Which should I choose?!?!?

security techsecurity tech Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello everyone,

I am about to purchase a book in preparation of the Net+ exam. I need advice as to which book I should purchase. Should I purchase Todd Lammle (Net+ study guide) or Mike Meyers (all in one)?

I am a security analyst, however, I am on a quest to become a bit more techical. So, I figured I would take the Net+ to give me a basic understand.

PS - I have very little experience in networking. Thanks in advance!

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  • demon12345demon12345 Posts: 2Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Todd Lammle is a cure for insomniac people. I have read the book and my honest view is I would not waste time and money on the book. I would rather get Myers, he is staright forward and intresting
  • simtechsimtech Posts: 213Member
    I found Mike Meyer to be good for A+ and Net+
  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Posts: 661Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    +1 for Mike Meyer's book. I used it for the exam and found it to be the best resource.
  • JoshD779JoshD779 Posts: 62Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    You can't go wrong with Mike Meyers. I found his A+ all-in-one to be informative and interesting, and it (along w/LabSim) definitely helped me pass the two exams. I'm reading his Network+ guide now. His books don't have the dryness of typical text books and they do a great job of providing background and context for the material, which for me being new to the realm of IT, is crucial to my understanding of the objectives.

    I wish I could get a Mike Meyers all-in-one guide for all of my classes. I probably wouldn't be sweating math as much.icon_thumright.gif
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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    I am currently reading Mike Meyers network + book. Like several other posters have mentioned it is a good fun read.

    I just started reading tonight and I am on chapter 3. The book is sort of long, but there seems to be a lot of good information.
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Posts: 2,687Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    +1 for Mike Myers. His book is a fun read and full of good information for the exam.
  • security techsecurity tech Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you!!! I am purchasing the Mike Meyer's book right now.
  • superman859superman859 Posts: 55Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes - the Meyers All-In-One book is good. It was the only book I used and passed with about 800. Not a perfect score, but perhaps for what that book might have lacked (or it could've just been me!) it makes up for in the ease of reading. I found it enjoyable to read and didn't have a hard time knocking the book out in a week or two. It was always a pleasure to pick it up and read! Unlike the All-In-One Sec+ book - not quite as fun to read.
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  • security techsecurity tech Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes - the Meyers All-In-One book is good. It was the only book I used and passed with about 800. Not a perfect score, but perhaps for what that book might have lacked (or it could've just been me!) it makes up for in the ease of reading. I found it enjoyable to read and didn't have a hard time knocking the book out in a week or two. It was always a pleasure to pick it up and read! Unlike the All-In-One Sec+ book - not quite as fun to read.


    I did purchase the all in one book for the security+ and I didn't enjoy the book at all. That's why I was unsure of purchasing the all in one book for the net+. But I will go with the majority!!! If the majority says it's a good resource to study from, then I will go with it.
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    I did purchase the all in one book for the security+ and I didn't enjoy the book at all. That's why I was unsure of purchasing the all in one book for the net+. But I will go with the majority!!! If the majority says it's a good resource to study from, then I will go with it.


    I had a friend at work who has A+ N+ and S+ and he did S+ first and said the same thing. He went on to do N+ and really enjoyed it.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    never used mike meyers book. but i can clearly say that im loving the Sybex book. there's plenty of technical information... i guess its just the way i like reading..
    im using that and then professor messer. goood combination, and i love watching the corresponding video after each chapter.
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