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I'm currently doing IT Essentials II and it's pretty easy... can't wait til I become Cisco certified! Get to go up to St. Louis and earn $60,000 a year with no college!
 

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ccna is just the tip of the iceberg...


Im gonna get my ccna cert as soon as possible, among other things... then I cant wait to start a new job
 

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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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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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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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I am going for the CCSP. That one is going to be in demand in the future.
 

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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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