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By n.smutz ·
I'm teachin a small High School computer class.
I've been directed to prepare my class for the A+ exam. People close to me recomend the Mike Meyers book. However, I've been quite disturbed by the 5th edition's negative reviews on Amazon.

Any thoughts?

Peace be with you,
Nathan

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by oboogie In reply to Mike Meyers?

I have yet to take the A+, and i can't imagine the various skills/knowledge of your students. perhaps you might check out: http://www.pcguide.com/index.htm
The PC Guide you'll find there is more in-depth than you can imagine- I find the guide a great reference. Perhaps useful as an adjunct to Meyers.
My opinion on Meyers- Probably the one compendium out there on the retail shelves, but I believe it to be rather sparse..maybe another post will confirm, but I don't think that Meyers alone is adequate prep. for the COMPTIA A+

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Be very afraid!!!

by RB_ITProfessional In reply to Mike Meyers?

While have no familiarity with this author's A+ cert books, I can speak to the Java Certification Books by this author. The poor reviews are likely very justified. It was the worst book purchase I had ever made. Many, many errors throughout the entire book. Although I have no suggestion as to a good A+ cert book, I can only say, avoid anything by him like the plague!

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by Paul Gowen In reply to Be very afraid!!!

I use books by Sybex (www.sybex.com). I find they are well laid out and written.

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New Riders

by cul8rm8e In reply to

I have been using the "new gear" rnage of books for all my resoources and have found them very in depth, with exam prep Q and A all the way through along with tips, hints and most importantly the most kind of common exam questions you are likely to recieve.I dont mean this in the context that it reveales answers by cheating lol just that it gives u tips on what are the most important aspects within what section of th book you are on. www.newriders.com
good luck.

Kind Regards
John Varney jnr

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New Riders

by cul8rm8e In reply to

I have been using the "new gear" rnage of books for all my resoources and have found them very in depth, with exam prep Q and A all the way through along with tips, hints and most importantly the most kind of common exam questions you are likely to recieve.I dont mean this in the context that it reveales answers by cheating lol just that it gives u tips on what are the most important aspects within what section of th book you are on. www.newriders.com
good luck.

Kind Regards
John Varney jnr

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New Riders

by cul8rm8e In reply to Mike Meyers?

I have been using the "new gear" rnage of books for all my resoources and have found them very in depth, with exam prep Q and A all the way through along with tips, hints and most importantly the most kind of common exam questions you are likely to recieve.I dont mean this in the context that it reveales answers by cheating lol just that it gives u tips on what are the most important aspects within what section of th book you are on. www.newriders.com
good luck.

Kind Regards
John Varney jnr

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oopz

by cul8rm8e In reply to New Riders

sorry for the spelling mistakes (ashamed)

resources
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Hmm...

by ObiWayneKenobi In reply to Mike Meyers?

Well, when I got my A+ I used a book called "The A+ Exams Guide" by Christopher Crayton as my main study tool. It was very good, but I don't know how it would stack up for use in teaching a class. I've never used the All-in-one Mike Meyers book, although I did supplement my studies with his A+ Certification Passport.

Sorry I can't be of more help...

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Off the wall but proven to work

by Sphillips84 In reply to Mike Meyers?

I know that this is gunna sound kinda of strange, But its true.

A years back in need of some credits i had taken a A+ class. now i had all ready been threw the the deal and had my cert. so i had worked out a deal with the teacher. who was so far out of date that it wasnt funny. so for the most part i was teaching the class. as our main book we had Mike's 4th edition book. witch was terrible so I had gone to the local book shop and poked around at all the books to find one that would work best in the class. after about 3 hours of this i happen to stuble apon the " A+ cert. for dummies"
Fliping threw i found it to be rather indepth and well written. so i had recommended it to the students in the class. from what i heard from them was they had found the book to be more user friendly then the other because of there differnt tech levels.

Just some food for thought

- S. Phillips

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I agree with the off the wall approach?

It has been a while since I attended my A+ class, 1999 to be exact. It was a 5 day course offered by a now out of business local technical school. The instructor read to us from a spiral bound book that I guess was prepared by the school.

When preparing for the actual tests, I knew the book I had was inadequate, so I spent a lot of time at the local bookstore going through all of their books. I was so poor at the time I couldn?t afford to actually buy one. I found that the ?for dummies? book was the most helpful. I must have read it cover to cover at least four times before taking the exams.

Jeff

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