so well see.
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    #36
    I had the hardest time with:

    Booting, fat, mbr, config.sys, autoexec.bat

    That is probably because you cannot work with it hands on, it all happens behind the scene. It just takes a little extra effort - I recommend the flash card method for these.
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    #37
    try some xp memmory reference materials it helps
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    Definitely booting, fat, mbr, config.sys, autoexec.ba. No doubt.
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