Monday, January 30, 2012

Network+ Certification

Passed my 2nd certification today, Network+. w00t.  :-) And it actually was a lot harder than A+.
Cost $260 to sign up for the test and $43 for a self-study textbook :P
Now I have enough credentials to be a full fledged Network Administrator.

  • CompTIA Network+ Certified since 1/30/2012 (score 825/900)

Covering such topics (very partial list) as :
Identify the following address formats: IPv6; IPv4; MAC addressing.
Identify common IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols.
Explain the purpose and properties of routing
Identify common physical network topologies
Categorize LAN technology types and properties
Explain common logical network topologies and their characteristics
Install, configure and differentiate between common network devices.
Explain the advanced features of a switch
Given a scenario, utilize the appropriate hardware tools.
Explain common features of a firewall
Explain methods of user authentication
Explain issues that affect device security.

Each topic above is in laymans terms but the knowledge tested was very technical, and just goes to prove my 15 years of experience and 20,000+ hours are more than sufficient.

I may write a tutorial about what the exam concentrates on, later on, from my study notes and textbook.