How to Network Tip of the Week #42 – 19th June 2008
Welcome to the forty-second www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Live Rack Update
Your live rack of Cisco kit is still being installed. We
will be testing it next week and then getting a few members
to try it out for any bugs or problems before going live
So long as all goes according to plan. You will soon have
24/7 access to three racks of Cisco routers and switches so
you can get hands on practise at a time convenient to you.
More news next week I hope.
Routing Exam Download
I must be getting soft.
I have just posted the members only routing quiz for use
by readers of this newsletter. It will be available for
download for 24 hours only so you had better act now if
you don’t want to miss it.
Please unzip it before you use it and click on the flash
icon to start the quiz.
There is a small bubble with an ‘i’ in it which will give
you hints and tips.
Getting the Best From Discussion Forums
I do check discussion forums from time to time and I am
always amazed at what I see. Rather than finding technical
questions I usually see people asking others what they
should be doing with their lives. ‘Should I be doing CCNA
or should I do Microsoft?’ ‘Should I leave my IT degree
or should I stick it out?’
I wonder if they realise that the people giving the answers
are often just as stuck as they are.
May I suggest the best way to use and get the most from
discussion forums. Including ours.
Read more below:
CCNA Flash Cards – Coming Soon
We are in the process of writing a large number of flash
cards which you will be able to study for your CCNA or
You can put them on your PC or laptop and spend about 10
minutes per day learning key points which you will need to
know to pass your exams and apply your knowledge to the
real world of IT.
Apart from the live rack which is being built as we speak
I am pretty confident that howtonetwork.net has everything
you will ever need to pass your CCNET or CCNA. I am happy
to add more CCNA related content or other subjects which
will help you in your day to day role.
Let me know if you want any theory or videos adding.
All serious requests considered.
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