How to Network Tip of the Week #49 – 14th August 2008
Welcome to the forty-ninth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Well done to all the below students who have passed their
CCNA and CCENT exams:
Colin Mc Ouat – 936
Ed Wiles – 993
Wayne McEvans (CCENT) – 1000 (Perfect score!)
Richard Barker – 854
Patrick Green (CCENT) – 922
Ferdinand Abe – 907
Davinder Punia – 933
Ferdinand gave lots of great study advice on the site
forum. You can visit it now to see what he says. He also
‘About the exam, I can’t give you the exact Q&A but I
could give you some tips:
1. Practice and practice your Subnetting, VLSM and route
summarization. I think 50% of the exam involves all these.
That’s why I ran out of time in one of the simulations.
You need to compute your IP addresses first, before you
can configure all the routers and switches. The exam is
more difficult than what I expected.
2. Practice your LABS. Use the Live Rack for more
routers and switches. When you do your practice labs,
don’t be satisfied if your configuration is already
working. The most important is issue some “Show” commands
and be able to understand all the details of the output.
3. Know your commands. Tab didn’t work in actual exam.
Shortcuts work though.
Hope I mentioned everything. To end this, I would like
to say thank you to Paul and Howtonetwork. This
achievement is never been possible without you.
Well done Ferdinand and thanks for the tips.
Cisco Challenge Labs
You asked for some challenge labs so you can have them!
We have started adding challenge labs. They are free to
use but the solutions will only be available to members. I
suggest you use them once you have built up some confidence
on the standard labs on the site.
We will be building the list of labs over the next week
so please send any requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pass Your CCNA in 60 Days
I am in the process of writing a 60 day Cisco CCNA study
plan and along with it I will be issuing a challenge. The
course will be open to members and non members and will
If you follow my study plan and advice, you will pass your
CCNA 60 days after having started it (so it isn’t just a
It should be ready to go in September.
CCNP Boot Camp
We have a Cisco CCNP boot camp starting in November this
year. Any reader of this newsletter can come on the CCNA
weekend for no charge when they book on the CCNP. That
means you save £397 and you still have plenty of time to
pass your CCNA in time for the CCNP.
CCNA Flash Study Cards
We are just about to add study cards to the site. There is
just a small tweak to the installation software. When it
goes live you will be able to download and test yourself
on various Cisco CCNA and CCENT topics, mix up your deck
questions and improve your knowledge.
I still can’t believe I am only charging $9.97 per month
for all this stuff. I must be mad!
Keep checking the page because it is going live very soon.
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
Dublin and North London. Other venues to follow.
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