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Network Certifications

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by tom_l, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. tom_l

    tom_l New Member

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    Hi everyone, new on the forums. I'm just studying for my A+ (passed 601, and got the 602 scheduled in 2 weeks). I'm looking to do a network certification next. Now I'm just wondering, what order to do them in. Would it be better to get decent network knowledge first by doing the CompTIA N+ or could I go straight for one of the microsoft certifications (looking to do the MCIPT: Server Administrator). I have a basic network knowledge, but it's fairly limited.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
    WIP: A+
  2. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    N+ would be the natural step forward after A+ in my view.
    And then try either a Microsoft or Cisco qualification after that.
    It does depend on what you really want to do long term & what your goals are.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, CiscoIT1 & A+
    WIP: Girlfriend & Network+
  3. BosonMichael
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    I too would recommend Network+ first.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  4. tom_l

    tom_l New Member

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    Oooh nice that the N+ is just the one exam too :) I think I might go with that one then. Cheers Dudes.
     
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  5. Lev Arris

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    the N+ is a beast of an exam though. It does cover a lot of theory and also practical stuff, which makes it brilliant as a starting block to doing any further networking certs.

    The N+ is no easy exam though
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA (270,290,291)
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  6. Crito

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    Network+ will give you a solid foundation on which to build.

    And in case you missed the recent news:
    http://certification.comptia.org/news/get_news.aspx?prid=1332

     
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  7. Chopperchand

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    I'm currently studying for the Network+, there is alot of info to remember but it will give you a solid foundation in network. As words and theories will come up in the later certs and as you will have already read and understand it; it will be easier to take on the my complex network stuff. best of luck with you studies:)
     
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