Otherwise, I'd highly suggest looking into more detailed and concrete learning matterials like a textbook or an online course like Myers. It is a great companion to all the other Mike Myers text books. I highly recommend buying the book, and I would suggest that you buy the paper book as well as the ebook download for kindle, droid, etc. . Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. I suggest that you use your computer or any old computer along with the study guide for hands on experience.
Mike on the other hand offers insights and makes the learning more of a fun thing to do, which I know many people like. . If you are more of a beginner- Meyers, without question. Myers passport series seems to be good at taking complex and otherwise intimidating subjects and condensing the material down into bite sized nuggets that are digestible, and you won't have people looking at you weired like you do when I thought it was a good book. The book comes with a disc containi This is an excellent book, but perhaps only if you're studying to pass the A+.
It is written in typical Mike Myers style and chocked full of information, tips, and tricks to understand, troubleshoot and get the most from your network. If I had been a vindictive user, I would have asked for a refund on the training material I had bought, but that would be unethical. The practise exams help also. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book, but I would also urge any potential A+ candidates to check out the latest version as the criteria for A+ has changed. I might be alone on this but with the sheer volume of information required to pass these tests I decided to take the tests separate as to maximize my study time and better focus.
To Those with little or no computer experience, your reading journey might be long. I had also borrowed another author's book on the same networks subject and could not keep myself awake while reading it. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a great study guide for their A+ certification studies. I've had a few problems with the lab. I do not have an extra computer lying around that I can practice on and now I do not need one. But I could see where someone with existing knowledge who just wants the facts would definitely prefer him over Meyers.
I just hope he saw my review. The book comes with a disc containing practice exams that are indispensable, and some helpful videos. Never received a follow-up about it either, as they probably deleted those messages, too. However in saying that, if you have a deep interest in computers and how they work this is an invaluable source of info. Michael Meyers is a great educator, this book is written in a way that makes most of this information very easy to understand and remember. So it depends on what you are.
If you're just looking for notes, definitely Messer. I found this guide and the lab manual that I also purchased previously are a great help to me. Outstanding book, easy to read, and I must say, almost entertaining. Not a problem with this one. Do not, I repeat, Do not drop it on your feet.
It has changed my outlook on studying for this exam and I'm feeling drastically more confident. The colors in this book are so vivid that its like opening up the case. But be careful, this book is Electrifying!! His teacher's assistants did not provide such an experience for me; in fact they guaranteed I will never buy anything from TotalSims again. They emailed me back today and extended my subscription for free!. It is a text book so be prepared to learn.
This is a thorough book which will cover all of the details you need to pass the exam, or for use 'in the field'. I did, however, score pretty high on the A+ certification exam. If you are studying for the exam do not let this be the only thing you use to study. Then I go over the exam objective and watch the Messer videos to study real hard. That said, Professor Messer's videos are much more competitively priced, being free on YouTube. Gtslearning provides you with a virtual lab, at least for the Network+ as far as I know.