Certification Studies

As most people begin studies for certification exams, they spend hours gathering the “best” or best-priced resources, but, they spend very little time determining how to study. Most students have only experienced courses in which teachers organize the learning. Students are rarely taught how to study and retain information on their own.

My goal is to help you understand how to organize your studies to maximize your study time as well as your ability to

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CompTIA Security+ Study Resources

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Security+ Resources

While studying for CompTIA certification exams, I listened to countless others give recommendations for the “best” study material. The biggest complaint was always that information wasn’t all in one place. Hopefully, this list can help, by consolidating some of the most-used “best” resources. These recommendations come from students studying for the exams, people who have passed the exams, professional educators, and an array of IT professionals. Materials I personally used are highlighted in

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CompTIA A+ FAQ

This FAQ is a companion post for “CompTIA A+ Study

 

Q What tests are required for the A+ certification? A Both the 220-801 and the 220-802 are required to complete the A+ certification

 

Q How do I know what to study for the A+? A All objectives for the tests are available from the CompTIA site. Objectives are subject to change – check back often, to ensure you have

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CompTIA Network+ Study Resources

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Network+ Resources The goal of this post is to consolidate some of the most-used “best” resources in one place. These recommendations come from students studying for the exams, people who have passed, professional educators, and an array of IT professionals. Materials I personally used are highlighted in blue.Please list suggestions for additions/corrections in the comment section. *The resources listed here are suggestions only, and have no implied guarantee of their availability or suitability to your

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CompTIA A+ Study Resources

A+ Resources

While studying for CompTIA certification exams, I listened to countless others give recommendations for the “best” study material. The biggest complaint was always that information wasn’t all in one place. Hopefully, this list can help, by consolidating some of the most-used “best” resources in one place.

The recommendations below come from students studying for the exams, people who have already passed the exams, professional educators, and an array of current IT professionals. Materials

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The EIGRP Song

During my studies for the CompTIA Network+ exam, I couldn’t seem to get past this acronym without singing. So, for your next networking break: “The EIGRP Song.”

THE EIGRP SONG to the tune of “Old MacDonald” (parenthetical sections are not sung)

Old McCisco had a farm (Autonomous System), E-I-G-R-P And on this farm he had some routers, E-I-G-R-P With an IGP, NOT an EGP Keepin’ stuff inside, Where

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The Best Thing I Learned Today: Vertical Text Selection in MS Word

One very scientific measurement I use t determine what to include in the “Best” list, is whether I yell, “Holy crap, I can’t believe I didn’t know about that!” or “George, Gracie, look what I can do!” (George and Gracie are cats, by the way.)

Today’s best was found in Jody Gilbert’s Tech Republic blog post, Five Word Tips That Could Change Your Life.

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TN Teacher Rally Pictures

 

On March 5th, 2011, thousands of Tennessee educators and their supporters met in Nashville to rally against several anti-teacher bills. These thousands stood in the rain all afternoon, sending a clear message. There are multitudes of Tennesseans who are firmly against anti-teacher, anti-education, anti-worker, anti-union bills.

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