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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Reidy200, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Reidy200

    Reidy200 New Member

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    I've not long started my A+ course with an on-line learning company,and i've noticed that the text books sent to me,tell me only what i need for that particular TMA.

    This seems to easy,so i purchased CISCO's HP essential's for A+ learning,which was alot more in depth.

    My question is does anyone have any tips for more books worth buying for A+ and later for N+,CCNA?

    Many thanks,and hello again
     
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    WIP: A+,N+,CCNA
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    The most recommended books for the A+ are: PC Technician street smarts by James Pyle and compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers.

    Welcome to CF.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. Reidy200

    Reidy200 New Member

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    Thanks greenbrucelee,i'll pick those up asap.

    On a side note,I've read on this forum that jumping into CCNA could be a difficult step from N+,is there a better route into Cisco certification?

    I've fallen foul of distance learning by the sounds of it.

    Would i be better off starting a foundation degree?

    Thanks again
     
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    WIP: A+,N+,CCNA
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    I would actually say that unless you actually work with Cisco kit to stay with the Network+ & A+, and if you really want to do a Cisco cert, then take a look at the CCENT. One thing that I would like to point out is that every Cisco cert expires, the CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, etc expire every 3 years. Will you be working on Cisco kit within that time?

    I am actually pro higher education, so I would say yes in conjunction with the A+ & Network+. A degree, no matter what type, will only help you in your career :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  5. Reidy200

    Reidy200 New Member

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    Thanks wagnerk.

    I went into this believing what a salesman told me! :dunce

    Im hoping to be using Cisco kit at work,but in these troubled times everything seems to be down sizing,so a move could prove to be difficult/impossible,so a foundation degree could prove the best option.I certainly look into CCENT,but aviod on-line companys like the mother-in-law!

    Thanks
     
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    WIP: A+,N+,CCNA
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Never do that without prior research, after all a salemans/salewomens job is sales... :)

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  7. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  8. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!
     
    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+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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