11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2019 1:46 AM by NavS RSS

    Newbie Status so far - Hope for others


      Hi all,


      I just wanted to share a little about myself, in the hope it may provide some encouragement to Newbies to Cisco.


      Ok, about me, I have always had an interest in Computing and I.T, and did a course a MCSE course in the early 2000's ( did not complete) As I went into the family business, my background is retail, having owned several Convenience stores and Takeaways since 2000's ( still currently doing retailing and wholesaling). However as of January 2019,I decided to take the plunge with the view for a possible career change ( once I have completed my exams that is) by taking an interest in Cisco.


      As a newbie I struggled to understand and make heads and tails of it, but I loved the Math and problem solving aspect of it. I  heavily invested in reading and researching to piece together to form a better understanding of Cisco ICND1, fast forward 3 months, and I can honestly say the hard work has paid off, I am much more confident with the ICND1 ( obviously I know i have SO SO MUCH more to do) I am happy with my basic abilities to use command line interfaces, with subnetting, understanding the basics of switching and routing etc. As said before, I still have so so much more to do, to learn, to revise and go over, and to practice.


      In conclusion, I sincerely hope this can provide hope for any newbie entering the world of CISCO, yes it is VERY HARD work, and I do feel like throwing it all in at times, BUT it is enjoyable, and you have just to got to take it one day at a time.


      Wishing everyone success ( both newbies and the experienced)


      Thanks for taking the time to read this