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I recieved a survey today (in the mail) asking for me to evaluate the CCNA prep program at my school.Since I had a few things to add that were not asked on the survey I dialed up the person that sent it to me.It was related to me that students are complaining the classes are too hard,take too much time and do not lead to a better starting position (how they new this last one I do not know).My school offers the standard prep series offered by CISCO (so I bet many of us see the same material).My question is why don't students see the value of the material present within the CCNA program? Right now you can get a Network Administration degree at my school and not have to take any CCNA classes and not even above 100 level Alegbra.I think these changes have destroyed any value the degree did have. I present this situation here and ask for comments because I know there are other OCN members seeking their CCNA.
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People are lazy and want instant gratification with a pat on the head and paper spilling out of their wallets. Yup, pretty much sums it up.
    
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I personally Finish my Network Engineering Classe at my college about 2 month ago. I mean tons of stuff in the course btu i would say then half the classe still can find thire own driver for there own PC.

We Didnt had any of the Cisco Course instead they teach us Blackberry Server (BES).

I would say no one really got a good job, at least not in the networking field,

I personaly got a Head Tech job at Canada Computer, and the salary is good, but i was hopping a **** load more
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I want to say great work pelp.It is so good to hear somone got a job.To bad I can't give rep for employment,just say I am happy for you. Perhaps you keep us informed (as time permits) in regards to what is currently happening tech wise in the actual world as all I can discuss is the issues at school. I was not kidding that people say those CCNA classes are too hard and avoid them.I cannot see how that is going to pay off in the long term.
Edited by PCCstudent - 11/1/11 at 8:15pm
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I've heard that sob story before. They think Network Fundamentals is too hard! too much information! What these people don't understand is that the CCNA is the tip of the Cisco Iceberg. Let them complain, there are already enough Cisco paper certs as there is..
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I've heard that sob story before. They think Network Fundamentals is too hard! too much information! What these people don't understand is that the CCNA is the tip of the Cisco Iceberg. Let them complain, there are already enough Cisco paper certs as there is..
CCNA is the Tip of the iceberg plus rated as one of the hardest exams to pass, well so my CCIE mentor says. that being said once you gain your CCNA R & S, it makes CCNP route, switch and TShoot study and exams feel so much simpler as you have done the hard yards with CCNA.. IMO
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The man that sits next to me in Active Directory class says that simply completing the 4 prep classes would move him up a bit at his company.I do not know him well enough to ask where he works but I will ask next week.I mentioned they changed the degree requirements so I really do not need to take the 4th prep class called "Project Based Learning"(CISCO named the class) and I have no idea what goes on but it is said to have a hard final.I wonder if I wimp out or if I take the fourth prep class.I am an older man (56 1/2) and I will be 57 1/2 when I am done (with a bad back) so getting my CCNA might just be a personal accomplishment type thing as I really don't have good feeling about being hired and getting to use it.
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cool, to do something like this at your age for a personel achievement is great in my books. As to getting hired, at your age would be near impposible unless you have heaps of prac experence with previous employeers

But keep at it, satisfaction is a great feeling on its own..

other than that, it would be hard, but you could try self employment..
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Yeah Stub I simply started too late or perhaps I can say my lifespan was out of sync with the rise of the field.Not many people back in the early 70's had a vision that this internet thing would happen,
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that being said once you gain your CCNA R & S, it makes CCNP route, switch and TShoot study and exams feel so much simpler as you have done the hard yards with CCNA.. IMO
Uhhh, No.

CCNA is a thorough exam, unique to the cascading concatenation of mellowing draws of suppressive, incisive billowing of today's industry exams.

The onclave of 642 exams draws progressively more challenging at the same time technicality deepens your knowledge for the given subject matter.

The CCNA is just the light at the beginning of Alices wonderment before she reaches the darkness with a insatiable desire for what lies ahead.
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