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  • Hardcover: 820 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 5 edition (Jan. 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071789227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071789226
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MCP, is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He is the president of founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.

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Mike Meyers books do a great job of keeping the content easy to understand, and keeping it light and simple. I have been using this as a backup book to my other learning material, and it is awesome to have for reference. Will buy the All-in-one series again for other certifications.
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122 of 125 people found the following review helpful
A good guide for the Network+ certification exam N10-005 March 5 2012
By Kent Reader - Published on
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Would I recommend this book? Yes.

The book definitely covers all that you need to know for the test. I bought the book, read it once, took notes during a second read through, studied my notes frequently, reread a couple chapters, recopied notes for a couple chapters, took the practice exams that came with the book, and took the practice exam on the CompTIA site (it was for the N10-004 so it wasn't that helpful for this test) over the course of thirty days. I passed on my first try. As far as previous networking experience goes, I've set up home wireless routers, worked in a computer corporation warehouse (long time ago when 10BaseT was current), and have read A+ second and seventh editions (I still haven't taken the A+ certification). Obviously, I had a little catching up to do in the networking arena.

What I found challenging was sorting out all the acronyms. There are nearly 350 acronyms and a lot are very similar. But, once I started associating groups of acronyms to their related networking topic, knowing what they are and , just as important, knowing what they are not, became much easier. Knowing the acronyms, in my opinion, is crucial.

The exam tips in the book are relevant and accurate. Know the OSI and TCP/IP layers, port numbers, cable types, command prompt tools, subnetting, etc. All the information is there. It is just a matter of studying and organizing it all well enough to remember it. My personal tip is "know your acronyms!"

Passing the test really comes down to two things: 1. How experienced you are with networking? and 2. How good are your study skills? This is also covered in the first chapter of the book.

I think most people want to know if the test can be passed with this material. I am proof that it can. However, it was simply due to studying the material hard and long enough to have a relatively good understanding of not only what things are called but also how they work. It isn't terribly difficult material but there are a lot of topics to cover and some require in depth working knowledge. But, again, it just comes down to dedicating enough time and energy to studying in order to learn the material.

Good luck!
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Solid Exam Coverage March 21 2012
By Eric McCoy - Published on
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One of the first things you will notice in the book is that it gives a table to help calculate your time of study required. This is very helpful in planning a schedule and setting an exam date. After taking the exam there only seemed to be a handful of questions that were not covered by the material and these could have been unscored seed questions.

The number of acronyms that you must know for the exam is huge. This book includes them and the practice exams will test you on your ability to remember what they are. There are many tables in the book and you need to know this information. For example, know the different types of cabling and connectors, along with their properties. There are vast numbers of diagrams and pictures in the book to help you understand and visualize the information that is being presented.

I found the book to be a fairly easy read. The images and diagrams help to break up the pages a lot better than books that take the wall-of-text approach. Personally, I found that reading 20-45 minutes at a time worked very well and most chapters would take 2-3 such sessions.

I have 8 years of experience in the IT field, mostly Windows server and desktop support. I left the field about 4 years ago. I read this book twice, one month between reads. I also took both practice exams twice. My total time was 46 hours of preparation. I scored 860 on the exam.

If you are new to the field I would still suggest a second text as it often helps to have the material presented in multiple ways. I can not suggest any other books as I have not read any besides this one.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
EXCELLENT! March 11 2013
By Christopher H - Published on
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I read this book in 3 weeks, studied for an additional week with the included practice exams from Measureup and passed the Network+ exam with a 90%! I do work in the IT field and had a few years of experience prior to taking the exam and reading this book, but I feel like even the most novice reader would have no trouble at all passing the exam after reading this. Everything is clearly explained and Mike points out certain sections which can be skipped over if you are only wanting to learn what is relevant to the exam. One of the things I liked the most about this book is that you learn real information and not just what you need to pass the exam (although you can read just those sections if you so desire). There are several exam tips highlighted throughout each chapter as you read so you can be sure of what to know when you take the exam. There are 10 multiple choice questions and answers at the end of each chapter so you can check yourself to make sure you read everything. I did all of them immediately after reading the chapter and then went back and re-read anything I missed. The practice exams from Measureup are very valuable. It comes with 2 of them and they are very close to the questions you will see on the Network+ exam. I've read several IT exam books in the past and none of them even come close to the quality of this book. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to pass the Network+ exam or is just wanting to learn more about networking itself. Way to go Mike, thanks for such a great book!
18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Feb. 7 2012
By Penny G - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I went to a book store to buy the hardcover of this book and I absolutely LOVE it. He is concise and very easy to follow. I am already several chapters in and feel very confident in the author and his writing style. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get into the networking field with little or no networking experience. Buy this book hardcover or CD-Rom.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
TOP-NOTCH! Aug. 23 2012
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Network+ by Mike Meyers is right on the money. In my opinion, the 682-page book is well laid out, well written and covers all objectives necessary to pass the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ exam. Be advised, however, that Network+ is crammed full of complex, mind-boggling information, so it's not an easy read. It covers everything from from the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) seven-layer model and the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model, to network topology, all the way through each network objective and, finally, to building a functional SOHO layout and trouble-shooting a full-fledged network. It's all in the book. It's definitely not light reading and, of course, your success in understanding the material also depends on how much-hands on experience you have. The TIA recommends you have nine to twelve months of actual field experience. But experience isn't absolutely necessary. I have no network experience. Zero. But even so, I had no trouble following Mike's discussion of the subject matter, and I attribute that directly to Mike Meyer's straight foreword and well-organized writing style. He definitely knows how to put together a textbook. I do have one minor criticism. I didn't quite get Mike's explanation of classless CIDR subnetting. I read the section over and over, but it just wouldn't sink in. I got the concept, but the mechanics wouldn't work for me. I finally had to consult other sources.

There are practice exams on the accompanying disk to test your progress. I found those useful. And, if that isn't enough, you can always read Mike's follow-up book, "Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport, 4th Edition (Exam N10-005) (CompTIA Authorized)" Since I'm a total beginner to networking, I bought both books from Amazon at the same time. I have read other books by Mike Meyers including CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition (Exams 220-801 & 220-802), Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Certification Passport, Fourth Edition (Exams 220-701 & 220-702)and CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam FC0-U41) They were all topnotch. I highly recommend this book to anyone studying for the Network+ exam.