CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001).
Hey, Mike Meyers here.
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2 points • PM_ME_HOT_CHICKENS
Mike Meyer's CompTIA A+ Training is very good. Check out Udemy every couple of days, until you see it for around €11, then buy it. It gets in to the basics which you will need for troubleshooting.
After that, you need practical experience. Pick up broken laptops/desktops/phones that both power on and don't. Practice is needed.
Honestly, it's not too hard. But, like many things that are easy, it is difficult to be a master of it. I'm sure you'll be very good, as asking questions like you just have is the best way to go.
Google is your friend, but many forums will give you incorrect answers as many users in it don't describe their descriptions correctly. So, to counter that, read through the user/product guides of components.
Best of luck.
7 points • Skittl3z45
1 points • Musket519
https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/ This should be it. Thanks man!
1 points • Cecil4029
I've seen each as low as $10 and as high has $109 regular.
Right now 1001 is $16 and 1002 is $13. These include the videos and a q & a section for each. Definitely worth $30 imo!
1 points • TheCollapseofNature
Well if you're willing to spend $40 you can pick up [this course ] (https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/) which walks you through how a computer works from the very basics. It's a study guide for a A+ certificate, but that's irrelevant... All you should be focusing on is the exam prep and to do the questions. It's totally worth it for someone who isn't familiar with computers. Also, once you finish this course you can take the Networking+ which focuses alot on the theory of telecommunications essentially.
2 points • masterhaxor1337
Please please answer
Is the LinkedIn Mike Myers course the same as the one on udemy? https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/prepare-for-the-comptia-a-plus-certification-220-1001-and-220-1002?trk=share_android_learning_path_learning
2 points • Tru3mac
Most of the time you're starting in some sort of helpdesk/technician position. From there once you gain more knowledge in certain areas you can start to move up. Might not be very enjoyable to start with but it'll get you started. Also make note of what you enjoy doing in that position, because then you can start specializing in those areas down the track.
Would recommend you take a look at CompTIA's A+ certificate, it's a great cert to get when you're only just getting into the IT game and it's one sought after by employers. Mike Meyers has a great prep course for this on udemy for just 16-17 bucks for the next two days: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
Note: The a+ cert is split into two different "core" exams, Mike also has another course for the second core.
Another option is to try and find an apprenticeship/traineeship so you're getting work experience plus studying a certificate and getting paid ( how I got into the industry :) )
If you have any other questions feel free to ask!
8 points • houck
Passed A+ 220-1001 and how I did it
My obligatory I passed post. Scored 831 and this was my first try. Still need to do the 1002, but here is some details on how I did it.
I started watching all of Professor Messer's video while taking notes/screenshots (OneNote). I found that taking screenshots using the Snipping Tool was amazing handy (you could use: Windows + Shift + S). I did this for almost every slide of his videos. This is great due to how well the Professor lays out the content in the videos. You do not see much in the way of live showing of hardware, most are photos. You are shown the facts clear and concisely. He also follows the exam objectives very well.
I grab his course notes from the website, which I didn't use much except yesterday as a quick check to make sure I wasn't missing anything. These notes are not a replacement for the videos, you will still want to watch and listen to them. I also attended or watched Professor Messer's study groups, which are amazing. They are not the most time efficient but I would recommend anyone studying A+, Network+ or Security+ to attend live and see for themselves.
After completing Professor Messer's videos, I started on Mike Meyers. These were amazing. I did watch them mostly in 1.5x speed and I didn't take as many notes as I did for Professor Messer, but noted down anything I didn't know. There is far less information displayed on screen (like powerpoint), however shows working with hardware/software in real time.
I think combining these two resources was a great idea and will be doing it again for the 2002.
Anki is an amazing tool that is a must for any exam. I would do a poor job of explaining why, so I recommend Ali Abaal's "How to study for exam - Evidence-based revision tips" video. In a nut shell, you create flashcards and Anki tells you when to review them. I made the cards on my computer (Windows) and reviewed them on my phone (Android). I'd also recommend grabbing the Image Occlusion Enhanced Add-On as I used it for tables of information like USB/PCIe/SATA speeds.
