How to Network Tip of the Week #58 – 16th October 2008
Welcome to the fifty eighth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
How to Build Your Own Cisco Home Lab
If you are wondering what to buy, how much to spend and
where to buy the equipment from them this article is for
you. You are going to need about 20-30 hours hands on time
in order to pass your CCNA so it is either use my live
rack or buy your own.
The CCNA and the Credit Crunch
I am seeing many students get qualified and walk into nice
IT jobs and contracts still. Despite all of the doom and
gloom you may be reading in the press and watching on the
news there are still plenty of network roles available and
open for qualified people and I can’t see that changing.
Here are my thoughts.
60 Days to CCNA
I am going to close this down later today until November.
There are plenty of people using the facility now and I
want to make some changes based upon feedback so far so if
you have been waiting then now is the time to act. I will
not be letting the odd one sign up here and there like I
did last time.
I am looking for some contributors to add articles about
Cisco exams and CCNA related topics such as the above CCAN
home lab article.
If you would like to join the writing staff of howtonetwork
(which you can add to your resume) please send me a sample
article (preferably in html format) to:
My Exam Day Experience – By John D.
Last week I spoke to one of my howtonetwork.net students
who recently re-took his CCNA. He didn’t have the best of
experiences, partly due to his lack of preparation and
partly due to faults with the testing software.
When you read it you will gain some valuable tips for your
CCNA Simplified – Out Now
If you haven’t ordered your copy yet then it isn’t too
late. The first run of copies are now in the hands of
their proud owners.
Members get a special price plus an extra 10 hours rack
time when they invest in a copy.
I have added a few CCNA and study articles to my IT
training site www.networksinc.co.uk and if you are still
studying for your CCNA or CCENT you will find some of them
CCNP Boot Camp
Last 1 seat available for our CCNP boot camp in the UK.
Cisco Exam Coaching
I have been asked several times over the last few months
if I am available to do some private coaching for a few
weeks for individuals who need some extra support to get
through their CCNA or CCENT.
Up until now I have been too busy getting CCNA Simplified
out as well as other projects. I have a few weeks free
leading up to November and can literally take on a hand
full of clients. I only want to work with people who are
serious about passing their exam. If you work with me you
will pass. Period.
I can also assist with you getting into your first IT role
as well as how to approach companies. I have posted a page
where you can join a waiting list and the programme should
go live next week.
Anyone on the waiting list will have first refusal for the
seats. There will be a charge for the programme which will
be weekly and from start to finish should take you 2-8
weeks depending upon your experience and free time to study.
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