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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    What did you think of the overall course and would you recommend them?
    Would I recommend Commsupport?

    I had been trying to get the CCNA for nearly a year with self study and with one thing or another the stuff I was reading was not sinking in. I was reading but not understanding the “why!” of everything. I am not the sort of person that is not happy to accept that things are the way they are I need to know why things work the way they do. I got to a point that I was going just ditch the CCNA.

    I felt that the course that they run is not just about going through the motions of learning the topics parrot fashion but actually learning the ins and outs of the different protocols. Like they say “100% engineer training” The hands on stuff was very intense and detailed but the best part was when the instructor came along and broke the lab that you had just spent hours building and it was up to you to fix the thing, great fun.

    I did the course back in August for the first time but events over took me again but they let me resit the whole course again a few weeks ago from scratch for free despite me telling them that I had not opened the book as much as I should have. Nice people, without the second chance on the course for free I might again have let things slip again

    Once again would I recommend them. Well put it like this, without them I would not be a CCNA.

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    I decided the best way for me to get CCNA, MCSA, MCSE and Linux+ was doing a foundation degree in my local college. there are loads of other modules but these will give me complete pieces of paper in those fields and the total cost was £625 inclusive of the exams and materials.

    Barnfield College in Luton if anyone is interested!

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    That will be for each module though not for all those you list surely?

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    Interesting, they have the Linux+ Course for £150

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    That will be for each module though not for all those you list surely?
    no its for the entire course.

    They do it individually also, but as its part of a Foundation Degree offered by the university of bedfordshire, they legally cant charge more than £625 for the entire course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    no its for the entire course.

    They do it individually also, but as its part of a Foundation Degree offered by the university of bedfordshire, they legally cant charge more than £625 for the entire course.
    Well that is the biggest bargain ever if that is the case! At Lancaster university the modules are £600 each for the Foundation degree in Networking/systems. The MS module costs about £800 so that is why I asked the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    I've been told (could be a lie) that if you do NVQ 4 and 5 that you get CCNA and MCSE in with all that... plus it doesn't cost ANYTHING (Except a shed load of time!)
    Which NVQ is that Joanne?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Well that is the biggest bargain ever if that is the case! At Lancaster university the modules are £600 each for the Foundation degree in Networking/systems. The MS module costs about £800 so that is why I asked the question.
    feel free to ring barnfield. They will tell you the same thing, they may also offer something like the OU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    feel free to ring barnfield. They will tell you the same thing, they may also offer something like the OU.
    Is that a distance learning course?

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    I believe so, but do not hold me too it. As I am not 100% sure but I remember seeing something like that in the campus.

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    Seems nice though,they are having some eye catching offers,i think online sources like learningnetwork.cisco.com are more than enough for successfully qualifying ccna.

    Post edited: Please do not post links to sites that contain content for cheating in exams eg dumps
    Last edited by ChrisH; 25th December 2010 at 10:58 PM.

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    They are illegal sites as they reproduce the exam questions for each module.

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    I'm doing my CCNA at the moment. Using the Trainsignal Cisco CCNA Training package to do it in my spare time. It's pretty good som far.

    Can anyone recommend any other source materials I can use to brush up before the exam?

    Cheers!

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