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Books to boost my knowledge..

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by DaveBennett, 28 Dec 2008.

  1. DaveBennett

    Hitman

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    Wasnt really sure where to put this, so feel free to move it if you want.

    I'm 16, currently working at a local business for manning the shop and workshop on Saturdays and also filling in during the weeks occasionly when people are away etc.

    I feel I'm fairly knowledgeable for someone of my age, however, would like to expand my knowledge, and well, know more!

    I'm pretty good at repairing them, and know what im talking about, however, I'm by no means an "expert" but good for someone of my age.

    I'd just really like a book or two that will cover a bit of everything, about computers, hardware, repairing them, all the jargon with them.

    Would also like (dont mind getting a seperate book) that will also explain a fair bit about networking and servers (SBS2003 especially) for someone who has little knowledge about it.

    If you could point us in the direction of any good books, it would be very much apprechiated!

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. Egon

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    One book I think is great but I use more for reference (as its a beast of a book, not really something for bed time reading) is this:

    Hardware Bible - Winn L. Rosch


    It's a doorstop and a half but its very in depth and reads at a level suitable for all. It covers everything you could imagine that is hardware related. Its probably due another edition update as the 6th edition is now 4 or 5 years old but 90% of it is regarding architecture that will never date (well within reason :))
     
  3. DaveBennett

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    Nice cheers, will take a look at that one.

    Any others guys?
     
  4. Kennysevenfold

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  5. DaveBennett

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    Was thinking about getting one of the A+ books.

    Would like to take the exam at some point!

    Dave
     
  6. Kennysevenfold

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    there a real help. :p

    went to college to do an A+ course...lasted about a month lol

    on these forums and that book made me pass :)
     
  7. DaveBennett

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    Nice, cheers, think I'll take the exam in the summer myself, just cant justify the cost of it atm!

    Dave
     
  8. Kennysevenfold

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    yeah thats a big factor, wish i stayed at college lol

    much is it down there.?
     
  9. alex24

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    I never found any IT books remotely interesting, the best way for me was to learn by talking to people you know who are more knowledgeable, like your colleagues, and berating them with questions until you're satisfied.

    Also these forums aren't a bad place to hang to pick up a few tricks of the trade!
     
  10. DaveBennett

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    £115, which doesnt seem much, but when your at college only working a couple of days a week and just started driving so got those costs looming over you, its hard to find the money!

    Luckily we have a place in Brighton that you can take it :)

    Dave
     
  11. Kennysevenfold

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    £115 OMG lol

    its £70 up here, though i didnt have to splash out £20 for that A+ book, thats was one thing i got free from the college on the first week lol

    :p
     
  12. DaveBennett

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    I thought it was a standard price for the UK, where you lookup the price?
     
  13. Mr-White

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  14. Kennysevenfold

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    well my mate works as a tech in a college and gets me the vouchers at the price the college get them....
     
  15. DaveBennett

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    Just ordered the Mike Meyers A+ book along with a new monitor, thanks for all your help!

    Dave
     
  16. Kennysevenfold

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