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I Want To Learn Networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dking63, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. dking63

    dking63 Thread Starter

    Jan 2, 2004
    To me, networking is fiddling around with the settings until , mysteriously, something works. It has been suggested to me that my major weak point in working on computers is networking. I googled networking tutorials, but would like to narrow down the 68,000,000 results to something a little more informative.

    Can anyone reccommend a few sites ranging from basic to intermmediate wired and wireless networking for Windows XP and Windows 7?
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Go to a book store and buy the CCNA study kit from Cisco Press.
  3. moonwalk


    Dec 19, 2011
    yeh, the cisco press books are the best - you can easily find them at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Official-Certification-Library-640-802-Containing/dp/1587201836/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1324347820&sr=8-3

    then you'll want to practice what you learn. here you have options - there are online labs to rent, you can buy used hardware from ebay, or you can simulate labs with gns3 (http://www.gns3.net/)

    it sounds like you're pretty new to networking, so finally i'd recommend some instruction. again, many options exist here. you can get live training in a classroom (which can be expensive - but search local listings, i'm sure there are many) or you can get online video tutorials (ex. http://www.bosscbt.tv).

    no matter what, really learn this stuff (don't just do it for the cert). it's a VERY exciting time to be in networking - the things that routers and switches can do now is simply amazing! and the degree of complexity in many networks these days comes from much more than just fiddling around ;)

    best of luck! :p
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