bobby from United Kingdom – 10 01 2013, 11:19 AM Report Spam 95% valid. Professor Messer's videos and this dump and you can easly pass. Dave Stevens from United States – 09 27 2013, 2:45 PM Report Spam Dear ScottCh… Because I spent MY money, and I did MY homework, and I think you should do the same. It's kind of like poker. You put your money down and I'll show you my hand. Besides, knowing the REAL answer gives me, and everybody else who knows it, an edge. I get such a kick out of all the people on the posts here sitting around on their @$$e$ waiting for someone to GIVE them all the answers. Get off yours, and figure it out! One more thing… That guy that sells the 4000 question simulator that choked up mentions in one of his posts, has the 20 perf-based questions from the real exams. I bought it too, and it was the best $20 I spent on exam preparation. The instant download was nice too… I asked the guy who wrote it how he knew what the 20 exam sim questions were since you only get to see 4 or 5 of them on the real exam. He said that he just copied and pasted all the posts that people have left here over the past few months, and pieced it together and figured it out. If you guys had done the same, instead of waiting for someone to email you the answers to everything, you would have passed the exam and you would be going to interviews by now. I already got my dream job, and I love it! I didn't wait around for someone to email me all the answers. Joe from United States – 08 06 2013, 7:34 PM Report Spam This is it… 2. You have a computer with three open, internal bays. From the answersbelow, select the best IDE configuration that willallow for redundancy of dataand the best performance possible. Use the least amount of disks possible.A. One SATA 500 GB driveB. Two SATA 500 GB drivesC. Three SATA 500 GB drivesD. One PATA 500 GB driveE. Two PATA 500 GB drivesF. Three PATA 500 GB drivesAnswer: FExplanation: Three PATA 500 GB drives is the best answer in this scenario,regardless of the fact that it says “use the leastamount of disks possible.”First of all, the question asks for an “IDE configuration”—that means PATA,not SATA. So, the SATA answers are eliminated. Second, one disk cannotprovide redundancy, so that does away with the one-disk answers. Thatleaves us with the question of whether to select two or three PATA drives.Remember that the scenario is asking for “redundancy of data.” That meanswe need to use a RAID type that is fault tolerant.The only two options wouldbe RAID 1 and RAID 5. (RAID 0 is not an option because it is not faulttolerant, meaning not redundant.) Both RAID 1 and RAID 5 have advantages.For example, RAID 1 will have better performance when writing data. This isbecause RAID 5 has high overhead when writing parity data. However, RAID5 wins out in performance when it comes to readingdata, because of theamount of drives that are being used in unison. Many companies will prizethe reading of data over the writing of data. Plus,in a RAID 5 setup, you canadd up to 32 drives total. In RAID 1, you can onlyhave the two drives, soRAID 5 can store a whole lot more data. This may seem like a close call, andit is, but the majority of companies and CompTIA will side with RAID 5 as thewinner in overall performance. Joe from United States – 08 06 2013, 7:33 PM Report Spam There is a similar question to the RAID sim here… I'm not sure if this is what Dave was talking about… http://www.davidlprowse.com/pdfs/220-801-80-bonus-questions.pdf ScottCh from United States – 07 27 2013, 1:54 PM Report Spam Dave Stevens…if you are going to call somebody out and say what they don't know why don't you tell us what YOU know? Kimos from United States – 07 23 2013, 12:21 PM Report Spam Just took the Test and Passes 770 this dump is around 70% , my test was 75 questions and 4 simulations. Sim1: Identify the parts of the motherboard… (Sata connector IDE, Power connector, RAM, PCi, PCIe 1,4,8,16 (Learn how to identify these IMPORTANT), BIOS battery,)Sim2: Match connectos to there picture ) DVI, HDMI VGA, S-VIDEOSim3: You are given a bunch of parts for example that i can remember: 1 Tb hard drive, 280 gb hard drive, 500gb hard drive, Quad core processor, dual core i3 and i5, 8gb RAM, 6Gb RAM, 2 GB RAM, TV turner card, Specialzied video card. So here you are suppose to build a GAMING PC, Home Theater PC and THICK Client, well you know passive cooling (its also there) for the gaming pc, 8gb for gaming, etc..Sim4: Here well you are giving 3 Hard drive slots: and you are asked to make raid fill them with the minimum amout of IDE hard drives that give the best performance. Well i em not sure if i go it right You can choose the same hard drive more than one time. So used two IDE hard drives with teh same RPM = 7,600 (in my test this was the fastes HDD since the other ide was 5,600 or something like that). Dont know if i em right but this is what i selected.. Well people as YOU are right now i was scared like hell.. since i did not want to throw away my money.. but .. to be honest its not that hard i was surprised.. if your already in the TECH field its not that complicated.. Now this is what i used to Study.. for 801 there is a PDF on the web called: "CompTIA APlus Rapid Review 2013.PDF" from (Darril Gibson) this is a 400 page file, the first 200 are for exam 801 the other 200 are for 802 so i em sure this will help in my 