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Network +

Discussion in 'Network+' started by dan_1983, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. dan_1983

    dan_1983 Bit Poster


    Have just signed up to this forum and have left a 'hello' message in the new members section..8)

    I currently have a MCP 70-290 under my belt, however Networking is the area that i would like to be involed in alot more.

    So, i was thinking of taking the CompTia N+ exam first and then build up to taking the relevant Cisco exams (CCNA etc)

    Am i on the right track to begin to specialise in the networking field? Any other pointers people may have i am open to suggestions / comments.

    Thanks in advance

    Certifications: MCP 70-290
    WIP: CompTia Network+
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    IMO, the Network+ is one of the best entry level vendor-neutral networking cert. It teaches you the basic to build on for higher/more indepth certs/exams like Cisco or MS's 70-291 :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. dan_1983

    dan_1983 Bit Poster

    Thanks for the advice.

    I had a look over the 70-291 but all of the custom subnetting looked alot to take in. I have the 70-290 so was going to do home study for the network + exam.

    One other thing you may be able to help me with, is the latest Network + exam the 2009 one? Reason being is on the CompTia website there seems to be two different ones?
    Certifications: MCP 70-290
    WIP: CompTia Network+
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Depends... what's your current IT experience level? What do you currently do in IT?

    Yep, the new Network+ was just released. The old Network+ will be available until midway through 2009 (can't remember if it is end-June or end-July).
    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+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

    The 2005 Network Plus exam objectives expire on the July 31 :)

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