Which CCNA Certification Exam is Good to Start First?

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As we all know that CCNA is an entry-level certificate that will lead to other certifications like CCNA Security, CCNP R&S, and many others. CCENT/CCNA R&S is a pre-requisite for all the other CCNA “specializations”, but there is no pre-requisite required for preparing CCNA Routing and Switching. If you are new to networking, CCNA is a little tough exam, but not for who have hands-on experience. There are many new concepts to grasp. It is recommended to take two exams i.e. CCENT and ICND2 if you are starting off as a fresher.

The CCNA course focuses on Networking which includes how to plan, create, manage, and troubleshoot a network. CCNA covers the basic knowledge of IP protocols, LAN Switching TechnologiesWAN Technologies, Routing Technologies, and other concepts. CCNA is globally accepted certification and one can expect better career prospects after achieving the certification.

In CCNA exam there will be around 50–60 questions with a time span of 90 minutes. The question types include multiple-choice questions, drag and drop type questions, and simulations. CCNA exam is available in two languages like English and Japanese.

Where Can I Register for the CCNA Exam?

For CCNA certification exam you can apply online by visit Pearson VUE Official Website http://www.vue.com/cisco/

What are the Benefits of CCNA Certification?

  • By preparing for CCNA R&S certification you are going to increase you are knowledge and also it keeps you active in the latest trends of networking
  • Chance of getting promoted is easy with a good hike.
  • CCNA Certification helps in stable employment in the reputed IT firms
  • Even non-technical background candidate can become a CCNA certified by clearing the examination.

Update for Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Program:

On February 24, 2020, Cisco is going to make changes for CCNA Routing and Switching exam. The new exam covers networking and security fundamentals, as well as automation and programmability. Previously candidate has to take multiple exams to get CCNA certificate, now you have to take only one exam (200–301) to get new CCNA.

The new CCNA will replace the following certifications:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCDA
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

If you are already started preparing for CCNA/CCDA keep going and complete the exam before 23 Feb 2020. If you complete the current CCNA/CCDA before the date you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area.

Check out the official website for Cisco CCNA Routing and switching

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna

You may also interested in practice tests for current Cisco CCNA routing and switching

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/ccna.htm

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is neither associated nor affiliated with Cisco® or any other company. CCNA™, CCNP™, CCENT™, CCDA™ are trademarks of Cisco® and duly acknowledged

 

Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

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If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at]anandsoft.com for feedback or suggestions.

SimulationExams Releases Comptia A+ Core 1 Practice Tests for Mac

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Simulationexams.com A+ practice tests for MacReleased MAC version of  CompTIA® A+220–1001 certification exan.  CompTIA A+ core1 (220–1001) practice tests for Mac offered by SimulationExams.com conform to the latest exam objectives.

The exam topics covered in the practice tests are Mobile Devices, Networking, Hardware, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing and Hardware and Network Troubleshooting. The practice test is prepared by CompTIA certified experts in the field and it may help in boosting the score. The exam simulator is prepared with different types of questions that you may encounter in actual exam, including:

  • Multiple Choice Single Answer (MCSA)
  • Multiple Choices Multiple Answers (MCMA)
  • Exhibit type

The A+ core1 practice tests contain 300+ highly relevant questions with flashcards. The practice tests provides a timed test environment and each question is categorized that helps you to prepare for the actual exam by assessing areas that needs improvement. Customization of exam configuration such as  time, score, pass percentage is possible. A detailed scorecard is generated after submitting the exam, and the review feature allows to cross-check the incorrect answers.

You may also be interested in Android and iOS versions for mobile devices. One can download the apps by clicking the below links

The Windows version of the software is available here:

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is neither associated nor affiliated with CompTIA® or any other company. A+™, Network+™, Security+™, Server+™ are trademarks of CompTIA® and duly acknowledged.

Simulationexams.com Updates Network+ Practice Tests

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Simulationexams.com, recently updated it’s Comptia Network+ practice exam to reflect up to date exam objectives. You may download the most recent practice tests from here: http://www.simulationexams.com/downloads/comptia/network+download.htm

You may also download Network+ cram notes by going to http://www.simulationexams.com/cram-notes/networkplus-cram-notes.htm
Network+ practice tests offered by simulationexams.com consists of 400+ questions with answers and explanations for thorough preparation. The tests are updated from time to time to keep up with the changes in the exam pattern and syllabus. The question types consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs), drag n drop type, and hot spot, and simulations. The question db difficulty is in line with what you encounter in the real certification exam.

