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Step 1: A+ - CompTIA A+ Certified Professional

CompTIA A+ certification is an entry level accomplishment which shows skills needed to provide PC hardware and software support. A+ is designed as two tests, but they can easily be taken at the same time.

There are two courses of action to take here.

If you are new to computer support, you will want to do a full study with a comprehensive guide such as the "A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition". If after this book you still don't feel fully comfortable, you can also cover the Exam Notes and the Lab Manual. These two books will provide additional review material to help the information sink in.

If computer support is old news to you, you might consider a quick review book such as the "A+ Exam Cram, Second Edition". Note that the Exam Cram company appears to have gone out of business, so used versions of this book may be your only choice.

For more information and self study materials, take a look at the Self Study Certs A+ certification page.

Study Material Costs
[cover]
A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Item Amount
A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition42
A+ Core Hardware Exam139
A+ OS Technologies Exam139
 
Total:$320
Supplements Tests
[cover] [cover] [cover]
A+ Complete Exam Notes
A+ Complete Lab Manual
A+ Complete Virtual Trainer
A+ Core Hardware (220-221)
A+ OS Technologies (220-222)
Alternatives Resources
[cover] [cover] [cover]
A+ Exam Cram (2nd ed)
A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (4th ed)
Mike Meyers' A+ Certification Passport
News group - alt.certification
     (google)
News group - alt.certification.a-plus
     (google)

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