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Could you guys help in adding my N+ skills on my new CV

Discussion in 'Network+' started by sakuraba1982, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    I have cut and pasted the little bit about my N+ cert from my new cv (N+ cert pending 2 weeks but i have a couple of hours spare so getting a head start)

    is there any other way to sell the cert better that you can think of ???

    Please add your opinions if poss i want the cert to look as good as i can on my cv!!!

    Comptia Network + technician certification

    This certification is focused on the skills needed for the role of an on the job network technician. It shows competency with network protocols such as TCP/IP and Novell’s IPS/SPX, LAN/WAN topologies, networking maintenance and troubleshooting. Routers and the internet are also covered as well as firewalls. The N+ certification is a worldwide recognized certification to show network competency for an IT technician.
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSA 2003
  2. JonnyMX

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    Hi mate.

    Nobody can really tell you what you have learned.
    We can all quote the syllabus for N+, but what did it do for YOU?

    Try writing a list of skills that you have now that would be useful in a work environment.

    Post it here if you like and we'll help you refine it.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  3. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    thats pretty much what i come up with so far??? i'mnot much cop at CV's to be honest
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSA 2003
  4. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    to be honest i have elarnt so much out of these certs that its really hard to define it in words!!!
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSA 2003
  5. JonnyMX

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    OK.

    The best thing to do is to take a before and after picture.

    What did you know before, and how has that changed.

    Use the N+ syllabus to help you (from the CompTIA website - or from the study materials you have). Read each point and think, 'can I do that?' Then try and put it into your own words.

    What I'm getting at here is that the person reading your CV may or may not know what N+ is.

    You need to try and translate it into skills that they may be looking for.

    And don't forget that the fact that you have done all this yourself is a skill in itself, and certainly worth a mention!
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  6. Bluerinse
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    Firstly - Novell's protocol is IPX/SPX

    Secondly - you have spelt recognised with an American *ize* which (unless you are an American) makes it look like a copy and paste.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. Sparky
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    Put it this way, if you were asked in an interview about the N+ what would you say? :blink

    You say you havent learnt much from the certs but if someone asks you in an interview about the N+ you would want to give a better answer than that. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
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  8. BosonMichael
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    It's my opinion that if a company doesn't know what the Network+ certification is, and you've got to explain it to them, you shouldn't be working for them anyway.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  9. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    lol yeah i know its IPX.SPX and the recognised thing is a typo cheerz guys gonna correct now lol
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSA 2003
  10. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    yeah i agree with what your saying

    i went for a job at a school the other week they wanted a helpdesk tech , network tech , website designer and someone who could help with lessons

    they didn't seem to understand that this was several jobs with several different skill sets
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSA 2003
  11. BosonMichael
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    Well, yes and no. Depends on the size of the company. I would expect someone to do all of that in a small company.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Quoted for truth.

    I used to do all that IT stuff, and much more back in the UK, as well as be the fleet manager for over 40 company cars and to top it all, the service department manager. The company was very busy, especially my department and there were approx 50 staff - I did IT support for seven years prior to even thinking about getting certified.

    Sorry not bragging, just trying to keep it real :biggrin
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

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