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Victor R. Garza: Front Line

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It's been a pretty busy few weeks! I've been teaching both Wireless classes and CCNA classes lately—a lot of them. I am also, once again, working on a project at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. I'm busy synthesizing the results from the Trident Warrior 2008 experiment conducted earlier this year. I am consolidating the experiment's data so those "higher up the food ...

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Show me the money!

Posted by Victor R Garza Aug 5, 2008

That famous line from Jerry McGuire seems to come at me almost every week from at least one of my students. Why, you ask? Because everyone in class wants to know whether studying for and getting their CCNA certification will make them more money, and help their careers, in the short and long term.   I can't say whether you'll make more money in your current job, or if getting your CCNA ...

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A question I consistently get from my CCNA students when I teach a Cisco networking associate certification class is: What will I be expected to do in a new position working with computer networks.   Completion of the CCNA exam gives you a credential, but it doesn't give you experience. While you do get lots of book learning and some hands-on troubleshooting as you prepare for an exam, you ...

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How did I get here?

Posted by Victor R Garza Mar 11, 2008

If you're reading this you're either already in networking or are at least interested in IT.   As you're already aware, there are many different paths that lead to jobs in IT. I'd like to tell you a bit about my path -- the choices I made -- that got to this point in my career.   I don't often think about how I ended up in my current job -- or jobs, plural, as I have a few of them. ...

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