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Blades
09-11-2002, 08:44 PM
You guys have any suggestions or last minute ideas that will help me pass my a+ exam tomorrow? :)

Paul Komski
09-11-2002, 08:53 PM
Get a good night's sleep and read the questions carefully. Good Luck. :p

Budfred
09-11-2002, 09:18 PM
Ditto on the sleep. Memory is not consolidated (stored) without an adequate amount of sleep so an all-nighter can actually make things worse.

Budfred

Blades
09-12-2002, 01:12 AM
Thx guys, gonna crash out now. Will let ya know how I did tomorrow. Wish me luck! :cool:

kenja
09-12-2002, 02:41 AM
Too late for Blades, but here is my advice for first-time exam sitters:

Go easy on the caffeinated beverages beforehand. You'll have enough stimulation from test anxiety/excitement, and you don't want your bladder to be a distraction.:p

diurnal
09-12-2002, 03:59 AM
wow;) goodluck you should do well

Blades
09-13-2002, 05:26 PM
Thx guys, I passed! Was a good test, a little harder than I expected even. Example, I didnít know what the dip switch settings and jumpers were for on older nics that don't use a plug and play OS. I mean what the hell kind of question is that!? If it was a written test I woulda wrote... "Who the hell cares? Been working in this field for 2 years, never seen one!!"

As it was, I picked to manually configure memory addresses and IRQís Ö made sense to me anyway, because the other options were crap.

Wish me luck on the OS part; I heard thatís a bit harder. I will be taking it next week.

kenja
09-13-2002, 06:31 PM
Congratulations, and I'm sure you guessed correctly!

diurnal
09-15-2002, 12:14 AM
Great job Blades,:)
Yes the OS part was harder for me as well Goodluck on that one too.

bellboy
09-19-2002, 09:00 AM
if you prepare well the o/s should be no harder than core.

Blades
09-21-2002, 02:15 PM
I still havent taken the OS yet. I have been studing up more for it than I did for core. Anyone here know how long I have to take it? I will probably do it next week.

deddard
10-02-2002, 06:44 PM
Nice one!
Just started studying for my A+.
may sound a bit daft, when it seems that most of the exam will be reasonably easy, but actually going through the motions refreshes the memory and I've even started to learn (or relearn!) a couple of points.
bes of luck with the rest of your studies.;)

Blades
10-04-2002, 07:04 PM
Hiya guys!

Thanks for all the encouragment! I am happy to say that I took the OS part yesterday and passed it! I am now A+ certified. Long time in coming.

Even though I have been working on computers for sometime, I am glad I studied a book. Would have been challenging going in cold. They were not terribly hard, but they dont make it easy either ;)

Looks like I will go for Net+ next. Any words of advise for that test?

Peace :cool:

kenja
10-04-2002, 10:34 PM
Congratulations, Blades!

I passed the earlier version of Network+ using the first edition of this Syngress offering (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072191171/qid=1033784745/sr=1-11/ref=sr_1_11/104-6743947-6400705?v=glance) , but I never looked at the Q & A book at all. I thought the text was pretty good.

Amazon's Network+ books, listed by customer rating (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/104-6743947-6400705)(Link doesn't work for some reason)