How to Network Tip of the Week #39 – 29th May 2008
Welcome to the thirty-ninth www.howtonetwork.net tip of
Members Passing Their CCNA
Congratulations to Mark Blewett who a flew through his
CCENT last week. Great job Mark. Who is next?
I would just like to thank you for all your help so far.
I sat my CCENT/ICND1 on tuesday and got 904. I plan to do
my icnd 2 soon. I would have done it sooner however work
just keeps getting in the way! i’m very grateful of your
material as it has been invaluable to me (especially your
CCENT Certified ——– woohoo :D.’
Live Rack Coming
There have been a lot of delays getting the rack built
but we will be installing it in the first week of June
in the UK and then asking 5 members to test it before it
When it goes live all members will have 24*7 access to
one of three live racks of routers and switches. You
will be able to book slots and connect to the equipment
over the web.
There is a basic rack of 5 routers and a switch. A
switching rack for VLANs and trunking and an advanced
This will make howtonetwork.net the only resource you will
ever need to pass your CCNA or CCENT. All only for $9.97
Do you know how to quickly write out a wildcard mask for
an access list or OSPF? A lot of people seem to get stuck
for some reason when it is very easy to work them out.
Here is a quick primer.
You will be expected to understand wildcard masks for
the exam and are unlikely to pass if you can’t work them
Apart from the live rack which is being built as we speak
I am pretty confident that howtonetwork.net has everything
you will ever need to pass your CCNET or CCNA. I am happy
to add more CCNA related content or other subjects which
will help you in your day to day role.
Let me know if you want any theory or videos adding.
All serious requests considered.
Cisco Exam – Router Sim Questions
As you know. During the CCNA and CCENT exam you will have
to configure routers and switches using their router sim.
This presents a problem because of course it will not
behave exactly like a live router or switch.
Here are some common questions about the sim with my
answers. Please note that we cannot tell you what you
will be asked in the exam but we do want to prepare you
for the actual exam the best we can.
If we have missed anything off or have got it wrong please
let us know.
We will be launching an affiliate scheme in the next few
weeks. To join you must be a member (because you can’t
recommend what you have not used).
I am very keen to hear from those of you at the Cisco
Academy who can recommend the site to your friends or
those of you who work in an IT department who can refer
the site to your work colleagues.
More news soon.
Cisco License Update
We have sold licenses to teach our Cisco CCNA weekend boot
camps in Cardiff, North and South London and now Reading.
Later in the year we will be looking to do the same in
Scotland and Ireland. After that we will be coming out to
If you feel you would like to help people pass their CCNA
and also run your own business then drop us a line:
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We are happy to add content about various Cisco subjects
which you may find useful. They don’t have to be included
in the CCNA syllabus but should be general enough to be of
use to a lot of people who visit the site.
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CCNA Weekend Bootcamps – UK
If you fancy a weekend of routing and switching fun then
please feel to join us on one of our famous CCNA weekend
boot camps with a 97% exam success rate.
Dates are available in Cardiff, Milton Keynes and North
London. Other venues to follow.
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