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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BOB_R, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. BOB_R

    BOB_R New Member

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    Yo, Names Roberto ( 22 ) i have been working in a Helpdesk/Desktop Role for about 3 years and i would say coasting through each role, i have no problems resolving 1st and 2nd line issues but i am tired of being a phone monkey and wanted to move into a Network Role. I thought about going down the MCP Route but could hardly keep my eyes from shutting while reading through the books. So i have decided to study for the ccent to push me in the right direction, i dont get alot of time working with the network tools , and the company i work for has said that if i pass this they will help with completing my CCNA.

    Anyway i ramble on , thats me hello to you all.

    Rob
     
    Certifications: A+
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    It's great that your company offered to help - many don't!

    Harry.
     
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    WIP: Server+
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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  5. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  6. 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!
  7. BOB_R

    BOB_R New Member

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    Thanx for the warm welcome , also wanted to see if anybody had any thoughts on what kit to buy for studying my CCENT/CCNA , dont want to buy crap :)
     
    Certifications: A+
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  8. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  9. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums…

    As for your question…
    It’s too open ended to answer easily. In a perfect (where money and time is no object) you should buy real equipment. However this decision will change depending on other factors. Here are some examples:
    - Money: Real equipment is expensive. Some prefer the simulators or rack-rental option.
    - Space & Power: Real equipment needs to sit somewhere. There are cables to connect and disconnect while working on labs. Don’t forget these boxes need power!
    - Intentions: Hardware and software become outdated. This happens even quicker in the IT-world, and even quicker when learning a vendor specific subject. The point is, if there is no intention (or a considerable delay of time) of pursuing the next Cisco cert after the CCNA, you can run the risk of equipment going stale, and/or useless.

    In my opinion, you should consider real-equipment if you’re planning to go further than the CCNA fairly soon. Based on your stated experience, I’d say go for the CCNA and get more experience before attempting a CCxP certification.


    Good luck… :study
     
  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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