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03-12-2001, 09:55 AM
Having problems finding the reading material that you all have suggested. Any suggestions on where to look, please I am slow reader so the library doesn't help. I do have hubby out looking for the tower, a silly service man suggested that I not open a monitor. I thought that might give you a laugh. Thanks again for the help. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

03-12-2001, 10:28 AM
Hello Pam,
Have you tried a collage book store? They usualy have used books also if cash is a concern. I start my school today and the book I got is "All In One A+ Cert." by Michael Meyers.

Hope this helps

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Ken Thomas
03-13-2001, 10:48 AM
I agree that Michael Myers book is excellent. Amazon.com also has some excellent reviews on Myers' book. A second you might consider to fill in more detail is Jean Andrews on A+ certification. Those are the two I used to prepare for the exam. I found Andrews too "detailed" starting out, then found Myers book, and followed his instructions, read it through first, and then with his information in the gray matter, the Andrews book came to life.

And that is an excellent suggestion about checking your local college book store for used books. I know our local JR college is offerring a lot of PC related classes, and they definately have books on the second go round, and the prices save you several dollars. Also, most local bookstores will order your books, and have them in within four or five days. You'll just need the author, title and ISBN is a nice thing to provide too. Oh, Pam make sure when you get your "new" books, that they "cover" the new DOS/WIN materials. Best of luck!

"If you don't stretch and grow, your 'status quo'."

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03-16-2001, 05:13 PM
I've got the sybex book, called A+ complete certification. I'm just amazed at how much I'm learning. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

At say Amazon or one of the other internet book store is the best place if you are buying. There was a 20% difference in price which is alot.

The only thing about Michael Meyers book is that he still covers DOS & windows 3.x which isn't covered in the new A+ exam.


Paleo Pete
03-19-2001, 09:09 AM
Call me silly too, but I agree with the service man, don't open a monitor unless you definitely know what you're doing. The CRT and capacitors inside can hold electrical charges that are very harmful and possibly deadly. They hold those charges for several days to several months. I avoid opening monitors if at all possible, and I know what I'm doing...I've adjusted the focus and colors in several. But I definitely don't like it...

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03-20-2001, 03:57 AM
Gotta chime in with Pete. I used to tweak/repair monochrome monitors as part of my job, but I was around people that were trained annually in the use of CPR. Those tubes were ("only") 9,000 volts, I believe a color monitor has as much as 35,000 volts!

Ken Thomas
03-20-2001, 11:56 AM
hmmm,,,call me confused, what do color monitors and cpr, and monitor repair have to do with Pam's question? LOL,,,,Just being humorous. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

HAHAHAHA---The laughs on me, I just re-read Pam's statement, and the last line,,,lol,,,,sorry, gotta pay more attention to detail,,,

"If you don't stretch and grow, your 'status quo'. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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04-03-2001, 10:25 AM
Here are the books that I've got. LOL Now, if only I could BUY some more free TIME as easily as I was able to BUY the books... Hmmm. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

A+ All-In-One Certification Exam Guide (Meyers)... Be sure to get the new edition that was just published in February as it's geared toward the 2001 exams. Very easy to read and very informative. Great book.

Upgrading and Repairing PCs with CD-Rom 12th Edition (Mueller)... My favorite book so far. Excellent if you want to be emersed in techhead-mondo-hyper-geek stuff.

Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Repairing PCs (Bigelow)- What really grabbed me about this book is the troubleshooting index. Truth is, that's why I bought it. But I like this one too. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Network+ Study Guide (David Groth, Ben Bergersen, Tim Catura-Houser)- Don't know if you're interested in networking or not, but here's the one I picked up. Haven't even cracked the cover yet though.

Granted I have around 6,000 pages of information at my fingertips. And... I know it's COMPLETE overkill. But I love reading technical stuff. You should see my Pharmaceutical Calculations book. Oy! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Good luck, Pam

Respectfully, Cory

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