...it seems a bit outdated. Even though the publish date is 2006 it talks about the industry as it was in 2003... and that is the latest!
Don't get me wrong, this collection is extremely informative and helpful but it seems like the writer(s) didn't think technology was ever going to progress after they wrote it. I'll give you some examples that I can think of...
"AGP video cards are gaining in popularity"... seriously? This cram book mentions PCI-express... though it is VERY brief.
"The largest size for flash drives is 2gb"... wow this just seriously dates this book. Why did they write it like that?
"HDMi uses a D-shaped connector very similar to DVI"... we all know what HDMI connectors look like nowadays.
And I'm only about 1/3rd of the way through the cram book.
On the plus side, this collection is EXTREMELY informative in breaking down the A+ exam and showing you what you need to know. That is why I find it so helpful. I know how technology has changed but I'm not too familiar with slightly older architecture and other things that are sure to be on the test.
Oh, I have another complaint. The "practice tests" on the CD are good... once. There are about 4 tests and probably 100 questions. I assumed that it had a few hundred or more questions in there "test engine" and it gave you a random 50 for the practice test. WRONG. Same questions same answer choices in the same pattern EVERY TIME! And to make it worse, even though there are 4 test choices, there are really only two tests. The last three use pretty much the same test.
It still gets 4/5 for such a wonderful breakdown of what you need to know for the test. :)