How to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Certification

When it comes to preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ Certification there are a few important thing you need to consider. You will need to obtain the correct books and study materials. You should take practice exams to prepare for the real certification exam. Talking with others who have already taken the exam is important. Find out where you can go to take the certification exam. You need to find out the cost of the exam and if you can receive any type of discount. You will also need to set up a study plan to figure out how much time you need to put in preparing for the exam. Finally, you will need to find out when you will receive the certification after completing the exam.   The first topic we will go over is how to get the correct books and study materials. The easiest way to obtain the CompTIA study book is by going to the any online book service like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, etc. The study book ranges in price from about $5 up to $50, and this depends on which type of book and study material you choose. It is important that you check with your school because sometimes you are able to get these items either free or discounted. Another key place you can find study materials is by using the CBT Nuggets provided to you by your instructors. Once you have your book and study materials it is important that you go through and read/highlight the key points to suit you in taking the exam   Next, you should...

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support users

Iris Barreto

Iris Barreto

My name is Iris Barreto (aka Sister Iris Marie). I am a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary getting updated and learning about the world of IT. I began my studies at MATC in the Fall of 2016. Studying the IT Support Specialist program, I hope to be a great asset to my community and to the Schoenstatt Movement.
Iris Barreto
I have put together information on the web in a more condensed form. The following is a short documentation of differences between Microsoft Windows 7 and 10. Click here to Download differences between Win 7 & 10...

Prepare and get certified for COMPTIA Network+ Certification in Milwaukee Area

Every industry depends on Information Technology. Thus, there are lots of Information Technology jobs that are on-demand worldwide while job openings are filled up faster with the right people with built certifications and IT experiences. To standout among the crowd (your co- job applicant or colleague at work), CompTIA certification such as CompTIA Network+ can help you be successful in your dream IT career. CompTIA certification leads individuals in ​building exceptional careers in the field of information technology. An organization that is filled up/ composed with CompTIA certified personnel also reflects that organization views to form a skilled and confident staff. One of the CompTIA certifications that an individual can explore is CompTIA Network+. This certification is best intended for Network Administrator. CompTIA Network+ certification is globally recognized. This range from entry level to advanced certification that would also give and matched with high salary. CompTIA Network+ is viewed as the next level of certification beyond CompTIA A+. By becoming Network+ certified, you’re validating your expertise as a computer network technician as the certification demonstrates your knowledge of network hardware, your competency on network installation and troubleshooting. This simply show the organization that you are aware of basic concepts of networking and troubleshooting. What are the requirements to become a CompTiA Network+ candidate? There are no specific work or education attainment and requirements to sit for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam N10-003. However it is recommended to first obtain CompTIA A+ certification and must have a minimum of nine months of computer networking experience. How to prepare for the certification examination? Applicant should ensure to have an adequate preparation and...

Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+Certification

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...

How to Earn a CompTIA Net+ (Network Plus) Certification without breaking the bank

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.  ...

CompTia Net+(Network Plus) – How to get your certification in Milwaukee Area

Set a goal on what you are going to accomplish Earning that Net+ Certificate! This is your number one goal. If succeeding, you are then qualified to present yourself as a technician who has the knowledge in networking.  This certification proves that you stand out of the crowd and is ready show your strength. Continue to learn even after the test This maybe crazy, but refreshing your memory, even with the basics, will make everything else perfect sense. As your passion grows towards networking, so will your knowledge.   Study for the test Take the course (IT Net 101) offered by MATC for a better experience. MATC offers the class which will walk you through every step to earn that certification.  Taking the course will not guarantee that you will know every question, it is still good to study outside of class in case some notes were not covered in the course. If no course taken, no problem! As long as you have a passion to study for the test. You are not required to take the course to earn the certificate. Some people can self-teach to take the exam.  If you feel that you are strong enough without a mentor, feel free to carve your own path. Recommend on studying from one or two books if possible Understand that one book might not cover all the details and another book may have extra useful information that will come in handy. Sometimes the second book can be a part 2 to what you are learning. Watch videos from CBT Nuggets (big bonus) CBT Nuggets stands for Computer Based Training....