CCENT/CCNA in 4 months
I have worked 14 years in IT as a computer operator (yes they still exist), I learned in December that my company lost our contract to a competitor, so I've made certifications goals to bulk up the resume a bit, I thought A+ and Network+ were relatively easy and straight forward, but now judging by what most of you say I am going to start going for the 'real' certifications, CCENT/CCNA. I'm about 2 chapters into the Lammle CCENT book and so far its mostly review from Network+, I have subnetting in my head down for the most part but have room for improvement. My biggest knowledge gap right now is IOS commands, so that will be all new to me, but I am very used to working with UNIX command line in my job. My goals are to pass CCENT by April 15 and CCNA in the June 15-30 time frame. Of course everything could change depending on new job opportunities, my job ends at the end of March and I am applying to alot and hoping to not have too big of a gap in employment. Ah well just wanted to get that goal out there..thanks for reading.