View Poll Results: What is the hardest topic to study for NET+?

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  • Media and Topologies

    188 7.58%
  • Network Components and VLANs

    135 5.45%
  • TCP/IP suite

    260 10.49%
  • 7-layer OSI Model

    848 34.21%
  • Remote Access and Security Protocols

    437 17.63%
  • Proxies and Firewalls

    179 7.22%
  • Network Support

    297 11.98%
  • Other... please specify

    135 5.45%
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    #26
    There needs to be more information on the Mac X OS networking applications and network rights setup.
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    #27

    Default Scenario Questions

    Well, my exam was a pain in the neck.
    I got 2 topology questions
    And the rest were scenario question about Unix, Linux, Mac OS server and Novell.
    I thought I was prepared for the Windows and all, when I saw the questions about Unix, Linux... what the heck ?
    Passed... I guess I Guessed it Right.
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    The things that kinda bothered me when I took this were the different parts in an ATM packet and the Novell stuff since I never use Novell.
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    #29
    Comments show that it depends what you're used to.

    I found that OSI model and where protocols fit into it can be learned best with a chart. You can use a spreadsheet to list the layers in order vertically, list the OS's across the top, and then fill in where the protocols go. Look at this every day for at least a week, then start filling in a blank version from memory. You will pick it up in no time.

    Unfortunately, my study materials had little on VLAN's. I had to search web sites. My biggest problem was interconnecting OS's. What can I say? Most of my experience is with Microsoft products.

    Also, does it seem that some of the questions were beyond the scope of what Net+ should be? I had a question about Kerberos that I thought was more appropriate for an MCSA exam.
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    Novell, MacOS, Fiber Optic (all the measurements and things, hard to memorize), encryption stuff and I suppose memorizing every switch on the tcp/ip command line.
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    #31
    N10-003 does not have a bunch of command line switch questions on Any O/S. This I am sure of.
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    #32
    I don't know what you consider "a bunch", but I just took my test a couple weeks ago and had questions that required knowledge of IPCONFIG, NETSTAT, and NBTSTAT command-line switches.
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    #33
    And regardless of whether you get any question with command switches/parameters on the actual exam, it's silly to learn the utilities and not know their common switches. I.o.w. learn them, recognize them 'and' use them. Don't try to memorize the switches, just use them.
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    #34
    Yeah the OSI seven Layer Model is pretty scary at first

    But it doesn't take much to get your head around it

    All i did was remember

    All People Seem To Need Data Processing

    The hardest part is to remember where the protocols fit in and which layers the devices operate at.

    The most annoying of the subjects has to be the Wireless technologies remembering all the speeds and what frequency they work at

    Also FDDI is a annoyance considering I havent even encountered this technology what is the releverance lol

    The IEEE 802 standards are pretty straightforward

    The Annoyance with The Network+ exam I feel that it's leaned towards not how good your knowledge and troubleshooting skills are but how good your brain is at remembering irrelevant numbers and names.

    What they need to do is up the ante for this exam and have a grading scheme so we can determine who really is knowledgeable and who simply is good at remembering facts and figures

    They should make a section where you have to write about a troubleshooting process and get graded on your anwser

    well that's my rant over
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    #35
    OSI was the hardest for me to soak in. There is just a lot there to try and remember, and it's not something that everyone uses in a day to day job (IMO)
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    #36
    I'm going to be a rebel, here, and not go with the OSI model as the hardest part of this exam. Personally, when I first started working with networking technologies, the biggest stumbling block I had was troubleshooting problems and issues. The hands-on, nitty-gritty work involving faulty switches, frayed cables, incorrect addressing, that sort of thing, that's what seemed the hardest to me. I'm just fortunate that I learned the first five rules of network troubleshooting:

    When there is any type of networking problem, begin the following five steps to resolve it:

    1. Check the wire
    2. Check the wire
    3. See #2, repeat
    4. Have you checked the wire?
    5. After you check the wire again, begin troubleshooting layers 2 and 3

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    #37
    The 7 OSI model need to explaned step by step to see what happens when a data passess through physical layer to application in a sequanced manners if someone can explan this step by step process how data transfer through this OSI models its best for us as well as who is new for Network + exam ,

    Thanks
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    #38
    i think its difficult for me to keep in mind al ports numbers.. OSI is easiy for me
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    #39
    I'm having a tough time memorizing the ports! A few were easy to remember. My husband, who is a construction worker-no computer experience at all, came up with some great fun ways. Like "Tel the Net" Michael Jordan is coming! It's 23 his number, and being from Chicago an easy one to memerize. Another one he came up with, is SSH being one who is shorter than MJ so it's 22! I have some more but I would probably get in trouble!
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    #40

    Default OSI Model

    i found the OSI model the hardest as it seems the least interesting topic.
    when somethings not interesting you, there is no incentive there.

    finally learnt it after reading and using the video tutor it many times.
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    Default 100BaseTX etc

    I'm with JDMurray on this. Remembering the differences between 1000BaseSX etc... is what gets me. I must say the tech notes pdf has made things a lot simpler for me. I just got an IT job and would like to have NET+ before the year is out as it will look really good to the owner. Thanks to this site it looks like I will get it.
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    #42
    Can I revise my vote? Now that I've passed the test, I'd say it's network implementation. Hands down.
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    Default Re: 100BaseTX etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Armonasia
    I'm with JDMurray on this. Remembering the differences between 1000BaseSX etc... is what gets me.
    Same here... I just can't seem to get that stuff committed to memory.
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    I'm surprised by the number of people who say the OSI model. I didn't find it that hard to grasp or understand, but all of the various security protocols and access methods are confusing to me. As I've been passing more certs and studying for tohers, they are only just starting to make sense to me.
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    Remote access n security protocols part is tough. I like OSI model.
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    Any tips on how to prepare for this test??? and how is it compared to the mcp-xp??
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    The hardest thing for me on the test was the Novell Netware and Mac OSX server questions. I didn't study for this cause I read that there weren't many questions on these topics but man that wasn't true in my case. I had about 15 questions on netware and about 5 on mac.
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    OSI MODEL by far!!!
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    I voted other. Protocols, protocols, protocols, protocols, protocols, protocols.... Trying to remeber all of it then how they relate to which layer they belong on the OSI. Some are easy to remember, others not so much.
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    OSI and the the other stacks were the hardest for me to learn at first... but once you understand it, it's all second nature and it's just up there in your head to use.

    I soaked up everything else like a sponge, but I had to read and re read and re read the OSI before I totally understood it.
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