How to Network Tip of the Week #94 – 9th July 2009
Welcome to the ninety fourth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Welcome to another weekly tip.
A bit of a shorter tip this week sorry. I am busily
putting the finishing touches to this weekends seminar on
how to build your own successful IT company.
This is your last ever chance to attend…I am not
planning to run another. To attend will work out better
value than buying the product when it is ready to buy.
Well done indeed to the below people who have put the
effort in and got the results:
Lee Aspley who said:
Just passed my CCNA exam with a score of 916. There is no
way I could have done it without this invaluable resource.
Lee Aspey CCNA’
Tendai Kavu passed on his second attempt and said:
Just a note to say I passed my CCNA this morning (2nd
attempt). I was a little more relaxed this time and was
able to finish with time to spare.
Many thanks to Paul for all the material on this site
especially the videos on subnetting. I think like most
people I happened to stumble across the videos first on
YouTube and decided to join the site.’
Well done all of you.
Well done Stuart Juggins.
My friend and business partner Stuart Juggins has passed
his CCIE exam. He is CCIE 24803.
Stuart and I are preparing to launch the Cisco weekend
model in the USA at the moment and the web site should
be ready later next week. We will be releasing the 101
labs for the CCNA book in a couple of weeks time.
You can learn more about Stuart and Cisco boot camps in
the UK from CCNA to CCIE at:
We Are Hiring
We have a new support guy on the site. Jon Rees is half
way through his CCNP and is now supporting the rack
customers as well as updating the site with content. Jon
was actually a former CCNA boot camp student and now runs
his own CCNA courses in North London and Cardiff
PaulBrowning.com is Live
I am actually more interested in personal development,
self esteem improvement and internet marketing than
To this end I have launched www.paulbrowning.com which is
a site for anyone else interested in those things. I have
yet to add a bit more content including an interview I
did yesterday with one of the UKs top counselors who is
also a good friend of mine.
The site is not quite live to the public yet but I thought
you would want to be the first to see it.
In the meantime, anyone who joins the tip of the week
also gets a copy of my new e-book ‘How to Get Anything You
Want in Life.’
Free Rack Hours
Thanks to Paul Davis who posted a useful update on how
Java can break the SDM interface. Paul gets 10 extra
Make sure you don’t break your SDM interface when you
The rack is pretty stable at the moment but we have to
reboot it every week.
Please, Please, Please do not add any passwords to
any devices. They are blocked so if you work out some
sneaky way to add them please don’t. Please don’t change
the config registers either if you find a way.
Several customers lost rack slots and we had to call out
an engineer to recover a router on the weekend. I’m
afraid I will have to ban the culprit from the racks.
I have been asked if I am open to feedback about the site.
I actually welcome it but most of the time nobody tells me
what they think. I consider all requests and those which
make sense I integrate into the site.
Please feel free to contact me via the ‘Ask Paul’ part of
CCNA Exam Tips
I presume you all want to pass the CCNA? I ask because I
posted some essential exam tips last week. Tips which I
consider essential and out of 4500 readers 42 read them.
I sometimes wonder what is going on. Anyway, for those
who are bothered, here they are again.
Would You Like to be a Cisco Trainer?
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you a taster of how the business model will work. We are
sourcing a venue in the USA to run the training course
which will be for 7 days in late September.
Please fill in the form below to express your interest.
We will be hosting a webinar and then interviewing
candidates in about 2 weeks time.
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