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You should get into Networking and stay there . Routing and Switching is where it's at! I learned on Juniper equipment and am currently working on getting my JNCIA cert. Big money in router languages. Learn Cisco iOS or Juniper JUNOS (or both) and make some real money. Learn BGP, IS-IS, RIP, and OSPF protocols like the back of your hand, then do the job no one else knows how to do. Move to San Francisco, start as a Net Engineer at some start-up, get paid from the internet boyeeeee!
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I'm in the same boat, so don't worry. My roommate is taking the course and they do alot of grade 11 and 12 math, so it should be fairly easy to master Don't worry!



It is in our course, but I am actually looking forward to it. We do things like trig, and calculus as well

I've been out of high school for a very long time now thats why (Im a former nursing student btw but my passion is not there though I did really well in class), I dont really remember my Gr.11/12 maths. I really hope George Brown have good support groups because Im that scared of math, I haven't done them for so long lol.

My friend took the same course at Fanshawe College, and they have no math course at all !!! But the school is too far for me.
 
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You should get into Networking and stay there . Routing and Switching is where it's at! I learned on Juniper equipment and am currently working on getting my JNCIA cert. Big money in router languages. Learn Cisco iOS or Juniper JUNOS (or both) and make some real money. Learn BGP, IS-IS, RIP, and OSPF protocols like the back of your hand, then do the job no one else knows how to do. Move to San Francisco, start as a Net Engineer at some start-up, get paid from the internet boyeeeee!
Hahha Boyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Yeah good advice. I'm a total noob right now but I hope that this course will help veer me in the right direction. I heard CCNA and Cisco is a must, and getting the A+ cert is ostensibly mandatory for what we're going to do. I will check out Cisco and Juniper when I figure out what I'm going to be getting into. And yes, I'd love to move to the states when I graduate, that would be ballin'

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I've been out of high school for a very long time now thats why (Im a former nursing student btw but my passion is not there though I did really well in class), I dont really remember my Gr.11/12 maths. I really hope George Brown have good support groups because Im that scared of math, I haven't done them for so long lol.

My friend took the same course at Fanshawe College, and they have no math course at all !!! But the school is too far for me.
Don't be too concerned, I really am in the same boat. I went to University for social work, and although I did well, it just wasn't for me. I PM'd you regarding the math/english test requirement, not too sure so I'll check it out for you.

Doing grade 11/12 math won't be too hard, my roommate said (the one who's taking the CST course) that they start from scratch so you're not completely screwed.

My Landlord just happens to be a Highschool Math/Physics teacher in TDSB, so I will be getting tutored for sure..
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If your wanting to go networking, getting your A+ will be a complete waste.

@LearnIIBurn Learn BGP, IS-IS, RIP, and OSPF protocols like the back of your hand. Not quite. The mainstay of routing protocols will be EIGRP (Cisco proprietary), OSPF (open standards based every vendor can use), RIP is basic but no one uses it. BGP if your going to be working on WAN equipment. IS-IS is not really used, tho will give you a better understanding of IPv6.
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ya dude get your A+ so you can make 10$//hr!

seriously go for the new mcitp or anything cisco
This. Good luck and congratulations. Better yet go for an engineering degree, like a software engineer or electrical engineer. Then get a certificate in the specific discipline you want to work in.
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i remeber the very first backup system i set up, was for my uncle's law firm

he to this day, has 15 rackable servers in a vault on site full of data running 24/7 with its own internal AC temp control.

i built him his offsite backups, they are in a cooled vault in his basement, a literal mass of 20 rackable servers w/ dual xeons, 8 2TB HDDS each, all on UPS backups and surge protection, and thier own seperate breakers.

hes still happy with it to this day, he paid for it, i spent 4 1/2 weeks getting it all operational, i had many,many sleepless nights sitting at my desk figuring issues out.
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Congrats man!
    
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Congrats it's a great start. I got my A+ several years ago and now I am attending a Cisco Networking Academy. When I am done I will have my BA in Computer networking and telecommunications. Networking really seems to ve where it is at.
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Thanks guys, I'm very excited, gonna get some math tutoring in the summer to help me prepare
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This. Good luck and congratulations. Better yet go for an engineering degree, like a software engineer or electrical engineer. Then get a certificate in the specific discipline you want to work in.
For the monies and such. Also you have a alot more freedom in picking your job.
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