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Cisco Networking Academy – LAN Switching and WiFi

posted in Education, Training
by on January 11th, 2011 tags: , ,

Last month I wrote about Cisco Networking Academies: Network Fundamentals and how the complex flash designed online classroom takes you through a massive sightseeing tour of modern network technology laying the foundation for the more complex education and curriculum held within the Network Academy.  This month I brushed myself off and took a giant leap into the wide world of LAN Switching and WiFi!

I remember opening up my LAN Switching course acceptance email from Aubrey Adam’s (one of the authors/SME of the Network Fundamentals course) explaining to me how some of his students take for granted the educational worth of the Networking Fundamentals and made me really think about what it means to be in the field of networking and why I’m here to begin with.  His e-mail really drove home the realization of what the field of networking means to me and how fortunate I am to have the level of support I do in my pursuit for the CCNA.

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Accelerating through Cisco Networking Academy Network Fundamentals

posted in Education, Training
by on November 29th, 2010 tags: , ,

Taking some time to reflect on the unique experience I’ve had so far with this course has made me come to the conclusion that there is no substitute for the quality of instruction this class offers when studying for the CCNA Certification. It’s been an absolute pleasure to painfully and methodically work through each one of these Networking Fundamental’s 11 chapter hands on lab’s and Packet Tracer activities remotely with minimum instructor direction. Typically a student has a 18-22 week period (semester) of instructor led classroom time (of 2 to 4 hours) with Cisco lab equipment to complete this prerequisite class for rest of the CCNA Exploration courses. However, I was given the opportunity to complete the course at my own pace; so I ended up completing it in about 2 weeks.

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