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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.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Delaughter Lafayette, Louisiana 09-03-09
    Joshua Delaughter Lafayette, Louisiana 09-03-09 Listener Since 2008

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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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    M. K. Harris 09-12-14
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    "No longer relevant"
    Would you try another book from Christopher Parker and/or Todd Schick?

    Perhaps. This book was probably incredibly useful back when people used Windows Vista.


    What could Christopher Parker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. He was fine.


    What three words best describe Todd Schick’s performance?

    Fine. It's a tech book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mastering the CompTIA A+?

    Clearly these questions weren't formatted for textbooks.


    Any additional comments?

    This textbook is out of date. That's all there is to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. L. Wilson 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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    I love it bring it back om 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but too short"

    This audio book is great for beginners, goes through chapters step by step but is too short

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 08-17-15
    Andrew 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Very concise and informational. It's a great review of the computer system. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning computers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryant 04-30-15
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    "Great Book!"

    This is a good book for anyone looking to prep for the A+ Exam. I am a student studying computer science and this is a good overview of computers and how they work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 02-03-15
    Angela 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Getting the Grade"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 01-08-15
    Brian 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "very helpful"

    Great help for the A+
    definitely recommend for anyone looking to get their A+ certification.

    0 of 0 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
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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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