The Best Study Resources for the CompTIA Network+

Are you ready to start on your path toward earning your CompTIA Network+?  We’ve reviewed a lot of study guides, videos, books and other resources, and these are the resources we’ve found to be the most helpful when it comes to preparing for and passing CompTIA’s Network+ certification.

These are the Top Video Courses Available for the Network+

These are the best CompTIA Network+ study resources that we’ve found after reviewing lots of options.  Since your study time is limited and valuable, you should consider focusing your study efforts on these resources as they are solid learning tools for your Network+ study.  Let’s take a look at our recommended Network+ video courses now.

Recommended Video Course #1:  Kevin Wallace’s CompTIA Network+.  Kevin is usually known for his Cisco Press courses and books, but in this case he produced a Network+ video course with Pearson, and it is pretty well done.  If you use his video course and reinforce it with reading from a study guide, you should be well prepared for the Network+ exam. Your best option to get access to this course is with a subscription to O’Reilly’s Safari Books Online.

Recommended Video Course #2:  Mike Meyers Network+ Certification.  Mike Meyers creates lots of great content for the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications.  His video course on the Network+ is quite good (as are his other video courses) and he ties to the exam objectives pretty well.  This video series can be purchased directly from his Total Seminars website, but you can get full access to this video course for much less at Udemy.

These are the Top Books Available for the Network+

In addition to watching a video series above, you should also read the content that is covered on the exam.  These are the best printed resources available that we’ve found for the CompTIA Network+. Many people with find study guides such as these pretty dry and difficult to get through, but they are a necessity if you want to be fully prepared for the exam..

Recommend Book #1:  Todd Lammle’s CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide: Exam N10-007.  Todd writes some pretty good books on a variety of certifications, such as the Cisco CCNA and CCENT and of course the CompTIA Network+.  This book from Todd is a straight forward read that should be pretty good for anyone, although I think his explanation of subnetting could be a little better here.  But besides that, this is a solid book for your Network+ studies. You can get Todd’s book on Amazon here.

Recommended Book # 2: Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport.  I like most of Mike Meyers’ books as they are well written, informative, and align well to their respective exams.  His Network+ Passport book is designed as an overview, which is perfect if you’re already up to speed on much of the Network+ exam topics, however it is a great supplement for Lammle’s book above as well.  You can pick Mike’s book up on Amazon here.

Additional Items You Need to Prepare for the Network+

Now that we have the video courses and textbooks covered, we should discuss the last few items that will help you earn your Network+.  If you’ve covered the material above, the last step for you will be to get hands on experience with a lab environment. Cybrary’s Insider Pro subscription covers all kinds of cyber security material, including a batch of labs for the CompTIA Network+.  I like Cybrary’s Insider Pro option becuase their simulations can save you a lot of money that you otherwise might spend on equipment. Check out Cybrary here.

Matt Day

Matt Day

Matt Day is a college cyber security instructor with over twenty years of experience in the IT, cyber security and technology training fields. He holds certifications from CompTIA and Cisco, and is the author of the book CCENT Troubleshooting Guide.

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