Passed Core today
Score was 605. Test was not even close to any of the practice tests I used, and I used many. My study material was "A+ Complete" which is a good reference, but poor for test preparation. I also used "The 80/20 Guide", which was more oriented to just a review of objectives and was slightly test oriented. Finally I used the "A+ Exam study guide" which was better in both areas but still not good prep for the test. Many questions on the test were not only of little practical use, but were not covered except maybe in a sentence or two in any of the books I used. Who knows, maybe they were the questions which are not graded. In any case, I passed, but thought the test score didn't reflect my knowledge of the test objectives. My advice to others is that even knowing the theory, this test can trip you up on. Study every line of whatever books you are using, many questions will be that poorly represented. On to O/S.