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Do you actually work with Cisco kit?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by wagnerk, Jan 19, 2009.

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Do you actually work with Cisco kit?

Poll closed Mar 20, 2009.
  1. Do not use Cisco kit.

    12 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. Use Cisco kit, but not support internally (eg router from ISP)

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  3. Use Cisco kit, supported internally but by another person/dept

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  4. I personally administer Cisco kit

    9 vote(s)
    26.5%
  5. Use Cisco kit, infrastructure is supported by external 3rd party

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I have to ask this...

    There have been a few people that are trying to enter the IT field saying that they wanted to do the CCNA or higher. So I wanted to start this poll seeing how many people here actually administer Cisco kit, have Cisco kit (support by 3rd party or another person/dept) or don't have Cisco kit at their place.

    I wanted to get an idea of the state of play here :)

    -Ken
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Us personally, our whole network infrastructure is done on HP technology. We only have 1 Cisco router which is provided by our ISP for internet access, they support it, we don't.

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Nope, no Cisco here.

    We only have a small infrastructure, but its mostly HP. :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Not used it though I have come across it at client sites but not had to take responsibility for it.

    Have been considering/wondering about CCNA myself
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    We use Cisco Kit, however it is supported by another team.
     
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  6. Suttar

    Suttar Byte Poster

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    Ok so i'm the first person to say, I work with Cisco kit that my team supports. I have configured and worked on, ASA's, Routers, Switches, PIX's etc. I am also currently studying for my CCNA which is booked for the start of feb
     
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  7. mattstevenson

    mattstevenson Byte Poster

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    Unfortunately not in our shop, since it is a small repair shop/retailer. Some of our customers use it though.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    At my last job, I administered all the Cisco routers on our network. I don't administer the production Cisco gear at Boson, but we've got quite the test lab!! ;)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I configure Cisco kit all of the time, however it is only the wireless kit.
     
  10. dalsoth

    dalsoth Kilobyte Poster

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    All HP here, we have a couple of bits of Cisco kit that are managed by the LEA as it links us with the rest of the education network. They have remote access and passwords to get directly into the Cisco stuff, i do not.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCP, MCDST, MCSA, ITIL v3
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    We have a ton of Cisco kit (and others) all over the country. We have a team of people who admin it.

    Harry.
     
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  12. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    We have a couple of Cisco 877 routers that I break/administer myself :D
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I use Cisco stuff but don't support it, that is done by the IT edpt and a 3rd party.

    There are 5 sets of switches in my department. There used to be more but when it was upgaded 2 were not needed anymore.
     
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  14. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Got a mixture of Cisco, Juniper and HP routers and switches. Mainly use CIsco for internet connectivity - which is managed by the ISP - but do have a couple of switches in the data centre and some local switches around our offices. Most of our internal switching is handled by HP gear - half the price of Cisco, easier to use and more reliable. Firewalls are Juniper, as is our SSL VPN.

    For my sins, I do all of it - though most of the heavyweight Cisco stuff (BGP etc) is handled by the US
     
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  15. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Same as Zeb, most (90%+) are HP switches, the rest are Cisco.

    And although I have my CCNA, I don't personally administer the Cisco kit.

    Qs
     
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  16. mcbro

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    I configure routers for the one of the companies i support. Fairly basic level though so never thought to do any Cisco certs.
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    snap.
     
  18. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yup, I do the third line support for a business park that has some Cisco kit and I work on it remotely. Full published class C subnet onto 50 VLANS and also a wireless network. Must admit I’m fairly nervous when making changes! CCNA definitely next year! :biggrin

    Also various Cisco routers on other customer sites but most of our enterprise level kit is from Checkpoint with HP switches.
     
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  19. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    our kit is mostly made by "Extreme" ( not the 90's rock band in case your wondering), We have one cisco pix but that isnt administered inhouse.
     
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  20. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    All of our sites are on MPLS with an ADSL backup line. All Cisco routers and PIX's. ISP will do the initial config of the MPLS routers and then we support them from then on. ADSL is all done by us.

    Main site has Cisco Wireless LAN and HP switches. Mainly suported by moi and my old support manager, but it has become quite apparent he doesn't know as much as he thinks he does so I have almost donned the networking hat for myself.

    My work are putting me through my CCNA, starting within the next couple of weeks hopefully 8)
     
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