Minh Van Le wrote:
Is CCNA worth doing these days ? I hear it's hard and expensive (?). I did a google on "+ccna +sydney site:.au" and turned up some broken links and seemingly dodgy sites. Is there an authoritative CCNA site ? Even a FAQ for Australian residents or something.
I weigh in here. UTS does networking 1 and 2 which is semester 1 and semester 2 straight from the Cisco site. I actually teach semester 1, very basic this is a cable sort of stuff. It is hard from a standing start but if you know where you are you can do it fairly easily and by reading the manual. There is a real hands on component that you must do including programming a router so you might need to find a router to play with to do it on your own. If you wanted to do semester 1 at Uts consider Systems Software and Networking, gives you more than just the Cisco stuff but it does count.
Regarding the doco, this is copyright stuff and Cisco are adamant about it not being copied. There have been quite a few changes to the curiculum over the last 18 months, a number of errors and better sequencing of the instruction. Nuff said.
Biggest problem, it is to M$ centric. I can set up Linux reasonably reliably now but I get lost between the many flavours of windows TCP setup. Imagine trying to debug some poor kids tcp/ip stuff up when you have never seen the particular win version, uuurrrkkk.