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I skipped A+ and took my Net+ after a couple weeks of class. I'm currently wrapping up my CCENT, my exam will be within the month and then ill be moving on to D3 for CCNA!



I am pretty sure Sec+ covers Net+.

You need to know how to network before you can secure networks, This is just out of the obvious.

Also, looking ahead in my nearly infinate pool of PDF's it looks like most of whats in security+ was covered just in the CCENT. Theres a bit more to Sec+ though.
Edited by Xinoxide - 8/18/11 at 7:39am
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I skipped A+ and took my Net+ after a couple weeks of class. I'm currently wrapping up my CCENT, my exam will be within the month and then ill be moving on to D3 for CCNA!

Good luck with the tests. Make sure you understand how to subnet before taking either of those tests. Those were probably the 2 hardest tests I've taken outside the MCSE design test.
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Good luck with the tests. Make sure you understand how to subnet before taking either of those tests. Those were probably the 2 hardest tests I've taken outside the MCSE design test.
Subnetting is cake. As you practice it starts to become second nature ( not quite there yet ). The theory and implimentation is down pretty pat.

Getting very used to the existing subnet sets as i go through this handy pdf subnet workbook over and over.

Edit: Goodluck with your certs everyone! Ive got an iphone 4 power/wake button to go replace for some old hag that smokes too much. So bid you farewell, hope i make it back alive.

Only advice i have to offer, is to walk in interested in the curriculum, be it into a class, or into the pages of your own self study.
Edited by Xinoxide - 8/18/11 at 7:49am
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Speaking of which, does Network+ require hands-on application, or can it also be done like A+ with a book and some practice exams?

I studied quite long and hard for A+ and plan to do so for Network+ as well but I have very little familiarity configuring and setting up networks, except my home router. I feel like studying might actually be easier considering it's only one exam, but I'm sure I'm dead wrong. I just feel like it won't be as broad and I will actually have to know my stuff. Am I right?

Should I do a class or stick with books? Which classes are recommended?
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im also interested in taking the a+ cours unfortunatly my local college only does ecdl which if you want to work in an office is ok but its no good if you want to build or repair computers and all the online courses seem to cost hundreds if not thousands off £ to do
    
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I am pretty sure Sec+ covers Net+.

You need to know how to network before you can secure networks, This is just out of the obvious.

Also, looking ahead in my nearly infinate pool of PDF's it looks like most of whats in security+ was covered just in the CCENT. Theres a bit more to Sec+ though.
Sec+ does cover A+ and Net+, but doesn't go into as much detail on a variety of topics. As for whether Sec+ is considered a superset from a credential standpoint, the answer is that it depends on the employer.

Some do see it that way (i.e. all you need is Sec+), and some want you to have A+ and Net+ as well. Personally I think it's redundant to get all 3, but if you want to cover the bases for every potential employer it makes sense.

BTW I got all 3, but only because Uncle Sam was paying for it (your tax dollars at work). If it was on my own dime, I'd do Sec+ first and only add the others if required to get a specific gig.
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Look at the Comptia site. They have the book with included test vouchers.
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Speaking of which, does Network+ require hands-on application, or can it also be done like A+ with a book and some practice exams?

I studied quite long and hard for A+ and plan to do so for Network+ as well but I have very little familiarity configuring and setting up networks, except my home router. I feel like studying might actually be easier considering it's only one exam, but I'm sure I'm dead wrong. I just feel like it won't be as broad and I will actually have to know my stuff. Am I right?

Should I do a class or stick with books? Which classes are recommended?
Its been awhile since I took the Net+ exam, but I'm pretty confident that just the book is necessary. When I took it, they talked about cabling types, distances they can travel, types of networking equipment, etc. At no point do you ever configure any switches or routers to work together. Pretty much the basics.
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