A+ Passed Both Tests

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  1. Dani

    Dani Guest

    Passed both tests. They were much harder than any practice tests that I had,
    in both wording and content. I was scoring 800-900 on all my practice exams
    before I took it, but passed OS with a 607 and Core with a 690. I keep
    reading everyone elses' passing posts with their rocking scores and am
    wondering if I took the same test!

    I have been in IT support/computer repair since late 1999, and studied my
    behind off with Mike Meyers A+ all in one book as well as his A+ Passport. I
    read both books, reviewed them many times and repeatedly took every practice
    tests that came with the books as well as any others I could get my hands
    on. CoursePrep Certification questions were a great help, which a friend
    loaned me from her study materials.

    My point is that I was well prepared, and am so glad that I studied as hard
    as I did. I get a tad nervous about tests, but I settled down pretty quick
    and do not believe that effected my ability as much as the fact that I just
    got some obscure questions that were not really addressed in any of the
    study materials that I had. A co-worker here who is an MCSE says it's the
    luck of the draw as far as the difficulty of the questions go and that I
    must have just gotten hard stuff by luck. Ha!

    Danette

    Senior Support Specialist
    Comptia A+ Certified

    Chicks kick ass!!


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    Paisleyskye Guest

    Congrats on the pass!
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    "Dani" <> wrote in message
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    > Passed both tests. They were much harder than any practice tests that I

    had,
    > in both wording and content. I was scoring 800-900 on all my practice

    exams
    > before I took it, but passed OS with a 607 and Core with a 690. I keep
    > reading everyone elses' passing posts with their rocking scores and am
    > wondering if I took the same test!
    >
    > I have been in IT support/computer repair since late 1999, and studied my
    > behind off with Mike Meyers A+ all in one book as well as his A+ Passport.

    I
    > read both books, reviewed them many times and repeatedly took every

    practice
    > tests that came with the books as well as any others I could get my hands
    > on. CoursePrep Certification questions were a great help, which a friend
    > loaned me from her study materials.
    >
    > My point is that I was well prepared, and am so glad that I studied as

    hard
    > as I did. I get a tad nervous about tests, but I settled down pretty quick
    > and do not believe that effected my ability as much as the fact that I

    just
    > got some obscure questions that were not really addressed in any of the
    > study materials that I had. A co-worker here who is an MCSE says it's the
    > luck of the draw as far as the difficulty of the questions go and that I
    > must have just gotten hard stuff by luck. Ha!
    >
    > Danette
    >
    > Senior Support Specialist
    > Comptia A+ Certified
    >
    > Chicks kick ass!!
    >
    >
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    Paisleyskye, Nov 21, 2003
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    JesseTX Guest

    First off, congratulations on passing. As I pointed out in my post
    here yesterday, I do believe there are a pool of questions and
    different people get different questions. I guess it's possible that
    you got "unlucky" and got a lot of the harder ones.

    As far as practice tests go, I had quite a few different practice
    tests that I did over and over. What I found out is I got so used to
    the questions, I could answer them without even reading the whole
    question after going through them for about the third or fourth time.
    So that tended to give me "false" scores on the practice tests as it
    was just memory of the questions at that point, and not so much
    knowledge of the material.
     
    JesseTX, Nov 21, 2003
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    Jinkies Guest

    In article <bpj9ej$smh$>, says...
    >
    >I have been in IT support/computer repair since late 1999, and studied my
    >behind off with Mike Meyers A+ all in one book as well as his A+ Passport. I
    >read both books, reviewed them many times and repeatedly took every practice
    >tests that came with the books as well as any others I could get my hands
    >on. CoursePrep Certification questions were a great help, which a friend
    >loaned me from her study materials.
    >
    >My point is that I was well prepared, and am so glad that I studied as hard
    >as I did.


    I had a similar experience, except I ended up failing my OS test by a few
    points the first time. I was determined the second time not to waste my money
    because I felt I knew the material so I memorized braindumps and easily passed
    the second time around. I still didn't get anywhere near a perfect score
    though. I tend over-think a lot of questions, my memory gets jogged to some
    obscure experience I had fixing some esoteric computer problem in the past that
    ultimately doesn't have anything to do with the answer the test is looking
    for.

    In any case, we passed, that's all that matters. I wouldn't recommend
    memorizing braindumps to someone with little experience with computers - I've
    seen some ridiculously dumb questions being asked by newly certified people on
    this newsgroup, but they're not even always the ones who memorized braindumps!
    I have no idea how some people manage to use intuition to pass multiple-choice
    exams more effectively than I typically do, but I do know that the amount we
    know about the working of the human mind makes for a very incomplete picture.
     
    Jinkies, Nov 22, 2003
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