charlesc09 wrote: »
There is one surprise in the exam. I thought there would be at least a few subnetting questions. I don't think I got any. There was one simple /CIDR question, that was it. No calculations was needed. I wasn't even provided with a whiteboard and marker, which they do for some places. The content was pretty straight forward. There were questions on network topologies, cable types, connectors, LAN/WAN, a bunch of OSI model questions There will give you a scenario, and you have to tell them which layer of OSI model it is part of. So do know your OSI model very well and the type of applications associated with it. There were a few questions on escalation issues as well as security. Mostly stuff with the IDS/IPS, network/host base firewall, that kinda thing. What I think I messed up on is the Circuit/Packet Switching questions. You might want to look over stuff like Frame Relay, POTS, ISDN, X.25, T1/T3. They did ask a bunch of questions on those, where they ask me to identify the type of connections and different speeds. I didn't realize at that time ISDN can actually be both packet switching and circuit switching, and I ended up choosing ATM, which uses PVC/SVC. There wasn't any questions on binary math , or any questions where you have to actually do calculations. So perhaps you do not have to focus on it. Don't take me 100% on it, but the fact I wasn't given calculator or white board to do calculation, I guess calculation questions aren't required.
There was also a tricky question if you haven't really memorize, you would not know. You gotta pick the right order/color for TIA/EIA 568A/B.
Another hard part on the exam might be the MDF/IDF stuff. You might wanna study a bit on that. Things with Horizontal cross connect, vertical cross connect, that kinda of a thing.
Smart Jacks, Wire Crimper, Snips, Punchdown tool were all thrown at me on the exam.
Lenniusce wrote: »
From every single post i've read about the Net+ exam, there are ABSOLUTELY NO AND NEVER WILL BE ANY subnetting questions. Is this true? Can we lay to rest that subnetting is not covered on the net+?
rpenri wrote: »
Congrats on the pass. Took mine today, too. Scored a 795 out of 900...
Port numbers messed me up...could NOT remember them for anything. Only thing I could remember during the test was http:80 and ftp:20,21...took the N10-004.