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Just failed my net + exam boy was i bummed..

gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
hey guys,

first post here. I took the oo5 this past thursday. I was really nervous when before and during the test. But once i saw the test i was like wow I could pass this. I just a bit mad at myself as i went back and second guessed some questions and that's why i think i missed it.. But im very confident ill pass it the 2nd time.. Been in the field for 10 years Ive always been a bad cert taker tho.. icon_redface.gif
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    IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear that gdeusthewhizkid. Was there any particular area of weakness?
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    basically i had a hard time remembering wireless specifications, routing protocols and cable specifications. I know im going to do well 2nd time around.. Been really hitting the books since i know now where im weak at..
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    quinnyflyquinnyfly Member Posts: 243 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I don't care what anyone says about CompTIA cert exams, but I for one believe the Net+ exam is perhaps the hardest of all! I also thought I had failed it, I only studied for two weeks with very little or no networking experience. Never give up, I am glad you are going to sit it again, things like: ports, protocols, wiring standards, networking tools <netstat, ARP, ipconfig, ifconfig <UNIX> tracert/traceroute <traceroute is UNIX>, ping, nslookup, etc. Also know RAID levels, cabling types, lenghts, speeds etc.

    Firewall basics, VPNs, the OSI <know like the back of your hand> and also what protocols work at what layers. IP addressing (even though it is all CIDR these days) the Net+ still seems to have a focus in the old fashioned class system. I'll inlcude my page I had hanging on the outside of my shower for IP addressing - (it helped me!).

    IP Addressing.pdf

    Anyway Mate, best of luck, I am sure you will blitz it this time round, and go with your gut instink, if you do not know the answer.
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    quinnyfly wrote: »
    I don't care what anyone says about CompTIA cert exams, but I for one believe the Net+ exam is perhaps the hardest of all! I also thought I had failed it, I only studied for two weeks with very little or no networking experience. Never give up, I am glad you are going to sit it again, things like: ports, protocols, wiring standards, networking tools <netstat, ARP, ipconfig, ifconfig <UNIX> tracert/traceroute <traceroute is UNIX>, ping, nslookup, etc. Also know RAID levels, cabling types, lenghts, speeds etc.

    Firewall basics, VPNs, the OSI <know like the back of your hand> and also what protocols work at what layers. IP addressing (even though it is all CIDR these days) the Net+ still seems to have a focus in the old fashioned class system. I'll inlcude my page I had hanging on the outside of my shower for IP addressing - (it helped me!).

    IP Addressing.pdf

    Anyway Mate, best of luck, I am sure you will blitz it this time round, and go with your gut instink, if you do not know the answer.

    thanks man.. I got a 697. now that i know my weakness im just gonna brush up on them for a few weeks and go in and knock it out..
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    quinnyflyquinnyfly Member Posts: 243 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good on ya Mate, I like your spirit. I must admit I have not failed one yet, but sure as the sheeps short and curlies, if I ever did, I would be devastated. I reckon you gain strenght from failure, but where certs are concerned, there is no such a thing as "failed"...just a dry run in my book.

    You will no doubt come out far stronger with a greater depth of knowledge, very strong on topics and concepts, that is the kind of thing that makes you a well rounded and respected IT technician.
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    thanks man... appreciate the kind words.. yes you gain strength from failures..
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    N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I agree you do gain strength from failures.

    I've failed 4 certification exams in my life. I think I have taken more away from those failed exams than all my passes. It's kind of weird like that.
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    cmitchell_00cmitchell_00 Member Posts: 252 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hey... don't give up so; pick yourself up and get back to studying. You can brush on the areas where you're weak and reschedule asap so; the material is fresh in the system. I passed on the first try but, I was working in the field already and I had the basic foundation down; you'll get it the next time around!
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    Im 1 out 10 on cert exams guys. Trust me I dont give up but im frustrated like hell. But without certifications you can't get promoted in my company or get a better position in IT from what ive witnessed. I just get anxiety when i take these tests or something... But i need certs for advancement it is frustrating tho to fail them..
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    andremcullinsandremcullins Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    now I'm nervous. i take network+ on thursday. I'm going to focus on those protocols, cabling and wireless specs. this is my first certification.
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    now I'm nervous. i take network+ on thursday. I'm going to focus on those protocols, cabling and wireless specs. this is my first certification.
    those are heavy on the test. routing protocols cable specifications and wireless differences..
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    andremcullinsandremcullins Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    what wireless specs? i need an example...
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    minidanielsminidaniels Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It is frustrating but im glad your sticking at it! Its a tough one, good luck on your next attempt! :P
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    PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    what wireless specs? i need an example...

