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Network+ and MCSA Q's!

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Jellyman_4eva, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Jellyman_4eva

    Jellyman_4eva Byte Poster

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    Hi again everybody....

    After my previous post about what I should do with my self study, I have listened to what everyone here has to say and am going to take my Network+ exam and then probably head down the MCSA route and actually become specialised in something!

    My 2 questions are:

    I have the Mike Meyer's book for Network+ (Basically because his A+ was excellent) and I am now reading around places that maybe this book is not very suited for the Network+ exam (Which I have booked for Thursday). Does anyone know of any material (Preferably free) that I can quickly get hold of?! And any advice?!

    I went to my local college to enquire about MCSA courses... Normally I am a kinda get a book, study and take exam kinda guy but some of the concepts seem quite hard so I thought I would check the college out. Whilst I was there I saw one of my old mates who works there and he has told me the guy who is teaching the MCSA has an MCSA in NT4 and will do the 2003 MCSA exams along with us!! Surely this is not right?! How can he teach us if he has not even done/past the exam himself?! How do you guys feel about this?! Also I do not think he has any "real world" experience?!

    Slightly worried about that one... but Network+ is sort of more urgent!
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Jellyman,

    I am currently studying for the 2005 Network+ exam.
    I can't praise the Sybex book enough. ISBN 0-7821-4406-3
    Normally I get my books from Amazon but If I were you I would go to your local Blackwell's or whatever and hope they stock it :dry

    Better still, most centres only require 24 hours to postpone an exam. Hopefully you could cancel and get the Sybex book and have the weekend to go through it.

    As far as your tutor is concerned I wouldn't let it bother you. The fact that he has MCSA means he has already gone thorugh the motions. It seems like a good idea to take it the same time as the students as you can gain from his experience in taking the previous exams.
     
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  3. Jellyman_4eva

    Jellyman_4eva Byte Poster

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    Well I guess the question is in the Title...!
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    The MCSA cert was first introduced for the Windows 2000 track, so there is no such thing as an NT4 MCSA. I would definitely prefer to be taught by someone that has already studied and passed the related exam.

    Pete
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    If someone is actually advertising themselves as an NT 4 MCSA, I'd be a tad concerned since as Pete says, the thing doesn't exist. I would be interested in an instructor teaching a subject he is not actually certified in. On the other hand, if he administered Windows networked environments for the past ten years but just never bothered with the certs (I'm making this up for the sake of example), maybe he would be qualified.

    Most of the people I work with are not certified and a few don't have university degrees but they are able programmers. I'm not saying this is great in all cases, but sometimes, a person can be competent and even accomplished in a field and not necessarily have all the pieces of paper you'd associate with the role.
     
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  6. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Hi jellyman,

    Here a link for your network+ questions. Now I've not looked at these so let me know what you think of these.

    http://www.free-tests.com/comptia.shtml

    And why don't you ask that guy why he hasn't updated his certs and just how up todate is he on the new technology.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Trip, I think in the real world, as a colleague he could well be invaluable BUT we are talking Microsoft exams here and I would prefer to be taught the specific topics by a person that is both experienced with the product and has studied the topics in depth. IMHO the only people that study Microsoft exam topics in-depth are people that have sat or are shortly going to sit the exams. Otherwise, all you will get is someone reading from the MOC book to you. Jackanory style :eek:

    Pete
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    I guess you've got to take into consideration how good he is at teaching, as well as how many qualifications he's got. I'd be more interested to find out if he was an MCT or something like that.
    I know some highly qualified people who are terrible communicators...
     
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