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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by popeye67, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. popeye67

    popeye67 Bit Poster

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    Just quick first post to say hi. And I'm sure I'll be coming here for information and advice.

    My experience is 1st / 2nd line support for SME of upto 100 users on single, including server hardware and software installations, support, organizing backup / restore strategies and disaster recovery LAN architecture (3com) and so on . My experience is quite broad ranging from AIX, Mac OS X servers to Legato Networker backup and recovery. Hardware troubleshooting didn't pose any problems whatsoever in the past.

    I'm about to start getting certifications and focusing on more indepth knowledge that will allow me to move onto bigger projects preferably moving to technical project management.

    I am thinking of taking either CCDA or CCNA. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Depending on your level of knowledge, I would recommend starting off with the Network+ as this will give you a great solid foundation on which to build the higher Networking exams/courses on.

    -Ken
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Another vote for starting with Network+.

    Welcome!
     
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  4. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome

    Good advice given.
     
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  6. popeye67

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    Started with Network+ as it seems to be general consensus that its good starting point.

    Q : How much difference is there between pre and post 2005 exams ?

    Only found 2001 book which seems quite good to put formal structure to otherwise very dispersed knowledge.


    Regards
     
  7. onoski

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    Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
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  8. Rob1234

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    Welcome to CF
     
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  9. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Hi Popeye and welcome to CF. I did have a look on CompTIA's website as there used to be a PDF file showing the differences between the 2001 and 2005 objectives for the N+ but it doesn't seem to be available now. Best advice would be to get the 2005 book I think.
     
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  10. nugget
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    Network+ is a good start. :thumbleft

    Welcome to the forum. :D
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    Greetings, Popeye. Welcome to CertForums. :)
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  12. popeye67

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    lol, nice one.

    network + seems to be pretty easy. the only stuff that I've found that I have problem with mock tests are things like cable lengths and couple of errors on trainsignal training video. ie 'you need 3 disks to implement raid 0'

    will probably take the test next week.

    Thanks for warm welcome :)
     

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