There is nothing more exhilarating than the feeling after you pass a certification exam. I can't wait for my next one. Pic unrelated
If you want to get into IT I suggest you start with a+ through comptia. But pursuing ccna is never a dumb idea unless you don't study. It's a hard as fuck test. Has one of the lowest pass rates.
It might be better to go for network+ first m8. If you only wanna work with networks than fuck a+ but network+ provides a good foundation to branch into high credentials such as ccna
I'm going through the CCNA course right now. The class is unpleasant because it's extremely fast paced, and it's not structured very well. You jump from concept to concept and don't really build a foundation.
Imagine building a home, then while you're working on one part of the house, such as a bathroom and how to do plumbing, you suddenly jump to electical wiring in the kitchen.
They just hop around and don't really explain what is a crucial concept to focus your studies on.
Have you gone through the course?
I have not. I have networking foundations though. I have my n+ and networkPRO certification. I know How to switch and route. Doing a ccna course would be building onto what I already know. So I'm sure it wouldn't be that difficult. Did you start with a foundation? Or did you just jump into a high tier cert with No exp??
If you've been working on computers for more than a year than it's easy as fuck. Best advice you'll ever get: pirate vce testing engine and download practice exams. Take the exams until you consistently get an 80 and up.
My course is with Cisco's Network Academy, netacad.com.
I'm going through it at a community college, and my course is directly named CIS26A on their site.
It's a course to prepare me for the CCNA Certification Test.
I've always been moderately self-taught, and I had a moderate bit of knowledge and experience with TCP/IP in general. Right now I started at the bottom, working towards CCENT/CCNA. The course is 12 months, and it's moving at a pace obviously meant for 24 months or more.
We go through 2 chapters a week, and the chapters are at least 50-100 pages long each.
Better than burger flipping,and it gets your foot in the door.
Put in 1-2 years of computer repair work,and you move up the ladder once you have your cisco and Linux certs.
The Certification route is cheaper than a degree.
Sorry for the late reply, but no I hadn't. Thank you very much for telling me about it.
I'm not dropping out of the course though, my classmates are mostly successful IT people who just want to make even more money. The establishing rapport with them has already shown to be very helpful.
You're only doing me a favor, so I can be nothing but thankful. I'm glad to have made your day, too. You helped make mine by letting me know there's better options than this ridiculously paced class.
On topic to the thread, are you working on any certs or have any completed?
good to hear but i have no experience so far, just trying to find a low level desktop support job is painful. studying for ccna currently but i doubt i'll take the exam soon and i can probably pass the MCSA exams within the next month or two.
i might as well cert up while i am unemployable right