Passed 801 Yestready and 802 today

dynamitexvxdynamitexvx Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
My advice is don't be intimidated but don't underestimate the tests either. I spent about 2 weeks with a few hours of study on weekdays. My weakest areas before the tests were printers and operating systems.
I used Comptia A+ Rapid Review and the Messer youtube videos

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  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! Good stuff - taking it back-to-back days!
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  • GeekTechieGeekTechie Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I plan on taking the 801 next month, then the 802 afterward.
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Member Posts: 564 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congratulations on becoming A+ certified :D
  • kineticfskineticfs Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass!!
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  • techno-kidtechno-kid Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!!!!!!! Whats next?
  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    You said you passed the 801 with a 737. I was under the belief that the minimum passing score was a 750.

    I'm taking the 801 exam in a week.


    Sorry, I answered my own question. Passing score is 675. For some reason when taking the practice tests on the disc that came with the exam cram book, the passing score is a 750. So I was going based on that.

    Anyhow, sorry and congrats on passing the 801. Hope to be posting back when I pass in a week.

    Where you tested on the max amount of 90 questions or less.

    Read somewhere where the exams are adaptive where if you get almost all questions correct and are on lets say question #50, the test stops and you get a passing grade.
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  • Armitron77Armitron77 Member Posts: 134 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Techie19,

    When I took the 801 exam, I got 80 questions out of a possible maximum of 90 questions. The required score to pass the 801 is 675 out of a 900. The required score to pass the 802 is 700 out of 900. No, the exam is not adaptive. Once you started the exam, the number of questions will be displayed on the upper right hand corner. ****** specifics removed} Hope you pass.
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  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the breakdown. So it seems as if the amount of questions per exam is randomly assigned.

    I'm sorta freaking out with regards to the Performance Based Questions. On the 801 I can't imagine there being that many. I imagine that there are more on the 802 as that's where most of the command line scenarios can come into play.

    Then again, performance based questions can also be something like identifying connectors or matching and stuff like that.

    I feel ready for the 801 but will focusing mostly on the. Eye irking this last week before taking the exam. Things like the ports and protocols I still don't have a full grasp on.

    For the 802 I stil have a lot to work on. I just want to be certified already, but most importantly I want to make sure I can perform the job and not just pass the exams, if that makes any sense.

    Thanks again and good luck on the 802.
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  • Armitron77Armitron77 Member Posts: 134 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Techie19,

    There is no need to freak out with regards to the Performance Based Questions (PBQ). Just do the best you can. If you feel ready to take the 801, then don't freak out, don't panic. My question is, how long have you been troubleshooting PC's? and what ports and protocols are you still having trouble with in terms of understanding them?
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  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Been doing freelance work for about 10 yrs. Mostly hardware troubleshooting. Installing and configuring OS. Break/Fix. Been studying for A+ for a while now but got serious about it when I was laid off from my job working for an Airline (not IT related). So got serious about getting certified.

    As far as the Networking, it's not my forte. Just basic. So pretty much all the protocols and ports. Clock is ticking as I'm taking the exam next Tuesday.
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  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for this. I've been studying and taking practice tests. I think I got the ports and protocols down now. Feeling good about the exam. Only two days away.
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  • Asus2015Asus2015 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Techies good luck to your exam, lets us know how you went? i doing my one next week.
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