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Good for general understanding.
on March 15, 2012
I passed the 701 and 702 last week.
I used this book for my college class, as the main study guide.
This book is good for a general understanding of the way computers work. The 3 objectives to impart knowledge, to prepare for the A+ Certification and to have teaching materials for the class are overly stretching. It would have been better to separate this book to 2 or 3 books, it will be also easier to carry the book around.
The subjects are overly worded; one diagram is worth 100 words.
There is too much repetitions of the same subjects in the book.
There is a tendency to jump quickly into specifics, and there is not enough overview and connections between the different parts.
So DO NOT rely only on this book to pass the tests and read the book three times at list.