Where do you start?

darknightdarknight Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
There seems to be so many certificates, what one do you actually start with?

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  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Member Posts: 748
    What do you want to do?
    Give a man fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
  • darknightdarknight Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Further my knowledge in OS repair, and quite keen to learn server and network technology
  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    I'd suggest starting with CompTIA's A+
    WIP: IPS exam
  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Member Posts: 748
    I'd suggest starting with CompTIA's A+

    +1
    Give a man fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
  • Tech109Tech109 Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Agreed, definitely start with A+ certification, then from there consider Network+ and by then hopefully you have some work experience under your belt and can think about more advanced or specialized certs. (Microsoft, Cisco, etc.)
  • darknightdarknight Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I've had a look at the A+ exams and some of the questions seem prehistoric. Are the current exams more upto date or will I have to go back to the old books too
  • Tyrant1919Tyrant1919 Senior Member Member Posts: 519 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Current exams are more up to date then what you've probably seen.

    A+ is a great start.
    A+/N+/S+/L+/Svr+
    MCSA:03/08/12/16 MCSE:03s/EA08/Core Infra
    CCNA
  • RickQRickQ Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Just another voice added to the masses.

    I did A+ first to cover basic hardware/OS troubleshooting (along with some customer service skills), then N+ for more in-depth networking.

    I passed my A+ in February and I can tell you that most of it was based on Windows XP and newer technologies. I think I may had had 1 or 2 question on things like IRQs.

    Check out CompTIAs website for more details, but I think you will find they keep the test up to date.
    Working on: Security+
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    A+ then Network+. Then start with 70-270 (Windows XP) if going towards the Microsoft realm or CCNA if going towards the Cisco Realm.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • cbigbrickcbigbrick Member Posts: 284
    royal wrote:
    A+ then Network+. Then start with 70-270 (Windows XP) if going towards the Microsoft realm or CCNA if going towards the Cisco Realm.

    +1
    And in conclusion your point was.....???

    Don't get so upset...it's just ones and zeros.
  • NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Member Posts: 1,076
    + 28423

    A+. I think the A+ stuff on this site is a bit outdated indeed, but the real test has up to date stuff. You can go with preplogic, transcender, sybex, cbt nuggets, ect..They all have up to date stuff.

    http://certification.comptia.org/resources/objectives.aspx

    Free (up to date) study guide.
    http://www.cramsession.com/certifications/comptia/a-2007.asp
    WIP: CCENT/CCNA (.....probably)
  • Tyrant1919Tyrant1919 Senior Member Member Posts: 519 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wonder when Net+ will include 802.11n.
    A+/N+/S+/L+/Svr+
    MCSA:03/08/12/16 MCSE:03s/EA08/Core Infra
    CCNA
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