Certifications and Training


#1

It’s time to get cracking on certs again. I’m tired of waiting around for work to send me to my requested training (I’ll post that story in a War Story). Gratch is also trying to study for a cert so I’m looking for resources. Namely test engines. I usually go for TestKing but for the amount of tests I will be taking plus what Gratch will be doing, that will get expensive real quick. I remembered BrainDump from back in the day and they offer a $30 a month subscription to about 4500 certs. That seems like a good deal for us as we can share it. Question is, are they any good? Anyone have any other suggestions for cramming for cert exams?


#2

My roommate is a Linux teacher at a local trade school. I’ve asked him for some resources, since part of his job is helping students prep for cert exams. I’ll let you know as soon as I get a reply.


#3

Thanks Nabiki. I am taking the Linux Foundation Intro to Linux @ edX which is good. But I’m always on the lookout for other resources. Linux know-how can get me some nice dollas out here and I like it.


#4

Well after looking into braindumps.com it may be more of a scam. But I’ve found some other resources for anyone looking for classes.

Microsoft Virtual Academy (Windows) - When in doubt, go to the source
Red Hat Training (Linux) - And when in more doubt, go to the open source (see what I did there?
Cisco Learning Network (Cisco) - For switches and routers and etc.
Pluralsight (Everything) - This was TrainSignal till they got bought out. Another subscription based model but seems to have a better record than the other site.


#5

I used braindumps.com 15 years ago when doing an MCP (NT4) - more recently, Avanset Visual CertExam (for VCP 5.1). I found VCE to be very good.

There is another excellent product I used 5+ years ago when preparing for various bits of my MCSE, but I’ve forgotten what it’s called… I’ll poke around my pile o’digital crap and find the name.


#6

The school my roommate works for uses ExamView. It costs, but it’s pretty close to the actual tests.


#7

Thanks Nabiki, I’ll keep them in mind.


#8

Time to revive a dead thread.

I have a few resources for the comptia net+ test that im am studying for, I use exam compass to practice on, as well as the study books for the n10-006. I think they just went to a new test and was hoping to know how different it was from the current one (if anyone here has taken it).

I have my A+ . What certs are more desirable in general?


#9

All of them. :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

Fair enough.
I think i should ask if my work will/would pay for me to take the cert test or at least the study materials.