A+ down like the NASDAQ

fallnomegafallnomega Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Finished up 702 today with an 847. I thought I was going to do far worse on it since I scored an 819 on 701 last week and read that 702 was a little bit more challenging. That turned out not to be the case for me since I seem to work better with situational questions then definitions. I did notice I was far more relaxed for 702 then 701 since I noticed my heart wasn't beating like a some speed freak due to anxiety over not passing. Guess it is true that you will always remember your first cert icon_redface.gif

Materials used were the Mike Meyers All in One, Sybex, Exam Cram, Boson for the 701, and practice exams up the wazoo. If you can get in the 80 - 90 % range on the practice exams in the Sybex + Exam cram books then I would say your ready. Boson helped to even out things not covered in the books or overlooked by me in the process. The only time I think my experience in the IT world came into play during the test was with one customer service question that was sort of a "dang if you do, dang if you don't" scenario which I think is funny now but wont post it here since that would violate the NDA.

Thanks to this site and the forum members for the info posted also. Now its on to knock out Network + and if time permits, Security + before 2011 rears its ugly head. Then its CCNA along with Linux + and LPIC since I am funny like that.

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • ajmatsonajmatson Posts: 289Member
    Congrats on the pass.
    Working on currently:
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  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow Posts: 1,501Member
    Congrats man

  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member
    Congrats on getting your A+!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • simtechsimtech Posts: 213Member
    Congrats on the pass!
  • GamingCrazyGamingCrazy Posts: 113Member
    fallnomega wrote: »
    Finished up 702 today with an 847. I thought I was going to do far worse on it since I scored an 819 on 701 last week and read that 702 was a little bit more challenging. That turned out not to be the case for me since I seem to work better with situational questions then definitions. I did notice I was far more relaxed for 702 then 701 since I noticed my heart wasn't beating like a some speed freak due to anxiety over not passing. Guess it is true that you will always remember your first cert icon_redface.gif

    Materials used were the Mike Meyers All in One, Sybex, Exam Cram, Boson for the 701, and practice exams up the wazoo. If you can get in the 80 - 90 % range on the practice exams in the Sybex + Exam cram books then I would say your ready. Boson helped to even out things not covered in the books or overlooked by me in the process. The only time I think my experience in the IT world came into play during the test was with one customer service question that was sort of a "dang if you do, dang if you don't" scenario which I think is funny now but wont post it here since that would violate the NDA.

    Thanks to this site and the forum members for the info posted also. Now its on to knock out Network + and if time permits, Security + before 2011 rears its ugly head. Then its CCNA along with Linux + and LPIC since I am funny like that.

    I have a quick question where did you take the practice exams at? I am looking for a few good websites so I can review, also how long should it take to study for everything.
  • NetwurkNetwurk Posts: 1,155Member
    Congrats on passing!

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  • Ivanr4g63Ivanr4g63 Posts: 77Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good deal! icon_cool.gif
  • fallnomegafallnomega Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have a quick question where did you take the practice exams at? I am looking for a few good websites so I can review, also how long should it take to study for everything.

    For the practice exams, I used the ones on the Meyers book, the Sybex book, Tech Exams book, and the software from Boson site. I also used the two tests on this site- CompTIA A+ Practical Application (2009 Objectives) assessment tests
    which was way harder then any of the other tests both practice and the actual tests themselves. If you can get past it with atleast a 70% and are pulling mid 80's + for the grade on the other practice exams then you should be golden for the actual tests.

    I spent about two months studying the material and running through the exams. I generally ran through a chapter a night and then spent the last 2 - 3 weeks just hitting practice exam after practice exam and rehashing objectives I lacked in. Due to the nature of my job, I was able to spend about 5 hours a day both at home and at work studying.
  • n2wishinn2wishin Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Nice job! Great insight
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