One of the best ways for IT technicians to gain legitimacy in in the technology industry is to become A+ certified. In order to perform well on the A+ certification exam it is essential to adequately prepare by studying the subject matters covered by the exam and by taking multiple versions of the A+ practice test. When a person preparing for the A+ certification exam takes multiple versions of the A+ practice test he or she will become familiar with the A+ certification exam format. In addition by taking multiple versions of the A+ practice test the person preparing for the A+ certification exam will gain insight into the subject areas which require additional focus in order to ace the exam.
Once the successful candidate thoroughly studies the subject areas and takes multiple versions of the A+ practice test he or she will then be ready to sit for the A+ certification exam. After taking the A+ practice test he or she will be familiar with the multiple choice question format of the test. He or she will also be familiar with the two sections of the test. One section covers material primarily related to computer software and systems related to computer software. The second section primarily covers material related to computer hardware and the ancillary systems related to computer hardware. Moreover, he or she will also be familiar with the various subject areas within the headings of computer software and computer hardware.
After successful preparation the candidate will be in a great position to pass the A+ certification exam. After becoming A+ certified the test taker will be endowed with proof that he or she is a competent and skilled member of the technology industry. With this proof of skill the test taker will then be in a good position to land a well paying job.
It is my greatest desire to become A+ certified. Unfortunately, I do not know a CD ROM from a router. As such, in order to make myself ready to take the A+ exam, I must study and prepare myself. This means I must take as many versions of the A+ practice test as I can. I have heard from many of my colleagues that taking the A+ practice test over and over is the best way to prepare for the actual exam. I do not think there is very much more I can say on the subject other than that.
But what sort of information will the A+ practice test contain? Not having taken it myself, I went on line and did some digging. As I mentioned previously, I do not know a CD ROM from a router. In order to realize my greatest desire I must become familiar with this information. After some digging I discovered that the test consists of two parts. The first part deals with technical issues related to hardware. The second part deals with issues related to software and coding. I figure I will have to take at least ten practice tests before I am comfortable taking the exam itself.
I suspect there will be a steep learning curve. The first practice test I take I probably will not know the answers to most of the questions. But that test will give me an idea of where I will need to focus my studies. I am picturing that the second A+ practice test I take will be just a little bit easier. Maybe I will recognize a question or two from the first one. Again, this test will show me what material I will need to re-review in order to plug the holes in my knowledge base. You can see where this is going. By the tenth test I will be ready to take the actual exam itself and put myself on track to attain my greatest desire.
Some questions you might see on the A+ practice test are short and sweet. For example, what problem does a “1xx POST error code” indicate? To answer this question it might be helpful to know a little more about the terminology within the error code. POST is an acronym which stands for “Power On Self Test.” When your computer boots up the BIOS or Basic Input / Output System which is a set of computer instructions controlling input and output operations, executes several tests in a sequence to make sure all systems are running properly. If this is the case then Windows will begin to load. If there is a problem then the computer will display error codes sometimes accompanied by beep sounds.
The 1xx POST error code happens to be one of several codes used by IBM. Other codes include 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 5xx,6xx, 7xx, 8xx,9xx and 10xx. Each number that precedes the “xx” refers to a specific area of the computer’s hardware. The 1xx refers to a “system motherboard error.” The system motherboard is a circuit board inside the computer that allocates electrical power to the CPU (Central Processing Unit), RAM (Random Access Memory) and other parts of the computer’s hardware. The motherboard also facilitates communication between the various components of the computer’s hardware.
Naturally, if you were in the position where you were in need of taking the A+ practice test much of this technical jargon would already be familiar to you. By now (if you read this far) you should know the answer to the question, what problem does a “1xx POST error code” indicate? The error code (of course) indicates a problem with the system motherboard. This type of question is probably not one that can be figured out logically. Unfortunately, it falls under the category of information you will just have to know. Many of the questions on the certification exam will require you memorize information like this. Taking the A+ practice test will help you identify areas of knowledge where you will need further study.