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Because I don't have time for classes.
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Anyone? I don't trust my self looking up books on Amazon, at least not for this topic.
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Nice find! I also planned on taking it, just for a resume boost, perhaps learn a thing or to in the process. For the few hundred dollars it costs, not a biggie. If you ever get layed off from work, in a pinch you could always work as a Futureshop tech
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As far as I understand comptia, if you have network plus, you have more than A+ certification.
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As far as I understand comptia, if you have network plus, you have more than A+ certification.
you are exactly right, btw, net+ is more highly recommended than A+ is.
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post #17 of 28
Easy as cake.

Net+ includes the A+ Certification.

Server+ includes both, and security+ includes all 3. If i went to a job interview ( other than bestbuy because they are idiots ) and said i had those 4 certs, they would think im an idiot. Comptia only recognises your top cert level.
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Hanging out on this forum for a couple months helping people will give you everything you need. I have to take the second half of the A+ tomorrow for my degree program (even though I already have my A+ from 2004, at least you don't have to remember memory addresses and IRQ's these days).

Just from utilizing this site frequently walked in cold for the first half of A+ and scored a 825/900.

As far as Network+, if you have a vague idea of what the OSI model is and how devices operate (routing vs switching, subnets, etc), should not be a challenge.
I love you and all beers (and beers is very knowledgeable and helpful and has proved himself to me), but I kinda have to disagree with you here.

I took the A+ yesterday and passed (woot, go me!) with plenty of room to spare and I'm about to move onto Network+ when my APB addiction cools down. I found it to be a bit more difficult than I would have expected. A lot of information that you don't come across on these forums, such as what kinda printer does what, what components are in a printer, what they do, etc. Other questions that got me are the ones you never think about: how to print a printer configuration page (NOT a test page), what are two ways to get to the Services snap-in, etc. Sure, there's a ton of stuff that you learn on here that WILL help, but I don't think it's sufficient alone. BTW - this is not a brain dump, I actually took those questions from the Boson practice exams.

To answer your question now, here are my study materials:

I read Mike Meyers All-in-One A+ Certification (twice) and still didn't feel super comfortable. I took the exams that came with the book and still didn't feel comfortable.

I bought my vouchers and while I bought them, I bought extra exams and took them all a total of twice? I felt a little more comfortable but wanted some security so I wouldn't waste my money so I bought the Boson A+ exams. After I took them, I felt pretty satisfied and sat in for the exams. I think I got like an 870+ on each, I don't remember.

Do you have to go as hardcore as me? Absolutely NOT. A lot of people say Mike Meyers book is sufficient - I just wasn't feeling it.

@beers: <3
Edited by xyeLz - 8/18/11 at 7:32am
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Easy as cake.

Net+ includes the A+ Certification.

Server+ includes both, and security+ includes all 3. If i went to a job interview ( other than bestbuy because they are idiots ) and said i had those 4 certs, they would think im an idiot. Comptia only recognises your top cert level.
Also not sure if this is true. Not gonna deny you xino, just can you back this up with a CompTIA link?

I know that you need to recertify every 3 years for A+, Net+ and Sec+ now, and if you recertify for Sec+, it automatically refreshes A+ and Net+ (or so I understand) but from what I recall, if you want to do Sec+ or Net+, it's just the path you choose to go and Sec+ does not include Net+, am I right?
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It also depends on your every day experience. If you are changing careers and arent familiar with the components of windows or a PC, you've got a bit of work to do. I was a desktop tech at the time, so most of it was fairly easy. Transcender does a good job with practice tests, but they are about as much as the regular test I believe.
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