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A+ Testing

By aasp ·
Did anyone take the A+? What was the hardest part about it and what is the best study material?

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Some Rote Memorization

by cindyj1978 In reply to A+ Testing

I haven't taken it yet, but there are some things you just have to memorize and be ready for. They are:
I/O Port Addresses
Modem Commands
PCMCIA Card Types
I printed out a chart of these and keep it in my car to review on my commute.

I found the study guide available at to be a very good reference.
A really good exam simulator is at Not only is there 50 questions in the free demo, but the entire product is only $25! It has both regular study questions and flashcards.

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A+ Core

by lwhitsell In reply to Some Rote Memorization

I recently took the A+ Core Certification and passed. I studied the "Self Test Software" and the test seemed to go right along with it. You need to be able to identify everything on the system board, know your IRQ's, Memory address, and the resolution of monitors. One thing that suprised me is that there are quite a few printer questions so brush up on your printer skills.

Good luck.

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A+testing: Depends which one...

by Shanghai Sam In reply to A+ Testing

CompTIA has updated the objectives for
the A+ exams, so depending on which
version you take, the topics/study
materials you'll need will vary.

Currently both versions are available, but
that will end on March 30th. No matter
what, make sure the study resources you
buy match up with correct version.

BTW -- Mike Meyer's all-in-one book has
an excellent reputation, and they just
released a version for the new A+ exams.

Good luck!

-- Becky

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