Net+ & A+ Certs

hatchell14hatchell14 Junior MemberMember Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
HELLLLLP!! I have failed the Net+ exam twice. I used exam cram and a Sybex book. I also utilized serveral practice tests. I can't understand what my problem is. I have spent several hundred dollars on study materials but I still come up short. I have been reading several of the posts to try to get some pointers but I am considering taking the two A+ tests because I can't seem to pass Net+. I have been in the business for about 20 years and understand some of the concepts, obviously not the rights ones. Any ideas? icon_mad.gif

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  • boyles23boyles23 Senior Member Member Posts: 130
    What were you making on the practice test? I was hitting between 85-100 on practice test when I passed my A+ and Network+. I would recommend taking practice tests from this site and mcmcse.com because they seem to be pretty good. I only used the Mike Meyers AIO for my A+ and Net+, I thought they covered alot and I have about a year experience in networking and about 2 years in pc repair. I would go over the exam objectives from comptia and make sure you know all of them. Here is the link and you will see "download objectives" on the left side.

    http://certification.comptia.org/network/

    Jonathan
  • w^rl0rdw^rl0rd Senior Member Member Posts: 329
    Flash cards! I promise, they work.
    Read just the Meyers N+ book, highlight, and make detailed flash cards and you will pass.

    You can also go to http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia
    to supplement what you read.
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Senior Member Member Posts: 1,506
    uh oh....I feel the pressue now. I am taking my Network+ this month...

    hatchell14, dont give up just yet. Reflect your study strategy, where do you think it went wrong? Have you looked at the technotes here:
    http://www.techexams.net/co_netplus.shtml

    I am using those, the Meyers Certification Passport for Network+, and Data Communications & network by Mcgraw hill, it was my textbook for Intro to Networking & Data Comm.
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072515848/information_center_view0/

    Let me know, and perhaps we can study together and get certified.
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • boyles23boyles23 Senior Member Member Posts: 130
    bighornsheep, you feel pressure. From looking at you certs list you seem to have a good idea on what you are doing! Its not that bad.

    I wish I had your certs already, I am studying for the 291 now.

    Jon
  • hatchellcvhatchellcv Junior Member Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    boyles23 wrote:
    What were you making on the practice test? I was hitting between 85-100 on practice test when I passed my A+ and Network+. I would recommend taking practice tests from this site and mcmcse.com because they seem to be pretty good. I only used the Mike Meyers AIO for my A+ and Net+, I thought they covered alot and I have about a year experience in networking and about 2 years in pc repair. I would go over the exam objectives from comptia and make sure you know all of them. Here is the link and you will see "download objectives" on the left side.

    http://certification.comptia.org/network/

    Jonathan

    I was only getting 70s and 80s on my practice tests and now I see that was not good enough. I have since downloaded the objectives. Thanks for the quick response and also I just ordered Mike Meyers AIO. icon_wink.gif
  • hatchellcvhatchellcv Junior Member Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    uh oh....I feel the pressue now. I am taking my Network+ this month...

    hatchell14, dont give up just yet. Reflect your study strategy, where do you think it went wrong? Have you looked at the technotes here:
    http://www.techexams.net/co_netplus.shtml

    I am using those, the Meyers Certification Passport for Network+, and Data Communications & network by Mcgraw hill, it was my textbook for Intro to Networking & Data Comm.
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072515848/information_center_view0/

    Let me know, and perhaps we can study together and get certified.

    I have just looked at the technotes and have purchased Mike Meyers book. I will not give up because my goal is to have Net+ & A+ before I go to the middle east to support the "War on Terror"! icon_wink.gif
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Senior Member Member Posts: 1,506
    best of luck!

    Keep studying!
    hatchellcv wrote:
    I have just looked at the technotes and have purchased Mike Meyers book. I will not give up because my goal is to have Net+ & A+ before I go to the middle east to support the "War on Terror"! icon_wink.gif

    you're in the US forces?
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • barryjohnsbarryjohns Junior Member Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I've just completed my network+ with a distance learning company. I tried going through books, mock exams and so on with little joy so i found a company on the web and called them up and passed with e-learning software to my surprise!

    If your still not having much like, like myself at this point then i'd suggest trying e-learning.

    i went with www.learnitonline.co.uk they did a really good deal for me.

    I hope this helps

    Barry
    Barry Johns - MCSE Certified
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