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post #11 of 32
see, youre only looking the number of certs... you have to consider the difficulty of the next step as well...

plenty of people can get their ccna but many stop there... in order to advance and to keep advancing, you have to really be interested in networking and know what youre doing
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post #12 of 32
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yea agreed, the level of difficulty is insane but possible, lol my instuctor told me if i got 50's on my test i was where i should be in the class.
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I assume youre in the academy program at your high school?... if so, then yes, many students maintain a low average but still pass the class and get credit, however, not all of those who get credit for the program actually get their ccna... the reasons for low scores range from material thats brand new to students to students having other obligations to students not being nearly as interested as they thought theyd be... so keep at it

Unless things have changed since I was in the academy program, you dont get a ccna upon completion of the course in your school, you still need to pay for the cert test and pass the exam

If you plan on pursuing networking, make sure you actually pay attention and try to maintain the highest grade possible... many people will skim things and barely pass the class and think theyre ready to take the ccna exam, but actually remembering what you learned is the best benefit in the academy program

Most of the students in the program seem to not even remember the OSI model, so make sure you memorize the material, apply it in real life and actually learn something...
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post #14 of 32
I thought I knew the material backwards and forwards - NOT!. It's very heavy on the simulators. You really have to know all the commands, and have a firm grasp of hands-on network troubleshooting (know all those routing protocols). If you're not sure, it will just eat time. If you get it wrong, the test is adaptive, and will keep asking you related questions. I think I got a 60 or something...
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Originally Posted by thenut
I assume youre in the academy program at your high school?... if so, then yes, many students maintain a low average but still pass the class and get credit, however, not all of those who get credit for the program actually get their ccna... the reasons for low scores range from material thats brand new to students to students having other obligations to students not being nearly as interested as they thought theyd be... so keep at it

Unless things have changed since I was in the academy program, you dont get a ccna upon completion of the course in your school, you still need to pay for the cert test and pass the exam

If you plan on pursuing networking, make sure you actually pay attention and try to maintain the highest grade possible... many people will skim things and barely pass the class and think theyre ready to take the ccna exam, but actually remembering what you learned is the best benefit in the academy program

Most of the students in the program seem to not even remember the OSI model, so make sure you memorize the material, apply it in real life and actually learn something...
i wish i was in the easy high school one, no way im in the full fledged insane ass college one.
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post #16 of 32
I am going for the CCSP. That one is going to be in demand in the future.
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post #17 of 32
in that case, work work work...
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post #18 of 32
CCNA is part of the course im doing in college
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post #19 of 32
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lol and work and work and work and work lol
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post #20 of 32
i am in the ccna program at my high but i am enrolled in a local tech school for this class and all of the test we take are online at cisco netacad.net and i am able to maintain a 80% average easy.
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