- Series: Exam Cram
- Paperback: 744 pages
- Publisher: Pearson IT Certification; 6 edition (August 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0789749718
- ISBN-13: 978-0789749710
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 334 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Exam Cram (6th Edition) 6th Edition
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David L. Prowse is an author, a computer network specialist, and a technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.
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Unlike with the Mike Meyer's series and a few others, this book gets straight to brass tacks. Don't expect personal anecdotes, jokes, stories or other superfluous chatter. The book respects your time and will deliver the information as directly and succinctly as possible. Inside you'll find study sheets, practice questions (both written and digital), pictures, charts, and "exam alerts" which are designed to draw your attention to material that is necessary to master.
If you prefer a book with humor or back stories to lighten the mood (and there's nothing wrong with that) then this is not the book for you. In that situation, I would recommend looking in the direction of the Mike Meyer's series of books. But, conversely if your full intent is to quickly and completely understand the subject and then pass the A+ exams, you'd be making a mistake if you looked elsewhere.
UPDATE 4/18/2016: I took the 220-801 exam in February 2016 and passed on the first attempt with a score in the 800s. On the advice of my colleagues, I waited a few weeks and took the 220-802 in March 2016 and again passed on my first attempt with a score in the 800s. The simulation tests provided on the enclosed disc were a big help supplemented with numerous online simulation tests that I found on various websites. This book was my only reference book for the exam and I highly recommend it. Before ordering, make sure that the 220-801 and 220-802 exams are still being offered by your local testing site. The 220-901 and 220-902 A+ exams are now available and it's just a matter of time before the 801 and 802 will be dropped.
Where Meyer's book fails and EXAM/CRAM's wins is the massive amount of exam prep questions contained within each chapter and the two prep tests at the end of the book.
Compared to Meyer's book, the EXAM/CRAM book had more "beneficial" review material, it laid all the information needed in a more concise way, contained plenty of prep/review questions and two complete prep tests, one for the 220-801 and one for the 220-802.
Based on both of these books, I favored the EXAM/CRAM book, hands-down. It had the same amount of required information (CompTIA test obkectives) without the extra 700 pages of text. It also had more preparatory questions that made me feel confident on test day.
If (and that's a big if) Meyer's included more prep questions and prep tests, his book would be a clear winner, but, for my studying style (questioning myself to death) his book failed and EXAM/CRAM's won. I credit EXAM/CRAM's CompTIA A+ review book with my 90.5% and 91.5% on the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 respectively.
I would also recommend using flashcards. I'm a big fan of Anki for that.
801 and 802 subjects are mixed in each chapter, and that's fine. If anything, it helps with preparing for 802 while studying for 801.
Also, check the back of the book! He has all of the cram quizzes in there, in an 801 chunk and an 802 chunk. The review sheets are back there, too.
My background: I've been tinkering with computers for a while, assembling my own since I could remember. Some of this stuff I already knew, some I didn't, because I skipped Vista and went straight from XP to 7.