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Hmm...N+ 2009 then A+ 2009, or A+ 2006 first?

Discussion in 'A+' started by greatkev, May 7, 2009.

  1. greatkev

    greatkev New Member

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    Hi

    I know there is no date set for the A+ 2009 yet so, I am wondering whether to do the N+ 2009 first then wait for the new A+......or just do they A+ 2006.

    My main questions are:

    How much harder is N+ without doing the A+ first?

    Is there any overlap/assumptions made by CompTIA that most people would do the A+ first?

    any advice appreciated :-)

    P.S bit of background: I have been in IT for 18 years and am about to be made redundant, so I am trying to get a few formal certs to made myself more appealing to employers.
     
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    WIP: A+, N+
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    If you have been in IT 18 years I doubt you will need to study much for either exam you will probably be able to do both in a week or two.

    I didn't notice any overlap apart from the A+ introduces you to basic networking and the N+ goes into it more.

    the N+ 2009 has a higher pass mark than the 2007 one
     
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  3. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    In addition to GBL, Comptia exams are for life, so you do not neet to retake the exam. You can just take the 2007/2006 versions and be fine. You do not need to update to 2009.
     
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  4. greatkev

    greatkev New Member

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    thanks for the advice you guys. I have cracked on with the A+.

    I have Mike Meyers A+ Passport, which seems to have good reviews.

    Any tips on study (i.e just read it or make plenty of notes etc)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics, 10 metres backstroke
    WIP: A+, N+

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