Passed Network+!

ethanpackethanpack Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello all,

Passed my Network+ test today with a 873. I was surprised I scored so high (considering I had only studied for a week for it and completely farted out on many of the practice questions I studied - my average "correct answer" percentage on all practice questions I used was around 78-82% icon_confused.gif ) So the good news is perhaps the CompTIA exam question pool is not as difficult or as thorough/inclusive as many practice questions are - maybe!

Reflections on my test and reccomendations (based on my experience):

1. Make sure you have a STRONG handle on troubleshooting and scenarios. I didn't see any of the "Required Result, Optional Result" style scenario questions, but it seems troubleshooting in general is heavily empashized.

2. Make sure you know your TCP/IP protocol suite (especially port number and protocol assignments.)

3. Know the OSI layers as they relate to both network hardware, mainly hubs, switches, bridges, routers and NICs, (NICs operate on Layers 1 and 2) and TCP, IP, IPX, and SPX protocols (TCP & SPX - Transport, IP & IPX - Network!)

4. Know your media and connectors as well as the speeds and length limitations.

5. Know your command-line (and in the case of WINIPCFG - graphical) utilities.

Those are the biggies that I saw.

My study program consisted of an Exam Cram 2 book bundle that included a book of Practice Questions for $39.99 (Barnes & Noble), TechExams.Net SE Study Guide - great value, great info, and great questions, and my own 32 page "home brew" study guide - which I can e-mail to anyone in PDF format who wishes to use it as well - has a lot of handy tables icon_wink.gif . Also practice tests, practice tests, practice tests - tons of good free ones out there - especially the ones on this site!

Oh and before I forget - since I'm now going down the slippery slope of MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) certification - webmaster should open a forum for it as well :D I'll moderate it even!!! Hee hee

Good luck all!
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Comments

  • janmikejanmike Member Posts: 3,076
    Congrats on the Network+ cert!
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  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    congrats!
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • anthonyanthonyanthonyanthony Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am taking my net soon. Thanks for the advice.
  • TranscenderMichaelTranscenderMichael Member Posts: 187
    Congrats!
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  • NPA24NPA24 Member Posts: 588 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • porengoporengo Member Posts: 343
    Congrats on your pass! icon_thumright.gif
  • stndrd_123stndrd_123 Member Posts: 113
    Congrats on the pass!
    Thanks for insight, I'm taking the exam soon as well.
  • shadown7shadown7 Member Posts: 529
    Good job!! Thanks for the review!
  • marinotechexamsmarinotechexams Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations..and thanks for the tips..I am looking for my N+ test next week and I have been practicing like almost every day...MARCELO
  • /usr/usr Member Posts: 1,768
    Congratulations on the new cert!
  • princess4peaceprincess4peace Member Posts: 286
    congrat on your pass, i hope to write my net+ in few weeks' time
    :)
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  • westywesty Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    congrats man hey i would like a copy of that pdf "homebrew" [email protected]
  • kpajardokpajardo Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
  • reloadedreloaded Member Posts: 235
    Congrats! :D
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  • RamsesKRamsesK Member Posts: 86 ■■□□□□□□□□
    well done icon_exclaim.gif can i have access to your notes? my email is: [email protected] thanks!
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  • NauticaManNauticaMan Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    THanks for the good information!!! Congrat on your passing !!
  • qsubqsub Member Posts: 303
    Congrats, I wish I could learn as quick as you icon_sad.gif
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  • cnl83cnl83 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Id like a copy [email protected] . Thanks

    P.S. was the test closely related to the questions provided on this site?
  • my_id_0308my_id_0308 Member Posts: 171
    me too want one [email protected]
    congrats!!!!!!!
  • zenboyzenboy Member Posts: 196
    Contraz! Why are you pursing MCSD? Just wondering. Anyhow, I would like that home brew as well. Thanks
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  • DarkNexusDarkNexus Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Great Job! :D

    If you could please send me 'homebrew' that would be great.
    [email protected] :)
  • smellyguy_philipsmellyguy_philip Member Posts: 30 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi etanpack

    Thanks for the informative review of the exam.
    I would also appreciate it if you could send me a copy of you guide.
    Please send to [email protected]
    Thanks again :)

    Philip
  • netcom2000netcom2000 Member Posts: 117
    Can I also have acopy of that Net+ Home Brew: [email protected]
    Future planned exams are as follows: CCNA, Windows 2003 Server 70-290

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  • NauticaManNauticaMan Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Do you remember if there where any MAC & UNIX Questions?
  • StarterStarter Member Posts: 169
    3 or 4 mac questions, nothing on Linux on the exam I did - that is the 2005 objectives.
  • jkstechjkstech Member Posts: 330
    ethen you made a good study guide, i like how you laid it out with the objectives and then gave the details of each objective

    thanks, i really appreciate it :D
    get back to studying!!!
  • GeeNiceGeeNice Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hello all ,

    Could I please have a copy of your home brew study kit.

    Email- [email protected]
  • DapperDanDapperDan Member Posts: 53 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Could I have a copy of your "Home Brew" notes too?

    [email protected]

    Thanks in advance
  • flytedflyted Inactive Imported Users Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'll take a copy, thanks. [email protected]
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