Man, that was nerve-wracking.
Part two of the A+ exam was trickier than I thought it would be. I know a lot of this stuff just because I’ve been messing around with computers all my life. I’ve built every computer I’ve used for the last 20 years. (Except for laptops.)
But if you ask me about cables, and numbers, and standards, my eyes (until now) would glaze over.
Now I know which version of Windows XP you really need. Or Vista. Or 7. (Yeah, that part was kind of weird, if you ask me.)
I also have a bunch of handy new skills in basic network troubleshooting, and dealing with Windows’ general random bugginess.
Finally, I have a new way of approaching problems that’s really useful.
I highly recommend getting as many A+ books as you can, and dumping them into Anki, then dump the questions into Anki, and review the bejeezus out of them.
Now on to N1 prep, and Career Forum prep.