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A+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 220-221, Exam Cram 220-222)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2004

    Good hardware info, not so good OS info

    I thought the hardware info was pretty complete, in-depth, and accurate. It related to the material I saw on the hardware exam pretty well. The OS section of the book, however, I was not so impressed. I found it rather confusing and incomplete. About 2/3 of the book is hardware, and 1/3 of the book is OS info. I passed the exams, but not with great scores(not that that really matters, it's still the same certificate), but there were still many questions I would not have been able to answer without this book. In conclusion, I have a mixed review on this book. I would advise you to get a different book, I guess.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2004

    Enough to pass the exams...

    Like this book tells you, it assumes you have a good working knowledge of computer troubleshooting. It fills in some specifics and details, and basically gives you enough knowledge to pass the tests. If you want a really high score, go buy a more expensive book, but if you just want to pass the tests, buy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    Misleading information, incoherent writing and unnecessary incorrect details

    I wish I had a chance to read this book a bit before I bought it. This is the worst IT book that I've ever seen. Concepts and facts aren't presented coherently. You will definitely be confused. Often, some paragraphs contradict with the following one. Particularly, they screwed bigtime in the OS part. You won't know where DOS, Win9x, WinME starts and ends. Their explanation of DOS memory management is worst(mixing up names, wrongly identifying what UMB, HMA, HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE do, and so). I know books have a mistake or two, but this book is worst. I think 30% of the information is wrong. If you bought it, make sure you have another book to verify the facts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2003

    Sloppy editing

    I wish I had read on-line reviews before buying this book. The idea and design are great but execution (read quality control) is terrible. Like many nth editions it is extremely choppy, with stuff having been added that doesn't quite fit and stuff having been deleted that is presumed by later discussion. Reviews have correctly noted a lot of factual errors. (One needn't be an expert to realize that when the book contradicts itself, one of the things it says must be wrong.) Also a number of the explanations are down-right confusing or misleading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2003

    Useful information, but some are misleading

    This book is great, provided that you have a little knowledge and experience. I have found a few misleading and wrong information that I verified with other books. My instructor found a couple of mistakes, especially in the tables and charts. I guess I should say, if you're in doubt of what is right or wrong, verify it with another source.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2002

    The Revised 3rd Edition of A+ Exam Cram2

    Jim and I are pleased to announce our partnership with Que Publishing in this updated revision of the A+ Exam Cram. We've tried to address many of the comments from readers, over the years, making this book even more specific in understanding and passing the CompTIA A+ certification tests. The Exam Cram2 series is one of the best on the market for unraveling the mysteries of computer-based testing, and we've included many "study alerts," test-taking strategies, and suggestions as to how to remember the facts. This update includes both an electronic version of the book, as well as a very well-done set of practice/preparation tests on an included CD-ROM. We hope you'll enjoy the book, and we're sure it will go a long way towards helping you pass the exams and becoming certified.

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