How to Network Tip of the Week #76 – 5th March 2009
Welcome to the seventy sixth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
This e-mail is coming to you from sunny Mooloolaba beach
in Australia. I’m getting married on the beach tomorrow
and then off to a nice restaurant with my new wife, baby
girl and new mother and father in law.
This week the TOTW is very sort so forgive me.
Well done to John Ssekibaamu who has passed his CCNA.
It took him two attempts but he got there in the end. Well
done John, I know you worked very hard.
Is the CCNA Enough?
Stuart Juggins has written an interesting article about
the value of the CCNA. Now, more than ever you will need it
if you are serious about your career in networking. It is
though, just a start.
Read more here:
Getting the Best From HowtoNetwork.net
Did you know that howtonetwork.net is run just by me? I
have a remote team who answer the phone and pass me
messages but apart from that I do everything at the moment.
If I can share a few things with you which will help us
both get the best from the site and prevent any issues
Read more here.
I did the Net+ a few years ago. It was out of date even
then but there is now a new 2009 syllabus. The content I
feel is useful for novice network engineers and it is
worth reviewing the subjects, even if you don’t take the
I am getting the content written at the moment. It should
be ready for the start of May.
Platinum Member Benefits
Here is the first of the extra quizzes for Platinum
members. All platinum members have been given the password
for the area where you can receive the extra exams,
podcasts and other goodies as they are created.
Anyone who wants to upgrade to unlimited rack time and
other goodies please drop me a line to email@example.com
What to Do If You Fail Your Exam
Almost everyone on the site passes first time. I do accept
that sometimes it takes a second crack at the exam in
order to pass. I had to take it twice in fact and I had
studied very hard indeed.
Here are a few tips if you are not successful the first
Prizes for Best Forum Question
Simon Young posted a question about NAT and wildcard
masks this week. He spotted a mistake in fact so 10
hours extra rack time goes to him.
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.
Please note – TO GET YOUR RACK UP AND RUNNING YOU SET UP
YOUR OWN ACCOUNT AND THEN DROP US AN E-MAIL TO THE
RACKS ACCOUNT. firstname.lastname@example.org This will really
speed things up.
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