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All in one Network+

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Boycie, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Just started reading the Mike Myers All in one. I have to say he makes a book that you want to read! :D I can recommend it to you guys! :super
     
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  2. zimbo
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    yip mike truely is the master!
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Zimbo,

    I have read David Groth's wonderful book twice now. It is very detailed but I feel "dry".
    I am only part of the way through Mike's and it is hard to put down!
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Know what you mean here, Boycey - not quite an enthralling read. However, partially from experience, partially from reading posts over quite a while here, I believe Groth is to Network+ what Myers is to A+ - pretty much accepted as the standard text for that cert. Groth certainly got me through N+ first time, as Myers did on A+.

    More than a few posts have hinted that Myers didn't quite cut it on his N+ rendering, yet remains the undisputed master of the A+.

    Sorry to rain on anyone's parade, and I'd be glad to be told I was wrong :)
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Gav,

    I have just started reading it but I get the impression that the new release for the 2005 objectives have had any niggles ironed out.
    I made loads of flashcards when reading the Groth book.
    I think that Mike's style (for me) is a good way of understanding the concepts for a newbie while the David Groth book is more of a reference for people who are in the "know" and just need the cert.
    I want to go in to the test centre happy that I truely understand the sylabus and not just learnt the couse "parrot fashion".
    £24 well spent. :D I'll keep you posted.
    Maybe when i get the N+ to my name I can review both books to help people who want to study for the cert? :eek:
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    First-class attitude to take, Boycey - as I said, I'd love to be proved wrong. No worries there :)

    I was actually thinking before I posted it would be a great idea once you pass it if you give us your thoughts on how the two compared. Go for it, man :thumbleft
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Love to Gav. :D
     
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  8. zimbo
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    if you want any help with the review- im another who uses groth and meyers all-in-one, although the later is more my favourite!

    you right in say mike makes the reading easier and you cant put the book down (layout nice too!) whereas groths layout is more technical (sybex to blame??)
     
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    Is there an Exam Cram book for networking?
    If so, has anybody read it and what do they think of it?
     
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    That's the book I was talking about.
    Thanks zimbo! :)
     
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  12. hoplex

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    I recommend reading both books.
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    That doesn't sound like a bad idea to me, especially if people want to progress beyond A+ and N+ because you will soon find out, that there are not many Mike Myres' out there and an awful lot of the stuff you will have to study is written in a very dull dry style.
     
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  14. arisen

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    I've tried to do this too, but i've found it difficult to synchronise my reading between books; some times a book will follow the exam objectives in order, sometimes they'll follow their own logical progression like the Myer's Net+ book, yet others will follow the OSI model as a structure template. It can be a bit irritating to have to jump about within books and not being able to follow each page by page.
     
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