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MCSE is dead, long live CCNA

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Bonneville, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Bonneville

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    Hello all,
    My first forum post and hoefully not my last. I'm bored with the MCSE stuff and have decided to start the CCNA next month at a local college (only one evening a week). I want to enter the Storage Networking area of IT eventually. Any sugestions as I'm no spring chicken anymore?
     
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  2. Sparky
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    How far did you get with your MCSE studies mate? 8)
     
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  3. Bonneville

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    All of NT4 and parts of 2000 and 2003.
     
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  4. Theprof

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    Good luck with the studies BonneVille
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Cool, are you working in IT at the moment? Getting into the Cisco side of things can be fairly difficult. 8)
     
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  6. Bonneville

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    Thanks for the support.

    I'm the Network Manager of a Secondary School. Not much network managing (some politics though!). Got too involved in the school specific side of things and techie stuff has suffered. I prefer hands on and after taking the school from archaic Novell 4.11 to Windows 2000 and XP a couple of years ago things are stale here and I need to move into a more dynamic environment.

    Sparky, where are you in Scotland? Just spent 10 days on the Isle of Arran.
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Im in Glasgow mate, how was Arran? I was over there at the start of the year, the ferry ride was fun and games! :biggrin
     
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  8. Bonneville

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    WET!

    Had one really good day (weather wise) when we climbed Goat Fell (my first time). Been to the island 3 times now as my girlfriend's parents live there and hope to go there either in October or Christmas.

    Also managed to see the Highland Games - another excellent day.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Cisco has some storage networking certifications, but to be honest, I don't know many companies who use Cisco equipment for storage networking... so I don't know how helpful it will be to you. If you're interested in the CCNA, go for it... it couldn't hurt.
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    Is that Ballamory :D

    with the crap inventor bloke and crazy woman bus driver :D

    Only kidding guys
     
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  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  12. nXPLOSi

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    Welcome to CF :) !
     
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  13. Princey

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    welcome!

    i have some study notes from when i did my CCNA if your interested? :)

    enjoy your stay ;)
     
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  14. Princey

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    Oh, and MCSE isnt dead ;)
     
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  15. Phoenix
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    We only recommend the Cisco MDS range for storage networking, its some of the best technology out there

    that said, there are still plenty of examples where a Brocade silkworm fits the bill
    Cisco's new line of low cost FC switches are increasing penetration though

    iSCSI is the future of most storage networking though in all fairness, so any networking skills can have an impact on your understanding in that field

    CCNA isn't a bad place to start for networking knowledge, it wont help you that much on the storage train though :)
     
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  16. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :D
     
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  17. Bonneville

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    No, the MCSE isn't dead. As far as I am concerned it is (regarding any immediate further study).
    I've got loads of material (Cisco) to be getting on with including videos, simulators and books, but thanks for the offer. I'm trying to get some equipment together to practice at home.

    Motivation was a major factor I have given up the Microsoft route and not using the majority of the content in any job I've done.

    As for the Storage route. Cisco do not give any intermediate exams between CCNA and CCIE as far as I can see.
     
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