The best way to prepare for the A+ certification exam is to take multiple versions of the A+ practice test. There are many versions of the A+ practice test available. When taking the practice test you may run into a question describing a scenario where a person desires his default Windows 98 installation to boot to the command prompt and not load Windows at every startup. The scenario then asks what is the best solution to this problem. The answer to the question is that by default there is no win statement in AUTOEXEC.BAT. However, placing a win statement in AUTOEXEC.BAT gives the same result as when the BootGUI option is set to 1.
A non tech person who has no interest in sitting for the A+ certification exam or taking the A+ practice test would have no idea what this question is about. Most people are familiar with Windows 98 and the process of installing an operating system. Even if they are not sure exactly how to accomplish this task it is likely that they have heard the terminology on a prior occasion. This same group of people, however, are probably not familiar with the term “AUTOEXEC.BAT.” Nor would they be likely to be familiar with the term “BootGUI.”
This only serves to illustrate the importance of proper preparation for the A+ certification exam. The exam will test the knowledge of the person taking the test about specific information related to both computer hardware and software. Even if the person taking the test considers himself or herself to be tech savvy there is no substitute for proper preparation. Proper preparation for the A+ certification exam of course must include taking multiple versions of the A+ practice test to both become familiar with the test format and also to bring attention to the areas of knowledge that requires further study.