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Sorry to hear about your health issues, A good friend of mine has had the same procedure nearly 20 years ago and is on an opiate pain management plan from his physician to deal with the complications/pain.

As far as the studying goes, stick it out. If you get burn out, stop. Pick up a different book and learn about something else for a while. This industry isn't about Certification, it's about what you learn while you're earning them. I flip-flopped between Exchange, MCITP:SA, CCNP security, CCNP R&S and CCNA WIFI for.... Well, ever.. If you don't diversify yourself you'll be a specialist without any experience, and that's not employable..
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I worry about presenting myself with no hands-on experience,this is why I search for ways to get some level of hands-on.All my tutorial DVD's stress how important it is to know the TCP/IP and OSI model fundementals.I hope to present myself to potential employers with a very high level of competance in the fundementals,since I will have little actual hands-on.

Statistics say that people on disability (like I am) and over 55 (like I am) and having 2 or more major back surguries (the one comming up will be my third) do not return to work.I hope to be the statistical aberation and return to work.Not only return to work but return to a complete different field,as I was an auto mechanic for the last 35 years (BMW and GM were my lines).I know, I should have started earlier.
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There is a lot more to the ASA then just licensing. The basic 10 user license is fine for home and small business use, it's largest pitfall it use of only 3 vlan's, and two that will allow connections from higher interface numbers to lower interface numbers. The third is just for DMZ to inside, or DMZ to outside.

If you're serious about buying one of these devices, they are a learning curve in themselves. I would strongly suggest Omar Santos - Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall and pre-ordering the CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 Official Cert Guide that they've kept pushing back month after month. Most importantly though, get the newer 8.0+ ISO for the ASA. The ASA is not like the Cisco IOS, it's a software IOS running on linux Redhat and dosen't use the same command structure as the IOS. Everything from 7.x to 8.x is completely different





http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...n_listing.html

http://www.tech21century.com/license...-5505-or-5500/
Scotsee is my textbook CISCO ASA Configuration by Richard Deal (from 2009 but purchased from Amazon 6 months ago) useless as it deals with 7.x as the OS? It is dangerous to even buy textbooks for these products unless you are well versed in the CISCO way. These ASA's were introduced in 2005 and there have naturally been different OS's I ask are people (meaning businesses) selling these ASA's with the older OS's and should I avoid these older OS ASA's or if I buy one plan on updating the OS,is updating the OS always possible?
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