How much practical work is involved?

si20si20 Posts: 465Member
I just passed the Sec+ with a miserable 752 (needed 750 to pass). There was literally no practical work to do, hence why my revision was non-existent and I scraped it. Is the Network+ practical? I need a course where i'll actually be on a box configuring bits and pieces. I don't want to just read text and answer multiple choice questions.

Thanks all
Future certs: CEH v10 (maybe)

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  • gespensterngespenstern Posts: 1,243Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Red Hat exams are practical. Some SANS/GIAC exams have a practical part, but they are pricey.

    Overall, not that many hands on exams exist because multiple choice is cheap and usually gets the job done.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 873Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    si20 wrote: »
    I just passed the Sec+ with a miserable 752 (needed 750 to pass). There was literally no practical work to do, hence why my revision was non-existent and I scraped it. Is the Network+ practical? I need a course where i'll actually be on a box configuring bits and pieces. I don't want to just read text and answer multiple choice questions.

    Thanks all
    I hear the CCIE has a good bit of practical on it...
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,987Member ■■■■■■■■□□
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  • shochanshochan Techno Dancer ARPosts: 759Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Looks like CEH has a practical now too.
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  • duta74duta74 Posts: 143Member
    All Red Hat exams
    LFCS, LFCE
  • PseudonymPseudonym Senior Member Posts: 325Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I don't think OP is referring specifically to the exam being hands on.

    If you're looking for a hands on networking cert, do the CCNA R&S. I saw you didn't like the amount of acronyms in Sec+. I don't think it'd be an exaggeration to say that there are 3 times as many in Net+.

    CCNA requires lots of labbing, and the exams have simulation portions too. I'm currently working on ICND2 myself and at least half the book is configs.
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  • si20si20 Posts: 465Member
    Thanks for all the replies. You're right I'm not too fussed if the exam isn't practical but I want some labbing through the course. That sinks into my brain way better than reading endless paragraphs.

    I'm going to look into the CEH or CCNA. Quite a big chance I'll go with the CEH because I may be able to get funding from my workplace for that one.
    Future certs: CEH v10 (maybe)
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