Network+ Newbie!!!

security techsecurity tech MemberMember Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello all -

I just passed my Security+ exam and i would like to complete the Network+ before the end of the year. What books, practice questions, blogs, etc would you recommend for the Network+ ? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. icon_lol.gif

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  • earweedearweed Still a noob Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    The book I had for the exam Was not much help but the Labsim for Network+ was excellent.
    LabSim - Online Labs for Network+
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • ajmatsonajmatson Senior Member Member Posts: 289
    +1 for LabSim, it was the only resource I used on my Network+ and scores and 870. BTW congrats on the pass on the Security+, I am sitting for mine in two weeks :)
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • cbsharpe0824cbsharpe0824 IT Guru! Member Posts: 153
    +2 for Labsim. Hit me up with a private message and I can email you some stuff that I used to pass the Net +. And congratulations on passing the security +! That is next for me at the end of October.
  • security techsecurity tech Member Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • security techsecurity tech Member Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    How much time should I give myself to study? I was considering sitting for the exam around November 2010
  • cbsharpe0824cbsharpe0824 IT Guru! Member Posts: 153
    How much time should I give myself to study? I was considering sitting for the exam around November 2010

    Well, I studied for a solid 2 months before taking the exam last month and I was more than ready. It also helped that I participated in network + boot camp that my company paid for.
  • earweedearweed Still a noob Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I studied for about 4-1/2 weeks and it was plenty. There's quite a bit of memorization involved with this test (ports, cable lengths/speeds)
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • cbsharpe0824cbsharpe0824 IT Guru! Member Posts: 153
    You have mail my friend!
  • security techsecurity tech Member Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    You have mail my friend!

    Thank You!!
  • cbsharpe0824cbsharpe0824 IT Guru! Member Posts: 153
    Thank You!!

    You're more than welcome. Glad to be of help!icon_thumright.gif
  • chmorinchmorin Senior Member Member Posts: 1,446 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Study time depends on your networking experience. I studied and passed my CCENT with about 6 weeks of study, and 1 week later I took Net+ and passed it with flying colors without any direct study, but a little bit of experience in the area.

    If you are new to networking, expect a few months. If you have some experience, expect around a month. If you have other networking certifications, expect less =)
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  • security techsecurity tech Member Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    chmorin wrote: »
    Study time depends on your networking experience. I studied and passed my CCENT with about 6 weeks of study, and 1 week later I took Net+ and passed it with flying colors without any direct study, but a little bit of experience in the area.

    If you are new to networking, expect a few months. If you have some experience, expect around a month. If you have other networking certifications, expect less =)

    I have some experience, so I think I will give it 2 months.

    Thanks!
  • ajmatsonajmatson Senior Member Member Posts: 289
    I studied for 4 weeks using only the LabSim for it.
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • chuckleschuckles Member Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the S+ pass! I hope to take mine in a few weeks. For N+ I used the Lammle book as my primary source (867/900). But I also used multiple practice exams and the ExamCram as a backup reference.
  • security techsecurity tech Member Member Posts: 95 ■■□□□□□□□□
    chuckles wrote: »
    Congrats on the S+ pass! I hope to take mine in a few weeks. For N+ I used the Lammle book as my primary source (867/900). But I also used multiple practice exams and the ExamCram as a backup reference.

    Thanks! for the S+, I would recommend using Darril Gibson's book. You can order it on Amazon and it's really cheap.
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