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Start with CompTIA A+ Certification to Become an Ideal Candidate for Networking or Security Job Roles

CompTIA groups its certifications by specific skillsets, so they are currently categorized into 4 areas: Cybersecurity, Core, Infrastructure, and Additional Professional. To begin your journey with this company and its certificates, you can start with the Core group. These credentials are created to build core foundational skills. They include CompTIA A+, which is the badge that you should opt for first.It is focused on user support and device connectivity. Other certificates under this category are CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+. In this article, we will be discussing the first Core certification.

Detailed information about CompTIA A+ and some ways to get it

CompTIA A+ is a credential, which has been described by the vendor as an entry-level rite of passage for the IT technicians. This description perfectly fits what this certificate is and what it does. It is designed purposefully for those individuals who are seeking a career as a Networking Technician, a Service Center Technician, a Support Technician, or a Help Desk Technician. It covers laptop and PC hardware, software installation, as well as configuration of mobile and computer operating systems.

The A+ certification also tests the student’s understanding of basic networking, security, and troubleshooting skills. This is basically the knowledge that serves as the springboard for more advanced CompTIA security or networking credentials or the ones offered by other vendors.CompTIA reports that at least one million IT professionals are currently the holders of the A+ certificate. This badge is required for the Intel, HP, and Dell technicians. It is also recognized by the U.S. DoD (Department of Defense).

On January 15, 2019, CompTIA released new Core tests for A+. They provide extra focus on the baseline security and operational procedure competency topics. The applicants must pass the 220-1001 (Core 1) and 220-1002 (Core 2) exams. Core 1 comes with mobile devices, virtualization, hardware networking technology, Cloud computing, and troubleshooting. On the other hand, Core 2 focuses on operational procedures, installation and configuration of operating systems, security, and troubleshooting software.

Both tests have a maximum of 90 questions and provide you with 90 minutes to complete them. For the first exam, you need to gain 675 points to get the passing score, and, for the second one, you have to earn more than 700 points. These two certification tests are available in Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and German, and the questions will be in the performance-based and multiple-choice formats. You can also face with drag and drop.

Preparation for the CompTIA A+ exams can take various forms as there are more than a few options available. Classroom training, e-Learning, and self-study are some of the most popular variants the learners opt for. There are different platforms that can provide useful prep resources, such as practice tests, books, exam dumps, and video tutorials that the students can use for free or by purchasing.


The CompTIA certifications do not necessarily focus on a single skill set such as virtualization or networking. Due to this fact, the holders of these credentials may find themselves in a range of job roles depending mainly on their knowledge and experience levels as well as their areas of interest. Typically, the specialists with CompTIA A+ usually find work in the support roles. They can work as Support Administrators, Support Specialists, or Support Technicians. Anyone who is eyeing any of these job tiles is an ideal candidate for the A+ certificate.

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What Does CompTIA Network+ Exam Target? Read to Learn More Including Preparing with Dumps


For every goal, there are steps that you need to cover before you accomplish it. This applies to professional exams, too. There are targets, usually referred to as objectives, which govern the passing of assessments like the CompTIA Network+ that has code N10-007. This post has the information you require for such an exam. Click Here Through it, you’ll come to terms with N10-007 objectives and the role played by dumps in your preparation. So, read and learn the objectives and more about this accreditation!

Network+ Exam Objectives

Passing N10-007 assessment will get you the Network+ certification that can be earned once you master all the test objectives. They are essential for your prep as they point at the areas that need your focus on in this test. Author: Ann W And here are the domains for your forthcoming N10-007 test:

  • Networking concepts

In this topic, students will be learning about ports as well as protocols and their purposes. Included are also devices, their applications as well as services. You’ll also be tasked to learn switching and routing, components for IP addressing, various network types, Author: Jim K topologies, technologies, implementing the right wireless technologies, and cloud concepts as well as their purposes.

  • Infrastructure

In the Network+ exam infrastructure domain, you’ll be tasked with deploying proper cabling solutions as well as installing and configuring network devices. Candidates must also be aware of WAN technologies and the purpose of these technologies for virtualization as well as network storage.

  • Network operations

In network operations, you have to know how to use proper diagrams and documentation in managing networks. Author: William P Another thing specific to this N10-007 objective is learning about business continuity and concepts for disaster recovery. And coverage of common processes for scanning, patching, and monitoring is also included in this part. Other areas of this topic are focused on using methods for remote access and identifying policies as well as best practices.

  • Network security

Network security spans across knowledge areas like tangible security devices, controls for access and authentication, securing basic wireless networks, and knowledge of common network attacks. Spoto >> You also need to be conversant with implementing device hardening for networks and should explain common techniques for mitigation and their use.

  • Network troubleshooting and tools

This is another objective of the Network+ assessment. In network troubleshooting and tools, you need to identify various troubleshooting methodologies and usage of appropriate tools when faced with a scenario. Other areas include troubleshooting commonly occurring wired and wireless connections as well as performance issues and services.