The objectives covered by Network+ exam include networking fundamentals, network implementation for home and small business organizations, network security, and professional conduct and practice. You may check out the Network+ practice questions by visiting the site. Another resource available is Network+ labsim from certexams.com.

Comptia Network+ The lab sim contains several labs for hands on practice ensuring thorough preparation before appearing for the Network+ exam. Several labs on networking fundamentals, DNS, DHCP, and network troubleshooting have been provided.  Other practice tests available from Comptia stream are A+ Core 1, A+ Core 2, Security+ and Server+.

Disclaimer: Note that Comptia is a registered trademark of Comptia organizzation, and  Network+™ is a trademark of Comptia. Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia organization.

 

 

 

SimulationExams Releases New Comptia A+ Core1 and Core2 Practice Tests for Mobile Devices

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A+ Core examSimulationexams.com, leading provider of practice exams and network simulators, recently released practice tests for Comptia®. A+ Core1®. and Comptia A+ Core2®. exams.  Currently, the practice tests are available for mobile devices including Android phones and Apple iOS phones. As you all might be aware, the existing exams, 220-901 and 220-902 are going to be retired by 31st July 2019 (English language version). The same are going to be replaced by 220-1001 (A+ Core 1) and 220-1002 (A+ Core 2) respectively. A few significant inclusions are Windows 10 operating system, and enhancement in virtual services such as Cloud services. Mobile devices and security have also been given more importance in recent revision. Over all, 85% of the syllabus remains to be same as that of older one.

Desktop versions of the practice tests will be released in few days and the same will be announced accordingly. The topics (objectives) covered in the new exams are given below:

Exam: A+ Core 1 (Code: 200-1001)

Passing score 675 (on a scale of 100–900)

DOMAIN                       PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION
1.0 Mobile Devices   14%
2.0 Networking        20%
3.0 Hardware            27%
4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing                   12%
5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting          27%
Total 100%

Exam: A+ Core 2 (Code: 220-1002)

DOMAIN                                  PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION
1.0 Operating Systems      27%
2.0 Security                           24%
3.0 Software Troubleshooting             26%
4.0 Operational Procedures                  23%
Total 100%

Number of questions Maximum of 90
Types of questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of test 90 minutes
Recommended experience 12 months of experience as an IT support specialist
Passing score 700 (on a scale of 100–900)

It may be notes that the passing score for Core 1 is 675 where as that of Core 2  is 700 on a scale of 100-900.

The practice tests offered by simulationexams.com cover all the objectives and include performance based questions.

You may download the practice tests by clicking on the links given below:

Android versions of the A+ Exam:

Apple iOS versions of the A+ Exam:

Check out the website for most recent updates and download the software.

All Simulation Exams practice tests, study guides and/or material are neither sponsored by, nor endorsed by, nor affiliated  with CompTIA® or any other company. All trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners and duly  acknowledged. A+™, Network+™, i-Net+™, Server+™,Security+™ are registered trade marks of CompTIA®.

Comptia® Old A+ Exams Retiring By July 2019

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As you might be knowing, Comptia® released new A+ certification exams, namely,

  • Comptia A+® Core 1 (220-1001) and
  • Comptia A+® Core 2 (220-1002)

The exams are already effective, though the older exams Comptia A+ Essentials, and Comptia A+ Practical Application will be live till July 2019. It may be noted that Comptia’s new A+ exams will have more emphasis on virtualization, cloud, and security.  Simulationexams.com is in the process of releasing the practice tests for the same. Check out Comptia A+ Core1 and Comptia A+ Core2 practice tests pages for more details.

It may be noted that you cannot mix and match the new and older exams. Either you have to take both older exams (220-901 and 220-902) or you have to take both new exams (220-1001 and 220-1002). If you are already in the middle of preparation, it is recommended that you prepare for the older exams.

Good luck!

Related post: http://www.simulationexams.com/Blog/2019/01/30/aplus-exams-core1-and-core2/ 

Disclaimer: Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia organization and duly acknowledged. A+ Core1 and A+ Core2 are trademarks of Comptia organization.

