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Diz
10-03-2001, 03:19 PM
I read through the certification forum in regards to the A+ Certification and found myself getting very interested in working towards it. I do know a few things about working on PC's, but I would like to have some type of outline as to how I approach building up my knowledge. I would consider myself a beginner in this particular field. I don't have the time to go to school (wife, kids, etc.) but I have been very successful learning things on my own (HTML, graphics, programming). Are there any books, resources you can recommend? I did read alot of post that recommend buying old pc's to work on. What's a good place to look up to find old shops that carry them? I know I may be going every direction with this but some structure would be beneficial. The PC Guide is a great resource and to this day I am very thankful for finding such a place as this. Thanks for your help in advance.

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A laborer is truly worthy of his reward

lysdexia
10-04-2001, 01:07 PM
I put an advert in the paper PC's wanted Dead or Alive! You should get enough to work on from one or two adverts. You may have to pay a small amount for them but there are also ALOT of people who just don't want them cluttering up the place.... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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ya think?

Diz
10-04-2001, 02:04 PM
Good advice, I'll give that a shot. Any places I can go?

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A laborer is truly worthy of his reward

[This message has been edited by Diz (edited 10-04-2001).]

YODA74
10-04-2001, 02:26 PM
DizI suggest on a book, you go out and buy Scott Mueller's UpGrading and Repairing PC'S 13th Edition comes with a CD and also visit his web site here (http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com) Has a few free short video's pretty interesting especially on power supplies. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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What have I gotten my self Into now (ROFLMAO)

iisbob
10-06-2001, 06:57 AM
Mike meyers is the industry recognized A+ certification expert, you can get his book for around $60 US. I know a couple of people who just by reading his book were able to successfully pass the A+ exams.

A+ cert book @ Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072126795/qid=1002362212/sr=2-4/ref=sr_8_3_4/102-1692815-8365767)

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iisbob
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