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Newbie and Self Studying!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BigtimeJimmy, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. BigtimeJimmy

    BigtimeJimmy New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum and it looks like there is some great advice on here and lots of people just starting out :D

    My name is James and I am currently studying N+ - CCNA and CCNP through Skills Train (Very good I must add). I can't wait to get onto the Cisco stuff and keep jumping ahead lol.

    Thought I would say hi :eek:

    First questions which seems a bit stupid but: When your rack mounting Cisco Routers (I have a 2610) when looking to buy and they are sold as 9U for example. What does the "U" mean? Is it units. So if I buy a 9U it would hold 9 bits of kit for example 9x2610's? What Size would you recomend for a CCNP lab?
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+/N+, OCR Level 2, NCFE Level 2
    WIP: CCNA - CCNP
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome!

    Do the 2610s came in 1RU or 2RU flavours...or both? If your 2610 is 1RU then yes 9 could fit in a 9RU cabinet...but it would be tight! Explanation of RU can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_unit

    As for Cabinet sizes...well that depends on what you're going to whack in it...how many switches, routers, servers etc. Add up all the RUs and then add a little more to it for space and future proofing!
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
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  3. BigtimeJimmy

    BigtimeJimmy New Member

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    Thanks Drum Dude thats a brilliant help and now I understand it. It really was that simple lol :biggrin
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+/N+, OCR Level 2, NCFE Level 2
    WIP: CCNA - CCNP
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome:D

    NB
     
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  6. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  8. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  9. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I have to ask, whats your networking experience? If you're doing the CCNA and CCNP and you have no real world experience then I think you're wasting your money. Neither of the Cisco certs are entry level, infact the CCNP is designed for Networking Professionals (hence P in the cert).

    I just think it's a tad strange that you're learning all three at the same time.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  10. BigtimeJimmy

    BigtimeJimmy New Member

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    Hi Simon, what i'm doing is the N+ first and then CCNA and finally CCNP. I have A+ and MCSE but I want to work purley in networking. I currently work for BT and plan the fibre network for south east region. I worked in the field for 3 years before hand setting up routers and the like. I just wish to take it to a more professional level by getting the certs :-)
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+/N+, OCR Level 2, NCFE Level 2
    WIP: CCNA - CCNP
  11. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    Good luck with your studies :D
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Welcome to CF Jimmy :biggrin

    Pete
     
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  13. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome to CF! :D
     
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