CertExams.com Updates SwitchSim for Juniper JUNOS/ iOS

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Certexams.com updated Switch Network Simulator (SwitchSim) for Juniper JUNOS/ Cisco iOS switches. The recent update includes the following:
1. Explanation has been added to each lab at the end
2. “show” commands have been expanded
3. Some bugs have been fixed.
The software is useful for candidates preparing for Juniper/Cisco certs like CCNA and JNCIA. The software may be download by using the following link:
http://routersimulator.certexams.com/switch-simulator-download.html

The available labs may be view here:
http://routersimulator.certexams.com/switch-simulator-labs.html

Other software available include CCNA Network Sim, Juniper JNCIA network simulator, A+ lb sim and others.

ExamGuides.com Website Update

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Exam Guides CCNA, CCNP A+ExamGuides.com, a leading exam cram website for IT certs has been updated to provide better user experience by incorporating breadcrumbs, horizontal navigation, and search engine optimization. The website offers exam cram notes on CCNA, CCNP, Comptia A+, Network+, Juniper JNCIA, and others. The cram notes is free and useful for candidates preparing for certification exams for final review of the syllabus. Check it out!

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New A+ Exams Released by Comptia, named A+ Core1 and A+ Core2

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Comptia organization, a pioneer in promoting computer skills among youth in USA and worldwide, released new A+ exams on 15th Jan 2019. The exams will be replacing the current A+ exams, namely A+ Essentials exam (220-901) and A+ Practical exam (220-902). The new exams have been named as A+ Core1 (200-1001) and A+ Core2 (200-1002) and available from Jan 15th 2019.

Important features of new exams:

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.

CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Important features of the exam: These are not much different from its predecessor except for syllabus.

  • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions per exam (same as 901/902)
  • Types of questions: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based (same as 901/902)
  • Duration of the exam: 90 Minutes per exam (same as 901/902)
  • Recommended experience: 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field (same as 901/902)
  • Languages offered: English at launch​. German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish in 2019  (added simplified chinese!)

Simulationexams.com will be providing the A+ Core1 and A+ Core2 practice tests in due course and the subscribers will be provided with an intimation on the availability of the practice tests by newsletter.

The exam objectives for A+ Core 1 200-1001 are given under:

Sl. No.    Domain           Weightage (in percentage)

1.0  Mobile Devices 14%
2.0 Networking 20%
3.0 Hardware 27%
4.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing 12%
5.0 Hardware and Network Troubleshooting 27%
Total 100%

As far as the syllabus is concerned, there are quite a few changes in A+ Core1. The major changes are with Mobile Devices, Virtualization and Cloud Computing. You may expect more questions targeted in these areas.

The exam objectives for A+ Core2 (200-1002) are given under:

Sl. No.    Domain           Weightage (in percentage)

1.0 Windows Operating Systems 29%
2.0 Other Operating Systems & Technologies 12%
3.0 Security 22%
4.0 Software Troubleshooting 24%
5.0 Operational Procedures 13%
Total 100%

mobile device synchronization, various methods for securing mobile devices have been covered thoroughly in the syllabus.

Note that older exams, 220-901 and 220-902 are available till July 2019 and candidates who have already in the middle of preparation can take the older exams. If you have just started the preparation or going to start, it is recommended to go for 1000 series of A+ exams. Note that mix and match is not allowed for A+ exams. That means, you can’t take for 900 series exam (say, 200-901) and one 1000 series exam (say, 200-1002) and can’t get certified. Either you have to take both 900 series exams or both 1000 series exams.

We will be adding some practice questions soon! Keep watching!

Good luck!

SimulationExams.com Labsim Update

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Simulationexams.com, leading practice tests provider, recently updated Network+ lab simulator with additional labs and fixing known bugs. The labsim offers virtual labs for hands-on practice and useful for candidates preparing for A+ and Network+ exams, offered by Comptia organization. The available labs include DNS/DHCP configuration, motherboard components identification, MB connector configurations, peripherals configuration, hardware troubleshooting, and OS installation and configurations. The software is available in both trial and full versions, and may be downloaded from the product home page given below:

http://www.simulationexams.com/LabSim/network-lab-simulator.htm 

Alternatively, it is available with exam simulator, offering both labsim and examsim in the same package. For more information, please visit the product page here:

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/comptia-netplus-practice-tests-with-labsim.htm

 Disclaimer: All trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners and duly  acknowledged. A+™, Network+™, i-Net+™, Server+™,Security+™ are registered trade marks of CompTIA®. The practice tests material is a copyright of SimulationExams.com and the same is not approved or endorsed by respective certifying bodies.