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Network+ Motivation....

Discussion in 'Network+' started by swatto, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. swatto

    swatto Byte Poster

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    Hey all,

    Just a bit of advice im after please. Im going to start the Network+ at the beginning of January next year as I have had to put it off due to other commitments, however I decided to have a look into it last night and make an early start on it - im really struggling to find any of it interesting and wondering whether I should do the MCDST instead as i know i will find this more appealing as I enjoy learning about software more than hardware.

    Should I just stick with the Network+ and get through it before starting the MCDST or should I do it the other way around and do the MCST and then maybe the Network+?

    Thanks for any advice/help
     
    Certifications: BTEC Nat Dip: Software Dev, A+
    WIP: None Yet
  2. j1mgg

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    I have been studying my network+ for a while now, and although some of it i have found interesting(router, switches), i have also found it getting harder for myself to studying just because there is so much theory and no hands on stuff. Since this is kind of what i want to move into I am going to give it a proper go starting january with a well thought out study plan.

    I suppose it depends on what may give you the beeter expierence just now and could maybe help towards your job.
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  3. Shinigami

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    I found my study of Network+ using the latest book from Mike Meyers quite interesting and well written. Took me less than a week to read through, helped quite a bit by my previous experience so not too many of the concepts were entirely new to me.

    It can get a bit dry when talking about the OSI layers and this may not seem so interesting for some, but hang in there.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
  4. soundian

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    I found the N+ useful when doing the 70-271 so I'd advise doing the N+ first.

    Personally I thought I wouldn't like this cert but I actually enjoyed it.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. swatto

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    Thankyou for the replies all, looks like I will crack on with the Network+ then - I only have the Passport book at the moment but might invest in the Mike Meyers one too...hmmm :dry
     
    Certifications: BTEC Nat Dip: Software Dev, A+
    WIP: None Yet
  6. Finkenstein

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    I can see how the concepts can get dry. I did some work towards my Network+ and I've found that a lot of the stuff in the Cisco world overlaps that in a huge way, and for me it was much more exciting to focus on the Cisco world and get the hands on experience there. As a result in going back to review Network+ stuff, the majority of the "dry" areas I was already very proficient in from going over the Cisco stuff for so long. Now I'm getting ready to FINALLY take my CCNA exams and I think I will immediately take the Network+ once I pass those.

    I don't recommend going for the Cisco exams without experience, however it is a great example of how hands on experience makes a big difference!

    BTW, I have browsed the Mike Meyers book as well, and it seemed MUCH better than the book that I was using. A LOT more enjoyable, then again Mike Meyers' books usually are.
     
    Certifications: MCP, Network+, CCENT, ITIL v3
    WIP: 640-822
  7. greenbrucelee
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    me too.

    remember the passport book is basically for revision purposes only although it's better to take notes from the actual Network + book by Meyers.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  8. miflandia

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    I just got it an hour ago. I red through the first couple of pages, i think i going to enjoy it, it is written in the same style as the A+ AIO.
    And cost me 21.29 £.
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+

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