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    Default Network+ Worth It?

    Hi all,

    I currently have my A+ and MCSA in Windows Server 2012. I'm looking to get multiple MCSAs and maybe even an MCSE. Do you think the Network+ is worth it? Will it benefit me?

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    Personally I would say yes. It may be an entry level cert but it covers a lot of ground in the Networking world and will give you the knowledge you need to work in an Enterprise environment. You can go for the CCNA afterwards if you want to solidify your networking knowledge, but this will be enough to boost your chances of landing a 2nd line/sysadmin role, plus you could smash it out in a month with enough study.
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    Would you say its better to get than the MTA: Networking Fundamentals? - I don't think I will ever go for CCNA as I prefer my Server and Client Administration to actual networking. I have fairly good understanding of DHCP and DNS etc from my MCSA so would you say I shouldn't find the N+ too challenging?
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    I did both the MTA and the Network+ exams and can say that N+ is definitely more rewarding and valuable than the MTA. If you've done other certs in the past like the MCSA then this will cover some networking ground depending on what the exam is talking about. It's also widely recognized and covers a lot of ground in networking so it will be a valuable cert to have for a sysadmin role. Check out the resources below that I used to pass the N+:

    Professor Messer's CompTIA N10-006 Network+ Training Course | Professor Messer IT Certification Training Courses

    https://certification.comptia.org/do...objectives.pdf

    CompTIA Network+ Practice Test Questions | Exam N10-006 (ExamCompass is a fact-based low level practice test source. If you find these too easy and want to try a test in real exam conditions I would recommend MeasureUps).
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    Is the knowledge valuable? Yes. Is it worth taking the exam? Probably not, unless your employer is requiring it.

    If you want to actually touch any of the networking equipment, then go for CCNA/CCNE
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