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 10th Dec 2013
Hi guys, a few days ago I posted details on how to sign up for a full free online Cisco CCNA course.

But yesterday several people emailed me to say the course was now full and so the deal is expired!

So I wanted to re-post this with the new course details (for the next online course) for those people who missed out.

It starts 24th of Feb, for 5 days per week Mon-Fri for 5 weeks, 25 sessions in total 9:30pm until 11:00pm.

Sign up here:

www3.gotomeeting.com/reg…390

Although the response was massively positive last time, there were 1 or 2 naysayers. All I can say is that ordinarily this would cost you hundreds of quid for a full CCNA course taught by a qualified Cisco instructor...so first off its a cracking deal.

Second, we all gotta start somewhere. The CCNA ain't a piece of cake. But if you know your stuff, get good with the commands, do simulations using emulators if you don't have kit...the CCNA is a way in.

If you eventually choose to pursue IP telephony, security, SANs, wireless, unified computing, whatever ..all roads start with the good ol CCNA.

Enjoy guys! And keep the heat coming!

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And registered.
Nice one. Thank you

already registered.

Thanks!!
Edited by: "Ziu" 10th Dec 2013

Great find!!

I can't help thinking this is a scam, they feed you a little so you are already on board and want to keep going but only by spending money. However if it helps people and they learn new skills then all good.

Definitely not a scam!!!. I signed up for their first course. Joe is an absolutely brilliant and committed instructor.
It's FREE so if you are not interested just walk away...
I would never have been able to get this type of help anywhere.
They are renowned for their gratuitousness and if you do a search for the company in most forums they get a good press.
I was curious and was told take it or leave it...
I am so glad I took it...

Blueboy2k

I can't help thinking this is a scam, they feed you a little so you are … I can't help thinking this is a scam, they feed you a little so you are already on board and want to keep going but only by spending money. However if it helps people and they learn new skills then all good.



Doubt it's a scam. Seems to be the way some training is going these days. Microsoft are releasing some great live events & online training these days. About time Cisco got on board rather than leaving it to training companies. Cheap way to push their products in to enterprise environments by giving IT free training.

Cenobite

Doubt it's a scam. Seems to be the way some training is going these days. … Doubt it's a scam. Seems to be the way some training is going these days. Microsoft are releasing some great live events & online training these days. About time Cisco got on board rather than leaving it to training companies. Cheap way to push their products in to enterprise environments by giving IT free training.



Can't see how it helps Cisco to have people that don't work with the technology in business being taught the skills really in fact those training companies pay big money for those rights so would more hinder them than anything

peterfaulk

Definitely not a scam!!!. I signed up for their first course. Joe is an … Definitely not a scam!!!. I signed up for their first course. Joe is an absolutely brilliant and committed instructor.It's FREE so if you are not interested just walk away... I would never have been able to get this type of help anywhere.They are renowned for their gratuitousness and if you do a search for the company in most forums they get a good press.I was curious and was told take it or leave it...I am so glad I took it...



Good for you, it's not for me but hope you do well from it

Posted already

dzejms

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Read the op's description.

Thanks for this. Heat added.

Original Poster

This isn't a scam...there's no taking of credit card details. You just register and follow the lessons. Should you so wish you can purchase recordings of the videos, lab notes etc. But that's up to you. Of course do your due diligence, but this course gets positive reviews on the forums. At work i have a training budget and must find my own courses. I know the market, and there's nothing else like this in the UK.

Banned

Great find , signed up for Feb2014.
Have some heat

As some one who actually did full CCNA courses at college and then went onto University to become a CCNP, all i'm going to say is good luck using this type of scheme no employer in the land will touch you it's better to have practical experience on the subject rather than being a text book expert

First day on the job there's a problem with the cabinet and we need the hubs replacing *scratches head erm text book say's no boss?*

Good way to waste 25 hours I suppose

Original Poster

As some one who actually did full CCNA courses at college and then went … As some one who actually did full CCNA courses at college and then went onto University to become a CCNP, all i'm going to say is good luck using this type of scheme no employer in the land will touch you it's better to have practical experience on the subject rather than being a text book expert



Some people have day jobs, some people might have dead end IT jobs. This is a stepping stone. In my view this is all about self betterment, and more power to those who do...and not all of us have the resources to do the alternatives. Those who are serious will build their own labs, virtual or not, tinker, break them and fix them, run simulated 'real-life' problems (which this course does). Yeah, of course the real world may be best, a real networking job in a production environment is 'best'..but not everyone has access to that.

In my experience, IT is a particular chicken and egg situation if you don't have an IT degree or college training. You need the job for experience, and experience to get a job. Courses like this help bridge that gap, because at least you can get your foot in the door, and work your way up if you show willingness, some aptitude, an understanding of how things connect and a reasoned approach to troubleshooting.

Also, when hiring most IT departments can in 3 questions or less figure out who knows their stuff and who doesn't. And I haven't seen discrimination of the theory-only candidates who showed a deeper understanding and better knowledge than their real-world counterparts. IT is democratic like that. You know it or you don't, no one really cares where you studied.

