What certification is best for beginners A+ or Network+?

woubiewoubie Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
Currently studying for the MTA Exam 98-349, and i am wanting to start studying for the A+ or Network+

I have the books for all of these, a lot of people said the MTA is super easy, which i am more familiar with Operating Systems and hardware other than networking. I currently attend school at ITT Tech majoring in Network Systems Administration. Ive taking Client Server Networking courses, and Intro to networking. Learned alot but i feel like i need more practice in the networking field.

These are the books i use for the A+ and Network+


I am a beginner with no certifications so if anyone can recommend some other certifications to take that would be great!

So my question is which exam would be easier for me? A+ or Network+?


  • shortygirlshortygirl Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    woubie wrote: »

    So my question is which exam would be easier for me? A+ or Network+?

    Hands down, the A+ is better for beginners. The Net+ is entirely more intermediate networking concepts that are only briefly covered in the A+. Unless your passion is in networking, the A+ will be a better bet. Or if you're reallly new, go with the Strata IT Fundamentals.

    Good luck!
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  • nascar_paulnascar_paul Member Posts: 287 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm going to agree with shortygirl on this one. A+ is widely recognized and will put you on the radar for the Helpdesk and Computer Tech positions that will position you for the role that you're going for. N+ you can sit for once you've had six months to a year's experience and with your background, you should easily pass! Good luck! Sounds like you're building a solid foundation.
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