7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2016 9:45 AM by Patrick Pule LWP RSS

    LAN/WAN Professional


      i am trying to get my ccna cert. i live in denver and i came up on this company lanwanprofessional.com that gives you 4 days of hands on training for free. my question is is this legit and did somebody got his cert. through this company


        • 1. Re: LAN/WAN Professional

          After asking my friend Google, it looks like there are a lot of different sources all saying that it is a scam.  I'd stay away from it, just with the amount of people complaining about it.

          • 2. Re: LAN/WAN Professional

            Hello Jared and Aladin,

            I went thru their program and my experience was nothing to brag about....When I went through it was a 7 day program, I didn't have my CCNA at the time and I was attending a School for it....the bottem is just as Jared said STAY away from that one.  I am in debt with them for over 5,000 they never got me the intership and no one assisted me with my progress... I got good hands on experience with working with Routers and Switches but you can get that from other programs and you won't be in debt.

            • 3. Re: LAN/WAN Professional

              Oh by the way it isn't for free, by the time they get through with you.... You will pay a deposit (you won't get back) and if you don't succeed on thier time frame You owe.  I attended June 26 2010

              • 4. Re: LAN/WAN Professional
                Scott Morris - CCDE/4xCCIE/2xJNCIE

                Complain to your state's Attorney General.  Sue the f#$*&ers.



                • 5. Re: LAN/WAN Professional

                  I like Scott's approach.  Companies like this or other dumping sites, need to go!  I know cisco frowns on things like this but don't know how much resources they have to pursue the fight against this kind of ****!  It seems to me that cisco would need to rely on their customers, like us, to help them in this battle.

                  • 6. Re: LAN/WAN Professional
                    Pete Nugent

                    Unfortunately if these companies are operating illegally and falsly advertising their fees and capabilities it is very difficult for us mere mortals to take legal action. I dont know US law however we do have consumer advice in the uK who can get involved.


                    However the best way is to make people aware of it, let us put them in a bad company list on a blog somewhere, in fact I may start this where we can say who we feel is a good provider, IP Expert, INE Fastlane. and who are not so good.


                    Economics should then see some of these go to the wall. As for dump sites I am afraid there will always a market for these as those people who do not want to learn but just get the ticket will buy the dumps. I think thats more in Ciscos domain of responsibility as copyright fraud rather than our hands where people are being fleeced by liars and charlatans.


                    I am happy to start a blog that hopefully points to some of the better providers and warns of those that are perhaps not so good.

                    • 7. Re: LAN/WAN Professional
                      Patrick Pule LWP

                      My Name is Patrick Pule and I am the Director of Client Relations with LAN/WAN Professional.  I have been associated with the organization for over 8 years now and have been aware of this blog posting for quite some time and in the past I did not find it appropriate to reply to internet blogs, until now. 


                      My reason for responding is that we understand that many professionals depend on online forums, such as this site, to make an informed decision and would expect legitimate organizations to properly respond to misleading to false statements. 


                      In addition, we have a growing nationwide membership base who have successfully acquired and currently hold high level enterprise IT (LAN/WAN) positions in engineering, administration, and architecture and project management with major organizations who are proud of their association with LAN/WAN Professional, but are frustrated with the incorrect statements posted on online blog sites such as this.


                      For this reason, I am responding to this blog post as an official representative of LAN/WAN Professional to simply provide accurate information of who we are and what we do and to initiate an open forum for positive, logical and factual dialog.


                      To begin, LAN/WAN Professional is not a training school, but rather a Nationwide IT Membership organization that is focused on helping our members attain and maintain high level positions in enterprise IT (LAN/WAN) with focus on CCNA, CCNP, CCIE routing, switching, security including data center, wireless, voice and network management technologies earning a minimum of $60,000 to $90,000 (entry), $90,000 to $150,000 (mid/lead) and $150,000 to over $180,000 (senior) per year.


                      Just as important, up to 100% of our service fees are either tied to our member’s employment success and/or can be paid by helping LAN/WAN Professional and fellow members.


                      With that stated, the services we provide are NOT for everyone.  It requires a tech savvy individual with the proper background and abilities be employable in enterprise IT (LAN/WAN).  For this reason, we only offer our services to approved members who have been fully vetted through an extensive qualification process. 


                      LAN/WAN Professional and its staff have been providing our services for over 15 years and handle thousands of candidates every year and currently have a success rate that currently exceeds 90% for members who successfully complete our service.  


                      Unfortunately, our member success prior to 2013 was not as good as it is today.  This was mainly due to an inadequate operations and qualification/approval process that resulted in us accepting a large number of individuals who did not have the proper background, abilities and/or motivation to be successful.  This resulted in negative blogs from 2013 and before such as some of the blogs posted on this site.


                      By 2014, we have refined a multi-step process that allows qualified candidates to fully experience our service for up to 1 week remotely from anywhere in the United States PRIOR to becoming member and allows LAN/WAN Professional to properly assess each candidate to ensure that they possess the right attributes to be a successful member.  The best part is that 100% of the fees for this 1 week access is paid through a $490 grant we offer to a qualified candidate. 


                      If you are truly serious about an upgraded career in enterprise IT (LAN/WAN) and feel you have what it takes to be successful, visit our website on the link below and “Test Drive” for free and personally validate for yourself how real we are.





                      Thank you for taking the time to read this post.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at, 949-544-1368 or simply respond to this post and I will respond back to you.  If you plan to respond, I respectfully request that you post a professional and logical post focusing on facts versus unprofessional and misleading statements.