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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by mallyooh, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. mallyooh

    mallyooh New Member

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    just started A+,N+,CCNA course and glad to find a site where people are in the same boat.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Hi mate,

    Welcome to CF.

    A+, N+, CCNA! Thats quite a big bite, think you should either do A+, N+ and then CCNA, CCNA is quite big!, but it all depends on how much you already know...

    Whats your background?
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
     
  4. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF! 8) and good luck with the certs!

    You studying with a training provider?
     
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  5. mallyooh

    mallyooh New Member

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    yeah its a big bite but i have opted to go with skills train to do the course, so they take you through the A+ and N+ first. ive seen a few bad reports about them since i joined up - hope they are not cowboys. My IT background is fairly limited in work experience terms but i have been building and repairing pc's for friends and family for a number of years. I did an HNC in computing a few years ago but went travelling immediately afterwards so i never got a job out of it, hoping this course will get my foot back in the door.
     
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    WIP: A+, N+, CCNA
  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    When you say you do A+ and N+ first, do you actually take the compTIA exams or are your training provider giving you prepping you for the cisco course using a+/n+ info?
     
  7. mallyooh

    mallyooh New Member

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    you take the exams. apparently they are included in the cost of the course, although there is some confusion around that. You pay for the exams yourself and are then re-imbursed at a later date. sounds strange but i saw a post in another thread by someone who had actually recieved the repayment. so fingers crossed.
     
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    WIP: A+, N+, CCNA
  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    wow, now thats a route i haven't heard of, i mean, i always thought training providers dont courses like that, though you had to do them one at a time, you paying each one individually...

    Could i ask how much this cost??? my estimate it may be around £7k?
     
  9. mallyooh

    mallyooh New Member

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    no they provide the training for all three which you are meant to complete over a period of three years (sooner hopefully). The total cost was around £2800 given to you on credit interest free which you pay back at around £18 a week. My only concern is getting the examinations fees re-imbursed. you do each part of the course one at a time obviously and work up to the CCNA. Not sure how amazing the quality of the learning material is mind you, although i have only just started and im fairly familiar with the A+ material i have looked at so far.
     
    Certifications: HNC Computing
    WIP: A+, N+, CCNA
  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    £2800 seems extremely cheap compared to the prices of the other providers out there, plus you have 3 courses for that, but one question, is there a time scale for you to complete all 3?

    A+ should be fairly easy as you already have some I.T. background
    N+ if you have done networking aswell, that should be ok...
    and then CISCO CCNA, i thinK you only need to complete the first 1 of the five stages to be CCNA, and to complete the other 4 to be CCNP. ...I think
     
  11. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Welcome :)
     
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  12. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Hello! :)
     
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  13. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin
     
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  14. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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