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Passing Net+ with ZERO Networking Experience

MattyIceVAMattyIceVA Member Posts: 46 ■■□□□□□□□□
As the title says, I have no networking experience but just finished my A+ and want to work on my Network+. Are there any ways to get experience to help understand some of the network concepts and information?

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    fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just move slowly from the application layer down or physical layer up so you really understand what goes on with encapsulation/decapsulation. It's more like you either get it or not. It's really nothing like desktop because now you get into a realm where you have to use math to figure out the best path that devices route/forward based on Boolean logic.
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    tpasmalltpasmall Member Posts: 52 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Also read the 'Subnetting Made Easy' post under the CCNA-CCENT forums. That will help you out a ton (I'm taking my test tomorrow, but I have network experience)
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    H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Member Posts: 564 ■■■■□□□□□□
    you could setup a simple home network if you really wanted, just to get some concepts down. you could wire your house/apt for ethernet, install some cheap unmanaged switches and patch panels, crimp some CAT5 straight throughs, etc. All in all it'd likely be $50-100 depending on how hardcore you wanted to get.
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    marcj04marcj04 Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Definitely check out Professor Messer's videos. I am using his videos along with the CompTia Exam Cram. I started studying last month in hopes to pass the exam before winter break was over. I finished the Exam Cram while taking notes and watched all of Professor Messers videos. I am going to do one more week of doing practice tests and going over what I don't fully understand. All in all I definitely feel ready as nothing in the Network+ really seems that complicated. It's just more of memorizing a lot of things like port #'s, cable speeds etc. Oh and I have absolutely zero networking experience whatsoever before I started studying. I am really glad I decided to study for the Network+ though. I love learning about this stuff and I can't wait to start on the CCNA
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