Passed Network+ today!!

Domm362Domm362 A+, Network+Long Island, NYPosts: 26Member ■■■□□□□□□□
So, I passed my Network+ exam with a score of 770. 3 months of intense studying and taking practice tests finally paid off. For those of you that are wondering, I used the following study resources:

Professor Messer's Network+ videos
"Network+ Guide to Networks" textbook co-authored by Jill West and Jean Andrews
Jason Dion's 5 Network+ exams and simulations pack on Udemy - these practice tests were significantly harder than the real thing, just letting everyone know.

Anyone that is looking to take the Network+ soon, here are some pointers from my experience:
- Know your protocols and their port numbers. I got quite a few of these questions.
- Memorize your wireless standards (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and your wired connections + standards (Ethernet, Fiber optic).
- Network security is emphasized quite a bit. Know the different kinds of threats to a network (i.e. social engineering) and how to mitigate those threats.
"Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners."


  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 294Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Surprised there are not comments here but I'll be happy to be the first to say CONGRATS!

    Also took me about 3 months to study for this as well. There is definitely a wealth of information to cover so it is by no means a test you can pass easily (unless you're experienced) without some effort. What is your next goal?
    Degree: WGU B.S. Network Operations and Security [In-Progress]
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  • Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 A+, Network+, Security+, Project+ USA, CAPosts: 142Registered Users ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on passing the test!
    Current:  A+ | Network+ | Project+ |Security+
    Working on: Cysa+
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  • Domm362Domm362 A+, Network+ Long Island, NYPosts: 26Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys! My next goal is the Security+. Hoping to earn that cert within the next 6 months.
    "Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners."
  • LunchbocksLunchbocks Senior Member FloridaPosts: 286Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on Net+.

    Security+ is definitely a different beast. It's not an entry level cert, but I believe an essential cert for IT.  With the same study practices you used on Net+, you should be fine. Good luck!
    Degree: Liberty University - B.S Computer Science (In Progress)
    Current Certs: MCTS | Network+
    Currently Working On: CCNA
    2019 Goals: CCNA R&S
    2020 Goals: CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security, Linux+

  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,174Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Certs Gained 2018: CCENT ,210-255 ( Cyber Security Operations)
    Upcoming: ICND2, CTT, 210-250 (Cyber Security Fundamentals)

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  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice!! congrad!!
  • jetfanjetfan Posts: 112Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited February 21

    Congrats! Just picked up Meyers all in one N10-007 study guide for starters. Figured I've been pushing it back all these years while I took several Comptia and Microsoft exams. After an intense 3 round session of interviews, was just offered a network and systems tech job, so this is a perfect time to start diving into this material.

  • bowmattybowmatty Member Posts: 93Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Domm362, what were your scores you were getting n JD Practice exams? im scoring 70-80% and find they're hard
  • Domm362Domm362 A+, Network+ Long Island, NYPosts: 26Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @bowmatty I was scoring roughly the same as you. I found that some of the questions were poorly worded and had some vague answers, but overall an excellent preparation tool and made the real thing feel not nearly as unbearable.
    "Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners."
  • bowmattybowmatty Member Posts: 93Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited February 27
    @Domm362, with scoring similar scores on JD did you practice elsewhere or just book the actual exam?

    Sorry for the questions im just nervous about booking the exam haha
  • Domm362Domm362 A+, Network+ Long Island, NYPosts: 26Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @bowmatty no need to be sorry! What I will tell you is that if you can score 80% or higher on the Jason Dion practice tests, you'll be ready for the real exam. I found those tests to be more difficult than the actual test. I would also recommend Professor Messer's weekly Network+ pop quizzes; I also used those as practice material, and in my opinion are closest to what the real test will look like.

    Best of luck!!
    "Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners."
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