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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by vitamin, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. vitamin

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    Well since the red text asked me so nicely to say hello, I thought why not.:)

    I'm here looking for information on ccna courses.

    Im currently a partner in a computer business I started up when I left at school at the age of 16. I have come from doing mainly home computers repairs to installing & configuring servers, networks, and various other bits and pieces.

    Anyway:biggrin
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) !
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome, I was wondering why you don't take the Network+ first as that will assist you in the CCNA as well as any other higher networking exam/cert :)

    -ken
     
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  5. onoski

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    Welcome to CF:biggrin and must say am impress about you going for the CCNA not an easy cert in any form or way. Well don't mean to judge but may ask, do you have an hands on practical experience with Cisco kit?
     
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  6. vitamin

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    ^^Indeed I do.... i have played about with cisco 2611's and 2950's etc the odd pix as well o and least I not forget the damn sexy 7940 IP Phones.

    I was thinking about doing my Network+ before my cisco, but I seem to be around Cisco kit more and more at the moment and I really do need better knowledge/understanding of cisco equipment.

    I'm thinking about going to a training centre for a week and getting my CCNA. Anyone agree/disagree?

    Sam:D
     
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  7. onoski

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    Hi Sam,

    Anything is possible, however in this regard if you have solid hands on practical experience from a network user production environment then hey it can happen. Just a weeks training seems a little too short a time to do the training and take the exam again with indept experience it can be done.

    So do you have real world experience? If you do then go for it but be warned even people with experience has been knowned to fail this exam more than twice. I personally would advise you go for the Network+ first, get real world experience then go for the CCNA. Anyway, what ever you decide lets know how you get on. Best wishes:biggrin
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    If you already know the Network+ stuff, then it should be a breeze, so go grab it. If you don't already know the Network+ stuff, then it's stuff that you SHOULD know, so go learn it. Either way, Network+ is highly recommended before pursuing the CCNA. :thumbleft
     
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  9. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)

    So which vitamin are you? :D
     
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  10. vitamin

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    Well thanks for the advice people. I will look into the network+ right away. Anyone have information/links to good organisations running both the ccna and network+ courses?

    wizard I'm Hrmmmm still deciding:)
     
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  11. nXPLOSi

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    Why you need a course? Grab the book and get learning, its what most of us do here! :)
     
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  12. vitamin

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    lol^^ at above, well I prefer to learn that way. Call it being lazy etc but I cant seem to get into the whole self study thing. I have had my two Cisco CCNA Companion guides (bibles lol) here for ages and cant seem to take the information in.:dry
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    If you have trouble with self-study, it's best to get over that problem and learn how to do it now. The overwhelming majority of companies will neither spend the money on expensive training courses, nor will they allow you the time away from "real work" to go take a training course.

    However, if you insist on spending the money, be my guest. 8)
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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  15. Theprof

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    I agree with Michael. In the company that I work for, they like me getting certs, but they won't pay too much for courses, as they know it's something that can be done through self study. Just like Michael recommends. Learn to self study because if you are pursuing an IT career in the future, you will constantly have to upgrade your skills through learning the new technology and paying to take courses all the time is way too expensive unless you have the money and don't mind.

    Good luck with the studies mate. Oh and Welcome to CF!:biggrin
     
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