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Looking for some advice

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by ajpr, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. ajpr

    ajpr New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm thinking of studying for the CCNA. I am wondering though, what sort of study do you have to do?

    From reading these forums there appears to be a practical element. How do you study for that? Can it be done entirely with simulators. I'm on a very limited budget, and there's no nearby (within 50 miles) that appears to do any certification.

    I have some very basic networking knowledge, and would like to basically find out what is required to do a CCNA cheaply.

    Thank you for any serious replies :)
     
  2. Sparky
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    Do you work in IT just now mate?
     
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  3. ajpr

    ajpr New Member

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    Not really, no. I've done a small amount of IT work in the past, but nothing useful.
     
  4. Sparky
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    Perhaps start with the Network+ then? It will give you the basics to networking which is a good foundation of knowledge to have before looking at Cisco certs. 8)
     
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  5. ajpr

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    Thanks for that sparky. I guess I should go with the Network+. I'm thinking this is going to be expensive though
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    Not if you self study it wont be.
     
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    Hi, guys.

    This book looks like it would be most helpful to me too. One question though - it says on the cover that it covers the 2005 exam. Has the exam changed seriously in the past few years?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  10. -Mercury-

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    That's the right book for the current exam. I used that book and the Mike Meyers all-in-one to pass the exam last month.

    I believe they're changing the exam next year.

    Good luck.
     
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