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A+ then ccna or N+

Discussion in 'A+' started by Rob1234, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    After A+ is it possible to go on to ccna or will that be too big of a jump and would the N+ be worth doing before attempting the ccna. I have some networking knowledge, but not a great deal.
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I'd personally say N+ will help get you ready for the CCNA, but im only on A+ myself, so im sure someone who's taken both can give you a better idea!
     
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  3. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    I think your spot on , definately N+ before CCNA from what I've read on hear and heard at college, N+ gives you the grounding, OSI model etc...
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Do you use Cisco products? If not then definately Network+

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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I have had a (brief) look at the CCNA objectives, and would say you need to have a good understanding of networking generally - the network+ will definately help you with that.

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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Good point!

    Rob why are you considering the CCNA?
     
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  7. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I do not use Cisco products at the moment but that is the area I would like to work in so I thought it would help if I had the ccna certification but it seems it might be better to do the N+ first as that will give me a good understanding to build on.
     
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  8. Wassup

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    yup , go with the Network+ first, as it will give you a foundation upon which to build your Cisco knowledge.
    Best of luck
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Agreed - the Network+ will help you pass the CCNA. Without experience with Cisco devices, it'll be quite difficult to pass the CCNA - you'll need every advantage you can get.
     
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