Comptia E learning course

voxvox Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
Does anyone recommend using Comptia's e learning courses offered by Element K? Or should I study with textbooks?

Thanks

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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    If the course is just as overpriced as their exams, I'd steer away from it. Is your employer paying for it?
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  • gosh1976gosh1976 Member Posts: 441
    I've sampled quite a few of the element k courses and the quality varies greatly. Some of the courses are great and some of them are just horrible.

    I have a subscription through IEEE so I decided to go take a look at the A+ stuff. It looks ok - How much is it going to cost? I wouldn't pay much. If it's free or close to free it might be a decent second or third resource.

    Stick with the Mike Meyers books and others mentioned on this site, professor messer videos, an old pc you can take apart, and a good practice test from a reputable vendor.
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    gosh1976 wrote: »
    I've sampled quite a few of the element k courses and the quality varies greatly. Some of the courses are great and some of them are just horrible.

    I have a subscription through IEEE so I decided to go take a look at the A+ stuff. It looks ok - How much is it going to cost? I wouldn't pay much. If it's free or close to free it might be a decent second or third resource.

    Stick with the Mike Meyers books and others mentioned on this site, professor messer videos, an old pc you can take apart, and a good practice test from a reputable vendor.

    +1. The Jean Andrews books were pretty good too (try to grab em used if you decide to):
    Amazon.com: A+ Guide to Hardware: Managing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting (9781435487383): Jean (Jean Andrews) Andrews: Books
    Amazon.com: A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting (9781435487376): Jean (Jean Andrews) Andrews: Books

  • voxvox Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    im going to have my employer pay for the courses. if anyone has course recommendations please let me know.

    thanks!
  • SouljackerSouljacker A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+, Project+, CCNA Route and Switch, CCNA Security Poconos PAMember Posts: 112 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Mike meyers books are the best in the business. I like Jean Andrews' books too, but hers tend to be incredibly thick and a dry read and does have some errors (read through the amazon reviews to see a blatant one regarding Hyperthreading and Hypertransport)......

    As much as I want to support other women in the field that's the kind of error that will make you look like an idiot at an interview.
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