How to Network Tip of the Week #93 – 02nd July 2009
Welcome to the ninety third www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Welcome to another weekly tip.
We British love to complain about the weather. Find us in
any country and we will be saying it is too hot/cold/wet/
It is scorching this week. Hot, hot hot. We have put the
fan in our babies room to keep her cool. She gets all the
mod cons. Meanwhile I am sitting in my garden writing this
and swatting flies off me at 30 second intervals.
I had a brilliant weekend at Disneyland Paris with my
niece. To see the look on her six year olds face as she
sees the castle and Mickey Mouse was priceless.
New Child Sponsored
Thanks to all current members who have helped us to
sponsor another child. Waynitu is a 9 year old girl who
lives in Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the
Sponsorship ensures she will have a good meal each day,
have a place to sleep and an education.
Please take a moment to look at your sponsorship page:
We have a goal to sponsor another 8 children.
We Are Hiring
We are looking for somebody who can help out with the site
for around 1-2 hours per day. The role will involve rack
support and customer support. Please review the role
PaulBrowning.com is Live
I am actually more interested in personal development,
self esteem improvement and internet marketing than
To this end I have launched www.paulbrowning.com which is
a site for anyone else interested in those things. I have
yet to add a bit more content including an interview I
did yesterday with one of the UKs top counselors who is
also a good friend of mine.
The site is not quite live to the public yet but I thought
you would want to be the first to see it.
In the meantime, anyone who joins the tip of the week
also gets a copy of my new e-book ‘How to Get Anything You
Want in Life.’
Cisco CCNP BSCI Live
It has actually been live for a while now but now the
content is pretty much ready. All prepared by our dual
CCIE and is what I feel the highest quality.
We are in the process of adding some more challenging labs
at the moment. We will then be moving onto CCNA and CCNP
There is an intermittent fault on the rack which means
that every few weeks people can log in but the putty
window is blank.
We are working on a solution for this but at the moment it
looks like we are going to have to reload the service on
the rack every week which means one hours downtime.
Sorry about that.
I have been asked if I am open to feedback about the site.
I actually welcome it but most of the time nobody tells me
what they think. I consider all requests and those which
make sense I integrate into the site.
Please feel free to contact me via the ‘Ask Paul’ part of
Question of the Week
Well done to Richard Needham who asked about TCP acks on
Richard gets another 10 hours rack time.
Would You Like to be a Cisco Trainer?
The website is now being drafted. This will be to give
you a taster of how the business model will work. We are
sourcing a venue in the USA to run the training course
which will be for 7 days in late September.
Please fill in the form below to express your interest.
We will be hosting a webinar and then interviewing
candidates in about 2 weeks time.
UK Cisco Training – Discounts
I have twisted the owner of our sister company Networks
Inc who offer weekend Cisco training in the UK. They do
everything from CCNA to voice, security, CCNP and CCIE
If you call Stuart and tell him you are a member of this
site he has agreed to give you a very good deal.
I had a note from a platinum member who asked how is it
that people can upgrade a month before their exam just to
get the free exams.
That makes sense to me. While I never thought about it, I
don’t think it is particularly fair to stay at silver and
then jump to platinum just for a month to get the freebies.
I will give anyone who wishes, 2 days grace to upgrade to
the exams and unlimited rack time and then will have to ask
anyone who wants to jump up to pay for their exams.
Build a Million Dollar IT Business
This is your last chance to book on the above seminar. I
will not be running it ever again. I am putting it on for
two reasons. To bring along some friends who run their own
companies and want to grow them (so I can share what I have
learned) and to film it to make it into a product.
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