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N+ study time again

Discussion in 'Network+' started by shadowwebs, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    So it's coming up to being 2 years since I got my A+ cert, so I have decided to start my Network+ studies, at present I am only using the Professor Messer video tuition, but in time I am sure I will look at other media formats to seek additional knowledge. I expect the whole study process to be around 3 months before I then book in for an exam.

    At the moment, I am trying to get my head about Subnet Classes and Classless Networks, I do fear that the network+ is going to be a very much numbers game of remembering as many numbers as I can.
     
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  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Aye, I recall it being a bit brain numbing on the heavier WAN parts that I don't deal with on a daily basis. Once the subnetting stuff clicks in your brain it's easy sailing for that part.

    I can recommend the Sybex Network+ Study Guide by Todd Lammle - at least the version from when I did mine - I'd guess there's an updated version for the current exam.

    I used the Boson practice exams and found them to be very good. Full disclosure: I was testing for them so received access to them free of charge.

    Anyways, all the best with the studies!
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I had a go on the 30 questions on the compTIA website today and got 22/30 which I was fairly happy with as only at the beginning of studies. Once I get a bit further on, I will look for the best mock test sites, possibly Boson or Measureup before I go ahead and book the exam.

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    Just started to study the Mac address section, where it's discussed as being called EUI-48 or EUI-64, am I right in thinking that this is just IEEE trying to get everyone to stop saying MAC Address and start saying EUI Address, or is there more to it than this? The reason I ask is that on Professor Messer's video it's stated that MAC is usually a hardware address and EUI is for other devices and software. Just looking for clarification on this area.

    Thank you all
     
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  4. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I have worked out the MAC against EUI question I had so that can be ignored, just really stuck on subnetting but will go over it again until it sinks in.
     
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  5. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hey there, how are you doing with subnetting? Will happily help.
    I used to use this website to sharpen my skills, but that only really helps after you get the process.
     
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  6. Dazzo

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    Isn't the EUI the first 6 digits of the mac? The part assigned specifically to the hardware vendor?

    I used the Boson practice exams and found them to be very good in identifying areas I needed to focus on. Passed mine early last month.

    Not sure how much I can really say! If you need anything I'll keep checking back on this thread.
     
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