Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+ Certification Certifications in IT are one of the most important things you can do to set yourself apart from being ordinary. Certifications are tangible proof that you know what you are doing and that an employer has little to no risk when hiring you based on the skills you claim to represent. Since it is such an important part of IT I will be going over how to get ready and how to be successful in completing the CompTIA Network+ Certification. After all my research I have found that the most important thing you can do when taking the test is, practice, practice, PRACTICE. There are a TON of practice exams everywhere on the internet that will help you be successful. After all , you don’t want to spend $294.00(without an MATC discount) to take a test you did not prepare for and fail it. Think of what that almost $300 could have gotten you. There is a website called Asana where you can go to to create tasks to stay on track! I found it extremely user friendly and helpful! Below is a screen shot of what to expect and an example of some tasks you could incorporate! Here is a quick overview of the test. It is a max of 90 min, and it consists of 72 questions that covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, could, and virtualization technologies. The questions are multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based. In order to...
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Looking for the perfect way to jump start your IT career? The best place to start is to earn the “CompTIA Net+” certification. This is one of the best certifications, emphasizing your knowledge in the Networking Field. This will give you a chance to take on the role of building and maintaining a data network. Networking incorporates wireless and wired technology and how it works. This certification will ensure that you will understand how to configure different types of networks and troubleshoot different networking issues. It also includes an understanding of different types of cloud technology as well. Cloud technology allows companies to use virtual machines instead of standalone computers for different tasks. The “CompTIA Net+” certification is a vendor neutral certification so it is useful in numerous occupations . Some of the top occupations you can apply for when you have a Net+ certification are System Administrator, Information Technology Manager, Help Desk Technician, and Network Administrator. The average salary starts at around $41k – $79k per year for these careers. To learn more, check out this video. https://youtu.be/pNG7wAaV0d4 Follow these steps to earn that certification. First you will want to take a “CompTIA Net+” (ITNET-101) class at MATC to prepare for the exam. The class is about three months long and costs around $500 depending on where you buy your book. I bought mine from Amazon for $30 so I saved $70 dollars. During the class your teacher will offer to let you purchase a school voucher for $160. This voucher will give you a discounted rate. The voucher lasts 12 months and are nonrefundable. ...
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I am currently attending MATC going for the IT Computer Support Specialist program. I plan on taking this exam by the end of this semester because I want to land an internship this summer so by writing this guide this will help me research a lot about the exam so that I can be prepare. The A+ Exam is one of the best beginner certificate to get because it shows employers that you are knowledgeable about both software and hardware. This exam has to be renewed every 3 years because of the advancement in software. If you study at MATC like I do there are benefits to preparing for the exam because the school supplies the students with programs like Transcender and CBT Nuggets. CBT Nuggets is very different from Transcender because it is just videos and does not give questions straight from the exam like the other program. The first thing to preparing for the certification test is make sure to have some ground rules like learning the basics, practice tests, courses that teach this subject. First rule is taking the Network+ course, this course will teach you what you need to know and also give you hands-on experience. The hands-on experience will how you how it will be in office environment you’re going to be working in. After finishing the course, you can take practice tests or buy exams that will help you enhance your knowledge on the certification exam. The program that is helped me study for this exam was called Transcender. Transcender prepares you by showing you questions straight from the exam. After practicing for...
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So, you’ve decided that you want to pursue your A+ certification. Good for you! Anyone working in the IT industry will tell you that being certified can lead to more career opportunities and a better salary. However, you may be wondering what steps are required for you to get certified. This article is meant to assist you with getting your A+ certification in the Milwaukee area. The A+ exam, furnished by Comptia, is meant to test your ability to manage, troubleshoot, maintain, and operate Windows-based personal computers. Of course, the first step in preparing for the exam is to practice and study. I spent several years throughout high school and into my early 20s troubleshooting and fixing PCs and still found myself learning a lot as a result of the course I took in preparation for the exam. Your local career or community college would most likely have a class that could prepare you. My personal recommendation would be to check with Milwaukee Area Technical College. If you would prefer to study using a book, I have found that the CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (ISBN 125958951X) is the best. It is comprehensive and has all the information you could need. I used it to supplement the class I took at MATC and was very happy with it. If you are in a place where you feel as though you have the knowledge required to pass the exam, the next step would be to locate testing centers in your area where the exam may be taken. Testing centers may be found on CompTIA’s web site at https://certification.comptia.org/testing/test-locations. Which...
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