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Topic # 7031 13-Mar-2006 15:05
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Since I take CISCO CTC I have more grey hair on my youthful head :(

I think I might just drop out, today test is so bad.. theory theory theory. I'm not good at it.. can't remember anything I read. I don't why I have to know this theory when I don't use it when I work.




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Reply # 30640 13-Mar-2006 21:27
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Well... fact is, it's not theory that I'm mad about. I'm mad because CISCO site downs every Sunday afternoon, 5 hours of good time for reading.

Every now and then I pick up some good knowledge from it, like some differences between XP Pro and XP Home.

And because I'm really keen on Windows OS, so I don't tend to be able to focus on its theory part. But I'm looking forward to part II, Linux.

Voice and Data Cabling, isn't that bad either. Just some times I feel it's a total waste of time learning on the theory bit that I never used while I was working in that area.

I accepted that I really am underestimate this part of my learning curve.




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Reply # 30655 14-Mar-2006 00:09
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If you're relatively new to it, your best bet would be to pick up some old boxes and just install the various OS's to gain familiarity with them. The Windows OS's are very similar from Windows 95 onwards. A few things are moved around from version to version but the guts and feel is more or less the same. Windows NT4 is quite a bit different, but it's slowly but surely getting phased out (it is over 10 years old now). Linux is considerably different and you're best to be comfortable with a command line. There are alot of gui's for stuff on linux, but if you can work at command line you can do alot more. Same thing goes for Windows to an extent, knowing how to use the guis is one thing, but there are some things where knowing command lines makes it alot easier.

My 2c for midnight on that. ;p

Jp.

PS: If the CISCO sites down on a regular basis it would probably be an idea to download and/or save some of the material for reading when it is down.




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Reply # 30657 14-Mar-2006 00:26
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Thanks for the advice JP. I got the CISCO text book to read when the site is down, but there are so many error and out of date information in the book.

With CISCO site not permitted right click, and use Flash (.swf) for many important information. I haven't got a clear solution on what alternative way I have.

I tried using go into the site using Firefox, as many command/scripts works on IE are disregarded in Firefox, to view the source code. But so far no luck.

A friend of mine has a single line Perl code to extract information from a URL, so I will give that a try.

I don't think I will have a lot of problem with Linux as I have a flatmate who's a Linux geek. So I can always ask for a one-on-one tutor. And been working practically in the area.. without a proper training (that's why I enrol for CTC).. for a few years now.

Perhaps my over confident about my ability to learn fast from a-hand-on experiences cause all the grieves I have so far on the theory part. Blame no one but myself really.




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