I passed..what a day

meltingmanmeltingman Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
So after much studying I passed on my first try.

They had issues getting my test to come up, I waited a little over an hour. I wasn't about to reschedule lol.

Just an insight, the test was harder than I thought, but I have never held an IT job or worked anywhere near the field. So I couldn't pull from any experiences I ever had, just what I read.

So now, onto another cert!

YAY!

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  • unclejohnnyunclejohnny Posts: 82Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass. Welcome to the addictive world of certification fulfillment.
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  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Posts: 748Member
    Congrats! What are you going after next?
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Posts: 885Member
    good job! :D
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  • gojericho0gojericho0 Posts: 1,060Member
    Congratulations
  • meltingmanmeltingman Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    This is addictive! The rush of seeing the computer saying Congratulations You Passed
    Plus now I can brag to all my IT friends who don't have any certs lol

    I am most likely going for security+

    But the A+ 's look very inciting
  • dvalenzueladvalenzuela Posts: 123Member
    Good job.. Whas was ur score?????
    close to MCSA!!
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    I've heard rumors that Security+ is harder than Network+ so make sure you study extra hard if you do that one next.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Congratulations on the pass. Good luck on the next exam, too. I can recommend waiting with Security+, as it encompasses a lot of different things you may not have experience with yet. The more you know ahead of time, (like Windows Server, Linux/Unix, routers & switches, mail servers, etc.,) the more you get out of studying for the exam.

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  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    Slowhand wrote:
    Congratulations on the pass. Good luck on the next exam, too. I can recommend waiting with Security+, as it encompasses a lot of different things you may not have experience with yet. The more you know ahead of time, (like Windows Server, Linux/Unix, routers & switches, mail servers, etc.,) the more you get out of studying for the exam.

    Actually I think it goes both ways. The Security+ greatly helped me on my MCSE. It made 293, 294 and 298 concepts a whole lot breezier. On the other hand I can see doing those exams before the Security+ making the Security+ a bit easier. But I'm currently leaning more towards the Security+ being better to take before those exams because the Security+ will give you just the overview while the exams will actually go into some of the implementation.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    undomiel wrote:
    Slowhand wrote:
    Congratulations on the pass. Good luck on the next exam, too. I can recommend waiting with Security+, as it encompasses a lot of different things you may not have experience with yet. The more you know ahead of time, (like Windows Server, Linux/Unix, routers & switches, mail servers, etc.,) the more you get out of studying for the exam.

    Actually I think it goes both ways. The Security+ greatly helped me on my MCSE. It made 293, 294 and 298 concepts a whole lot breezier. On the other hand I can see doing those exams before the Security+ making the Security+ a bit easier. But I'm currently leaning more towards the Security+ being better to take before those exams because the Security+ will give you just the overview while the exams will actually go into some of the implementation.
    It's a very good point, and I see where you're coming from with it. Still, I felt as if though a lot of things went over my head when I was studying for Security+, especially in more specialized areas like voice and mail security. Now, years later, when I'm finally learning about some of those things, I'm having a hard time remembering back to all the things I learned, and a lot of the facts and figures I memorized, in studying for Security+. I just felt like I could have gotten more out of it with the MCSA/MCSE, Linux+, and CCNA certifications already under my belt. Sort of like the saying "you have to understand the network before you can secure it".

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  • meltingmanmeltingman Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I scored a 600. Ya I know it isn't the highest. I truly believe if I had any experience this test would have been better. Of course I had questions on the test I had no clue about. I had to convert binary to an IP addresses. Didn't study that lol. Also I had a question about which would be the most expensive to implement, the answers were similar to 10baseGR, 1000baseT and so on.
    Don't remember seeing that on my notes
  • NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Posts: 1,076Member
    meltingman wrote:
    I scored a 600. Ya I know it isn't the highest. I truly believe if I had any experience this test would have been better. Of course I had questions on the test I had no clue about. I had to convert binary to an IP addresses. Didn't study that lol. Also I had a question about which would be the most expensive to implement, the answers were similar to 10baseGR, 1000baseT and so on.
    Don't remember seeing that on my notes

    Really? I don't remember studying or that being on the test. Lucky you i guess. icon_lol.gif

    Hate to be a crab, but really you shouldn't talk about the questions, due to the Non-disclosure you signed before taking the test. Ultimately you could lose your CompTIA status if they found out you were talking about the specific questions. Just a heads up....icon_wink.gif

    Security+ is definitely harder than A+. If you think your ready for security+, then go for it. If you'd rather take it slow and cautious, then A+.
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