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Mastering the CompTIA A+: Complete Audio Guide | [Christopher Parker]

Mastering the CompTIA A+: Complete Audio Guide

This Mastering the CompTIA A+ audiobook is the first A+ training product of its kind. It combines the comprehensive training of a traditional textbook with the portability, convenience and speed of audio. With a clear and smooth vocal delivery, Mastering the CompTIA A+ audiobook is a fast and enjoyable new way to train for your A+ exams.
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This Mastering the CompTIA A+ audiobook is the first A+ training product of its kind. It combines the comprehensive training of a traditional textbook with the portability, convenience, and speed of audio. With a clear and smooth vocal delivery, Mastering the CompTIA A+ audiobook is a fast and enjoyable new way to train for your A+ exams.

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.

©2008 PrepLogic; (P)2008 PrepLogic

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    Leo Norwich, NY, USA 03-04-10
    Leo Norwich, NY, USA 03-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Better than Nothing..."

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Lafayette, LA, USA 09-03-09
    Joshua Lafayette, LA, USA 09-03-09
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    "Good Starter"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Adkins, TX, USA 08-11-09
    Michael Adkins, TX, USA 08-11-09
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    "Not enough info"

    I listened to this book six times and then took a practice test and failed. Lots of good info just not enough to prepare you for the test.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Manel Bernal 08-20-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Nice audible"

    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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 01-17-14
    Catherine TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 01-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great review of connections and terminology"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael F. Dickey CT, USA 10-03-13
    Michael F. Dickey CT, USA 10-03-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Decent to augment A+ studying with"

    The longer of the A+ books here, and a little outdated, it is certainly not enough to use solely to study with, but to augment your A+ studying when you can listen while doing some other monotonous task, it might be worth it. The author reads very fast, so I slowed it down to 1/2 speed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wil Alpharetta, Ga, United States 03-12-13
    Wil Alpharetta, Ga, United States 03-12-13 Listener Since 2009

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    "Need manual for reference."
    Would you try another book from Christopher Parker and/or Todd Schick?

    Yes, with access to manual.


    Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

    easy to follow


    What three words best describe Todd Schick’s voice?

    easy, calm, engaging


    Was Mastering the CompTIA A+ worth the listening time?

    yes... access to a manual would be a great help.


    Any additional comments?

    access to a manual would be a great help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan LOVELL, WY, United States 11-15-12
    Ryan LOVELL, WY, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice intro to A+ material."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good introduction for anyone planning to take the exam, but not even close to enough information. In other words, you cannot just listen to this audiobook and then head to the exam center to take the test. Nevertheless, good effort and worth the money for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roth Pasco, WA, United States 09-03-12
    Roth Pasco, WA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "not worth the time"
    Would you try another book from Christopher Parker and/or Todd Schick?

    maybe


    Has Mastering the CompTIA A+ turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes, you will not get much knowledge from these types of books


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    performance was fine


    Any additional comments?

    overall the information was lacking

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George Charlotte, NC, United States 03-25-13
    George Charlotte, NC, United States 03-25-13
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    "Helped me pass my A+ exams on the first try!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It filled in the holes that where missing in my A+ study.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Easy to understand, and engaging.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Schick – was your favorite?

    Todd Schick


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Mastering the CompTIA A+?

    This book will help me in my new career in IT, very valuable teaching tool.


    Any additional comments?

    "I absolutely recommend this book to any one studying for their A+ certification."

    -George McPherson

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • clive
    ADDLESTONE, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "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,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J
    NORTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
    5/1/12
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    "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)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henry
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    5/16/11
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Faringdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
    9/16/10
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    "Fantastic!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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