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Foundations Preparation

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by Maxelcat, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Maxelcat

    Maxelcat Bit Poster

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    Hi

    I am doing the foundations modules - I have read all the books and watched the videos, done the exercises and so on.

    However, I am doing it at HOME, with email support. So far they have not come up with much help for revision.

    I see from the threads that "Braindumps" are best ignored.

    Can anybody say if this is worth getting please.Via the CIW website I came across this which claims to be for students interested in assessing their knowledge - "AssessPREP - CIWv5 Foundations: Single-User CD".

    I would be very interested to hear people's comments before I fork out MORE money!

    Many thanks

    Edward

    http://www.computerprep.com/productDesc/courseDesc.asp?itemID=11325
     
    Certifications: CIW Associate
  2. zimbo
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    If im not mistaken they the only ones with *official* CIW material - could be mistaken but i think im correct... which makes it *the best* place fo practice questions concerning CIW. JohnnyMX im sure will be along soon to confirm because i think he has delt with them before.
     
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  3. Keimos

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    Hi Edward,

    If you have done all of the preparation then why not go for the exam?

    All Assessprep is going to do is give you a load more questions to work through. They are good but have you got a crisis of confidence?

    http://www.computerprep.com is the only place at the moment to get official CIW stuff.

    Another site slightly cheaper is www.bosun.com, they are quite good.

    Basically if you have gone through all the stuff and know what you are on about, take the exam. There is a thing called over preparation where you can burn your self out. Make sure you know all the basics very well.

    Keimos
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    ComputerPrep is excellent - but a little bit expensive, especially if you order something which requires shipping. The course manuals are really good too.
    There are a couple of good books on Amazon, but literally only a couple.
    Make sure you get hold of the v5 stuff!
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  5. Maxelcat

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    I wouldn't say I have a crisis of confidence as such. I think I can remember the principles (overall) but what I want to know is that there are pages of alphabet spagetti - just loads. Do I have to remember all of it? So many protocols, each with a slightly different name and function.

    I have no idea what the questions are like, so I figured some revision questions would be useful.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    I don't know the exact set of protocols you are referring to, but there is a base minimum set you should at least know the expansion of the acronym, what it does, and the usual port (if it has one).

    I haven't done the CIW exam - but on the assumption it is like iNet+ plus a bit more web I would suggest the following list as a base:
    HTTP
    HTML
    NTP
    SMTP
    NNTP
    ARP
    DHCP
    TCP
    IP
    ICMP
    SNMP
    FTP
    TFTP
    (and yes - one of those isn't a protocol!)

    These are off the top of my head - so I may have missed one or two, and there may be some not strictly in the sylabus.

    Harry.
     
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  7. Gonzo

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    Hi,

    I have a copy of previous exam questions and answers which I have found useful when revising and it does give you an idea of what sort of questions to expect.

    In the past I have used Boson Software for dummy exams and found them good but expensive.

    Check out the ***********

    Gonzo


    MOD EDIT (SG): Removed link to past questions.
     
  8. JonnyMX

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    Um, not sure about that mate.
    There are no 'previous exams' for IT certifications as there are for schools and universities.

    The exam is unlikely to change, so any 'previous questions' are either:

    a) The answers to the current exam.
    b) From a previous exam which is completely out of date and therefore no good.
     
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  9. dee1810

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    Hi MaxelCat

    I have the impression that the protocols in the networking module are VERY IMPORTANT. Big part of the questions and that the OSI/RM is obviously very heavily questioned.

    Good luck mate!!
     
    Certifications: Foundations, Site Designer & JavaScript
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  10. wayne

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    I found CIW exams on eBay. Might be worth buying some from there. Only a few quid too.
     
  11. zimbo
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    i would be careful what you buying.... could end up being braindumps....:rolleyes:
     
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  12. wayne

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    They are just lots of questions with the answers.
     
  13. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    In what format are these Questions and Answers? PDF's?
     

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