802 test that i will do shortly. So i read the first 200 pages for 801.. i read them 2 times.. People this helps.. read this book twice.. and watch professor messor videos on youtube and simply try hard.. Ken from United States – 07 22 2013, 10:11 PM Report Spam Just finished writing the 801 exam; passed with a score of 883. This dump was very helpful. Some 30 or so questions from the dump were on my exam, nearly word for word. Another 15 or so questions very closely worded to questions from this dump, I studied this dump, Professor Messer and CBT Nuggets. This dump will not replace studying – is a great supplement however. Had 5 sims. The same sims as reported elsewhere in these comments. Ron from United States – 07 19 2013, 5:15 PM Report Spam Passed this earlier today, studied using this dump, prof. Messer, and knowledge from working as a HelpDesk tech Prof. Messer and this dump should get you through this, remember you may only see a handful of direct copies from this dump on your exam, but all other questions will be very similar or within the same category, just study your weak areas and you will do fine Passed it from United States – 07 19 2013, 3:15 AM Report Spam I passed the 701 two weeks ago using this dump and messer videos. Thank you all for sharing, this dump was the difference in my passing score Dave Stevens from United States – 07 19 2013, 12:55 AM Report Spam Out of the hundreds of posts on this site regarding the three bay hard drive question, I've only seen ONE guy that got it right. And it's not from the post below from Jason. It's actually a bit of a trick question. This EXACT QUESTION AND ANSWER can be found in the ExamCram book and CD. And it comes with a VERY detailed explanation. And that one guy who knew the answer, and knew where it came from, did NOT divulge the answer. I'm not going to either. The CORRECT answer is out there. You just need to find, and understand it… It's not as simple as everyone thinks it is… There is ONE KEY WORD that's the clue to the right answer. Jason from Canada – 07 18 2013, 8:46 PM Report Spam TO put an end to the debate regarding the question about adding in the least number of IDE drives offering the greatest redundancy:There are 4 drives listed – 15k SAS, 10k SAS, 7200 IDE, 5400 IDE.You were asked specifically to choose IDE drives, so forget about the SAS (and their associated faster speeds) The greatest redundancy you can create out of 3 drives is a single drive failure. Either raid5 (3 drives, n-1 useable space) or Raid 1 (2 drives, n useable space) So the correct andsweer is two of the largest IDE drives since they asked for the MINIMUM number of drives. Honestly this is a garbage question though because it didnt specify you had RAID available to you at all – and it's much less commonly available on IDE controllers in the first place. sikhjatt from Canada – 07 18 2013, 5:26 PM Report Spam Hi , i gave 801 exam yesterday ,,this dump is still valid approx 75% . Aaron from Canada – 07 16 2013, 3:25 PM Report Spam This dump is still about 70% valid. Just took the 801 today (07y 16) and passed with 721. There were a dozen or so new questions not in this dump. Student from Switzerland – 07 16 2013, 11:25 AM Report Spam I am in preparation for the CompTIA A+, it would be helpfull if someone tell me something about his or her experience the exam. upto now i read two books of exam cram from Divid and one book from mike Myers (Certification Passport in fitth Edition) is that enough or nor? and sometime pro messer video contact me please email@example.com thank you for your assistance Student from Switzerland – 07 16 2013, 9:24 AM Report Spam I am in preparation for the CompTIA A+, it would be helpfull if someone tell me something about his or her experience the exam. upto now i read two books of exam cram from Divid and one book from mike Myers (Certification Passport in fitth Edition) is that enough or nor? and sometime pro messer video contact me please firstname.lastname@example.org thank you for your assistance. joe S from United States – 07 12 2013, 6:05 PM Report Spam This DUMP is useless… maybe 10 questions on the exam. What a waste of time and $180! My advice: Don't bother until the next dump. This one is horrible The Dude from United States – 07 08 2013, 11:15 PM Report Spam My first certification failed—truly embarrassing for it to be the 801 after doing so well on the 802. Sadly, I must agree with some of the posts below—maybe 15-20% of the questions on the exam were similar to this dump. The simulations were as listed below, but the mobo looked nothing like what I expected. Better next time…. likearaise from Unknown – 07 02 2013, 8:27 PM Report Spam I took my 801 two days ago and failed with 620 odd. I have already seen at least 10/15 questions that i saw in my exam in this dump. Im on question 112 as we speak Tahseen from Afghanistan – 06 21 2013, 12:59 PM Report Spam People please please help all the dumps are expired some one please give us new valid dumps …once i feild because of these dumps please help to find 801 valid dump I would be happy and thankful if some one help me out please save me other ways i will loss my job because of these exams if i don't pass Heeelllpppeee :,( lo..pop from South Africa – 06 14 2013, 4:41 AM Report Spam I agree with Ro_D , I took the exam yesterday i passed with 686,I saw only a few question