I think it's important you make your own cards as this is part of the remembering technique. I used many of the screenshots I that were in OneNote and used them as the answer in the cards. I reviewed them whenever/where-ever I could and I think it is important to complete your cards daily. Even if I didn't do any Study Material that day, I would still review all my cards.
Practice tests are so key in transforming your understanding of the study material into real world/exam examples. They also catch you on any knowledge you don't have or have forgotten. Any question I got wrong was turned into a Anki flashcard. Special shout out to Jason Dion as that course also included videos on exam tips/techniques and how to handle the PQBs.
The only one in this list I would say I could miss would be the Pocket Prep. Some of the questions do not seem to relate to the exam or are very trivia in nature. For example: "What is the amount of RAM needed to run itunes?" I will still likely use it for my 1002, but during breaks/commuting.
Sorry this post got really long, but I wanted to give back to this subreddit which has helped motivate me to study and pass this exam. I do not believe my methods above are anywhere near the quickest way to pass the exam, but hopefully can help those who might be struggling.
Thank you everyone, keep being awesome!
1 points • FriscoTec
ONE DAY left in this sale. https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
1 points • chris1666
1 points • RickHunter777
Professor Messer is great, but trying other sources can help view the content from another perspective. Udemy has courses for $19.99 at the moment (sometimes it drops to $9.99). Both Jason Dion and Mike Meyers are on there. Dion is concise, Meyers goes a liitle beyond the scope. I like both of them.
Jason Dion: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
Mike Meyers: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
The best way to prepare for any Comptia exam is to stick with the objectives. Good luck!
1 points • SufferingfromPSTD
If you want to get a job in IT with no prior experience then an A+ certification can help. Alternatively, you could look for jobs working on computers in places like Best Buy and Staples (horrible jobs but you can get a good grip on some of the ins and outs of IT). If you have a home computer, you could also setup a home lab and get yourself a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu and mess around with that.
I passed the A+ certification using the following guides:
However, if you don't have a passion to absorb the information it is honestly going to be quite difficult to grasp and retain the information.
You sound like you are a bit sorry for yourself, and I get that because I have been in a similar position in the past. You need to force confidence in yourself and you will be able to excel. Put your mind to getting the A+ done and you can do it. Remove all distractions you may have and focus.
I believe in you man, so just get it done and prove to yourself your own worth.
2 points • inf0rmationist
For professor messer there is no sign up. Just go to his YouTube page and the entire course is there for you
Here's a link to his A+ 1001 course: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnlGHY8ObL8DiyP3AIu9vd3K
Here's a link to his A+ 1002 course: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnmwkCAdWUgCFvVK4IxMBTmb
Here's a link to Mike Meyers on Udemy( A+ 1001) :
Here's a link to Mike Meyers on Udemy (A+ 1002):
1 points • Eagle_1990
Y mírate estos vídeos para entender de qué estoy hablando https://youtu.be/axtZLMvquZ0 https://youtu.be/hKwXjKpfPA8
3 points • Yousaf-Babur
No they are not enough. They just give a taste of his A+ course. If you want to follow his course, you nee to buy it. If you don't want to buy the course then go for Professor Messer's A+ course. He is highly recommended and has complete A+ course for free on Youtube. Here is the link of his channel:
If you still wanna go with Mike Meyers Here is his A+ Course links available on Udemy:
1 points • mungingsloots
I'd highly recommend using Mike Meyers on Udemy. I did a lot of research on who to study from and everyone recommends either Messer or Meyers. I've been studying using Meyers because he explains things more simply, goes a bit more in depth, and is pretty entertaining. The only thing is that you have to buy his courses whereas Messer is free. But if you buy them while on sale (Udemy has flash sales almost every week) and you can get both of his courses for about $10 each. And they come with a 30-day money back guarantee so you can't go wrong. I hope this helps.
