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I will be 40 in Sept and want to retire at 40. Haven't done anything yet. Will this still work?


Yes. Dan’s courses are awesome to get started. He does start to make some mistakes at around the time he talks about ACLs.

But for a foundation of free stuff, he is very awesome.

I also recommend Lazaro Diaz on Udemy to get you through CCENT. For that level of work, Laz has great stuff for around $10 during sales.

If you’re starting at square one, then I’d say you’re a good 10-20 hours of study away from getting basic connectivity and understanding how the basic connections work, but it could vary.

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Dan's courses are pretty dated... Is the content still spot on relevant?

Which book/s did you use to supplement your studies?

Original Poster2 points · 5 months ago

Whenever I wasn't confident on a topic from CBT Nuggets or I came across a question in the Boson practice exam I wasn't sure about I read the corresponding chapter in the CCNA book by Lammle

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Interesting study method. Sounds like cbt nuggets are really comprehensive with their Cisco training.

Original Poster2 points · 5 months ago

Yea, my work is paying for all my tests, so I'm planning on doing ICND1-2 for my CCENT+CCNA.

When you were reading, did you take any notes? I feel like I'm just taking too much to the point that I'm progressing really slowly. How much time did you spend a day studying when you first started?

Where did you find the labs? Were they just on PT? or did you find them in the book?

I'm still not at the subnetting part yet, but I'll definitely take a look at that when I'm there.

Thanks for the advice!

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Currently studying also.... What helped for me is starting with a video series in safari books. Go through the whole thing to give you a run down on topics and to understand networking concepts. Then right after start reading Lammle or Odom's book.

Original Poster1 point · 5 months ago

If I may ask, what video series did you use? I see that there's one called Learning path: CCENT ICND1 by Kevin Wallace/Odom.

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There is one by John Pickard. Cisco Icnd1 100-105 exam training. He gets straight to the point. Compact but good. Also gives great network diagrams with switch and router commands all laid out nicely. Worked for me.

Psst.... Search for "Ryan Beney ccent" on youtube. Currently studying for ccent. I paid for the Chris Bryant videos as well but I like Beney more and they are free.

Philosophy major here... yup. And no you can’t have fries with that.

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Just curious... With a degree in philosophy.. What was your career goal?

Interesting that you can still find this Nivea shaving cream. Thought it was discontinued.

Which dlc?

Veeam is great - you’ll want to discuss backup storage options, with two sites you could do a site to site backup copy job. As far as your tight RPO VMs that shouldn’t be a problem either - if you are copying them offsite you’ll want to make sure the backup set can be replicated in a timely fashion. I’m backing up around 50TB using veeam, some of it is offsite in a cloud connect partner. Other datasets are local and offsite via tape (bleh)

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Defenitely Veeam

Dorco PL-602

Lol.. Omfg....

Original Poster3 points · 7 months ago

I lurked for a few weeks and finally picked up an Edwin Jagger 89 with some sample creams from Maggard. I can't believe I haven't been shaving this way from the beginning. More than a great shave, the ritual is totally worthwhile. I've done two shaves and am always looking forward to the next. Thanks all for the pointers!

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Welcome to the cult.... Sorry I mean... Welcome. :)

knock on front door... "Excuse me sir... Do you have a moment to talk about Arko"

Worked.. Thank you so much for this.

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Good luck getting in depth documentation for this. We had to do something similar in our company. And by "we" I mean "me" sadly. It essentially works just like a regular DC AD but.... Working with the AD will be much different. Adsi editor will be your new go to program. If you want to migrate.. My advice is to you is... I hope you know powershell :) in particular the adobjects functions. You will need some scripting... You will have to get multiple sources to help you... Youtube and Google.

This, is kinda meh...

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It's amehzing


I am currently using Odom's book. It is great but it is lacking structured practice labs to go along with it. Like at the end of the chapters I wish there was exercises on setting up the practical part of what you just went over in theory. In any event, is there any labs that I can supplement with?


Odom has a blog with a few practice labs on each topic..

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

I am an idiot. Not sure how I missed this. Thanks

Not only that, but I just passed the CCENT last week and simply went to the back of the chapters in Odom's books and started building a basic network from scratch, incorporating as much as I could. By the end I had a small network that configured (almost, thanks packet tracer) and showed everything I needed.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

OK I will implement this also. Thank you for that. Are there any other sources you used for studying/passing the CCENT or just Odom's book alone and PT practice?

Looks like a Lord L6

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