6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2012 12:08 PM by Abass RSS



      Hello friends


      My name is Deepu and i just graduated from Bangalore doing B.Tech in Computer Science. I am currently residing in Bahrain. I am currently working at a bank whihc just does IT outsourcing.. i Want to start a networkin career but i do not klnow whihc is te appropriate course to do.. my interest are routers and lans and such kinds but i am willing to study more.. i do need help in what exactly should i start studying with and how to go about it.. I have heard about CCNA COurse and i am interested to do it.. Also another course which caught my eye was CISA as i heard te job profile is very good..  please Help me



        • 1. Re: HELP NEEDED
          Rigo - Community Moderator

          Hi Deepu,


          There are five levels of general IT certifications: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect, the highest level of accreditation within the Cisco Career Certification program. You can find more information on the Certifications and Training program here www.cisco.com/go/certifications.


          If you would like to pursue the CCNA certification, there are two different exam paths available to become certified:


          Option 1: 640-802 CCNA


          Option 2: 640-822 ICND1 and 640-816 ICND2


          (Please Note: By taking the two exam option, you will achieve both the CCENT certification (completing ICND1) and CCNA certification (completing both ICND1 and ICND2). Passing the 640-802 CCNA will only certify you in CCNA)


          You can find recommended course training, study content and additional resources in the Study/Learn page for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams. To help with your learning experience, you can also try a few of the learning games available in the Games Arcade page.


          For more information about the CCNA certification requirements, visit www.cisco.com/go/ccna


          Welcome you to the Cisco Learning Network! We look forward to hearing more from you.


          Best regards,


          Cisco Learning Network Moderator

          • 2. Re: HELP NEEDED

            Go with option 2; it is easier on your study and you will get CCENT cert.

            Read I passed posts to see what people use to pass; one self-study book and Packet tracer for start; later you can think about real gear.

            • 3. Re: HELP NEEDED

              Hey I need some help: I am using a Dynamips simulator, to configure a router by name "corp".

              When I enter the command "interface vlan 1" in the exec mode (corp#) i get a message like "invalid input detected at, with the ^ marker on the "l" of the "vlan". I dont see where I'm wrong with my command. Pls help me guys!

              • 4. Re: HELP NEEDED

                routers do not come with inteface vlan x; see if u have one in sh run or sh ip int br


                those routers that do have int vlan x , are ones with switching modules inserted; shut down you router, instert  nm -16esw (only for 2600, 3600, 3725)

                • 5. Re: HELP NEEDED

                  Hey Martin,

                  Thank you so much for your help. Actually, I'm using GNS3 for my simulation for a CCNA exam. I thought I could just work around it while avoiding to study its tutorials. I have only 2.5 weeks to go. I just realized I have to study the tutorial.

                  But your posting regarding my question was REALLY handy. I found the same thing you said in the tutorial.

                  Thank you so much.

                  • 6. Re: HELP NEEDED

                    My friend Martin and others, I need some help again: how can I configure a router to include a WLAN card such that I cld reference command like "ssid ADMIN" on the router's console?


                    Thanks in advance guys