I've been directed to get a certification by my employer and it looks like I'm going to wind up stuck with Network+. Without getting into how suitable the exam is to determining qualification (or not) for a given position, I'm trying to figure out whether I should take the new ("005") version of the exam, or the older ("004") one, both of which are available as I'm writing this.
Mostly, I'm trying to avoid having to memorize useless "history lesson" questions, like how long a token-ring Ethernet cable can be -- stuff like that. I hope that they take useless stuff out of the newer versions, but I'm concerned they might put more useless stuff in at the same time. Has anyone taken two different versions? Is there a resource somewhere to see what material is no longer expected to be covered?