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  1. Junior Member Registered Member
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    #26
    Make sure you do Boson tests. They are a good review.
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    My advice, and this may sound overkill, but taking classes for or at least studying the CCENT objectives. I honestly think the CCENT material is the only reason I passed Net+ because the current version of the Net+ exam had sims and topics on stuff that was not covered in any Net+ book I read. Even if your thinking of changing directions, a fundamental understanding of networking will be beneficial in any tech position and a cert to prove you have the knowledge never hurts.
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    Check out professor Messer and grab yourself some brain dumps Make sure you take good notes and understand the topic for each section. Im sorry A+, Windows certs are just as bad. The net+ is nothing more than basic theory.
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    #29
    Like most people are saying, don't give up man. I failed the A+ the 1st time I took it. I passed the A+ 2nd time. If I quit on the A+ I might as well have just shut the door on my career opportunities in the IT Field. I might not have had any certifications.


    Keep studying hard man...
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    #30
    Hey sorry to hear about Network +, I had some questions about the exam and am finding it hard to find advice. How was the performance based questions and what do they deal with? I've been studying for the exam for almost 2 months now and don't know anything about the performance based questions, and how to study for them, as I have no previous networking experience.
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    #31
    Thanks for the reference to Safari Books Blue Roze. I remembered my university gave access there and they have the Mike Meyer's Network plus book and many more to study.

    Ex-Navy myself btw. Good on you for knocking things out while you're in.
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    #32
    Wait. You want to give up on networking to learn about hardware and OS?

    Get the A+ first. Then do the Network+ But since your already here and doing the N+, then go nail this SOB like the dirty B**** she is.

    700 is SO close man. I failed the CCENT the first time by 3 points. Two weeks later took it and passed +50 points.

    Study your ass off, get proper sleep, eat good, drink plety of water, keep your body and your mind in the right place. Make you about passing this test right now. You do got this.

    I look forward to you "i passed!" post.
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    #33
    DO NOT QUIT! I have all the Proffesor Messor Videos avail for download if you want. Just throw them on your tv and watch them instead of movies.
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    #34
    I feel you about being discouraged. But you can't give up just yet. I almost gave up after failing my CCENT by 3 points. But you sometimes have to take a step back, re-evaluate yourself and continue from there. Find some other study materials. I would however take the N10-005 before N10-006 is released. Spoiler alert. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...10%2Caps%2C316 When a new exam comes out, it is usually (key word) harder then the previous exam. Keep at it.
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    #35
    We all know that the third time's the charm! You were really close; both times! Try one more time for the team! You might regret it if you don't and the exam update will just make it that much tougher to pass - if you delay. If it's the cost, try 'IT discount vouchers' or 'certified 4 less' to try to get deals. You got this!

    BTW, I failed the CASP a couple weeks ago but have it scheduled again in a month. Everyone fails but it's how you pick yourself up that defines character, perseverance and resolve. Nothing worth anything in life is easy to accomplish.

    Remember, success is nothing more than one minute moment in an sea of failure.
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    I passed the A+ without really taking any notes but know for a fact that won't fly for the Network+. I was never good at taking notes but really all you need to do is write down everything you think you might need to know or don't understand. Good luck!
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    How long did you study for and how often?
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    #38
    I would recommend checking out onenote.com. create a live ID, create a notebook, and start creating pages by chapters in your book. Most people can type much faster than they can write which will save you time in note taking. You can also connect to your notebook from most any device since it's stored in the cloud. I've never looked at the Win7/Win8 MCP exams, but know that the server exams will require some knowledge obtained in Net+. You can expect subnetting, routing, IPv6, port numbers, etc to show up on those exams. It will come much easier with the foundation that Net+ will create for you.
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    #39
    To OP,

    You said you are not a good test taker. You have to find out how you learn the material:
    -Audio
    -Visual
    -Mnemonics my assist
    -By working hands on
    -Any combination

    You may also ask a co worker or two about networking. They may explain it in a way where you may understand some of your weak areas of knowledge.

    Study time:
    YMMV but most people study between 3 - 6 months and pouring in a great deal of study time on the weekends. I know of 2 guys who know their stuff but did not study that much for the Security + exam and they both failed because they did not take the exam seriously.

    I know you may want to take a break from the exam but it is fresh in your head. As you know the questions are weighed differently.
    Look at the 2 exams to find your weak domains and work on them. Brush up on your strong domains.

    With that being said you have to know how CompTia labels the OSI model and know that the questions may be poorly worded.

    Good Luck!!!
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    The key to passing is more practise. Go through the objectives for the exam aan check that you understan.
    Wish you all the best.
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    Don't give up mate! You put a lot of work already, now is time for you to see which subject/area you are weak in. Like others said here, test yourself and try to get 95% on all test and materials you use to test yourself. One word of advice, some people do great on exams if they don't study the day before the exam and get plenty of rest. Get a good breakfast and go in with a clear mind. I think you will pass it this next turn. Good Luck!
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