Net+ Certification

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by DanHirschberg, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. DanHirschberg

    DanHirschberg n00b

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    Hi guys, I'm studying for network+ certification. May be opening a can of worms here, but I am looking for thoughts on those who succeeded in their test day. I've been studying for awhile, but certainly a ways to go. I'm passing 50-60% on practice exams. Looking to build on that, and perhaps reign in my focus as I read from perhaps too many sources. Any suggestions, outside of professor messer vids as a supplement?
    Gracious thanks.
     
  2. ZeqOBpf6

    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    www.ExamCompass.com has practice tests too. All I used was professormesser and that (and prior knowledge and experience)

    I'd imagine Mike Meyers' books are pretty good too.
     
  3. SvenBent

    SvenBent 2[H]4U

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    Beware that examcompass question structure is different from the real thing
    Examp compas is more direct fact checking. where as the comptia examn is more vaque and application oriented
     
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  4. DanHirschberg

    DanHirschberg n00b

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I am still very new here at Hard Forum. I believe that being forced, years ago to hangup the phone before my buddy and I could play multiplayer Warcraft 2 back in 1996 gives me a good head start. Hell, I still call programs programs and not applications. Beyond exam structure mentioned above, are there any pitfalls that one might advise looking out for? I'm sucking in a lot of information....additionally I hate the idea of driving 2+ hours to take my test and then getting a no-go. :D I really want to get it right the first time. One area I am focusing on is protocols and network topology. I see a wide variety of questions including knowing which commands to pass in the windows shell, as well as "what type of device would do what, under what circumstances" type of questions. the exam objectives seem well broken up. Anyone else's mileage dictate an area to focus on more than another? Or....is it up to me to interpret my own needs in this regard? The thing is I want to identify my weak points and I'm not sure that I have.
     
  5. SvenBent

    SvenBent 2[H]4U

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    Net+ mateiral encompas a lot of stuff you will not have touches as a "power user"
    Like the BGP protocol. satelite connection. old OCx connection. So its more than just your home LAN/WiFi.

    I barerly passed it on my first try ( i even bought a 2 examn bundle to be sure)
    most of it was thogu because the "Real world" simulated part was horrible and wheneever you looked int oa device for its ip/subnet it would kick you back out to the introduction for the tesst so you have to click and load the test again.
    Got me soo frustrated that i skipped that part.

    You will probalby have a different test though

    I used udemy and got a net+ study thingt for like 10 bucks.
    I uded professor messer for A+ though

    next up im working on sec+

    if you need extra study material let me know and ill see if i can get some of the company materials for you
     
  6. DanHirschberg

    DanHirschberg n00b

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    I will never look a gift horse in the mouth! Thanks! I would give you my email address in a PM but I see no option for that.
     
  7. SvenBent

    SvenBent 2[H]4U

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    let me get with my HR dept. I need toget them for my sec+ material anyway
     
  8. Burner27

    Burner27 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Passed first try on test day. Missed one question. Key is to de-sensitize yourself to the test. By taking exam after exam prior to test, you will know what to expect, how to budget your time, and how to determine what is 'fluff' in the question. Found the 'exam cram' books very helpful.
     
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  9. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    I sat it 10 years ago. Did masses of work for it as I hadn't got into networks much at that point. Did loads of test exams and study guides.

    Then on the day I sat the exam, it came up with masses of obscure stuff (lot of ISDN tech) that none of the materials and books I'd used (official and otherwise) covered. So much so I had to ask halfway through that I was sitting the correct exam.

    Imagine taking your driving test and then being asked to drive a 18 wheeler off road.

    In the end I failed it by about 3 points. I didn't bother to resit as it was quite expensive.

    I took the ITIL exam a few weeks later and passed that in 8 minutes flat!

    Well done on your pass though!