Approximate hours of study to pass Network plus....no networking experience
Hello....I am interested in the thoughts of those who have passed Network plus and the time that was invested in gaining the knowledge to pass the test. I work for Ricoh Corp. and allowed my Network plus cert to expire last May, at the suggestion of my manager. Over a hundred techs, including myself were put through a bootcamp and all passed the test in about a week of preparation in 2012. I do not use networking skills to perform on my job, but Ricoh Cop. now has made it mandatory for my classification to have A plus and Net plus. I attempted the test again last December utilizing basically the same companies test material and prep for N10-006, but I was overwhelmed on the test and failed with a score of 659. I did use Mike Meyers videos, e-learning videos, and some other prep material, but it wasn't enough. Without any networking skills or job related experience in networking, approximately how many study hours would be an estimate to achieve the knowledge to just pass the test? A lot of the service techs who have the A+ cert already are not able to pass N+, with the little time (40-80 hrs.) given to study for the test. I have read Mike Meyers All in one book now twice, have the Pearson Vue simulations material, and some Skillsoft test prep material I am going over and over again. Also using flashcards to help. I'm trying to convince my employer that this is really going to take 250 to 300 hours of study prep, but they don't believe me. Am I out of line here? Funny thing is, through some research, I am finding out people working in the IT industry are having a hard time passing this test. Please provide your thoughts, anyone please?