Don't pay for the 'Bad Stuff'

oldgearheadoldgearhead Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
Recently, I have been studying very hard for the A+ Core exam. I
would like to warn everyone that there is a lot of miss-information
available on the web. Watch for incorrect study guides and some
very bad practice tests. Some of the worst must be paid for.

Some stuff I have found:

1) Pentiums have a 64 bit address bus - This is from a large, free, study
guide.

2) You should use emery cloth (sandpaper) to clean motherboard contacts - Paid for practice test.

3) The PC serial port will not operate full-duplex - Paid for practice test.

4) Practice test questions that ask for multiple answers, but only allow
one answer to be checked.

5) Practice test questions that que 'pop up ads'. - I paid for this?? icon_cry.gif

I have noticed that many practice test questions appear to be bad
English translations from another language. Example: Ever hear of
'Paper Quality' when talking about the number of pins in a dot matrix
printer?

I'll post a couple of real confusing practice exam questions, that I
paid for, later today on this thread.

I would like to say that the study guides and practice exams on this
site appear to be first rate.

Later,
old

Comments

  • oldgearheadoldgearhead Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Here is a practice exam question that I paid 12 cents for:

    After you take a page out of the Laserjet printer, the printer looks good
    but smears when you pickup the paper. What is the problem?

    A. Damp paper
    B. Fuser assembly
    C. Wrong type of toner
    D. Output roller assembly

    Have you ever had a printer smear? What is the answer they are
    looking for?
  • oldgearheadoldgearhead Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    "How many print head pins would there be on a standard paper
    quality dot matrix printer?"

    A. 9
    B. 15
    C. 24
    D. 25


    This stuff is hard enough, without these confusing questions.
    Are all the proof readers laid off?

    JRS
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  • paige1paige1 Member Posts: 117
    Back in the day, there were two standards for dot matrix printers concerning print heads. (Not the paper). "Standard Quality" printer heads consisted of 9 pins. "Letter Quality" printer heads consisted of 24 pins.
    Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

    Samuel Johnson
  • Silver BulletSilver Bullet Member Posts: 676
    Here is a practice exam question that I paid 12 cents for:

    After you take a page out of the Laserjet printer, the printer looks good
    but smears when you pickup the paper. What is the problem?

    A. Damp paper
    B. Fuser assembly
    C. Wrong type of toner
    D. Output roller assembly

    Have you ever had a printer smear? What is the answer they are
    looking for?

    B: Fuser Assembly. If your prints are coming out with loose toner then the fuser is not melting the toner to the paper. But I see your point about the typo and can unserstand your frustration with material that is half thrown together.
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