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CompTIA Network+ Exam

(OP)
Hi all,

I have booked the CompTIA Network+ exam in the next couple of weeks.  I have been studying for well over 6 months using Todd Lammle's CompTIA Network+ Study Guide.  I find his books to be very informative and easy to follow along with.  

Does anybody have any advice on which topics to possibly really sharpen up on?  I've got my head wrapped around Class C Subnetting well, Class B so-so.  Should I really be aware of routing protocols?  Any advice would be helpful as I'm really excited to obtaining this next certification.
 

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

When I took it here is what it mainly covered. It covered the basics of the OSI model. So just know the different layers and what order they belong. It covered different networking protocols like tcp/ip,ipx,appletalk,etc. Also you need to know about different types of networking media other than ethernet like token-ring, fiber optics and coax. I encountered older protocols like POTS. It didn't want to know in great detail about any of these things but more or less wanted to know that you knew what they were. Hope this helps

Network+
Inet+
MCP
MCSA 2003
MCTS

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

Learn the different media types, connectors, cable types, and signaling distances for the various types of networking.  Learn what is copper, what is fiber, etc.  That's the one part of the exam that I found most irrelevant but there were enough questions on the practice exams that I did that I made it a point to memorize them.  It was worth it.

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RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

(OP)
Thanks for the advice so far guys.  I've got 5 more days of studying and I want to know which topics to really zone in on.  I know subnetting is a big part of networking.  How much of the exam covered knowing subnetting down to a tee?

I expected that they would want you to ensure you know the OSI model top to bottom, as well with the different media types.  All of this is very helpful as I do not want to mess this up.  I just hate thinking about wasting $250!

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

I don't really remember a bunch of subnetting questions. It seems as is if I had 4-5 pertaining to subnets. As said above knowing media types and distances those media types can cover. Different topologies ring, mesh, star and so on. There is a link on comptia's website that has the objectives. Here it is: http://www.comptia.org/certifications/testprep/examobjectives.aspx

Network+
Inet+
MCP
MCSA 2003
MCTS

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

(OP)
Thanks for all the advice guys.

Minimum score to pass is 720 out of 900.  I got 785/900 pts.  It got a little tough near the end.  I was nervous I wasn't going to pass!

 

CompTIA A+

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

MrBee,

Congratulations... Don't forget to update your signature to list your new certification achievement. So what's next? CompTIA Linux+ or another??? Cisco, Juniper or Microsoft... There are also some other good Linux certs out there such as the LPIC certifications and the Red Hat RHCT and eventually RHCE. Whatever path you choose good luck and again.. congrats!

Billy Haines
CISSP Associate, CCNA Security, CCNA R&S, ETA FOI

RE: CompTIA Network+ Exam

Mr Bee............Congratulations..........  hope you find a place where you can use it.......Comcast dowes a lot of networking and I think they use cisco stuff  you could also benefit from ccna  Good Luck....

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