Should I give this thing an attempt?

jerry557jerry557 Posts: 26Member ■■□□□□□□□□
So I can't really tell if I am really ready for this test or not. I've read Meyer's book, took notes, and watched most of Messer's videos. I've been doing Meyer's practice tests and scoring 90-95% on 3 exams. I also did Darrel Gibson's test questions, and found those to be quite easy. Easily 95% on his questions. I got my port numbers, connectors, and cables memorized...etc, etc..

I feel I understand the material pretty well but nervous about it. Not sure though what else to study for or how much more depth in the topics. Is there any other info out there I should look at? How in depth is the subnetting?

Thanks...

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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,733Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Honestly if it's your first exam and you covered all the info your best best it to try and take it. If you don't have much money you can study some more but it's just impossible to know until you try it.

    Good Luck!
  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Posts: 475Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    If you are getting 90% an up on your practice test, the I would say go take it. It has been a few years since taking the exam, but I dont remember my exam having enough subnetting questions to really worry about. Good luck to when you do take it!
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  • quickman007quickman007 Posts: 195Member
    Go for it! Honestly, the Network+ was one of the easiest exams I've taken, and not just certification exams. I may have gotten an easy set of questions, tough. If you know your acronyms and what they do you should be fine. The subnetting is minimal.
  • KandinskyKandinsky Posts: 108Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    It sounds like you're probably there, also don't forget to know your OSI layer backwards and forwards and what protocols operate on each layer etc. It's not too intense on the subnetting, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    $139 voucher right now if u take it by tomorrow.
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  • MarcITMarcIT Posts: 36Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'd say review the objectives of the exam and ensure you are comfortable or at least relatively comfortable with everything listed, and then go for it.

    Memorizing the hundred million protocols would probaly be redundant though.

    http://certification.comptia.org/docs/default-source/exam-objectives/comptia_network_n10-005.pdf
  • doctoredoctore Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    fuz1on wrote: »
    $139 voucher right now if u take it by tomorrow.

    Link please!!! :)
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    doctore wrote: »
    Link please!!! :)

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  • doctoredoctore Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you Sir!!!

    Got the voucher, I hope they send it today so I can schedule an exam, otherwise I may have to talk to real humans crash.gif

    Anyone knows what's the policy for scheduling same-day exams?
  • GForce75GForce75 Posts: 222Member
    Good luck! You can actually schedule within 15 minutes (done several times), but it's really the policy of testing center your at. They may require actual appts and etc. If you ever find yourself hurting on N+, study CCENT and then you will kill N+... but you'll be good.
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  • doctoredoctore Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I was actually going to skip N+ and go straight for CCNA, but at $139 - can't beat it :)

    NVM, IT Exam Vouchers got it all scheduled for me :)

    What a sweet deal, btw! Do you find often such discounts or is it "once-a-year" type of thing?
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    doctore wrote: »
    What a sweet deal, btw! Do you find often such discounts or is it "once-a-year" type of thing?

    You kinda just gotta have good timing (ie. check daily icon_cool.gif). I wasn't going to take Network+ either but I got it at $139 too - so I did it like you are! I guess my best find - to date - was Mobility+ for around the same price! Jumped on that one with a quickness!
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  • doctoredoctore Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info and deal fuz1on. Nailed the N+ today, now on to greener pastures.

    OP - sorry for the hijack, you should have no problem with N+. I remember failing the Meyers' tests (Total Tester), to the point where I thought there must be something wrong with the software, but didn't care enough to go through 100 questions and count myself :) Something the Meyers book didn't cover well-enough was wireless and security, fyi.
  • jerry557jerry557 Posts: 26Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I took it and passed with an 843. The sims were harder than expected. Multiple choice wasn't too bad.
  • Goteki54Goteki54 SSCP, A+, Network +, Security + BaltimorePosts: 79Member ■■■□□□□□□□
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    Congrats!!!!
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  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 564Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on passing the Network+
  • CagePotanCagePotan Posts: 20Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    good work friend
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