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    Tyler Stewart

    My understanding is that in order for DHCP to work, one system on the LAN must be running DHCP server software. If that is correct in an office or corporation environment where they have dedicated systems for DHCP, what is providing the DHCP service in a simple home network where there may be a simple router or router/modem combo and a few hosts? There is no dedicated system to provide the DHCP service. I think I may have read that some routers are able to provide this service, but what I've learned so far makes me think that home users could also possibly be using a DHCP server from their ISP that is out of sight out of mind.

    Trying to lock down my understanding of DHCP in the SOHO environment. Could someone provide comment? Thank you!

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    @wes-bryan @Cherokee-Boose Thanks both of you, great content so far per usual.

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    It certainly does help, thank you. Solved.

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    Hello,

    Recently passed 902 to complete my A+ cert, jumping right into Network+. I am familiar with the OSI model just from my own research while consuming the A+ material, but it appears that this is going to be a big thing for Network+. In the very first episode of Network+, Wes is going over some details about the layers and says "So if this doesn't make sense, it would be a good time to check out the OSI and TCP/IP episodes that we do have so that you guys will be aware of that."

    So my initial question was where is the OSI episode located, but I just paused from typing this to skim through the episodes and I see that it is toward the bottom. This leads me to another question, however. With the A+ material, I consumed the episodes in order and felt that we were guided to consume them in order. Should we be consuming Network+ in a different order? I am definitely going to take Wes's advice and watch the OSI model video and then come back to the beginning, but what if the OSI model video contains info that I need previous episodes to understand? It seems that the OSI model videos perhaps should have been the first. Wes, let me know if I should listen to video version of Wes, or if I should continue consuming the course in the order it is presented. Thanks!

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    @wes-bryan
    Excellent, will look into these, thank you again.

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    @wes-bryan
    Wes, I really appreciate the response. Thank you. Considering how expensive it is to get the vouchers to go take the exams, my main priority is to not be under prepared when I sit down to take the test. In other words, it isn't that big of a deal to me that the information within the course is not comprehensive, like I thought it was when signing up, but it is a big deal that I now know that the intention of the course is to lay everything out, go into detail about a number of things, but encourage reaching out to other sources for additional understanding.

    I wonder if you had any recommendations for going about this? It is reassuring that user Kyle above had success by consuming the course videos and memorizing with the transcender flash cards, because that is what I'm currently doing. If you have any additional advice please include, and you can mark the thread solved. Thanks again.

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    @Kyle-Kohl
    Hey Kyle, thanks very much for the response. I agree completely about not expecting all the information to be from a single source. I don't mind that at all. I just wasn't expecting such a disconnect between the material. And now I'm a bit concerned about the inconsistencies between the material, as I edited into my first post. Those are two examples of a handful of conflicting answers between the material.

    Would you happen to know where the material is that the trancender flashcards are based off of? That is what I would like to be studying. For now the flashcards are great.

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    Hello. I recently finished up the hardware section for the 220-901 A+ material. Before I jumped into the next section I wanted to do some studying, so I checked out the trancender flash cards. I was happy to see that you could break down the flashcards into each section, a very handy feature. What I wasn't happy about was that I was 20 cards in and had marked every single one for review because I didn't know the answer to any of them. These flashcards go into specifics that are not included in the ITproTV course. And it isn't just a few. I would say the majority. I can remember more than a couple times that the presenters actually said "comptia isn't looking to go that specific". Before I signed up for a membership last week I entered the chat and asked an associate if this program allowed you to bypass purchasing books. She said yes, and that the courses are designed to provide all necessary information to pass the exams. So I'm wondering if either that was not true or either transcenders info or ITpro's info is outdated with each other.

    I would feel different if the presenters were forward about having to supplement the video material with additional information, but like I said, they say multiple times that comptia isn't going that specific on multiple topics. We didn't learn what a print spooler was, or how vertical and horizontal refresh rates work. We didn't learn about CPU throttling or the xerographic technique for printers. My first flash card asked me what the transfer speed of USB 1.0 is. The only thing they say in the coursework about USB 1.0 is that it was not widely adopted. The course did not prepare me to answer that question. One of many examples.

    Can anyone comment on their experience with the A+ exam and how it was compared to the ITpro course and the Trancender practice questions?

    Edit: "Which processors use LGA 1155 sockets?"

    Trancender answer: Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon

    ITpro course answer: Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Xeon

    "Which processors use FM2 sockets?"

    Trancender answer: Athlon X2 and Athlon X4

    ITpro course answer: AMD Trinity

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