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    Ok, guys....anyone who has taken or taught an A+ class (An actual REAL class, not one of those 2 day review-cram things) I need a little help. The last class I taught, I was (much) less than impressed with the materials we used (Course Technologies), and I recommended a new textbook/toolkit package to the administration (From ElementK Press) which I like a lot...clear and concise. One problem....the budget department freaked over the price difference. SO I need to know if anyone out there knows of any GOOD A+ textbooks that are out there. Preferable ones that can come in a kit from the publisher (You know, with the cute little Belkin tool set, and mabye even a multimeter?).

    To head off some of the suggestions, I am NOT looking for an exam review book, or a "Dummies" book, or something from ExamCram. I need an actual textbook, so these guys can actually learn about hardware.Yes, I'm very serious about graduating people who can not only take the A+ Exams, but can also work as actual technicians...I've done it before.

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    Bryan Pizzuti
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    Try the A+ Study Guides from Sybex. They seemed pretty useful.

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    captpackrat
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    You might also want to consider Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, published by Que, or Stephen Bigelow's Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing PCs, published by McGraw Hill.

    These books are not specific to the A+ exam, but offer information far above and beyond that which is required for the A+.

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    jarekula
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    yep the you are right. that textbook is the best. Make sure that you gone get the latest edition. GOOD LOCK!

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    I work as a subcontractor for a Tech service out of Maryland teaching A+. They gave me a 'kit' that had 4 books in it, two for the Core and two for the OS. They are good, though they tend to skip around if you read them sequentially.

    This kit comes with a multimeter and a small tool kit as well for the students. It is from:

    ComputerPREP, INC
    410 North 44th St
    Suite 600
    Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Check it out, maybe they'll give you a better price.

    *lin*

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