Why Do I Work So Hard?

This direct message via my Facebook account is certainly one of the reasons why!

“Hi Anthony,

I just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into your A+ course on cbtnuggets. I’ve always been great with computers, building, troubleshooting etc… However, doing well in school especially when it comes to testing was never my strong suit. I was never good at studying effectively and always felt lost and never knew where to start or how to hone in on the parts I needed to focus on.

There were lots of days I dreaded coming home telling my father my grades or how a big test went. It was never that I didn’t try, it’s just the studying/learning process in schools at the time never worked for me. Thus I started college but after one semester it was just the same struggles as high school, so I gave up on perusing a career in my passion. Until I just couldn’t stand doing what I was for a living anymore. I got sick of it and said screw it – I’m going for some certs til I get out of this job. I had tried in the past but I wasn’t looking for a boot camp, or a tech school with 10,000 dollars six-month training programs.

I found your courses, the way they were structured to break it down into manageable chunks, the flashcards! OMG, the flashcards. I have never used a flashcard system for more than 2 min in my life, but the fact that you can choose how often they cycle through for the ones you know vs don’t know was amazing!

Anyway long story short, I could barely even tell my Dad over the phone, due to the fact that I was crying about being able to tell him I did well and that I knew he would be proud of me, and that I not only just passed my 902, I passed with a 91% (824/900).

I’m 35 years old, and I never imagined other than maybe when my wife and I finally decide to have a kid, that I’d by crying conveying the good news to my father or mother.

Thank you so very much,
and I look forward to more certs in the future!”

– Brian L.



The Complete CompTIA A+ Training is Almost Done at CBT Nuggets

220-1001

Get ready – get excited – its the new CompTIA A+ certification training from CBT Nuggets! Covering the Core 1 and Core 2 exams (220-1001 and 220-1002).

This new A+ is going to be unlike any A+ we have created in the past! Why? Well, it will feature more Hands-On Labs, more quizzes, and more experts than ever before!

Trainers participating in this comprehensive training include:

Each was permitted to tackle their particular areas of expertise, making for an A+ like no other!

Here is a quick sample video from my skill on Configure Mobile Device Network and App Support which is part of the first core exam (220-1001)!




CASP+ (CAS-003) Training Resources

CASP Exam

So you may have noticed there are not a TON of resources out there for CASP+ like there are for other CompTIA certifications. Let’s face it – everything pales in comparison to CompTIA A+ and Network+ (not to mention Security+).

You will note that I have been making quick, fun quizzes for you here at the blog to give you a sense for the types of information you must know and the level to which you need to know it. Here is a link to the first of the five quizzes.

But what about other resources? Well, I skimmed through the textbook below and I can definitely endorse it! If you are interested in supporting this blog in a small way, be sure to make your purchase using the link below!

As far as Practice Exams go, I will try some more digging, but this blog site may be the best option as there are just not full practice exams yet I have found that we can trust! Have no fear…if you keep taking and enjoying mine – I will keep making them!

DON’T FORGET!

As you study, you will want to track your progress against the official exam objectives from CompTIA:

DOWNLOAD HERE

Also, the good folks at CompTIA were kind enough to give us some sample questions:

DOWNLOAD HERE