The CompTIA A+ is among the most widely recognized and accepted IT certifications in the world. A+ certification is mandatory at technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, and it's part of the certification track for Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Novell. Mastering the CompTIA A+ audiobook provides complete coverage for each of your four A+ certification exams.
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Since technology and computer books seem to be rare in audiobook format, it's hard not to be happy that this title is even available in the first place. Unfortunately, it's not going to be even close to enough to get you to pass the test. Please get yourself some physical study materials, and invest in some classes or at least get some hands-on practice time. However, I do think this title will work well as a part of a larger, more rounded study plan for the test--either as a basic refresher course/overview, or as a study tool to help drill certain things into your head. What this book is bad with is not giving you enough cold, hard facts. An audiobook is the perfect format for flash-card style memorization and practice questions. Imagine driving to work while also taking an A+ practice test. You hear a question, are given the possible answers verbally, and are allowed time to think before the correct answer and a detailed explanation follow. Such a tool would be powerful and useful, but this is not it. This book lacks the details and numbers that test-takers often get stumped on. While not perfect, it is the only tool open to you so far on Audible and it's much better than nothing. I just wish publishers would recognize the power of audiobooks, not just as a translation from written text, but as a medium in and of themselves--especially for test preparation. I hope to see more titles like this on Audible, and perhaps even some original offerings designed specifically for a new generation of students and professionals who study not with pens and pads, but with laptops and digital media players.
New to the Game
This book is great to familerize yourself with some of the content needed on the A+ test. It obviously cant include everything, but its a good starting point to see if you are up to the challenge, or if you need to brush up on your skills a bit more.
Perhaps. This book was probably incredibly useful back when people used Windows Vista.
Nothing. He was fine.
Fine. It's a tech book.
Clearly these questions weren't formatted for textbooks.
This textbook is out of date. That's all there is to it.
obsolete reference. XP was current o/s discussed... Vista was a one sentence mention and they knew nothing about Windows 7. Network stuff was ok, but not really much about wi-fi; Printer section was informative but does refer to a great many obsolete technologies.
Fast spoken, but understandable and able to follow along.
The flow of the material... I always get way too bogged down on the details and he just goes on. He does present info that is on the test or likely to be tested in a clear and forthright manner.
the old technologies... unless they happen to be on the A+ test(s).
Need the audible versions to get updated as fast as the technology and tests move.
This audiobook was great, because the voice and technical concept, i wished some more hours of audio, was short 3 hours, i know about A+ courses with more than 8 to 24 hours of training
i wish more technical aubibles pleas such as Network, Server, Security among others
Easy to listen too & navigate. No matter which A+ exam is current, I feel this is still relevant. As you know, as of 2011, the A+ has to be repeated every 3yrs. or use the CE. I am using this as a reference to stay focused while waiting for my current study material to come in.
At the end of this review, you will be able to set up a computer from the motherboard! I'm not suggesting that this could be a stand-alone product for studying for the test, but this is the best review I've heard yet where the actual set-up of a computer system is concerned. You will learn a lot about connections, cables, and terminology.
I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to review for the test, but it would also be a good introduction to computers for someone who just wants general help with that topic.
The narration was very good for a technical guide, and the brevity of these types of reviews makes them great for reviewing the material over and over.
"a very good read"
I listened to this book while driving my van at work and thoroughly enjoyed it, it is full of good facts but you do need to remember that it is about the old course and not the current one,
"its the old Comptia A+"
its not the current comptia 701-702. its the old 601-602
Also, the reader is very rushed. Its better than nothing though so can't moan too much.
Will it help me pass my comptia test? I think it'll help for sure but you have to use it in confunction with other learning materials.
If i pass my test, then I'll up the score a little :o)
"The title is A+ and that is my rating for the book"
Very happy and over the moon I don't have to read the handbook much but I still will need to check it out to get more information
I am now a fully certified A+ technician! I used this audio book to everview what I have previously studied, the narration was charismatic and the content was well structured and put together to make for a fantastic purchase. I only wish they did one for either the N+ or S+ certifications so I could see which would be more suited for me. Thank you Awdeeo!
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