howtonetwork.net launched back in 2006. It quickly became one of the leading Cisco certification resources on the internet gaining thousands of members and helping many to pass their Cisco exams. The platform was built using Coldfusion but as technology improved the site no longer offered the flexibility people came to expect such as mobile friendly and streaming videos running on the cloud.
In 2013 we moved to a new platform running video based training, online quizzes and end-of-course certificates as well as a friendly forum. The platform now runs on www.howtonetwork.com. We ported all the written lessons for CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, Network+ and Security+ to a new site called www.howtonetwork.org. We have left this site active because it still contains a large number of useful videos, study tools and resources you can use to pass your Cisco CCNA and CCNP. Access to this site and www.howtonetwork.org (full of written lessons, labs and exams) is free once you join howtonetwork.com. You will see your access codes via the Member Bonus page.
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Jeff Doyle – CCIE 1919
We are proud to have Jeff Doyle as a contributor to the site. Jeff is an internationally famous Cisco author and consultant.
Specializing in IP routing protocols, MPLS, and IPv6, Jeff Doyle has designed or assisted in the design of large-scale IP service provider networks throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China. Jeff is the author of CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volumes I and II; OSPF and IS-IS: Choosing an IGP for Large-Scale Networks; and is an editor and contributing author of Juniper Networks Routers: The Complete Reference.
Jeff has presented numerous corporate seminars, and has spoken at NANOG, JANOG, APRICOT, IEEE/OWRA, QUESTnet, and IPv6 Forum conferences worldwide.
You can reach Jeff for any consulting projects via jdoyle at doyleassociates dot net
Farai Tafa – CCIE 14811
Farai is a dual CCIE in Routing/Switching and Service Provider. He also holds CCVP, CCNA, JNCIA, CCSA among others
He works for one of the worlds largest telecoms providers in Dallas Texas where he is considered a leading expert in network architecture, design and implementation. He has worked for some of the best and biggest companies in the world including Cisco Systems and Google.
Farai is currently helping to develop the CCNP content as well as several e-books available on the site including 101 CCNA Labs. You will also find him answering questions on the forum so please visit there and post your questions.
Farai travels all over the world on business but lives in Dallas with his family.
How to Network was created by Paul Browning back in 2003.
Paul worked as a police officer in the UK from 1989 to 2000 and then left to pursue a career in the IT industry. He started out on a helpdesk doing basic desktop support. He studied hard and passed his CCNA and MCSE and was quickly offered a role working at Cisco TAC in the UK. Paul worked there for two years until it was moved out to India.
By this time Paul had passed his CCNP and CCIE written exams.
Frustrated by the poor quality of most CCNA books and courses Paul began work on CCNA Simplifed – Your Complete Guide to passing the CCNA exam which took three years to write and was finished in 2005. CCNA Simplified has helped hundreds of people pass their CCNA exam and more importantly go onto enjoy a successful career in the IT industry.
This site was moved to a new platform in 2013. In order to get access you need to be a member of the below website.