2 points • AWS_2019
1 points • andrewf09
Go get his course on Udemy. around $10. Do a search on Udemy promo codes
Also Dion Training
1 points • SpiceySandworm
Hello I am a 31 year old trucker who is currently studying each night to hopefully transition to IT by the end of the year. Before trucking I was also working in bars&restaurants except as a cook. It's definitely possible. If you do not have much experience with PCs or laptops at all I would start with the Comptia ITF+
This will give you a good introduction to IT. You don't really need to take the exam but just watching a video series on it's contents can help you decide if IT is really what you want to do. If so you can start studying for the ComptiaA+ exam.
This is the major entry certification for us newcomers to the industry. It is a two part exam so you will need to pass two seperate exams to be certified(the 1001 and the 1002). This is what I am currently studying myself and is the general most recommended path to entry for people like us. I would recommend Mike Meyers courses on Udemy.
He also has a book you can find on amazon and read as well. I've also been using Professor Messer as a second study source.
It's a lot to cover and will take some time to study. Goodluck!
1 points • kenethendo
I would say the A+ is a good route to go for any aspiring tech. It looks good on a resume, and builds a foundation of knowledge that will make more advanced certifications (Net + and Sec +) easier to study for.
Some Resources I used:
Professor Messer A+ Video Course (Completely FREE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS9MJjNK6gA&list=PLG49S3nxzAnlGHY8ObL8DiyP3AIu9vd3K
Mike Meyers Udemy Course (Relatively Cheap if you catch it on sale): https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
You will also want to check out the CompTIA A+ webpage to get familiar with the process and download the objectives/study materials for the test. That link is:
Let me know if you have any questions and most of all, good luck!
1 points • out-perpetuity
My biggest challenge was slowing down when reading the questions. I can't tell you how many practice exams I did poorly on because I just didn't read carefully enough to understand what they wanted.
As far as recommended reads, here are the materials I used:
- CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide book by Mike Meyers
- CompTIA A+ 2019 Certification 1001 & 1002 Udemy courses by Total Seminars/Mike Meyers
- CompTIA A+ 2019 Cert. Practice Test Core 1 (220-1001) & Core 2 (220-1002) also by Total Seminars/Mike Meyers
- ExamCompass CompTIA Practice Exams (not my favorite, but it's free and offers questions by specific topic)
Mike Meyers's Udemy courses cover chapters from the book with learning objectives specific to each course. Everyone's studying technique is different, but here's what worked for me:
- Read the chapter and take notes to help commit to memory
- Watch the corresponding Udemy video section to add context to the chapter
- Do the short quiz at the end of the video section (it validates each response immediately)
- Do chapter review question in the book to test my memory
- Repeat until the course is complete
- Take Udemy Practice test (It gives you a breakdown of your performance based on the CompTIA Exam Objectives)
- Review the chapters/videos/notes for where performance was poor
- Use ExamCompass Practice Test to test my knowledge on specific things
- Repeat with Udemy Practice test 2 & 3
I found the repetition of reviewing-testing very helpful and I hope you do to!
3 points • RevODekcuF
If you have access to LinkedIn learning try the learning path there that uses Mike Meyer's videos:
Alternatively you can access the Mike Meyers video series through Udemy:
A very good resource for practice tests, PBQ examples and exam tips can be found with Jason Dion's learning resources either at:
or directly from Udemy:
I also recommend the mobile app PocketPrep:
One final suggestion is always have the Exam Objectives up and available to reference and follow along with to keep notes.
There several other resources out there, but I have found/heard of these as very useful.
Keep motivated, Keep learning... and Good luck.
1 points • leb4life69
Amazing job growth and money in the IT field! I would advise you study for CompTIA A+ Certification and Network +, you don't have to get the certificate because it seems you will have that knowledge/experience when you graduate but you will have some knowledge before you start school. I began my IT diploma at 22 and wish somebody would have told me this.