from this dump i think one must consider other means to prepare,please study very hard cause the dump will only help u maybe 15% The sims are stil the same thou Ro_D from United States – 06 11 2013, 12:48 PM Report Spam Took the test 06/06.. I passed..scored 699. There was about 20% of the questions that are still there. The Sims are the same as everyone been saying. Definately study. Don't only rely on this dump. But good technique to pass. nmtd from Canada – 06 10 2013, 12:33 PM Report Spam Passed, but only about 20% of this dump is valid… the sims however were the same… Sim1 – Match connectors to their picture (DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, S-Video)Sim2 – You are given a bunch of parts, build a HTPC, Gaming computer, Thin Client and x86 workstationSim3 – Identify all the components of a motherboard (drag&drop labels to a picture)… know your PCIe 1/4/16x! Mike from Ireland – 06 10 2013, 7:21 AM Report Spam Hello. I'm planning to pass this exam, I've seen the trainsignal videos but that did not help too much. I can pass this exam easily using this dump, but i am afraid if am going to pass this exam in the training centre i will failed. So can i have some ideas about it?Thanks josemar from Afghanistan – 06 09 2013, 5:40 PM Report Spam Agree with both , Do not trust this dump, victory from Afghanistan – 06 09 2013, 5:21 PM Report Spam All, FYI, i took exam today and didn't pass ..please be carefull 20 % was valid others were new questions plus i bought orignal dumps as well that was totaly the same as this dumps so both were useless ..my bad luck don't ever buy dumps and i don't know i why these people says its still invalid its not please please some one add the update dumps …. victory from Afghanistan – 06 09 2013, 5:17 PM Report Spam All, FYI, i took exam today and didn't pass ..please be carefull 20 % was valid others were new questions plus i bought orignal dumps as well that was was tataly the same as this dumps so both were usles ..my bad luck don't ever buy dumps and i don't know i why these people say its still invalid its not please please some one add the update dumps …. Jesus from Puerto Rico – 06 08 2013, 10:26 PM Report Spam I took the exam today and I passed 882/900 These dumps are still valid. The 95% of the questions were here and the simulation just as described in the other comments. I only studied from Prof Messer Videos. Dont waste your time reading a 1000 pages book.. eddy from United States – 06 07 2013, 6:18 PM Report Spam Hello everyone. I just passed with 786. I got 71 questions on my text and 5 sims. Remember to study for Bluetooth, IR, radio frecuency ranges,and know about them very well.The 4 Simms are the same everyone had talked, amazing! The question there about 15 new questions. I found alot of questions from this dump or similar questions. Good luck to everyone. Im ready to prepare for 802. inertia effect from Australia – 06 06 2013, 9:50 AM Report Spam Passed 816/900 This dump is like 60% valid I did notice there was a fair amount still in there. About 30 questions were from this dump word for word, the other were similar variations there not word for word but they resulted in the same answer – so if you study this dump understand the concepts behind PC Hardware, Networking, Laptops and Operational Procedures. The exam i wrote started with 4 simulations. These were the same as mentioned before – but to re-iterate.1) Motherboard Components – Power connector, P4 Connector, CPU socket, Memory, PCIe (x1, x4, x16), PCI, USB connector (Internal), CPU Fan, CMOS battery, IDE connector, Floppy Connector, Front Panel I/O Jumpers, SATA connectors.2) Display Connectors – VGA, DVI, S-Video (miniDIN6), HDMI3) RAID Configurations – answer is two 7,200 IDE HDD4) Custom PC (Home Theatre, Thick Client & Gaming) – CPU, Video, Power + Case, RAM, and Special Configuration Bottom Line: Use this as a supplementary study guide, Check out Professor Messer videos there gold – short and informative . zinny from United States – 06 05 2013, 9:20 PM Report Spam @ AL, yes u must buy the voucher before u could be able to download the full version of the dump zinny from United States – 06 05 2013, 9:17 PM Report Spam hi, anybody here doing comptia healthcare IT? Do u know of any good dump for the exam or any resourceful material? pls contact me at email@example.com for any helpful material and i will be most grateful u did, tank u lex from Jamaica – 06 05 2013, 7:26 PM Report Spam This dump is 70% valid. prasad from United States – 06 05 2013, 7:01 PM Report Spam You DEFINITELY need to read the book, i only used the study questions in this file. Along side reading the Mike Meyers 8th edition book, and i did ALL the study review questions from the CD included for this particular exam. MUST STUDY. AS for the new questions, majority of them are all the similar kinds of questions, and different angles of them. Theres no telling, so be prepared, read READ & READ PEOPLE. Dont delay and then only you will come to know . WISH EVERYONE GOOD LUCK. I passed with 786/900 Jon from Barbados – 06 04 2013, 11:48 PM Report Spam The dump is fairly valid, quite a few questions appeared on my exam today along with the exact sims as mentioned previously. If you rely solely on this dump, you will have a bad time however do familiarise yourself with the material via ebooks, youtube and whatnot.