If you could only buy one book for A+ what would it be?

RedGaiterRedGaiter ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hey guys, So I've decided to pursue a career in the IT field. I'm currently set to begin a full time diploma program at BCIT up in Canada (The CIT program.) and will pursue a full degree once I've attained the diploma.

I've also decided to go for A+, Network+, and CCENT/CCNA in that order.

That being said, if you could only buy one book to study with for A+ (and Network+ for that matter), which would it be?

I have no professional IT experience, just grew up with computers and am very comfortable working with them.

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  • den1966den1966 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 46Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    mike meyers, comptia a+
  • z3r0coolz3r0cool ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 49Member ■■□□□□□□□□
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I didn't even know Darril Gibson Had an A+ book. Is it as good as his Sec+ book?
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • swildswild Posts: 828Member
    Another vote for Mike Meyers. You honestly don't even have to look elsewhere as his covers everything you need. I was not impressed with Darril Gibson's Sec+ but did not read his A+.
  • GyverVGyverV ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    If you can only buy one, then get the All-in-One by Mike Meyers that has been previously mentioned. I read that book, watched the Professor Messer videos, and both 801 and 802 were a breeze.
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Mod Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Meyer's book.
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Member
    Welcome to the forums RedGaiter. You've received a lot of good recommendations here. The only thing I'd like to mention is that it's best to use more than a single source for a certification, especially as you move forward in your certification path. Depending on a single source can sometimes leave holes in your knowledge, especially when you're starting without any professional IT experience.

    Good luck with the A+ cert and the rest of your certification path.
  • gates78gates78 ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    guys , this is my first post in this forum

    Mike Meyers is a good author for the A+ and the training kit is good too

    I just start learning about A+ , Question : How long the preparation takes to pass the exam ? (the average please)

    thank you so much and thank you the administrator of this forum, It's very helpful.
    I got a lot of informations . a lot.............
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  • Rosco2382Rosco2382 MCSA: Office 365 Posts: 205Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I don't think there is an average. It depends on your knowledge level, how well you absorb information. I think if you have a good knowledge on computers and troubleshooting you could read any A+ book in about a week and have a good foundation to take and pass the exam. The exam isn't hard but is so broad and covers so many topics.
  • gates78gates78 ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    thank you bro'

    some answers give a little push and hope to accomplish what it seems very hard to do. I really appreciate your answer.:D
  • allenfeydallenfeyd ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I got the David Prowse Exam Cram. It worked for me.
  • coreyb80coreyb80 ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 640Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Exam Cram is straight to the point. No fluff all facts and good info.
    WGU BS - Network Operations and Security
    Estimated completion: November 2021
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Not impressed w/ his Sec+ book?
    What'd you use instead to pass the cert when you took it?
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
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