And if people are gonna get off their backsides to educate themselves I'm not sure how that's a bad thing.
Edited by: "mmeridius" 11th Dec 2013

My personal view is this type of knowledge should be more widespread.. Gone are the days of the elitist IT techies who don’t want to share their knowledge with those lower down the rung. It is one of the reasons why our youth's technical knowledge is further behind their counterparts in certain developing nations who make this information widely available.
The more people with this basic understanding of networking the better it will be for the country overall (and the individuals concerned)
Knowledge is the key to future progress. The days of hoarding are over........
Empower yourselves!!!!

It's things like this that can help YOU move forward .. Great find and listing

Thank you

I just wonder why they are giving it away for free and on their web it costs 95£ commsupport.co.uk/cis…se/ ?

DaniWaugh

I just wonder why they are giving it away for free and on their web it … I just wonder why they are giving it away for free and on their web it costs 95£ http://commsupport.co.uk/cisco-courses/ccna-training-course/#sthash.UCrk3Qy4.dpbs ?



Because for free you get the Live course, but you pay £95 you get: (Taken from the website)

You get live Instructor led training, not recorded but Live
All the Recordings for your session to keep
Access to all the Custom made CCNA videos
Access to E-mail Support from your instructor
Our Custom Written 1,000+ page Lab work book packed full of labs and challenges

Seems fair enough, nothing to wonder about.

thebigboss

Because for free you get the Live course, but you pay £95 you get: (Taken … Because for free you get the Live course, but you pay £95 you get: (Taken from the website)You get live Instructor led training, not recorded but LiveAll the Recordings for your session to keepAccess to all the Custom made CCNA videosAccess to E-mail Support from your instructorOur Custom Written 1,000+ page Lab work book packed full of labs and challenges Seems fair enough, nothing to wonder about.




well i signed for i was just worried it would be some scam or i would have to pay those 95£ somewhere i am not mocking this or so, i just did not want to be surprised with payment request later on you see i am perfectly happy that it is for free really

does this include an examination or certification of course completion?
would be great to add to CV if it does

Heat from me, £1900 at Birmingham city university?
bcu.ac.uk/cou…led

Thanks for the freebie. Currently taking Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. It's always something that helps you learn even if you don't finish it.

stryker89

does this include an examination or certification of course completion? … does this include an examination or certification of course completion? would be great to add to CV if it does



I believe it's just for the training prior to the exam.

The exam is around £100

BUT, I wish they offered CCENT firstly
CCNA is the next level up from CCENT so I would advise going for CCENT first
Also, I think these have to be topped up every 2 years, but it is great free free either way!
Thanks OP

ive taken a few courses at commsupport and found them to be one of the best courses around. I would do these online ones but after spending all day looking at a computer screen I don't want to do it when I get home too. This isn't a scam like some people are saying though as they are just trying to give something back. It's well worth a look

Just signed up, thanks!

CCNA does expire after 3 years. Is this just CCNA 1? Or all 4?

thisisnotmyuserusa

I believe it's just for the training prior to the exam.The exam is around … I believe it's just for the training prior to the exam.The exam is around £100BUT, I wish they offered CCENT firstlyCCNA is the next level up from CCENT so I would advise going for CCENT firstAlso, I think these have to be topped up every 2 years, but it is great free free either way!Thanks OP



It will be just the training, the difference between this one and the Birmingham city university one is that the BCU one allows you to sign up to cisco netacad, it breaks down the CCNA into four semesters as deadleg22 just asked, with a test at the end and a certificate, these certificates dont mean much but i believe they are more for self confidence,

The only test for the ccna is the ICND1+ICND2, or the composite test at a pearson vue testing center, and the CCNA expires after 3 years (if you originally took it at a testing center, the semester1,2,3,4's you have will last forever as they are not proquals)

Registered and voted hot.. Thanks!!!!

If you sign up and cannot view the course live, can you watch a recording of it later?

heat added man...I am not sure if I can commit for those hours cuz of my job bit never the less heat added. cracking deal...

registered cheers OP.

great find

Hi, would this be for beginners? I use to study CCNA but then stopped and now I have forgot pretty much everything so would this help?

Thank you, I'm currently unemployed after a long term sickness, and although I did the CISCO IT Essentials course, I found it really far more basic than I expected, and not very 'hands on', tbh, I felt I'd wasted my time going to college each week, felt like I could have just read the book then taken the exam...

However, this sounds like it'll be a challenge to me and actually useful. I don't pretend I'll walk straight into my first IT job with this, but it'll be a start.

Original Poster

I have received an e-mail tell me that this course has been closed for enrolment although they do have a website you can register on which will keep you updated on any new courses, this is where i normally find these deals elearning.commsupport.co.uk

Thanks for the heat guys

Original Poster

A quick update, i was attending the CCNA course last night (The one that started on the 20th of Jan), going nicely.

Anyway it seems that they are taking registrations once more for this course but they did mention that they have had to introduce a registration fee due to too many people signing up and not turning up for the session for the 20th of Jan. The Reg fee is £15. so if you are still interested in attending a really good course (Granted not free any more but as good as) then register for the Feb 24th Course. The link is once more: www3.gotomeeting.com/reg…390

I thought i would update everyone. Thanks
Edited by: "mmeridius" 23rd Jan 2014

Just had an email stating that they're cancelling the course which was scheduled for 24th Feb

Original Poster

i got that e-mail from them too. The 24th Feb CCNA is being canceled. I have dropped them an e-mail asking why. I will update when i get a reply

It's no longer free - they're charging £15.

The 24th Feb one (which I was booked on) is now cancelled.
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