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Official dates announced for CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition

Official dates announced for CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition

In their June newsletter, CompTIA announced dates for the new exam and the phase-out plan for the existing CompTIA A+ exam.

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The CompTIA A+ 2009 requirements draft is now online

The CompTIA A+ 2009 requirements draft is now online

Last modified on May 25th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

The overall structure of the exam requirements have changed a bit. Laptop and portable devices have been integrated into the hardware section of the requirements, and safety, communication, and professionalism have been collapsed into a single section called “Operational Procedures.” I like the simplified approach.

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A sneak peek into the updated CompTIA A+ 2009 certification

A sneak peek into the updated CompTIA A+ 2009 certification

Last modified on May 25th, 2009 at 10:48 am

Since the last revision of the CompTIA A+ exam requirements was in 2006, it’s not unexpected to think that a new version of requirements may be in the works. Sure enough, the first page of the survey was pretty clear about their intentions.

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This will not be on the exam.

This will not be on the exam.

Last modified on May 25th, 2009 at 10:32 am

During the process of authoring, photographing, and recording our CompTIA A+ certification videos, my home-office tends to be visited by most of my family. My seven year-old son has taken a keen interest in the pieces of technology thrown about the room, and he’s become quite adept at building and dismantling motherboard components.

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Selecting and Installing Printers and Scanners

Selecting and Installing Printers and Scanners

Last modified on July 19th, 2010 at 12:05 am

As a CompTIA A+ certified professional, you’ll often be asked to research specifications and make recommendations for new printers and scanners. In this video, we’ll step through the entire process of planning, installing, and upgrading a printer or scanner in your organization.

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The sound of a hard drive gone bad

The sound of a hard drive gone bad

Last modified on May 24th, 2009 at 11:45 am

It’s one of the worst sounds in the world; a hard drive mechanism that’s gone bad. It’s even worse when it’s the sound of YOUR hard drive that decided to up and die. Unfortunately, one of my hard drives recently decided to bite the dust, but I thought I’d use the untimely demise of my hardware to provide you with some insight on what you (or your clients) might expect to hear when a hard drive starts going south.

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