Question about the n10-005 vs. n10-006 exam and your opinion.

DanielsnetDanielsnet Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
So I am planning on taking my network + exam soon. I see that there's an option to take either one. Which one would be best for me to take or does it matter? This will be my first certification ever. I do not plan on taking A+ nor do I have experience in the computer work field. I want to start an entry level help desk job, so I want to o the network +.I have an AS: Compute Science degree as well.

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  • Armitron77Armitron77 Posts: 134Member
    Danielsnet wrote: »
    So I am planning on taking my network + exam soon. I see that there's an option to take either one. Which one would be best for me to take or does it matter? This will be my first certification ever. I do not plan on taking A+ nor do I have experience in the computer work field. I want to start an entry level help desk job, so I want to o the network +.I have an AS: Compute Science degree as well.

    The N10-005 exam expires on August 31 of this year. Therefore, what I did was, I purchased the ExamCram Network+ 4th Edition book along with the Mike Meyers 5th Edition book (for references) and started studying for the Network+ (N10-005). I figured since I have from now until the end of August (4 months from now) to take and pass the exam, I should be Network+ certified before the new (N10-006) exam fully kicks in. However, this of course depends on how fast you can study and schedule enough time for you to soak in the information on a timely manner. My recommendation to you, would be to start off with the A+ because as you stated, "nor do I have experience in the computer work field." The A+ starts the foundation of learning about computers and leads to other certifications, such as the Network+, Security+, and so on as well as experience. I too have an AS in Computer Science degree (two of them), but I wanted to start off with a foundation that will lead to other and more advanced IT certifications. Keep this in mind, there are a lot of companies that value the A+ more than they do the Network+ as I found out. For example, I have a friend that applied for a IT distribution company. When he got the interview, the manager informed him that he cannot hire him because he did not have his A+ certification. Despite my friend already having his Network+ and Security+ along with a BS in Computer Science degree and 10+ years' experience. He is now studying for his A+ and stated several times that he should have gotten the A+ certification a long time ago to avoid of what he went through. All I am saying is, you do not have to get your A+, you can skip all together. However, it would be a great idea to get it just in case if any employer requires for you to have it. Remember, this is my recommendations to you.
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer & Network Security
    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Management
    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Management/Cyber Security
    CompTIA A+ Certified | CE, CompTIA Network+ Certified | CE

    2016 Goals: CCENT/CCNA Routing & Switching COLOR=#008000][B]IN PROGRESS[/B][/COLOR/CompTIA Security+ COLOR=#008000][B]IN PROGRESS[/B][/COLOR
  • Techie19Techie19 Posts: 88Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Danielsnet: my advice is to study for and take the A+. It will give you a foundation and actually help you with the network+.

    Armitron77: looks like we are on the same path. I just became A+ certified this past Friday. I ordered the Exam Cram book for the N10-005 today. I also intend to take the Exam before it is retired in August. Will also be using an online course I purchased on groupon which I have access for a year for all the CompTIA exams. I used it when I was preparing for the A+ and it helped.

    Next after Network+ is CCENT for me.
    Systems Support Specialist
    Associate of Arts Computer Information System
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals
    2018 Goals: CompTIA Security+,
    CompTIA CySA+

  • Armitron77Armitron77 Posts: 134Member
    Techie19 wrote: »
    Danielsnet: my advice is to study for and take the A+. It will give you a foundation and actually help you with the network+.

    Armitron77: looks like we are on the same path. I just became A+ certified this past Friday. I ordered the Exam Cram book for the N10-005 today. I also intend to take the Exam before it is retired in August. Will also be using an online course I purchased on groupon which I have access for a year for all the CompTIA exams. I used it when I was preparing for the A+ and it helped.

    Next after Network+ is CCENT for me.

    The online course you purchased, was it from Career Academy? Please let me know. Right now, it's for $69 on groupon.
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer & Network Security
    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Management
    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Management/Cyber Security
    CompTIA A+ Certified | CE, CompTIA Network+ Certified | CE

    2016 Goals: CCENT/CCNA Routing & Switching COLOR=#008000][B]IN PROGRESS[/B][/COLOR/CompTIA Security+ COLOR=#008000][B]IN PROGRESS[/B][/COLOR
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