|Author||Pawan K. Bhardwaj|
While I've written about O'reilly "Nutshell" books before, and have had nothing but compliments, I offer a caveat with this one: make sure you know your stuff before getting this book and taking the CompTIA tests. I bought this book with about 10 years of computer knowledge behind me - I did reasonably well on the A+ portion, but blew the Network+ right out of the water...
This text hits all of the points with good categorization and logical flow... but it will not give you all of the "nuts and bolts" required by technical job knowledge. Make sure you have the recommended time and experience before you take the test - O'Reilly's "Nutshell" book will help you with the days leading up to the test, but it should not cover any "new" topics you've never seen.
For those with the appropriate background, this book is awesome. The review sections are clear and concise, and the coverage is amazing. I like how they packed three test subjects into one book (saving you valuable $$$!)
Great as a review/reference, not a "first-timers" instruction book.