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Hi, anybody know about cisco IT essentials?

Discussion in 'A+' started by blinky_bill, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. blinky_bill

    blinky_bill New Member

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    Hi!

    I'm 27, own a computer, work in the electronics industry and want to move into IT.
    It seems like the best way to start is by getting an A+ and there is a course at my local college called Cisco IT essentials 1. It costs about £200 and apparantly prepares you to take the A+.
    From what I understand though there are alot of rip-off merchants about, I was wondering if anybody had taken this course and what they think.
     
  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi blinky_bill,

    If you mean the A+ course, loads of folks around here have done it, and I think none will argue about it's value. It's a great entry-level cert on the road to more advanced qualifications, and if nothing else, will give you loads of experience with day-to-day hardware and software.

    I'd say the consensus around here is that it's easily do-able off your own back (ie don't pay anyone else to get you through it) if your prepared to commit enough time and effort.

    There's a lot more help to be found about this within this very forum - take your time, and do some research.

    Oh, btw - why not drop a post in our New Members Forum - it's always nice to get to know new faces :D
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I think what you might be referring to is Cisco's online academy. If I understand you correctly, Cisco is branching out from just offering training on their products to other venues. I knew they were offering courses on UNIX but didn't know they had extended their offerings to the A+.

    The A+ is the right entry level cert to take to start your career path into IT. I think Cisco did a fairly good job at preparing me for my CCNA exam (I passed). I can't speak to how they present the A+ material though.

    btw, welcome. Take a moment to pop up to the New Members forum and introduce yourself to the gang. :)
     
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  4. quackers

    quackers Nibble Poster

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    hi mate

    im currently doing the it essentials with cisco, the way they present the information is superb. Its all online on their academy website, and im told at the end i do the cisco exam and then get a discount voucher to go and do the a+..

    Ace! :)
     
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  5. blinky_bill

    blinky_bill New Member

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    thanks guys

    I'm gonna do it! :)
     
  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Good move fella - best o' luck :thumbleft
     
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  7. quackers

    quackers Nibble Poster

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    go for it fella, tell me what you think of the way the information is delivered.
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    Yes...a report back on how you found the process would be helpful to the rest of us. Thanks.
     
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  9. flame

    flame New Member

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    Have you got a link?

    I can't seem to find any info about this?
     

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