How to Network Tip of the Week #40 – 5th June 2008
Welcome to the fortieth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Members Passing Their CCNA
Congratulations to Andy Stevenson who just passed his CCNA
this week. Andy studied very hard and got a very
respectable 920. Who is next?
Just a quick note to say thanks for you site, after a long
time( I joined back in 2007 I got down to taking the CCNA
exam and got 920, and that’s down to your web site.
Happy Birthday to Me
I am 38 today. I don’t really celebrate much but I may let
my partner (we can’t call them girlfriends anymore) take
me out for some Indian food.
It has been an exciting 12 months for me with the launch
of howtonetwork.net, licensing my famous Cisco CCNA weekend
boot camps and releasing my autobiography from the 12 years
I worked in the police Good Guys Wear Blue
My baby is due to arrive in just over 5 weeks and I will
take July off from work but still send the tips out.
Looking forward. I will be releasing my next book in a
few months. It is called ‘7 People Saved My Life.’ The
live rack of Cisco kit is being installed as we speak. I
will be releasing 3 more licences to teach my Cisco
weekend courses in the UK before taking the model out
to the USA where I have a feeling it will be even more
Do You want More Exams Covering?
Did you know that this e-mail goes out to over 1100 people
and about 60 more join each week. Firstly thanks for
joining and I hope you enjoy the content. The only problem
is that every few people come back to use with replies
when I ask for ideas for content or ideas to improve
As you know, the CCNA is a great qualification and it is
also just the start. From there you can stay with the
core subjects or specialise in voice, wireless or into
a career in security. For this reason, Cisco are just
about to release exams in those subjects. They are
If you want to take the foundation exams you need to
at least have passed the CCENT which is also known as
the ICND. It is about half of the CCNA.
I think we could easily cover the security one but I
won’t bother if there is no demand for it either on
the www.howtonetwork.net site or as a weekend bootcamp
for the UK and USA.
If you would like to study for that after your CCNA then
we can add the content.
Here is some more info on the IINS.
If you want this adding as content please let us know. It
would mean you get more value out of the site once you
have passed your CCNA or CCENT.
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.
Finding Your Dream Cisco Job
I hope you are not listening to those idiots who tell you
that you need 20 years experience and a triple CCIE before
you even dare to apply for an IT role. Rubbish.
I wouldn’t bother wasting my time running a CCNA site if
there wasn’t a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. OK,
so you may not be able to walk into a senior role with just
a CCNA but then I am guessing you wouldn’t want to either.
I have stared a series of articles which will help you to
land a fun, rewarding and well paid network role. Stick
with me and you will be fine (honest).
Here is the first of many articles.
Cisco License Update
We have sold licenses to teach our Cisco CCNA weekend boot
camps in Cardiff, North and South London and now Reading.
Later in the year we will be looking to do the same in
Scotland and Ireland. After that we will be coming out to
If you feel you would like to help people pass their CCNA
and also run your own business then drop us a line:
CCNA Weekend Bootcamps – UK
If you fancy a weekend of routing and switching fun then
please feel to join us on one of our famous CCNA weekend
boot camps with a 97% exam success rate.
Dates are available in Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Birmingham
and North London. Other venues to follow.
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