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    Need a good book

    Hi everybody, i need a good book that can help me to improve me hardware knowledge on SCSI, SATA, ECC etc... hardware things... and good books or good reading resource for me to read up on... if you do have a good book to recommend hope it won't be that expensive because i'm on a tight budget

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    I have one better for you.

    http://www.maththinking.com/boat/booksIndex.html

    Look for the link on the right side about, "A+ Certification: How to Pass Your Exams"
    That and the link under it, should help you. Check that entire page. There should be plenty of books for you to read.

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    I would suggest that you look at:

    Bigelow's "Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing PCs"

    It contains quite a lot of explanatory technical information, as well as themaintenance stuff. I would recommend that you check it out at your library first to see if it is what you want.

    Cheers

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    www.4tests.com has some tests on A+ certification so you can test yourself after reading.
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    We can't forget www.passitnow.com, networking base tests'.

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    Originally posted here by nihil
    I would suggest that you look at:

    Bigelow's "Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing PCs"

    It contains quite a lot of explanatory technical information, as well as themaintenance stuff. I would recommend that you check it out at your library first to see if it is what you want.

    Cheers
    wow this book cost $77 for me. any other cheaper solution

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    Hi Death_Knight,

    Yeah, it is somewhat expensive, but it does come with a CD full of tools and stuff and it does help you towards A+ certification.

    I believe that I paid around $48 for mine at current exchange rates, and stuff in the UK is generally far more expensive than the USA.

    My problem is I do not know the USA retail market at all. Over here we have things called "book clubs" where you can get a load of stuff really cheap, and you agree to take one book a month for say 12 months. These are usually 50% to 60% of retail standard price. It is all computerised mail order so they have really cut the overheads, and can generate a big turnover so they say what price they buy at.............bit like the supermarket v. corner store scenario?

    Now, you probably don't want a book every month, so what you do is get half a dozen pals together and do it that way. Sometimes ther is one that everyone wants, so your order is big enough to get shipping for free.

    I don't know if you have anything like that over where you are.

    It is a bit like an encyclopedia, so it is not something that you read and throw away.

    Cheers

    And thank you...................an American product that I can buy in England cheaper than in America.........I think I will go out and get drunk on the savings I made

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    As an alternative, you can learn all the same stuff (or most of it anyway) through the web, all for free (which is much of what I've done since leaving the classroom). Google what you want to learn about, then spend an hour or two following the leads. Rinse, wash, repeat. When you're short on the funds, it's a decent alternative, just time consuming.

    So DeathKnight, are you like my evil twin separated at birth or what?

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    it's a decent alternative, just time consuming.
    I would disagree, I feel that it is the better alternative because you learn stuff along the way. I have found that I learn more when I look for the answer. Book do definately have their place but searching the web brings you to discover the conclusion instead of putting it in your lap. Even searching google and feel like a hack in itself sometimes.

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