21 Nov 2007 12:09
I'm interested in CCNA, but I have a friend who works for an ISP, and he's proper putting me off it, saying that its more than just studying for a year and sittign a multiple choice exam, you actually have to be good, and there are plenty of qualified ppl who are crap.
"There are plenty of ppl here (at his work) that have CCNA's and have been doing first line phone support for years…"
Are they just slack?
A guy in IT where I am said it was well worth doign, regardless of what your degree background is.
"When I went to a Cisco academy, there was a girl from the Czech Republic, she couldnt even turn on the pc"
What i dont want is to find having a CCNA WITHOUT any academic background in computer science etc to be a complete waste of time.
Any thoughts on this? Ta.
21 Nov 2007 12:20
i used to work in IT recruitment and on job specs there would always be CCNA comptiaA requirements, in general if you are actually doing practical IT work the companies couldnt give a toss if you had a degree, as long as you could do the job, which if you had the certficates they assumed you could, then you would get an interview.
21 Nov 2007 13:02
I just got the message:
"the guy I am sat next to knows more than you would do after 1 year of solid studying, he has been a customer support guy for 9 years. You are fucking deluded."
Is he right? Am I wasting my time? Or is this guy who's been at it for 9 years just a big R-Tard?
21 Nov 2007 13:13
Yeah its a nice place, first time ive been there, the music was pretty shit tbh but that was just the dj before playing utter wank.
The waterfronts a good place just abit of a treck compared to the UEA (dont get stabbed down prince of wales road).
Just off the top of my head some good evening places would be mustard, the birdcage, glasshouse, playhouse, po na nas and delaneys but any pubs in the city are decent too especially the ones by the river.
21 Nov 2007 17:10
Pand, I was chatting to a consultant from HP today, he said he did his CCNA and said it is definitely worth it if your going to go on and do some of the further qualifications up the training pyramid that Cisco operate on. He regrets not doing so, but says its worth it just to do the CCNA.
Was talking to him for quite a while about degrees and training and he never mentioned going to Uni.
21 Nov 2007 17:17
Thanks for the info. I also spoke to a guy in from a recruitment agency in london asking whether potential employers look for someone with academic backgrounds in IT/Computing.
He just came back to me with, "no, not really, as long as you've got your CCNA and some kind of experience working in networking".
Seems like the challenge is gaining the experience. As for the guy who's been doing the same job for 7 years, granted he may know more than a freshly qualified CCNA person, but he obviously is some kind of tard if he's not progressed in SEVEN YEARS.
Out of interest, is this guy someone who builds pc's for fun and with extraordinary levels of knowledge with routers/os' etc.
21 Nov 2007 17:21
@ Mentalist >
yes it was. lol. I think he just pissed that my hobby isn't building my own rig whilst watching Pure Ownage, whereas him and this other guy live for this shit.
30 Nov 2007 18:25
What are the best job search engines?
So far, on a daily basis i check out Reed, Monster, BMS, Select, Brook Street, Blue Arrow.
I;m struggling to find anything decent.
24 Dec 2007 17:52
If your looking to work anywhere in the world for good money, learn ruby on rails doing web 2.0 apps.