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    Default What's the best book to read before taking the A+ 801/802 exam?

    Just wondering seems a lot of stuff of is outdated....
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    Mike Meyers All in One, I've heard exam cram is good, Professor Messer videos (free)
    Make sure with the books that you get latest edition and the books usually list a website that has errata/updates.
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    Check out the A+ Exam Cram book. Makes for a great read.
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    Good info... i just ordered mine.
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    Another vote for the Mike Meyers all in one, when I done my A+ it was a great resource.
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    I'm biased, but I vote for the A+ Training Kit published through Microsoft Press.
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    If you have no prior IT experience, I'd say check out Mike Meyers.
    If you have experience, or other certs, you might wanna check out the Exam Cram.

    Regardless of what book you ready, it's worth it to check out Professor Messor videos. I watched them on VLC player and accelerated the play speed to 1.75x speed. Get the same info in less time.
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    I'm sorry to budge in on this topic since it is not my post. But I am having a difficult time remembering all this information on the A+ 801-802 I've been learning from Mike Meyers learning key and its just so broad its very difficult to remember everything. Is there anything else that shortens the things you need to know for the 801-802 exam? I've failed miserably 3 times . Scores got worst the more I took the exam.
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    Have you tried the Professor Messor videos?
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    @kritz09, welcome to the forums. Sorry to hear you're having problems. You're correct that there is a lot of material and many people find it difficult to remember it all. Depending on your background and experience level, it sometimes just takes longer. One thing is certain though, if you're not getting the results you want with your current method, it's time to change methods.

    DoubleNNs provides one alternative. You might also like to pick up a different book by a different author to get a different perspective. Also, you might want to focus more on quality practice test questions (that have explanations) to see how CompTIA tests you on the concepts.

    You might also like to start a new thread, tell people what study method you're currently using, and ask other people what has worked for them.

    Good luck.
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    no experience i like the mike meyers A+ guide to managing and troubleshooting PCs for 801-802 exams. it is more expensive but it makes sure you know your stuff not just pass the test.

    with experience then exam cram and supplement with professor messer videos on subjects you fuzzy with of course no matter your experience.
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    In College I used CompTIA A+ Guide to Maintaining and Managing Your PC. 7th(Jean Andrews).

    However when I took the 701/702 exams last year I used Exam Cram to just make sure I covered all areas. I successfully passed both exams. I've never tried Mike Meyers books but I've heard they are good too.
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    I hope you're not planning on using just one source to study for this. Here's my list; Myers' AIO guide, CompTIA A+ Certification Practice Exams, Prof. Messer vids and daily pop quiz, Examforce
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    I plan on enrolling at WGU in the fall months of this year. Now considering the 700 series of the A+ exam expire August 31, would WGU start updating their cert exam to the 800 series starting September 1? This may seem like a logical answer i just want to be sure because I plan on studying and reading through the summer and then taking the exam at WGU right after the semester begins
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    Exam Cram is pretty good.
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    That's fantastic advice...if you haven't passed the test yet that's a great way to get a lot of ground covered and retain it properly.
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    Default need a little help with A+ cert study materials

    Ok I am looking to become A+ certified and I have a week and a half free to do it. Is there a link for the Mike Meyer All In One guide? also, the Professor Messor videos are good? are those free and where can I find them? also, what is cost for these? Thank you!
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    YouTube Professor Messor. He has 61 videos. They are informational but exam cram has the best questions.
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    Like others have said. I 100% suggest the exam cram by David L. Prowse. It absolutely rocks. Study that along with Messer's videos and you'll have a good grasp on the objectives.
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    As others have stated, Exam Cram is one of the best you can go for. Its what I used, besides this 1200+ page A+ for dummies book, which was a total waste of time.
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