What's the best way to go about studying for Networking stuff w/otaking CCNA, etc.

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by amandaF, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. amandaF

    amandaF Guest

    I took TCP/IP (graduate level) when I was studying for CIS degree. I
    have mainly focused on programming, including database stuff so far.
    My hands on networking experience is basically, setting up home
    wireless network.
    I know some Linux, not administrative level yet.

    I checked CompTia's site for their certs exam to see which book/
    material to get. I want to stay general at this point.

    Any recommendation what approach I should take w/o costing me a
    fortune to join schools like ITT. After all, I can stuff on my own.
    Just need the right material to choose from tons of stuff out there.
     
    amandaF, Jan 4, 2008
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  2. The CCNA classes are the best.
    Take the classes,...don't take the Cert. Exam.
    No one is going to make you take the Cert just because you took the classes.
    Many local colleges offer the 4 CCNA Classes at night.

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    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
     
    Phillip Windell, Jan 4, 2008
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  3. amandaF

    amandaF Guest

    Okay then.
    I did register for the classes.
    Yes. 4 classes. Level 1 and 2 were offered last fall - I didn't take
    those; kind of wish I did - and 3 and 4 this Spring. I believe I have
    the knowledge for 1 and 2 and so I registered for 3 and 4 and informed
    the instructor about my background.
    I should get a hold of books used for or equivalent to level 1 and 2
    and read them. Do you know any link (free access) that may have
    materials equivalent to level 1 and 2? I am a little reluctant to buy
    text books used in level 1 and 2 because my checking at with Barnes
    and Nobel - I called them - makes me think that newer version of the
    author used in this school are coming out.

    Thanks by the way.
     
    amandaF, Jan 5, 2008
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  4. I thought the same. It was a mistake. I took all 4. I learned the most from
    the 1st one,...I was amazed how much that I did not really know but thought
    that I did know because I was the "smart IT guy" that had been "doing this
    for years".

    Take all 4,...even if you have to take them out of order.

    --
    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
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    Phillip Windell, Jan 7, 2008
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