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CompTia Network+ Certified

Posted by David  •  Jan 25th, 2014 7:13:16 pm - Subscribe | Mood: happy | Music: No music

Just a follow up on my Network+ Certification.

Network+ CE Certified

Hi there, as you may already know by the title I am now CompTIA Network+ Certified. Hooray! I can honestly say that this was not an easy exam for me since my background is in web development / programming. I had about 7 network simulations and 73 various network+ questions.

Now before you pass judgement let me explain my background in computer networking. Well first off, it consisted of a SOHO with a WAN connection to a router connected to X amount of LAN connections. The router/wap also included XX amount of devices, all that required a WPA2 Enterprise authentication. Since then I have identified every device on the network and have assigned the most important ones a static/reserved local IP address.

I have done so much work to my internal network such as creating limitations on signal strength, DMZ addressing for my web server, MAC address filtering for my devices, and setting up an IDS and IPS.

I did most of this while I studied for my exam. It gave me a live/ lab production environment to work on. (keeping in mind I made the necessary backups / documentation AS ALWAYS in case of a catastrophe). The idea in doing all this was to take myself out of my comfort zone and into uncertainty. I believe it's one of the easiest ways to learn.

BTW: I just want to let you know that I do work full time at a well known company in here in San Antonio. My job requires me to manage certain situations on the network. BUT, can I create experimental situations on a job's network? The answer is NO

The best place to do this was in my SOHO.

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