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Log starting N+ Certification

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Unemployed Diogenes, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Unemployed Diogenes

    Unemployed Diogenes Nibble Poster

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    Last week saturday i've started reading the book N+ by Mike Meyers.
    I'm now half on chapter 5: basics Ethernet.

    It's an interesting book. Most what i've read is not new for me, but it gives a good background an detailed simple deeper clarifications about the networks stuff.

    I can recommended this book! I hope finish reading the book over 3 months.
    After that i gonna do MS 70-270.
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Great stuff and good luck with your studies. You might also want to look at the Network + book by David Groth. i have heard some people say it has the edge over the Meyers one 8)
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Cool, good plan :) Good luck with your studies :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. Unemployed Diogenes

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    Finish chapter 5:
    15 to go.. :biggrin
     
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  5. Stuka

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    I've got both the N+ by Groth and the N+ by Meyers.

    So far, I've read the Groth book from start to finish. I'm only using the MM book for revision purposes - simply because I was half way through the Groth book when the MM book was delivered to my house!
     
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  6. Unemployed Diogenes

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    Which is the finest to read?
     
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  7. Stuka

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    Can't say mate. I've only read the Groth book. I have the MM book, but I've not looked at it yet. I'll only read certain areas of it anyway, as its for revision purposes.

    The Groth book is good, although at times he (Groth) does seem to over complicate some areas (like subnetting). From what I've heard, Meyers' style is comfortable to read, as he injects humour into his scenarios (this is evident from his N+ Passview videos which I've just watched). Where as Groth, from what I've read, takes on a more serious approach, which at times, made me lose interest.

    Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with either Meyers or Groth.
     
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  8. Johnny Napalm

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    Can't comment on the Mike Meyers book but I have the Groth version and as stated above, I find it very heavy going. Some areas are over complicated and his writing style isn't as "user-friendly" as Meyers. Agree with the above poster that it's easy to lose interest with Groth I've found. I personally have used the Groth book as back-up and studied from the Labsim Testout software which suits me better.
     
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  9. Unemployed Diogenes

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    Finished chapter 8: this was a very interesting one to read!
     
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  10. Stuka

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    Bang on mate. The Groth book is okay, but when I read it, I had a tendency to get lost in the "textual mire" in various chapters - I have to be honest and even say that some of the book bored the living daylights out of me.

    Having said that, I must admit that Groth's book is very informative, if a little complicated.
     
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