Can you re-take the Net+?

I3astardsI3astards MemberMember Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
Are there any caviets when doing re-takes (i.e. you have a wait for 6 month before next exam)?

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  • nelnel Senior Member Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    hey man,

    Like i said in the other post check the exam policies, i really cant be arsed to read through them :D

    CompTIA Network+

    No disrespect, but dont double post as youve asked the same Q in two seperate posts. One post will suffice with all your questions in the appropriate forum. I.e. the network+ forum.

    Imo, the N+ isnt worth much in the UK. The knowledge it gives a new student is, but dont expect it to open doors. Thats from my experiance anyway. The comptia certs seem to be worth alot more across the pond. Ive never seen a job post in the UK asking for comptia.

    Good luck with the exam.
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  • I3astardsI3astards Member Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    nel wrote: »
    hey man,

    Like i said in the other post check the exam policies, i really cant be arsed to read through them :D

    CompTIA Network+

    No disrespect, but dont double post as youve asked the same Q in two seperate posts. One post will suffice with all your questions in the appropriate forum. I.e. the network+ forum.

    Imo, the N+ isnt worth much in the UK. The knowledge it gives a new student is, but dont expect it to open doors. Thats from my experiance anyway. The comptia certs seem to be worth alot more across the pond. Ive never seen a job post in the UK asking for comptia.

    Good luck with the exam.

    Point taken!

    Hmmm, regarding the job prospects comment, I also agree. What would you suggest after Net+ ?? Im looking at the CCNA but feel this is a major step up!
  • I3astardsI3astards Member Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    If anyone else is looking for the policy then ive just found it:

    CompTIA Certification Retake Policy

    Looks like you can re-take as much as possible!
  • nelnel Senior Member Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    hey man,

    sorry wasnt being arsey there, just saying :D

    i would recommended gaining the knowledge from the N+ exam but dont think its worth the 169 quid imo. especially if you have to retake every x years now ( i think thats the case anyway). In the UK, i would really say the CCNA track. i would recommend splitting it into two exams. start with the CCENT and then do the 2nd exam for the CCNA. I would also recommend supplementing your cisco studies with Juniper as another skillset. All this is of course if your heading the network route and not the sys admin/engineer route. once you have the base network knowledge you could either then step up to the pro levels and then start specialising too. Hard work but the career possibilities in networking are pretty good, plus theres usually good wages to compliment.
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  • I3astardsI3astards Member Member Posts: 40 ■■□□□□□□□□
    nel wrote: »
    hey man,

    sorry wasnt being arsey there, just saying :D

    i would recommended gaining the knowledge from the N+ exam but dont think its worth the 169 quid imo. especially if you have to retake every x years now ( i think thats the case anyway). In the UK, i would really say the CCNA track. i would recommend splitting it into two exams. start with the CCENT and then do the 2nd exam for the CCNA. I would also recommend supplementing your cisco studies with Juniper as another skillset. All this is of course if your heading the network route and not the sys admin/engineer route. once you have the base network knowledge you could either then step up to the pro levels and then start specialising too. Hard work but the career possibilities in networking are pretty good, plus theres usually good wages to compliment.

    haha - no worries thats cool mate :)

    Yeah, Im looking at doing the CCNA through an intensive training course. What do you think?
  • nelnel Senior Member Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    nah dont do a course in it, well not one of those 5 or 10 day ones anyway. There very expensive. Theres quite alot of material to learn and if your fresh to the material etc it will take a good few solid months.

    I would recommend the self study route and get a small lab together to get some hands on.

    If you must have a course then i would recommend a Cisco network academy course, usually ran at a local college/uni. It will cost but it usually lasts a realistic number of months, you get access to labs and a teacher too.

    Self study is always the route i take due to costs and the fact that i cant learn material in a short amount of time.

    For all the general queries re the ccna you will (most probably) have then check out the FAQ here: http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccna-ccent/6434-ccna-faq-please-read-before-posting.html

    covers reading, cbts, labs etc. Well worth a look for a newbie.
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Senior Member Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    You can take it as many times until you pass it. Once you pass an exam, you can't take that exam again. But you could take the next version of it.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
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