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Passed the 220-602, what now?

Discussion in 'A+' started by nick101101, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. nick101101

    nick101101 New Member

    Hi all,

    took the 602 on saturday and passed with an 861 - I'm in shock with that score :eek: :)

    From question 1-90 I thought I hadn't passed, I felt uneasy the whole way through - not like the week before on the 601 (I felt great after 10 questions). This may have had something to do with feeling like I had no energy though, I must have had a crap sleep.

    I really didnt like the questions this time round, to be honest I felt they were worded badly. It just seemed like you had to make assumptions of your own on the question to come up with one of the 4 answer's. It's hard to explain without telling an exact question from the test. But that was my only problem really, anyone else taken it recently feel the same?

    I would like to eventually get into a role as a network administrator, or something to do with network security. I'm realistic about time frames to get into a role like this, so am more than happy to work my way up over the years and years :) So my question is what cert should I go for next to help me in this direction? I'm thinking something like the network+ or security+? And what after that? (as a guide). Any thoughts you may have would be great.

    Thanks again for such a great site, its helped me no end to get my first cert.

    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  2. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

    Not sure about where to go in the future, but the N+ is definitly your next step ;)
    Are you working in IT at the moment?
  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Yup, Network+ is a good shout. 8)
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  4. nick101101

    nick101101 New Member

    I am in IT, but only working for myself at the minute. That's why I'm getting certified so I can get into a proper full time job. I thought it would be network+, would quite like to do security+ at some point aswell though.

    Thanks for all your advice,

    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Congrats on the pass :)

    I would say do the Network+, then the MCDST next. I would say leave the Security+ for a little later :)

    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
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster


    Another vote for Network+ and MCDST.
    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!
  7. swatto

    swatto Byte Poster

    Well done - thats a great score :)

    I felt the same as you did but on both of the exams - probably because I didn't revise as well as I should have.
    Certifications: BTEC Nat Dip: Software Dev, A+
    WIP: None Yet
  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Well done! N+ and if you fancy a security role Security+ :D
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  9. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    I would disagree on the Security+. CompTIA state "Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. "
    I think the OP would overcertify themselves if they don't have at least a significant proportion of the recommended experience.

    Congrats nick101101. I think the N+ is definitely your next move.
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  10. SexySand

    SexySand Bit Poster

    Network+ for sure. That's what I am shooting for atm.
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+, S+, MCSA, CCNA
  11. nick101101

    nick101101 New Member

    Thanks alot for the advice everyone.

    I'm gonna get some Netowork+ study stuff on order today then, cant wait to get started :)

    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+

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