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Re: Cisco Certifications
From: Andrew Smith <andrew.rse () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 21:14:02 +0000

Thanks for all the advice, I want the exam for more than the CV so I think I
will look in to purchasing some router equipment.

Are there any specific items of hardware I should look out for? I checked
ebay for "CCNA" in the hardware section and found one or two, but they seem
a tad over priced.

Again, thanks a lot!
Andrew Smith.
On 2/12/06, Kerry Thompson <kez-fulld () crypt gen nz > wrote:

Andrew Smith said:
Hey,
Might not be the best place to ask this, but I couldn't find anywhere
more
relevant.
I'm considering trying to get some CISCO Certifications in the future,
but
can't really afford the training.
I know a few people with certifications and they're willing to lend me
their
books and some training material they have, assuming it's possible to
pass
an exam without training is it possible to simply sit the exam?
I'm in the UK here, and I can't seem to find anywhere that I can just
sit
exams, all include training for $2,000+

Could anyone reccomend any sites or facilities?

Yes, you can certainly do a self-study course and pass the CCNA - I did
this last September. But there's a few things to be careful of :

- check the Cisco web site for CCNA information, because there's two
different ways to do the exams - you can either do the two INTRO & ICND
exams, or the all-in-one CCNA exam. There's also lots of other useful
stuff in their training centre.

- a good book is recommended, but make sure books you get are for the
640-801 exam. Older ones, which may be somewhat useful, will have stuff
in them that you don't need to know, and miss stuff which you do need to
know.

- you really need to have hands-on experience with Cisco routers, and
possibly switches as well, either by getting some second-hand gear, or
some good simulator software.

- book the exam at www.prometric.com when you're ready

I've put up more tips at http://www.crypt.gen.nz/papers/ccna2.html which
may be useful.

Kerry




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