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Anyone done the new network + yet?

Discussion in 'Network+' started by greenbrucelee, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I was just wondering why it is that compTIA have decided to purely focus on TCP/IP and not older networking technologies it's not as if they are not used anymore.
     
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    I took the new N+ just before christmas. I was confused by the near total removal of older technologies as well I thought there would at least be some mention of them, but I think the truth of it is they made the decision to cover IPv6 heavily so something else had to go.

    What else could they lose except technologies which a large number of tech are never going to run into? Every tech is going to come into contact with TCP/IP, a rapidly dwindling number are going to find themselves working with anything else.
     
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    Yep I notice IPv6 was covered a lot but in my other job we still use appletalk and there's no mention of it all, well as far as I have got in the new Mike Meyers book anyway.
     
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    I don't remember any mention of appletalk, but then I don't actually remember it receiving much coverage in the old version either :p
     
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    it was mentioned like Ipx/spx was but don't seem to find them in new one either.
     
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    A quick google seems to indicate that a number of vendors (eg Cisco, MS, etc) are discontinuing support of Appletalk.

    Even Apple are apparently no longer supporting Appletalk natively in OSX (Although im sure theres some way of getting it going on the OS).

    If its being so widely discontinued, it seems to make sense that Comptia would strike it from their objectives (if it was present in previous versions at all).

    The course cannot cover all subjects, so it is only logical to conclude that it would ignore topics that are less likely to be encountered on a regular basis.
     
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    Interesting as this a question I was going to pose in a fresh topic but I think it's more relevant here.

    Which exam code are we talking about? The latest one listed on the CompTIA site is N10-004.

    Now I've been brushing up on things using the Mike Meyers Passport Third Edition Network+ book which as far as I was aware was current as of August '09 - I've also got the CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks to peek at which states it was current as of April '09.

    My question is, the current exam listed as N10-004, when was this actually released and are those books still current for that exam? Or do they correlate more to the N10-003 exam?

    Anyone know? Just want to find out if there's anything, er, newer, on the N10-004 exam that I should double check on.

    EDIT: As usual for me after writing up a post I then get my brain firing and do a quick Google - found this info:

    http://www.petri.co.il/comptia-network-certification.htm - Good 'ole Petri.

    So for info it appears that the Passport book is current but the other one is based on the 2005 exam not the 2009.
     
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    The new Mike Meyers books is the fourth edition for the proper book. Remember the passport book is only for revision it is not in-depth.
     
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    By full book I'm guessing you mean this one?

    Am aware that the passport is a revision guide, should be all I need to establish which areas I need to double check.
     
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    I'm sitting the N+ on Thursday this week and have used only the 2005 books I bought a couple of years ago (it took me this long to get around to N+ purely because of the price).

    Hoping my 003 material will be enough to see me through the 004 exam. Fingers crossed!

    Oh, and then I have the satanic, fires-lasers-from-it's-eyes, 70-291 to exam to sit on Saturday morning this week.

    NICE!
     
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    How did you get on with your N+ exam? was the 003 material good enough?
     
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