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Network + For CCNA?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Kennedy1989, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Kennedy1989

    Kennedy1989 Bit Poster

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    Hello,

    Just wondering if you think that doing the Network+ will help someone pass the CCNA or that you could just do the CCNA without the infromation the N+ gives?

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: IT Essentials 1, A2 Applied ICT
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Yes, Network+ will build a good foundation of knowledge that you can use to help your CCNA studies.

    Yes, you CAN pass the CCNA without first studying Net+, but why not do both, especially when the Net+ will help your CCNA studies?
     
    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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  3. Kennedy1989

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    I'll do that, thanks for your help also I am in Awe of the amount of Quals' you have makes me feel tiny :( lol
     
    Certifications: IT Essentials 1, A2 Applied ICT
    WIP: A+, N+, CCNA
  4. NetEyeBall

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    Yeah...AND he happens to be a good guy. Makes you want to hate him more. ;)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Just been doing this stuff for a long time... plus, it's my job to write about certifications, so I'd better have the letters to back up the teaching, ya know? ;)

    That said, with time and experience, anyone can be as certified as I am. :)

    Glad to be of assistance.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Who told you that? I'm pure evil, I am. :twisted:

    ...and I'm a vampire.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. r.h.lee

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    Let's split up your question into two separate questions.

    1. Will becoming Network+ certified help you become CCNA certified?
    2. Is it possible to become CCNA certified without previously being Network+ certified?

    Yes, being Network+ certified will help you become CCNA certified because both certifications deals with fundamental network knowledge. Since Network+ is a CompTIA exam therefore a vendor neutral exam, Network+ will be much more general in knowledge compared to the CCNA. So general that you may find conflicting information on the internet and books. On the other hand, since CCNA is vendor specific, there's a certain depth of knowledge as well as breadth of knowledge required.

    Speaking for myself, I was once CCNA certified without having being Network+ certified. To this day, I am still not Network+ certified.

    I hope this helps.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCP+I, MCP, CCNA, A+
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  8. laup

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    Doesnt semester 1 in CCNA basicly cover everything u need to know for N+ anyway
     
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  9. r.h.lee

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    laup,

    Based on the CompTIA Network+ 2005 Exam Objectives, the following Network+ topics are not covered by CCNA materials:
    1. CSMA/CA
    2. IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    3. USB (Universal Serial Bus)
    4. Wireless technologies
      1. 802.11 (Frequency hopping spread spectrum)
      2. 802.11x (Direct sequence spread spectrum)
      3. Infrared
      4. Bluetooth
    5. NetBEUI
    6. ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
    7. PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
    8. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

    Just to name a few. :)

    Link:
    1. CompTIA 2005 Network+ Exam Objectives - http://certification.comptia.org/resources/objectives/Network2005_Objectives.pdf
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCP+I, MCP, CCNA, A+
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  10. laup

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    ahh thats nuttin :p
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    Just to set the record straight, that really is a photo of Michael. :eek: :)
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    NetEyeBall can vouch for that as well - we had lunch a couple weeks ago. :p

    heeheehee
     
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  13. NetEyeBall

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    Yes, but my neck is intact. oh mr. evil vampire! It must be hard trying to drive in to work during the daylight!!!!
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

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    NetEyeBalls:

    You should be relieved that BBM did nt give you a "hickey" or anything else infact that involves fangs//tongue/mouth!...
     
  15. BosonMichael
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    ...it's intact, today... but what of tomorrow? :twisted:

    It burns, but I deal with it. 8)
     
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