Learning about these objectives is good, but getting deeper into them is more necessary. With techniques that give you clues on what’s to be covered in the Network+ objectives, you won’t have trouble going deeper. Let’s see now how dumps can assist your prep for N10-007 test.

How to Learn Network+ Objectives Better Using Dumps?

Dumps for assessment N10-007 cover every mentioned topic above and help you complete your prep. Author: Marco S The questions carried in them are so good as they are similar to the ones in the main test. Using them, therefore, is a way to experience what it means to be in the exam room and take the questions. With frequent practice using dumps, you’ll eventually attain mastery of the subjects.


As part of learning the CompTIA Network+ exam objectives, make dumps a priority. And since your way of preparation guides the final mark, you should apply determination as you target improvement every day. Your progress today should be different from how it was yesterday. Keep practicing and improving on your N10-007 test preparation!

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[Event Preview] BUKU Music + Arts Project – New Orleans – March 22-23

Nestled right in the heart of New Orleans, BUKU Music + Art Project is a wildly unique festival experience. It has the culture of a boutique event, coupled with the organization and production of a large-scale event, topped off with a diverse and eclectic line-up. On top of all of that, it’s in one of the best cities for dining, partying, and history. Unlike other festivals, located in remote forests and deserts across the US, this is one event you can definitely plan a full trip around.

We went down last year for the first time and couldn’t quite find the words for our experience. It’s culturally relevant, musically intriguing, brimming with top-notch art, and has a world of opportunities after the lights go off. It’s unlike anything else out there.

With that being said, it should come as no surprise that we’re heading back down this year. As we’ve seen in years past, the lineup is artfully crafted, boasting a thoughtful collection of all sub genres of dance, a dash of Top 40, some killer hip hop artists, as well as guitar-heavy emo rock, with Mayday Parade and Dashboard Confessional.

If you’re still on the fence, we recommend tuning in to Music Ninja Radio on BFF.FM this Friday from 4-7PM PST. We’ll be dedicating the first half of the show to everything BUKU.

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[Event Preview] One Love Festival – Lake Perris, CA – 10/20-10/22

It’s tough to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of festivals. With only a limited amount of disposable income, it’s a challenge to pick and choose which ones are worth your time. The heavy hitters are always a good route, whether it be Coachella or Lollapalooza, but those come with a hefty price tag, and an endless sea of people all jockeying to get closer to the stage.

Lately, we’ve been checking out a few festivals that fall into the “Transformational” space. Aside from offering up a solid line up, they have a little more too offer — yoga, bonding ceremonies, healers, live painting, and more.

In a few weeks, we’re going to head out to Lake Ferris, California, which is about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for the One Love Festival. It covers all the bases mentioned above, delivering programming that goes well beyond music. Not to say that we’re not excited for a few of the acts playing — Moby, Mark Farina, and Alex Cruz are a few that we’ve highlighted. But, the thought of a deeper meaning to the festival experience is something we’re excited about, especially after hitting so many that are just about the music over the years.

To switch our usual routine up even further, we’re going to skip the camping, luxury hotel packages, and the AirBnB rentals, instead opting for a completely unique experience. It’s called the Lost Hotel, and it’s unlike anything that we’ve ever heard of.

You set the scene – each cube tent is a blank canvas. At the Lost Hotel we take an expansive notion of the word art. Surprise us. Shock us. Illuminate us. Do it however you please, and the floor, or at least one square cube of it, is yours. We’re specialized at vacation de-programming and, if needed, can help co-create a new story tailored just for you.

If you’re feeling lucky, or if you’d just like to help out with a great cause, our friends at Cadence & Cause have a handful of ways to get into the festival and support Fuck Cancer, a charity that helps with prevention, early detection, and emotional support for those battling breast cancer. From artist experiences with Alex Cruz, to the ultimate festival experience for four people, you have a chance to have the time of your life, all while helping something that affects us all.

While you’re checking that out, feel free to jam on the little playlist we’ve curated below, and get amped for your time out at Lake Ferris.

’Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – Mistreated (Original Mix)’
’Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun (Alex Cruz Official Remix)’
’Alex Cruz – Rubberband (ft. Tania Zygar)(short edit)’
’Rocket Heart Ft Katie Gray’
’Moby – Porcelain’
’Washed Out – All I Know (Moby Remix)’
’The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo – Terra Bella – 01 Shine Bright’
’Karma Fields
’Liquid Love Drops and An
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[Gotta Be] Fresh Coat Mural Festival – LA Arts District – 10/7

We’re gearing up for another trip out to LA. This time, we’ll be hitting up the inagural Fresh Coat Mural Festival, which takes place on the streets of DTLA on October 7th. A beautiful blend of art, music, food, and drinks, this brand spankin’ new block party has something for just about everyone.

