How to Network Tip of the Week #44 – 10th July 2008
Welcome to the forty-fourth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
The Son Becomes the Father
At 0840 on Thursday 3rd July my partner Donna gave birth
to our daughter Grace Lydia Browning. She weighed 6lbs
and 15 oz or 3.1 kg. She was born at our home in a birthing
pool drug free.
Two things changed the instant she arrived. First was a
new found respect for women on my part. What Donna had to
go through to carry Grace for nine months and then deliver
left me speechless.
Second, when Grace came out and looked into my eyes, for
the first time in 38 years I finally understood what
unconditional love means. It isn’t something that could
ever be described in words.
Thank you all for your words of congratulations. I
would appreciate no more e-mails because at 1500 members
it will crash my server. I know you are all very happy
for us all.
Here are a few photos.
Live Rack Update
The rack is now working. I have a crack team of members
using it at the moment and we have found a few small issues
but it is going live for all members of howtonetwork.net
in a few days. Please note that you will be required to
complete the rack training program before your account is
activated. This will ensure you get the best out of it.
The rack tour and training program will be online in a few
days so please keep an eye out for it.
All members of howtonetwork.net will be allocated 15 hours
access for no charge. After that, it will be about $2 per
hour or less if you buy larger blocks. It was going to be
10 hours but since it is very late I am bumping everyone
up to 15.
If you have been thinking about joining us but haven’t yet
then now is a good time to. If you join before 12th July
I will give you 15 hours rack time instead of 10 which is
the standard allocation.
We will be happy to provide certificates of hands on
experience to our members if they want to prove to others
how much live Cisco router and switch access they have.
New CCNAs and CCENTs
Congratulations to the following people who have all
passed their exams this week.
Martin Berrington passed his CCNA with a score of 920. I
know Martin studied hard and deserved to pass.
Richard Barker passed his CCNA with 854. It was his second
attempt because he just missed it the first time.
Patrick Green passed his CCENT with a very nice 922. He
‘I read the Wendell Odom CISCO Certification Library
Book, and I took the ICND 1 class at the [removed] training
centre. After exhausting those resources, I still barely
understood subnetting. With your resources, I can now
confidently subnet any Class A, B, or C network with any
mask. I used your subnetting secrets chart on the exam and
even subnetted some of the exam in my head.
Let me know as soon as you pass so we can inspire the
other members and congratulate you.
10 Reasons Why You Must Pass Your CCNA
Yes, I know you have been meaning to get on with passing
your CCNA. You have some books and maybe a few other study
tools but you never seem to be able to knuckle down and
follow the study plan you keep meaning to write.
Now is the best time for you to pass your CCNA. There are
big transitions taking place in the global economy at the
moment and the certified engineer will always have the
advantage over the person who says he or she can do the
job but has never bothered to take the exam to prove it.
Here are a few reasons you need to get certified ASAP:
Cisco CCNA Security – IINS
We are a good part the way through completing the theory
section for the new CCNA Security – IINS exam. There will
be practise exams for you to use as well.
After that we will follow up with labs and videos. This
is just another reason why membership is such good value
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