How to Network Tip of the Week #95 – 16th July 2009
Welcome to the ninety fifth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Welcome to another weekly tip.
The weekend marketing course on how to build a million
dollar company went really well. I had 10 very excited
people leave on Sunday afternoon.
It has taken about 3 days for me to recover my energy and
get back to work. We are editing the videos at the moment
and they will be ready in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, I will finish off the 101 Labs for the
CCNA exam in the next week.
It looks like many of you have been putting the hours in
because this week I have had several e-mails and seen
people on the forum posting that they have passed their
exams. Please take a moment to log in and congratulate
them because I know you will appreciate it when you pass.
James Wedgeworth had a lot to say but his comments are
Sat the ICND2 exam yesterday (passed ICND1 in May) and am
pleased to be among Howtonetwork.net’s many success stories
When I joined in April I gained much confidence, motivation
(and envy to be honest) from the many testimonials posted
all over the site. “How am I EVER going to learn this stuff;
there is SO much!” I thought, but the many photos of past
members holding their CCNA certificates showed me it could
So thank you to Paul, for the resources and materials with
which to pass, but also for the pictures and stories that
played a significant role in those moments of doubt I know
all of us who pursue this certification experience. I hope
I can now repay the debt of gratitude and carry on
the tradition of success this site represents by adding yet
another success story to your testimonials. WAHOOOO!!!
Cheers from a grateful CCNA’
Great job James. I hope some people take the time to
congratulate you on the forum.
Well done to Jim Jason who passed with a 900. He is
cracking on with the CCNP already!
Congrats to Daniel Ottavi who passed with a nice 902.
Well done all of you.
How Much to Spend on Your CCNA Studies
Is money a bit tight for you? If money is an issue then I
can empathize because I have spent most of my life being
broke. I am doing okay now but all through my 20s and much
of my 30s I worried about money.
When I first studied for my CCNA you only needed to know
some theory so luckily I could just get away with buying a
book which had some practice exams on CD ROM inside it.
Now, when you come to study for your CCNA you are barraged
Read more here:
Cisco Exam Braindumps
If you don’t already know, a braindump site is where you
can get the actual exam questions and answers. I don’t
usually mention them but I have been a little worried
lately when I see people mentioning the sites on the
forum. They usually say that they loved my site and also
used site X to help them pass.
The problem is that site X is a braindump. The issues with
Obsessing About the CCNA Exam
I see a lot of comments about the CCNA exam in the forum.
Many are bordering on obsessing about things which you can
do nothing about so why worry. Things such as:
1. Does the pre-exam questionnaire affect your score?
2. How are the multiple part questions scored?
3. Are the cameras in the testing room recording you?
4. What weight do the practicals have towards your final
5. Can you use a calculator?
Trust me, you don’t need the extra anxiety worrying about
things you can’t change.
Read more here:
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 Kris Greeley who asked a question about our all
time favorite subject – hex. Kris gets the extra 10 rack
hours for best forum question (please set your account up
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 can see people on the forum asking about should they
buy various exam sims or other study guides. If you think
the site is missing something then please drop me a line
and we can consider adding it.
The whole point of this site is to ensure you don’t have
to waste money on other products.
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.
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