Mike Meyers AIO as a primary study resource

DragonrangerDragonranger Posts: 101Member
So I picked up the AIO by Mike Meyers and have been really enjoying it. Though Im usually annoyed with large books I dont have that problem with Mikes. I was in class and my teacher said the book would not serve me very well for my studies. This has kind of turned me off to reading it. I was enjoying it and felt it was very informative.
Has anyone else used the AIO book as a primary study tool and found it served them well or have I been wasting my time with it?

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    For the Net+? Was perfect for me. I could have used that only and passed. But at the end I decided to review by reading the Exam Cram (only got half way thru the Exam Cram tho). I ended up with a very good score. AND my copy of Mike Meyers was outdated.

    That book is golden. Stay with it. But you'll probably still want to use multiple sources anyway. Can't go wrong with the Professor Messer Videos and the exam cram in ADDITION to the AIO.

    I also had the Sybex Net+ book. Didn't like it. Only read the 1st 3 chapters and put that down. It's been collecting dust every since.
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  • XyroXyro Posts: 623Member
    I find his style somewhat too metaphorical but his books are very well organized and thorough. You are definitely not wasting time with it.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I agree. Mike Meyers is more metaphorical. But I like that - it makes it a more pleasant read and allows you to understand the topics fully even without prior hands-on experience.

    If you want something more technical, as well as slightly more complete the Sybex books are great on that.
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  • DragonrangerDragonranger Posts: 101Member
    thanks for the replies! Very cool I was hoping to hear some positive feedback. I really am enjoying the book. I used Exam cram for my A+ and while i found it very informative I would become very bored very quickly. Which is a reason i decided on the AIO for the net+.
    I do use Professor Messer already. That man is a saint to put out so much helpful, well organized information for free!
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    The Exam Cram for Net+ is better than the A+'s. (And this is coming from someone who used the A+ Exam Cram as his PRIMARY source of study lol.)

    Also, I absolutely hated the Exam Cram for Sec+. Waste of time/money.

    Of course, your mileage for each and every title may vary. However, it seems like you and I may have similar learning styles.
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  • XyroXyro Posts: 623Member
    Yes, different styles work for different people. As I've noted most do well with metaphors; however, they usually leave me bewildered!

    & lol - Yes, Sybex is exactly what I ended up selecting for A+ study. icon_lol.gif

    I also really liked Mueller's writings, very in-depth.
  • aarond23aarond23 Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I used the Meyers book and Professer Messer videos and did very well on the test. I thought Network+ while not 'easier' than A+ covered alot less ground than A+
  • flash27flash27 Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    What do you guys think of Todd Lammle's book? I want something that will put in caveman's term so I can understand it.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Caveman's terms? Look at Mike Meyers' book.
    What materials did you use for the A+ and Sec+? And what'd you think of them?
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  • flash27flash27 Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm looking for something that is easy to understand. I got my A+ a while a go and I don't even remember the book I used. As for Sec+ I used Darrill Gibson's.

    I just purchased Myer's Passport and Lamelle's Study Guide. But now I am debating whether to keep Lamelle's or get Myer's AIO instead.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Whereas I didn't like Lammle's book too much, your mileage may vary. If you cant return the book since you already purchased it, give it a try. It's not a bad book, and honestly you'd probably learn more from than book than Meyer's since Lammle's is more technical.
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  • flash27flash27 Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Okay, cool. I appreciate your input.
  • DSepDSep Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just used it as my primary study resource and thoroughly enjoyed it on the first go around. After that I switched over to more technical summaries to avoid having to reread the fluff that makes it more interesting the first time around. I just passed with a 846, so yeah, I recommend the book for self-study.
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