Just passed 220-802, finally A+ certified, some questions

apme123apme123 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Well, I took 220-801 in August and passed with and 813. I took 220-802 this morning and god damn it was so much harder then 801. Maybe harder was the wrong word use, tricky is more like it. I barely passed it with a 713. Now my next question is should I go for network+, mta server fundamental or ccnt/ccna. My goal is to start get a job in helpdesk/desktop support and work my way up to a sys admin. I know 100% that I will start on MCSA server 2012 in 6 months or so.

Thanks

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  • TK1799_stTK1799_st Posts: 111Member
    CONGRATS ON THE PASS! -- Those are some of the hardest exams I've ever taken --- so much material to learn and get right the first time. That's is a huge accomplishment!icon_cheers.gif
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! I agree that 802 is definitely tougher but that's the way it should be - RIGHT?! icon_cool.gif

    As for next steps, Network+ would be a great step if you have zero experience in networking. Otherwise, I'd go for CCENT/CCNA - forget MTA stuff, go for MCP. Good luck!
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    Ohh I used exam cram and professor messer videos. My networking skill consist of setting up home wired and wireless networks, and years ago I setup a network at an Internet cafe with a 30 port switch. That's as far as it goes I know some basics but that's about it. Topics like sub netting excite me and scare me at the same time lol. I crave to learn more :)
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    That's cool! I think once you get sub-netting, you gain a whole new understanding of how things work using binary logic. Also based on your experience, I think you could go for CCENT/CCNA but Network+ is probably a little more manageable. Cisco tests are quite a bit more difficult and you have to learn their CLI for IOS.
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  • apme123apme123 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone :)
  • Kopite_21Kopite_21 Posts: 193Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Congratulations!

    Go for NET+ and if it makes sense for your career, grab the Sec+ while your in the CompTIA mode...after those two (or at least the NET+ it is time to focus on vendor specific certifications.
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    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • apme123apme123 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I'll definitely go for net+, I'll use messer. Are there any specific books for net+ that you guys can recommend?
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,009Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • apme123apme123 Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif

    Thank you.
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