I was a freshly minted CCNA, the culminative effort of about 4 months continuous study. In this period i read Todd Lammle’s 1,000+ page certification guide cover to cover, spent numerous hours in Packet Tracer and GNS3, and watched every single one of Jeremy Cioara’s 60+ CBT Nuggets ICND1/ICND2 videos. To say i was excited about the whole learning experience is an understatement. It was the coolest thing to me at the time discovering and exploring networking technologies.Every new piece of information I learnt was like a nugget of gold to me.
There was however one thing i lacked after passing the CCNA…real world experience.
I had a good understanding of the technologies but apart from the Packet Tracer and GNS3 labs i hadn’t got the chance to get my hands dirty yet.I felt high and mighty and super-confident that i could slice down any network like a ninja brandishing…
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