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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by rowley73, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. rowley73

    rowley73 Bit Poster

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    Hi everyone,
    Im just starting out on the self study route towards gaining a CCNA. Ive got the ciscopress companion 1 2 3 + 4 and am about to purchase bosons netsim, with a view to purchasing some hardware in the future. I've got a HNC in communications and currently work with Nortels Optical SDH Multiplexers (STM4 -STM16). How long should it take for a cisco novice to get certified?
     
  2. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Welcome to the forum mate.

    It depends on how much time and effort you put into it, as with all certs. There are a few Cisco guys around and they will be along shortly to give you a better idea.
     
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  3. rowley73

    rowley73 Bit Poster

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    I'll have plenty of time on my hands over the next few months and hopefully just as much effort.
     
  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum mate gald you've joined us :biggrin
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    can I have a few STM-16 multiplexors please? if I can just combine 4 STM-16 lines I can get an STM-64 and fill my filestore in a matter of minutes:D
    I can feel the bandwidth now, muhaha! :)

    Welcome mate, what sort of networking experiance, if any do you have, I know its not always a requirement when working with equipment, but the kit you use may require a fair bit of networking knowledge already, in which case the majority of the work is working out the cisco contexts, and how to retrain your mind to think a little differently

    ? is your friend in the IOS, remember that and you can do anything :D
     
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  6. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to the forums, a big CF welcome. Hope you stick around and join in with the gang. Si :)
     
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  7. rowley73

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    No problem. Why not just have a STM-64 DWDM I've got loads in the back of my car Ha Ha :D . I dont actually commission them, we service them and ship them back to Nortel. As far as Data rates and hardware is concerned im pretty much on top of that, but am a complete novice with Cisco hardware and IOS command line.
     
  8. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    what about routing/subnetting etc?
    thats a big player in the CCNA? you have some STM-64s in the back of the car? nice one! :)
    and here i was a few years ago thinking an OC3 was somewhat l33t :D
    whats an STM-64, like an OC192 or something :)
    Mmm OC768, thats what I'm talkin about!
    ok enough of my strange geeky fantasies of bandwidth!
     
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  9. rowley73

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    As we only service them the closest I get to a router and subnetting is an error message stating 'Unconfigured IP address do not forward to router'. Although I have started to poke my nose into our IT dept to see what equipment they use. Yes STM is the European equivelant of the American standard OC. STM-64 is the 10Gbit/s version. Thanks for your replies. I think I'm going to enjoy the next few months getting stuck into this CCNA.
     
  10. tripwire45
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    Greetings rowley. Welcome to CF. Glad you found the joint and that you are making use of the facilities. Hope we can be of service.
     
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  11. Gaz 45

    Gaz 45 Kilobyte Poster

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    G'day.
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Rowley - welcome from me too :)
     
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  13. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Hi there, and welcome to the forum! [​IMG]
     
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