Free Online Full Cisco CCNA Instructor led training course
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Free Online Full Cisco CCNA Instructor led training course

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Found 6th Dec 2013
I've done the classroom based teaching and the online courses with this training company (Commsupport), but now they're teaching the Cisco CCNA course for free. It's a proper course with a qualified instructor and live network kit.

It's a really good deal, and most CCNA courses can cost a few hundred quid to a grand, so this is definitely a huge bargain if you're in the market to do a course, improve your skills or get into IT.

The course is on-line and delivered by a live instructor. It's all free. You just have to register before the next course starts on the 20th of January.

The link to register is:

www3.gotomeeting.com/reg…678

The course is 5 weeks, 5 sessions per week from 9:30pm until 11:00pm Monday to Friday.

Enjoy guys!!!!

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Thank you had paid £800 to my local college for basically this plus exams and it was then cancelled day before it was due to start as wasn't financially viable for the college. Cisco networks level 1 was my course, hoping this is a similar level.

Perfect, 9:30's just after the school run. Perfect way for people out of work to get a foothold in IT. Can't applaud this enough.

Dirge, that's pm


Do you have to attend the live sessions or will they let you register and watch them later?

Ah, me not paying attention! Just assumed it would be AM for the trainer, very good of him/her to put their time in.

Anyone thinking of doing this take a look at GNS3/Dynamips to support the learning. gns3.net/

Sounds see the Q&A
commsupport.co.uk/it-…na/
first one is how do they fund it....
A: Well of course we don't survive on thin air. All of the live sessions will be recorded and offered for purchase and download for £75 which includes our unique custom written CCNA lab workbooks that guide you through all the technologies and more plus additional written and recorded videos. When you purchase you will also receive the recordings of the previous CCNA Class* so you don't have to wait until to learn something new, so you can watch ahead to get the most out of your sessions Remember, the actual live sessions themselves are free to attend and participate*If you purchase the CCNA recorded sessions and the CCNA workbooks you will get this current classes records which will be complete by the 15th of Jan 2014 - See more at: commsupport.co.uk/it-…na/

Agree with dirge very good of the instructor to put in his time after college hours



serencadi

Dirge, that's pm Do you have to attend the live sessions or will they … Dirge, that's pm Do you have to attend the live sessions or will they let you register and watch them later?



your Q ans here

Yes, the Sessions will be recorded and made available for purchase and download after the sessions, sessions records will be offered at $5 - See more at: commsupport.co.uk/it-…na/

I presume it's £5 not $5
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 6th Dec 2013

just registered. Thanks for sharing.

Prerequisites PREREQUISITE(S) Basic computer knowledge, how to use command prompt Comptia N+ level knowledge or equivalent Change IP’s addresses on Window Operating systems Intermediate Windows navigation and keyboard literacy skills Intermediate Internet usage skills - See more at: commsupport.co.uk/it-…na/

Cheers...out of work now for four months due to redundancy so this should wake the brain cells up again!

Excellent share - thank you.

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Yes, I read that too ..you can purchase the recordings and the ccna lab manuals later for £75. I think the reason this is a good way to learn is that the Cisco Books or any text book is so so theoretical. This course is taught by a real person you can interact with - ask stuff if you don't follow, and it's done in structured steps. I liked it alot. It's also easier someone explaining it to you than trying to work out what's going on from a book!

dirge above mentioned gns3.net/ which is just awesome if you don't have real kit. highly recommended and FREE!!!!!

An opinion from many years in the industry; this is really for entry level positions and many organisations this wont help you get the job. When they recruit raw talent at the bottom this is usually part of the "personal growth and development" assist with payment etc.

Its well worth doing, it probably wont open any doors, 10 years ago or more any Cisco qualification was a real bonus.

Quality, cheers.

Thanks for posting this!

Thanks

Excellent Post, have registered. Lets see if it makes me cleaverer.... LOL

Thanks OP. Slowly reading the new CCENT book, so this may give me the kick up the backside that I need. Bring on the Subnetting (_;)

Excellent, thanks.

Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!
Well, you bloody can't. You need a passion for Hardware.

Only problem with CCNA - certificate expires and you have to resit exam a few years later

zahidworld

Only problem with CCNA - certificate expires and you have to resit exam a … Only problem with CCNA - certificate expires and you have to resit exam a few years later



Though if you keep passing other exams on the same level or higher they keep renewing previously passed exams

Thanks for sharing!

Just a word of advice, if you've never done basic home networking then you might struggle a bit, the new ICND1 book starts off basic but gets harder when it goes into STP(spanning tree protocol) and link state protocols like OSPF. There's more in-depth IPv6 stuff now; not gonna lie but I barely know anything about IPv6 minus the need and address size -_-

I'd have finished my CCNA years ago but it only lasts for 3 years and i'm still in uni and last year was hell in terms of work load.

If you're going to actually dedicate time and money into this then i'd advice buying 2 2950 cisco switches and 2 2650xm cisco router, that way you can run VLAN's with VTP and RIP/OSPF/EIGRP etc... network setups.

Thanks a lot op! very useful

groenleader

An opinion from many years in the industry; this is really for entry … An opinion from many years in the industry; this is really for entry level positions and many organisations this wont help you get the job. When they recruit raw talent at the bottom this is usually part of the "personal growth and development" assist with payment etc.Its well worth doing, it probably wont open any doors, 10 years ago or more any Cisco qualification was a real bonus.


This is why i've stuck to a CSc / IT degree and i'll aim for a CCNP within 2 years of graduating,sadly it's hard to even get into an entry-level job, never mind the ones that pay you like 14k and say you need previous experience!!

It seems MCSE is popular nowadays but in terms of dificulty i'd put that below CCNA, with the MCSE it's obvious as if you've been using 'Windows NT' for a while you get an idea of where everything is, I've been using XP since I was 9 so to me personally it's obvious.

thanks OP

zahidworld

Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody … Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody can't. You need a passion for Hardware.



What about software?

It would be hard to get a job with either no experience or higher education with just this cert. Although it's a really good exam, there are too many paper certs out there for companies to take a chance.

muzzzzzzzzzy

This is why i've stuck to a CSc / IT degree and i'll aim for a CCNP … This is why i've stuck to a CSc / IT degree and i'll aim for a CCNP within 2 years of graduating,sadly it's hard to even get into an entry-level job, never mind the ones that pay you like 14k and say you need previous experience!!It seems MCSE is popular nowadays but in terms of dificulty i'd put that below CCNA, with the MCSE it's obvious as if you've been using 'Windows NT' for a while you get an idea of where everything is, I've been using XP since I was 9 so to me personally it's obvious.



You'd be surprised at how bad some IT Pro's are, MCSE or not. Some very dangerous people out there. Then again I'm sure there are conmen in all professions.

Excellent! Too bad the exam isn't free also! LOL

Registered thanks

Registered. Thanks OP. Heat added.

Thanks I've registered too

Thanks OP, signed up

Great thanks OP.

Sounds good to me Free = Good, I managed to do an accounts course for free too
Edited by: "Jumpernot" 6th Dec 2013

zahidworld

Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody … Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody can't. You need a passion for Hardware.

spoken like a true help desk admin

thank you

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However these certifications are not really worth anything any more - there is just too much cheating going on. The skills they teach are useful though, just need to take this into account if you're planning to take the exam.

Registered. Thanks op.

zahidworld

Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody … Why does every muppet think - Hey, anyone can do IT!Well, you bloody can't. You need a passion for Hardware.



I have a passion for soft-ware!

Awesome, thanks OP!
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