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Well just though i would post a questinos and ask peoples advice out there

i have been working full time in IT for about 10 years mainly in Windows side where im fully certified and am now looking at cisco cert to help get a more $$$ job i remember on hak5 a while ago there was a episode that has someone talking about a great web site to get certified if anyone has the reference to it or can rememberwhat season at least (there are a lot to watch again other wise.. but really just want to know other peoples thoughts on what is valuable to have and what isnt?

thanks

Dave

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I've heard in other forums that testout seems a very good place to study for your certification.

They have very comprehensive videos that will make learning fun and interesting and more enjoyable than any other.

http://www.testout.com/

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I've heard in other forums that testout seems a very good place to study for your certification.

They have very comprehensive videos that will make learning fun and interesting and more enjoyable than any other.

http://www.testout.com/

Thanks for the replay there are a few good online learning things but im more after what qualifications are worth getting at the moment what are people hearing that people are looking for....

thanks again :) ill cheak out that site always good to know more places to go..

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It all depends what area in IT you want to go to, as well as what experience you have at hand.

I currently work for an IT company, doing 2sd level support and they require me to have at least Microsoft 7 and Windows 2008 server certification. I am currently in the process of studying for both, so I can take the exams later.

I also plan on having a CCNA and Server/Active Directory administration certification in the future, very handy I want to get a promotion one day.

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For guys looking into the CCNA, check out the book (or e-book) by Todd Lammle (sp?). I devoured it one summer (after taking a crappy Cisco class in high school) and then conquered the exam. Of course, you'll still want to have a virtual/real router to play with for lab purposes. Anyway, Lammle's book made everything so clear and easy, and it got me the CCNA at age 16. ^_^

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If you plan on taking a CCNA course, you might also want to look into GNS3, which is a virtual router lab.

Very handy and most of the stuff you do in a real cisco lab like configuring switches and routers, you can do with GNS3 as well.

http://www.gns3.net/

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  • 4 weeks later...

If your quite well disciplined I'd reccomend finding out the Exam References/Module References from the Vendor Site and doing a good old...

<module reference> ebook rapidshare.com

*SEARCH* :)

Then just pay to the exam.

I must say though not sure what it's like in the US but here in the UK I work for Banks/Insurance companies as a technical architect and i've only got a few certs. Mostly goes off experience if you work for the big boys :)

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If any one is doing there CCNA or any cisco exam, check cisco packet tracer.

Its like GNS3 but you can confgure a range of Switches at command prompt and also has a range of routers to use.

Not the full IOS is used but its well enought to pass you're CCNA.

I used GNS3 now i dont bother.

(doesent slow your PC either)

Let me know what you think !

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