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    Default Is it reasonable to get A+, NET+, SEC+ in the span of 6 months?

    I will be starting WGU in October and I'd love to knock out the trifecta during my first semester. That leaves 2 months per cert. Does that sound reasonable? I have an IT related associates degree, received my CCENT almost 4 years ago (it expired last November) so i'm pretty familiar with networking principles. Been working in the industry for almost 2 years.

    Has anyone else attempted this? What do you think my chances are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by e.ap3699 View Post
    I will be starting WGU in October and I'd love to knock out the trifecta during my first semester. That leaves 2 months per cert. Does that sound reasonable? I have an IT related associates degree, received my CCENT almost 4 years ago (it expired last November) so i'm pretty familiar with networking principles. Been working in the industry for almost 2 years.

    Has anyone else attempted this? What do you think my chances are?
    I was close to that pace (even did two of them in one day) and it never hurt me. Hope that helps
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    I think that's completely doable. Depending on prior experience it could be done in half that. I did the Net+ and Sec+ back in the day with about 3-4 weeks of actual study each.
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    2 year exp, CCENT, and a Associates. I would think 2-3 months wouldn't be that crazy.
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    Yeah that's very realistic, in fact you probably can get the A+ and Net+ in a month, and depending on your familiarity with cybersecurity, you probably can get the Security+ done in a couple of months.
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    Based on your experience and prior education, I don't see any reason to think it wouldn't be doable for you
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    I did it, which means that you can do it too. Given your prior CCENT knowledge, I would guess that your Network+ study time should be a bit less than average as I figure you just need to learn the "CompTIA" way of looking at networks. Once you fill in the gaps in knowledge, you should be able to nail the exam.
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    If A+ and Net+ are still as similar (overlapping) as they were back several years ago, it is more than doable. I actually think anyone can do Net+ a few weeks after completing A+ . They overlapped sooo much.
    Use the rest of 2-3 months for sec+.
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