I passed the 220-802 of the A+ exam after the 2nd try! Now I am officially A+ certified. I want to thank you guys for giving me clearer insight for the 802 exam & for the 801 exam as well. Now it's onto Network+. I look forward to those videos!
Passed 801 & 802 (A+ Certified)
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The trick for me for passing both the 801 & 802 was that I was already certified back in 2011. That certification expired, so I retook the 801 & 802 this June & early July. I used the Sybex Comptia A+ complete study guide for all of the 801 & 802 tests particularly the 801. I reviewed only some of the ITPro TV videos that weren't clear in the Sybex book (particularly for the 801: PC Components, Printers, & Laptops). Most of the topics for the 801 are in the Sybex book. I did the same for the 802. However, the Sybex book doesn't cover backups, permissions, or client-side virtualization, so I used the ITPro videos for that. I also used the ITPro videos for the Troubleshooting section, which goes more in depth than the Sybex book.
I suggest to folks that are new to this is to use all of the videos in ITPro TV and pick up a good A+ study guide (Mike Meyers, Sybex), read all of that, and take all of their practice exams. Also, buy a commercial practice test (one from Transcenders, Boson, PassITExam.com), take a 100 question practice exam, and score over 75%. Once you do that, you're good to go. You can also take the MeasureUp tests that come with ITPro TV.
If you're new to this, don't rush into this. I took this test back in 2011 and I took my time back then. I just needed to review ITPro because I believe it wasn't around back then and I just needed a refresher.