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Passed....some thoughts

ArchippusArchippus Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Well I passed today with a 806. I was hoping to do better, but oh well. I was well prepared using the passport book, the technotes from this site, and lots of free practice tests from this and other web sites. I got a couple of Apple questions that I wasn't prepared for at all(my fault, I knew Apple was covered in the objectives, I just gambled I wouldn't get any questions). Other than that my advice would be to make sure you know the OSI model and the common ports and the TCP/IP utils (tracert, ping, arp, etc). I had a lot of scenario questions. There were also a couple ambiguous questions, where I felt there was more than one right answer, but they only wanted one, but I guess that is par for the course for comptia.

Up next: either Server+ or starting the MCSE, I haven't decided yet.

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    WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Congrats on your pass Archippus!
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    AnthonyJD81AnthonyJD81 Member Posts: 187
    Yeah congrats on your success! I had a ton of scenario questions on my Network+ too icon_mad.gificon_rolleyes.gif:D
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    ghaoufghaouf Inactive Imported Users Posts: 317
    i am planning on taking the exam on april 30th is there alot of senario questions and are they long like a half a page and any tips i still did not study and i am taking a cource at my high school
    thanks and good luck
    good job icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    AnthonyJD81AnthonyJD81 Member Posts: 187
    Well i can't say exactly how many of each type of question you will encounter but expect, from past test taker's advice, that there will be a good bit of scenario. When i took mine, i would say about 60-70% of the exam was scenario questions. Yeah it sucked but if you know the material it won't be hard for you.

    The easiest thing to do, is process of elimination. Uf your stuck on a question, eiliminate the bogus answers which you know are not right. That should help you deciding. If your still unsure, at least you made an educated guess. Heck, i made a bunch of them on mine icon_lol.gif

    If your taking a course at school, that should help you greatly. You don't need any computer environment to prepare, although it would be somewhat helpful. Most people jsut study notes, read a book or two, and take the practice exams continuing to assess your knowledge to see if your ready. It took me about two and a half weeks to study and pass the exam.

    Well good luck and let us know how you did! if you need more help, give us a shout out and someone will guide you icon_wink.gif
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    ArchippusArchippus Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks all. I like the fact that there was a lot of scenario questions. They make you think a little more rather than just memorizing. Most of them were pretty straightforward though. Instead of getting a question like, "Which port does http use?" You'd get some scenario about a network that includes a web server. Workstations on the network can access the web server, but people outside the network(past the firewall) cannot. And of course the answer is that your firewall is blocking port 80. Nothing real complicated, you just have to be able to apply your knowledge. There were a few scenario type questions that gave information you didn't need in the question. Just make sure you read the question completely. You can sometimes get in a rut where you read "XXXX" and your brain automatically responds "YYYY". The question writers know that and sometimes put "XXXX" in the question and have "YYYY" as one of the answers but neither has anything to do with the actual problem. Just take your time. 90 minutes is more than enough time to finish the test. Good luck with your test.
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    vwtechvwtech Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm in the middle of looking at study materials for the test and would like to know what books/materials you used to pass. Their is alot of books out on the market for Net+ Studying. Any recommendations? What did you use?
    Don't tell co-workers your going for a Cert that they don't have. They may think your trying to take their job.
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