How to Network Tip of the Week #74 – 19th Feb 2009
Welcome to the seventy fourth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
What a mad few weeks. I am getting married in two weeks
time so have been working out hard and have dropped 9
I have been getting up at 05:40 every day, driving to my
old boxing gym and doing a 1 hour boxing lesson and then a
1 hour grappling lesson with two of the UKs top trainers.
It’s funny how having something to motivate us can really
make a big difference to our levels of enthusiasm. I just
couldn’t imagine not training twice per day now!
$1000 CCNA Challenge Winner – Andrew Mason
Well done to Andrew who studied hard and passed his CCNA
as part of the $1000 challenge. The timing was perfect
actually because he had just been made redundant.
If you missed out then now is the time to take on the
next challenge. I am making the same offer if you pass
before the end of April 2009 – $1000 cash out of my own
For more details please click on the below link now:
Do You Twitter?
Quite a few people are using the Twitter social networking
tool now. You can catch up with what I am doing on Twitter
if you follow me. I can then follow you as well:
Just visit the below page and click on ‘Follow Me’:
Platinum Member Benefits
I am going to be recording some audio training lessons
over the next few days for the platinum members. This will
start with CCNA theory audio training where I talk you
through all the CCNA syllabus and you can listen to it
in MP3 format.
It is complementary to the Platinum members and will be
available for a small charge to everyone else which will
recover the recording costs.
New Exams Added
I am writing new exams. The first ‘end of chapter’ exam
has been added to the WAN chapter. When I get back from
my holiday in OZ I am going to be adding a large amount
of new exams and fresh content to the site to help you
get even better value.
The link to the WAN quiz is on the bottom of the below
page. You will need to unzip it:
Prizes for Best Forum Question
Every week I am going to hand out 10 hours rack time to
the best question on the forum. All you need to do is
post something useful or some Cisco study issue you have
and you could win.
Cool New Resources for Members
If you are a member of the site, I have started a members
training page so you can learn how to get the most from
all the resources on the site. You will also have noticed
that we have a brand new discussion forum for you to
enjoy with lots more resources.
Heavily Discounted CCNA Manuals
I have 1 slightly damaged CCNA Simplified manual left in
stock now. This is exactly the same as the manual I sell
for £37 but the cover is a faded blue which I didn’t think
was of sufficient quality to sell for full price.
Please note – I can only post in the UK. They are £7 and
and here is the special order page:
New CCNP Labs
We have added a few more CCNP level routing labs. The only
ones left now are the challenge labs.
The theory should be ready to be added in about a weeks
time. My writer has had a few technical problems which has
pushed things back I’m sorry to say.
Cisco Subjects Coming
I will be adding the last 3 CCNP modules over the next
few months as well as the CCNA Security. After that we will
look at the voice module for CCNA.
Stuff like the CCVP CCSP may come in the future depending
upon the level of interest.
Our sister company in the UK – Networks Inc. Ltd has a
couple of seats left on the CCNP course. You can choose
from two fantastic offers.
You can come on all 4 CCNA modules (Routing, Voice, Sec and
Wireless) for no charge when you book on the CCNP or you can
just do the 4 CCNA modules for under £1000! That is a barmy
offer but the new CEO Stuart insists that he wants to give
the best value for money possible.
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