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stepping out for a bit

Postby Dominic » Thu May 16, 2013 4:34 pm

I have the first half of the A+ booked for Monday morning. And, I plan to take the next few days to study for it.

I am not too worried about the test. But, given the stakes, it would be foolish (to put it mildly) to not get in some high-quality study time. I have been studying for the last month or so. But, I want crank it up a bit, and maybe take Sunday as a meditation day.


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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Shockwave » Thu May 16, 2013 7:32 pm

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Almighty Unicron » Thu May 16, 2013 8:59 pm

Can I have your stuff?



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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby andersonh1 » Fri May 17, 2013 5:03 am

Study hard and do well! Good luck!

My college days are well behind me and I still remember big exams and shudder at all the studying needed. I'm glad I'm done with that.
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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Gomess » Fri May 17, 2013 6:21 am

I don't know what an A+ is. So good luck!
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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby JediTricks » Sun May 19, 2013 1:02 pm

That's not what "stepping out" means, but hope it pays off.
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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Dominic » Mon May 20, 2013 1:14 pm

Took the test and passed the first half. (I have yet to book the second half. I have to "take care of some things" before that happens.)

I did not pass by as much as I planned or wanted to. But, at the end of it, I was just glad to pass.

The A+ is best described as a hardware certification that is common in the IT field. It is foundational, but the test is intensive.

I was planning to get over an 80% by virtue of my studying (intensive for the last 3 weeks and steady for about 6-8 weeks before that). I did not break 80, but can still say that my conscience is calm simply because I passed.

In the last 15 years, it has been rare for me to put in this much sweat on something that I really thought I could do and ended up with less than an 80 (which I would generally consider to be adequate). There have been a few times when I knew I was out-classed while trying something (such as when I signed up for wrestling school and eventually had to concede defeat owing to a poor physical constitution or my inability to write JavaScript). But, in this case, I figured I could do it, and I put in the sweat.

Either way, a win is a win. And, now I have to sort out booking the second test. I should have my A+ Certification by the end of next month though.


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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Almighty Unicron » Mon May 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Wait wait wait, they make you learn javascript in wrestling school?
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Re: stepping out for a bit

Postby Dominic » Tue May 21, 2013 10:43 am

Heh. Not quite. I just got *really* ambitious in 2011. Over-all, that was one of the best years of my life. But, I definitely found the limits of my endurance if nothing else.

(That said, some larger wrestling schools do have lessons in production and design. But, the one I enrolled at was focused more on physical training and performance.)
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