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    Hi

    Work are going to pay for me to do the CCNA Course.

    I have a few questions though :

    1) Is it better to do Fast Track or Full Course
    2) Where in London are some good place to take the course?

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Re: CCNA - Course Advice

    I believe that the CCNA course structure and exams are due to change. Others may advise better than me but it is worth asking the question when you look in to booking.

    Personally, I would be tempted to purchase a book on CCNA and use emulation software for routers and so on that will probably come with the book anyway.

    You could then perhaps get work to pay for another course for you.

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    • #3
      Re: CCNA - Course Advice

      It depends on your current knowledge.
      I've done a internal CCNA training a few years ago and it helped me a lot more then probably a 5 day course on a training center.
      Marcel
      Technical Consultant
      Netherlands
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      http://blog.nessus.nl

      MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
      "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

      "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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        Re: CCNA - Course Advice

        Thanks,

        I look after our Cisco ASA's, PIX 515, PIX 501 and everything I have done is self taught.

        Currently we also have Cisco 3750 Switches but not really any config on them.

        I was thinking the course would help me get our network working better, what do you all think?

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        • #5
          Re: CCNA - Course Advice

          I wouldn't have thought so. It sound like you already know practically what needs to be done. The CCNA will cover theory as well as practical elements. I wouldn't have thought it would be advanced enough for what you want.

          It does no harm nevertheless. I would be tempted to look for Best Practice guides for Cisco networks

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          • #6
            Re: CCNA - Course Advice

            I think I will buy the Cisco ICND1 & 2 books.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: CCNA - Course Advice

              I just completed the 5 day Bootcamp last week and i have to say that there is no substitute for experience. And experience is exactly what the trainer shares with you during the course.

              I am writing the exam soon and i feel really confident about it all.

              Goodluck
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                Re: CCNA - Course Advice

                Originally posted by dotnerd View Post
                I just completed the 5 day Bootcamp last week and i have to say that there is no substitute for experience. And experience is exactly what the trainer shares with you during the course.

                I am writing the exam soon and i feel really confident about it all.

                Goodluck
                ...but you can't distil years of experience into 5 days of learning... it's just not possible. He can give you a little; but that's all.

                I don't mean to urinate on your breakfast cereal but when people say "There's no substitute for experience" they mean of your own - not shared experience from someone else.

                I wish you well in your exam but please don't think you're an expert if you pass; it will still take years of experience to make you that.


                Tom
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                • #9
                  Re: CCNA - Course Advice

                  Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                  I don't mean to urinate on your breakfast cereal but when people say "There's no substitute for experience" they mean of your own - not shared experience from someone else.
                  I was about to have some Cornflakes but I think I'm gonna piss it now..

                  Edit: Sorry, I meant Pass it.
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                  • #10
                    Re: CCNA - Course Advice

                    Well my internal training existed about 25 days.
                    Partial theory and partial practical.
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
                    http://www.phetios.com
                    http://blog.nessus.nl

                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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