Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Where do YOU live?
Good luck Matt!
Ceyko, I think my main problem is finding time to dedicate to studying and practicing. Second to that would be retaining what I learn and tieing it all together. I took 2 of 4 classes at North Lake last year that was 4 days a week and did fairly well. But had to take a break due to financial reasons. I've been doing Help desk work for years and that is what's embedded in my head...I can do it in my sleep. So when I learn something new, if I don't do it on a regular basis, I seem to eventually forget it. I occasionally have the chance to work on network issues at work, it's rare and since we're a small company, the IT Mgr handles it.
I've been told that you have to be able to do all of this pretty fast for the CCNA exam and I think I'm intmidated by that, thinking I can't do it quick enough. I can convert binary, subnet, I understood some of the protocols in class and knew my way around a router...I just wasn't fast at it. I know that goes along with practice, practice, practice which is problem #1.