Moving from a senior developer role to a tech lead/architect type of position has its challenges. Often developer positions have a somewhat limited amount of exposure to the administrative side of IT (comparable to a network admin/engineer). As a tech lead one is expected to be able to communicate competently with many different fields within the IT administrative world. A few months ago I began studying for the Comptia Network Plus certification exam as a means to broaden my knowledge in the administrative side of the IT field.
I found the process of preparing for the Network+ exam to be pretty fun. It was nice to get back into hardcore learning mode. I learned a lot, the amount of knowledge you beat into your head over this period of time is large and diverse.
I am taking the exam March 14th 2014 and will try to post back here with a comparison to what was on the test and the various sources I used to prepare. Posted here , is a link to the reference document I created during my studies for the Network+ exam. Feel free to leave a comment in the Google Doc if you find any problems or have suggestions