I would recommend you do the courses through Udemy because they are cheap and there is an amazing instructor there. Also, the courses can be on sale for $12-$20 compared to $150+.
Also, take apart your old computer (or find one) and learn how everything works! That is the basis for everything!
1 points • ThatVeteranGuy
Honestly, Professor Messer is a great resource but he didnt work too well for me either. I found that he seemed kind of dry to me. So I would highly recommend Mike Meyers course on Udemy. He keeps it a bit more entertaining and he kept me a little more engaged. His courses go on sale very frequently for about $15 each.
Also Jason Dion creates good practice tests that you can buy for about $15 as well. He does a great job at simulating the questions to as close to the test as possible. He also walks you through some of the Performance Based Questions (PBQs) as well!
Combined they were a great resource for me. But everyone is different, so please dont expect miracle results. You'll need to put the time in no matter what study material you choose. Best of luck to you and good luck on your future exam!
Mike Meyers Udemy A+ 1001 Course ($15): https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
Mike Meyers Udemy A+ 1002 Course ($15): https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
Jason Dion Practice Tests: https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
1 points • kushtoma451
If you have an interest in IT, technology, like helping people, and learning new things you'll be fine in this field. It's not uncommon to come across people in IT with unrelated degrees.
Going for certifications will help ease your transition into the field. CompTIA A+ is a foundational cert and that will set you up for success. Check out CompTIA website for more detailed information.
Check out this IT roadmap. Just start with the core foundational certs (A+, Network+, Security+) and then seek a specialized path.
For these three certs you can use Prof. Messer(YouTube), Mike Meyers(Udemy), Jason DionZ(Udemy), Darril Gibson(google), Exam Cram book(Amazon):
Here some training material for A+ cert.
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1 points • MadPinoRage
Check out: https://www.reddit.com/r/libgen/
I recommend CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide , Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 & 220-1002) by Mike Meyers. It was the only book I used, but with that resource you can use multiple books. The more the better to bolstering your knowledge and being prepared for the exams.
I recomend this free video lecture series by Professor Messer
Professor Messer’s CompTIA 220-1001 and
220-1002 A+ Training Course https://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-1001/220-1000-training-course/
Professor Messer’s Pop Quiz Online https://www.professormesser.com/popquiz/
I recommend these courses by Udemy when they are on sale for about $12 each.
Mike Meyers (the most comprehensive source of CompTIA material)
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001). https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001) Practice Tests. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-a-certification-1001-practice-test/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002). https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002) Practice Tests. https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-a-certification-1002-practice-tests/
Jason Dion (his exams will be the closest in style and difficulty of actual CompTIA exams)
CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
CompTIA A+ (220-1002) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1002-exam/
I also recommend ExamCram for their free exams to test your basic knowledge.
1 points • v7pCVqe8bQ
There are plenty of recommendations when looking for study material, and the one that is going to be reccomended the most is going to be Professor Messer.
A+ 220-1001 Training Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnlGHY8ObL8DiyP3AIu9vd3K
A+ 220-1002 Training Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnmwkCAdWUgCFvVK4IxMBTmb
Quizlet A+ Cards: https://quizlet.com/subject/comptia-a%2B/
There are also practice exams by Jason Dion that cost money and other types of videos with practice tests in between each video by Mike Meyers, but that one does cost around $10-$15 on Udemy. (It says its like $60 a video, but they go on sale ALL the time)
Mike Meyers A+ 220-1001: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1001-the-total-course/
Mike Meyers A+ 220-1002: https://www.udemy.com/course/new-comptia-a-2019-certification-1002-the-total-course/
Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001): https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1001-exam/
Jason Dion Practice Test (A+ 220-1001): https://www.udemy.com/course/comptia-220-1002-exam/
There is also a huge thread created by user " u/OmniXVII ", where they go in-depth into all of the CompTIA A+ 220-1001/1002 exam.
Hope this helps!