Any help welcome

trisha1963trisha1963 Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi I have my compTIA A+ 220 701 in just over 1 weeks time, Any advice help suggestions on last minute prep, etc most welcome. Just how much do you need to know, as there is so much to learn.

any advice welcome


trisha:)

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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Posts: 1,899Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    trisha1963 wrote: »
    Hi I have my compTIA A+ 220 701 in just over 1 weeks time, Any advice help suggestions on last minute prep, etc most welcome. Just how much do you need to know, as there is so much to learn.

    any advice welcome


    trisha:)

    For last minute prep, look over the weak areas for a little while and don't study anymore. Go relax and have fun. For the how much you need to know part, study everything you can.
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    trisha1963 wrote: »
    Hi I have my compTIA A+ 220 701 in just over 1 weeks time, Any advice help suggestions on last minute prep, etc most welcome. Just how much do you need to know, as there is so much to learn.

    any advice welcome


    trisha:)

    What sort of experience do you have?
    How well did you know the objectives (if) you reviewed them?
    What sort of texts or materials did you use to prepare for your exam?
    Plantwiz
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  • GeekspeakpediaGeekspeakpedia Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    If you aren't already, familiarize yourself as much as you can with where menu's are, and different ways to access them. Also, brush up on your weak areas. I had issues with the security portions.
  • fly2dwfly2dw Posts: 122Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Plantwiz wrote: »
    What sort of experience do you have?
    How well did you know the objectives (if) you reviewed them?
    What sort of texts or materials did you use to prepare for your exam?

    Yes this depends a lot on the questions that the person above has asked. When I did my A+ I had 12 months experience in a 2nd line role, read 4 study books; Sybex, Couple of Mike Meyers, and an O'Reilly (Good book actually, check it out A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference In a Nutshell O'Reilly: Amazon.co.uk: Pawan K. Bhardwaj: Books). I also watched a bunch of CBT Nuggets and practised with a few exam sims. When I took the exam, it wasn't that bad, I felt I probably went overboard as it was my first certification exam.

    The point being you should go overboard if what you are learning is new territory to you (After all that is what you should be doing the certification for, to better you learning and skill set), however if you have a lot of experience in the particular area, and you read through the material thinking I know all this; then you can get away with reading a good text book and doing the exam sims to get you into that way of thinking.

    Best of luck!
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    I thought I went overboard with 2 books (Mike Meyers A+ All in One and Exam Cram), Mike Meyers Learnkey video, Skillsoft, Measure up, and playing around with a bunch of old compsicon_wink.gif
    It's true what you said about learning sometimes takes going a little overboard. I always use at least 2 books to study for a cert and try to get as much hands on as possible. Just make sure you don't burnout using so much study material.
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I try to spend the last week or so doing practice questions. I use these to determine week areas, and can then go brush up on specific areas. Also it is nice to get myself into a testing mindset.

    It can also boost my confidence. If I take a pretest the night before and score 95%, I will walk into the test with my head high and with nerves completely under control.

    The practice software that I always use is Transcender, but there are other good ones out there.

    Good luck on your test.
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