    http://certification.comptia.org/Libraries/Exam_Objectives/CompTIA_Network_N10-005.sflb.ashx
    2.2 Given a scenario, install and configure a wireless network.
    - WAP placement
    - Antenna types
    - Interference
    - Frequencies
    - Channels
    - Wireless standards
    - SSID (enable/disable)
    - Compatibility (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    2.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wireless problems.
    - Interference
    - Signal strength
    - Configurations
    - Incompatibilities
    - Incorrect channel
    - Latency
    - Encryption type
    - Bounce
    - SSID mismatch
    - Incorrect switch placement
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    RoguetadhgRoguetadhg Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Don't give up. We got your back!
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    sys_tecksys_teck Member Posts: 130 ■■■□□□□□□□
    gdeusthewhizkid

    The next time you'll have better luck. I'm sure you'll pass, run over again professor messer videos, they are great help. and next time just nail it.
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    PetrinodaPetrinoda Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I don't know if this will help or if you've already tried it but there's a visual certexam suite out there where you can download VCE files. It's been very helpful to me so far. I take the test either this week or next. I'll let you guys know how I do.
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    what wireless specs? i need an example...
    the differences between wireless 802.11a & b and n. the frequencies. differences between wireless securities..
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    It is frustrating but im glad your sticking at it! Its a tough one, good luck on your next attempt! :P
    i see you got the 680 cert too.. how tough was that?
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    zrockstarzrockstar Member Posts: 378
    now I'm nervous. i take network+ on thursday. I'm going to focus on those protocols, cabling and wireless specs. this is my first certification.

    You shouldn't study for a cert test based off of someone else's results, because it comes from a random bank of questions. Yes, protocols, cabling and wireless are all very important, but you still have to understand every domain. For example, I studied like crazy on fiber optic standards, connectors, lengths, etc. because I read some posts where people have gotten more than 5 questions in that area. Well, on my Net+ I got one question in that realm and dedicated hours of studying toward it. So basically what I am saying is that you might put all your time into protocols, cabling, and wireless, and that might only be about 4 or 5% of your total test. Make sure you know everything!
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    zrockstar wrote: »
    You shouldn't study for a cert test based off of someone else's results, because it comes from a random bank of questions. Yes, protocols, cabling and wireless are all very important, but you still have to understand every domain. For example, I studied like crazy on fiber optic standards, connectors, lengths, etc. because I read some posts where people have gotten more than 5 questions in that area. Well, on my Net+ I got one question in that realm and dedicated hours of studying toward it. So basically what I am saying is that you might put all your time into protocols, cabling, and wireless, and that might only be about 4 or 5% of your total test. Make sure you know everything!


    he's right i feel like these tests are adaptive. wherever they see you weak at they hit you on it. Well for me it was network tools cabling. and wireless security. I do networking everyday and some of these principles I would never do in real life but oh well...
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    ahphotoahphoto Member Posts: 103
    Sorry to hear you didn't pass this time. Now you know where you need to focus your studying on and you'll ace it next time. Good luck! icon_thumright.gif
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    andremcullinsandremcullins Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks guys. I am struggling with incorrect IP addresses. and CIDR.
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    ahphotoahphoto Member Posts: 103
    CIDR is tricky, but once it clicks, it makes so much more sense.

    Eli the Computer Guy explains subnetting in this video:
    TCP/IP and Subnet Masking - YouTube

    Fast Forward to minute mark 43:00 if you don't want to watch the entire video.

    Here are a few other videos that might help:
    How to calculate a TCPIP IPv4 subnet mask - YouTube
    Learn to Subnet the Easy Way - YouTube

    Good luck! icon_study.gif
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    whatthehellwhatthehell Member Posts: 920
    Don't give up man! Reschedule it 60 days from now.

    Check out Darril Gibson's practice questions for this test -- great resource! Use the study notes from here, and you will pass!
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    Don't give up man! Reschedule it 60 days from now.

    Check out Darril Gibson's practice questions for this test -- great resource! Use the study notes from here, and you will pass!

    thanks man.. where do i find it? I doubt ill wait 60 days tho.. maybe in may late april...
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    JubeiYagaruJubeiYagaru Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Maybe too late....but I used this particular study guide to pass mine. Free CompTIA Network+ Study Guide by MC MCSE Helped tons.
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    gdeusthewhizkidgdeusthewhizkid Member Posts: 289
    Maybe too late....but I used this particular study guide to pass mine. Free CompTIA Network+ Study Guide by MC MCSE Helped tons.


    thanks dude.. that's some great info.. Gonna print it out and keep it in my office on my downtime peruse it..
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    cmitchell_00cmitchell_00 Member Posts: 252 ■■■□□□□□□□
    thanks dude.. that's some great info.. Gonna print it out and keep it in my office on my downtime peruse it..

    I saw this guide on this site and used it before it's a cool refresher. However, if you really know the material you'll be fine with this study guide.
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