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Frustrating to work with at times
on June 25, 2008
I was able to get a good grasp of what to expect on the A+ exam through this book. The only reason I can't give it more than 3 stars is because a lot of the answers I came across were a matter of semantics, and even sometimes wrong. On a few occasions the book contradicted itself in the answers. "What services do ALL ISPs offer to customers?" Answer: "Services that MOST isps offer.." et cetera.
And in one question, it also recommended a surge protector over a UPS for power interruptions, which left me staring at a wall for a good ten minutes trying to determine in which dimension of reality that would be true. Both of these bogus questions were presented to me in one run through the accompanied MeasureUp software, which was pretty frustrating.
Overall it's a pretty good book. Buy it if you can get it cheap, but don't bank your exam on it