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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Chris F, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Chris F

    Chris F Bit Poster

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    Hi
    My name is Chris and am hopefully working towards my CCNA from scratch,i currently work as a plumber and have been building pc,s and helping friends and family out since 1997,always been into tech and computing in general,im 37 so hopefully i have not missed the boat.I find the networking subject fascinating which is why i have chose the ccna.Seems to be the same principal as plumbing,moving something from one place to the other hehe :)
     
    WIP: A+ N+ S+ CCNA
  2. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome Chris, good luck with the certs you have in your Work In Progress area... have you already started the CCNA?
     
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF Chris!

    Looking at your WIP, CCNA before Network+ is probably the wrong way around, i'd pretty much flip that order to A+, N+, S+, CCNA.

    Best of luck with whatever you decide! 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  4. Chris F

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    I have started with the ccent to give me some grounding.I am up to ssh and telnet ATM and its all sinking in he he. I figured if I master Cisco I would breeze n+. Well I'm hoping so any way. I need hardware tho .I have been using gns3 and its pretty heavy going.
     
    WIP: A+ N+ S+ CCNA
  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I agree that if you can get through the CCENT then N+ will be pretty straight forward, just seems a harder way of doing it I guess.

    If you've got the CCENT, the N+ seems a strange thing to go for afterwards. Also, with the N+, you don't really need hardware so you could've saved a few quid up in the meantime!

    As long as your progressing towards something, its all good! 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  6. Chris F

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    ahhh i see what your saying,maybe i can read through my N+ stuff,see what i have already covered in my ccent and pick it up from there do all my N+ first or even side by side :) something else on the cv i suppose :) i dont think ill get an IT job with Plumbing and heating engineer on it :) LOL :)
    The cert route is all new to me you see, i have a few mates who work in IT and the first thing he said was do Cisco,and as i was interested in networking i started that first, it was only after researching that the N+ came up as another route with the S+. Thanks for the advice dude ,ill have a read through my stuff.
    How did you find your security and n+? was it fairly straightforward,is there no type of lab exam?
     
    WIP: A+ N+ S+ CCNA
  7. nXPLOSi

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    No worries mate, I was there once! Seems like yesterday but was probably about 6 or 7 years ago now! :eek:

    I found the N+ pretty straight forward to be honest. I did find it very interesting so that helped me stay focused and motivated when I eventually got around to cracking open the book, it look about 5-6 weeks all in all. I did have a pretty good knowledge before I started and had already worked in IT for a couple of years, so I'm sure that helped!

    The Security+ I took after I'd done the 270 and 290. It was really just to keep my employer happy at the time, and also because if I got it done before the end of the year, I was Security+ certified for life, rather then these new CompTIA certs that expire every 3 years I believe. It took me 6 weeks and again, nothing too stressful in there, just a solid read.

    When I took both of these there were completely multiple choice questions, but I'm sure I read somewhere that there are also some "Performance Based" questions in there now, which you may want look into! If you've got the cash I definitely recommend Transcender for a mock exam, I've used them for all my exams and they're very helpful in highlighting areas you are weak on and need to re-read/brush up on.

    By the way, I'm hoping to do the CCENT within the next 6-12 months, so I'll have some questions for you soon, haha! 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  8. Hally

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    Good luck ith the CCNA
     
    Certifications: CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, A+ Certification
  9. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to CF
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  10. Jammo1987

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    Welcome to CF and good luck! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCTS (70-515), MCTS (70-516)
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  11. Chris F

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    cheers all ;)
     
    WIP: A+ N+ S+ CCNA
  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  13. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome to CF.
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
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