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Hello. I have a few questions about the Network+ exam and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. First of all, is it worth it to take the 2001-revised exam (N10-002) now or wait until the 2005-revised version is released? And secondly, what would you recommend as far as study guides and practice exams are concerned in preparation for the Network+ exam? Cheaper would be better. :)
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Have a look at...

by LiamE In reply to Network+

Is a great resource for anyone taking or thing of taking any certs. Lots of info and useful links.

All comptia exams are once only with no continuing requirements unlike say MS or Cisco exams. However many comptia qualified people retake their exams when a newer version of the exams is released to ensure thier skills are up to date. If you are ready to take the exam now go with the old one in my opinion, if you are starting to study, study for the new one.

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I recently passed Net+ 2002 objectives

by rprange In reply to Network+

I used the All in One Network+ exam guide by Mike Meyers (3rd edition). Check out the website at The book is designed to pass the 2005 or 2002 objectives. It's a great book, I passed easily with it. Just remember that the basic concepts of networking are the most important thing to know when you take the test, as it is mostly trouble shooting questions.

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Recommended reading

by house In reply to Network+

You will notice that I recommend this publisher for almost any technical certification route, aside from programming, web, and design.

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Please read this, concerning the 2001 and current exam

by dbucyk In reply to Network+

First of all, the books and training material for the Network+ exam I used was the Network+ certification study guide second edition by syngress and osborne. I also picked up another Network+ book to read as a cross-reference but this was my main book.

However, when I studied (took me a few months as I am home schooling), when I was ready to write the exam after last minute studying, I found out when I wrote the exam that all that was studied was only information.

You had to apply all the knowledge from these books. Only about 5% of the question pertained to information taken from textbooks. The rest were real life scenarios.

The good news is that if you pick up this book (just make sure that it says Comptia quality material. You can use this book or another, but make sure to get at least two books and read them)

If you take your time and know your material you will pass your exam. I got a 768.

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