Pls critique my Network+ study regime

Ed1975Ed1975 MemberMember Posts: 52 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys,

Below is what I plan to do in order to prepare for the Network+.

If you could make alternative suggestions or additions, that would be fantastic. Thanks! :)

1) Prof Messer videos
2) Mike Meyers' All-in-One + practice exams
3) Mike Meyers' Network+ Passport - espec. "Exam Tips"
4) Buy PrepLogic tests - also consider Transcender
5) MCMSE Network+ Study Guide
6) Comptia official objectives
7) Network stuff already done for A+
icon_cool.gif Ed2Go online courses: Introduction to Networking + CompTIA® Network+ Certification Prep
9) CompTIA Network+ (N10-004) Cert Guide by Mike Harwood
10) Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours by Joe Casad
11) Exam Cram book for Network+
12) Set up LAN between my home PCs + do as many labs as possible

Especially focus on:

1) The 9 troubleshooting steps
2) Protocols
3) Ports
4) OSI model, incl. functional components of each layer
5) Cable types / lengths / speeds / connectors
6) TCP/IP utilities (Ping, Tracert etc.)
7) VPNs
icon_cool.gif Firewalls
9) DMZ
10) Wireless networking
11) Network topologies (bus, mesh, star etc.)

Comments

  • shaX 07shaX 07 Member Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    It sounds like your gearing up to score a 900/900. I passed my Network+ last week and alls I used was Lammle's Network+ book and www.proprofs.com online resources to study. Granted I didn't get a great score on the exam but I also only spent 46 hours studying for it.

    Pay particular attention to protocols, wireless, firewalls, ports, OSI model.

    Honestly I recommend taking out anything that you're paying for, that you haven't bought already. Between the books, practice exams and videos you should be able to pass this with a great score and not spend additional $ on materials.
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  • bc901bc901 Technesia Member Posts: 46 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I agree with Shax on this one. Two books(the all-in-one and the passport), the official objectives and Professor Messer's videos would probably be enough.
  • badboyeeebadboyeee Senior Member Member Posts: 348
    Seems to be a little overkill to me.. I would cut down a bit like below:
    Ed1975 wrote: »
    1) Prof Messer videos
    2) Mike Meyers' All-in-One + practice exams
    4) Buy PrepLogic tests - also consider Transcender
    5) MCMSE Network+ Study Guide
    6) Comptia official objectives
    7) Network stuff already done for A+
    12) Set up LAN between my home PCs + do as many labs as possible

    Also if you plan to take Security+ next, I would add Darril Gibson's Security+ book to your arsenal. I think its the first 3 chapters you should read, Basic Security and Networking. Then you should do well in the Security domain of the Network+. His book is easy to read and digest.
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  • Ed1975Ed1975 Member Member Posts: 52 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Guys for the feedback, I'm gonna pare down my study plans a bit.
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Senior Member Member Posts: 515 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yea I would save some of the energy for when you go towards your CCNA :)
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  • steve2012steve2012 Member Member Posts: 93 ■■□□□□□□□□
    stlsmoore wrote: »
    Yea I would save some of the energy for when you go towards your CCNA :)


    +1

    Passed Net+ last month with Lammle's book and Messers vids. Now I'm on Ciscopress CCNA library and this is where I amp up the studies.

    Good luck on your Net+ Cert, you can do it!


    Steve
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