posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 04:03 PM
Experience will be your best teacher. The more you do and talk to people who do that thing, the more tricks u learn.
That aside, I would recomend a book or set of books on passing the A+ certification test. I personally used Exame cram, but any will do.
You will need to start taking your computer apart and put mit togather again-working.
You will then need to be able to take your computer apart down to the last screw and put it togather again.
Each time you eill need to install your operating system, all the patches/updates and all your other software.
If you own legal copies, try making a 98 box, then 2000 then xp. Each operating system works a little differently and practice with these three will
give you a good start.
Once you are good at "workstations", it will be time to learn "servers" Configuring them will be a task at forst, but with practice, it will
become second nature. You will want to get books on servers to help you load and configure it. Here is a real hint, everything works right, the
first time in the books-it won't for you-don't worry. Keep trying till it works.
Personally i like the sybex books but most any brand that is designed to help you pass the server tests will do.
Long post, but I hope it helps you.