Legendary local and national street artists Drew Merritt, Breeze, Vyal, It’s a living, Axis, Carley Ealey, Andrew Hem, and OG Slick will be taking over walls in the Arts District, serving up incredible, live street art for everyone who comes down. On top of that, there are local, curated food trucks from LA dishing out tasty bites, alongside of brews from Angel City Brewing and hand-crafted cocktails featuring Hansen’s Soda.

As if that wasn’t reason enough for you to head down, there’s also a top-notch musical lineup. The day kicks off with old school, hip-hop icons, The Beat Junkies, followed by Peanut Butter Wolf and The Hood Internet. Rounding out the bill are a handful of TMN favorites. Viceroy, who was one of our Resident Artists here at TMN, and the ever-so-chill Poolside. The cherry on top? RJD2 will be closing out the night. We’ve admittedly never seen him live, so you’ll find us front and center as soon as he takes the decks.

The best thing about this fest? It’s free. That’s right. The organizers, The Container Yard and Hansen’s Soda have you covered. All you have to do is RSVP and you’re good to go.

’Poolside – Next to You’
’Poolside & Fatnotronic – Esperar Pra Ver’
’RJD2 – Peace Of What’
’RJD2 – 20 Grand Palace’
’RJD2 – Smoke & Mirrors’
’Stayin’ Alive (Viceroy Edit – TMN EXCLUSIVE)’
’50 Cent – Disco Inferno (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)’
’Peanut Butter Wolf feat. 50 Grand of Homeliss Derilex
Max Mode(1995)’
’Charizma & PB Wolf – Tell You Something (1992)’
’Mocky – Sweet Things (The Hood Internet Remix ft. Donwill)’
’Beat Junkies – Classic material vol 1 ( full mixtape )’
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[Give Back] Win an Arcade Session with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase

Our friends over at Cadence & Cause are at it again. This time around, they’re working with the Circus Records crew, who happen to be our Resident Label of the month, crafting a fundraiser that’s set on helping kids feel empowered through DJ workshops in Los Angeles.

The prize for this campaign is pretty legendary. Two winners, plus one guest each, will get to play arcade games with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase at XLanes in downtown Los Angeles. How do you enter? It’s easy. Just head over to their campaign page and make a small donation to Give a Beat.

The minimum contribution is just $5 and will go directly towards helping underprivileged kids. That’s something we can all swing, especially for a great cause and a chance for an unforgettable experience.

As an added bonus, we’ve dialed up a little Circus Records playlist for you. Throw it on and go do some good!

Sweeps ends on Monday the 5th at 1:00PM PST. Better hurry up!

’Flux Pavilion and DISKORD – Locked In feat. Flowdan’
’Doctor P and Flux Pavilion – Party Drink Smoke feat. Jarren Benton’
’FuntCase and Max Headroom – Lets Do it’
’Cookie Monsta – Ruff feat. Tima Dee’
’Doctor P and Adam F – The Pit (feat. Method Man)’
’MARK THE BEAST – In Love With The Devil feat. Seids (Circus Records)’
’Standard&Push – Wonderland feat. Rebecca Devereux (Circus Records)’
’CRaymak – Tesseract (Circus Records)’
’I.Y.F.F.E and Holly – Big Time Player’
’Cyran – Just Like You (Circus Records)’
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[Festival Review] CRSSD Epic Weekend Recap


(PC: Felicia Garcia / CRSSD Fest)


San Diego’s Waterfront Park hosted its fourth CRSSD Fest this weekend, a place that’s become home to lovers of electronic music across the entire Southern Californian region. Maintaining a similar aesthetic to the previous CRSSD festivals at the park, the scene was filled with feelings of a tropical escape, an escape that differs only so slightly from that of the city the event is held in, but it’s the difference that gives patrons a feeling that they’ve left home and arrived at a new one. The lineup, as always, was stacked with legends and exciting up and comers alike. TMN had the opportunity to check out the show, and we’ve got a full run-down below.

The fest kicked off its first day with huge names like MK, Justin Martin, Miike Snow, Cashmere Cat, and Bonobo. As per usual, Dirtybird showed up in big numbers, and Justin Martin’s set and Shiba San’s set were ones to remember. There’s always something so special about the Dirtybird crowd. Knowing that all of your lives were probably touched at one point by Shiba’s track “OKAY” is a strong bond that not many other labels can achieve, and Shiba’s set was filled with all the depth and bass one would imagine. Justin Martin’s headlining set drew crowds that were worthy of his talent, and the set was an hour and a half of pure bliss. And while Justin Martin was taking everyone on a journey at one side of the festival, house music legend Marc Kinchen (aka MK) was giving everyone an education on the other side of the fest. Pioneering house music with tracks like “Always” from the 90s, MK has his finger on the pulse of house music now more than ever. We were ecstatic to see him headlining, getting all of the glory that he deserves.

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