Hello. I recently finished up the hardware section for the 220-901 A+ material. Before I jumped into the next section I wanted to do some studying, so I checked out the trancender flash cards. I was happy to see that you could break down the flashcards into each section, a very handy feature. What I wasn't happy about was that I was 20 cards in and had marked every single one for review because I didn't know the answer to any of them. These flashcards go into specifics that are not included in the ITproTV course. And it isn't just a few. I would say the majority. I can remember more than a couple times that the presenters actually said "comptia isn't looking to go that specific". Before I signed up for a membership last week I entered the chat and asked an associate if this program allowed you to bypass purchasing books. She said yes, and that the courses are designed to provide all necessary information to pass the exams. So I'm wondering if either that was not true or either transcenders info or ITpro's info is outdated with each other.
I would feel different if the presenters were forward about having to supplement the video material with additional information, but like I said, they say multiple times that comptia isn't going that specific on multiple topics. We didn't learn what a print spooler was, or how vertical and horizontal refresh rates work. We didn't learn about CPU throttling or the xerographic technique for printers. My first flash card asked me what the transfer speed of USB 1.0 is. The only thing they say in the coursework about USB 1.0 is that it was not widely adopted. The course did not prepare me to answer that question. One of many examples.
Can anyone comment on their experience with the A+ exam and how it was compared to the ITpro course and the Trancender practice questions?
Edit: "Which processors use LGA 1155 sockets?"
Trancender answer: Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon
ITpro course answer: Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Xeon
"Which processors use FM2 sockets?"
Trancender answer: Athlon X2 and Athlon X4
ITpro course answer: AMD Trinity