I completed my ccna 2 years ago.I am working as 2nd line IT support but have no experience to any of the cisco products.Because all of the switches are allready configured and company dont let you touch the stuff unless you have experience.Because i need to renew the certification at the end of the year i am thinking shall i go for ccna security or not?
I have tried applying for all the cisco jobs but no luck so far??Please help........
there are tools to practice cisco IOS ( GNS, packet tracert ..) but I believe my best suggestion to you is to start doing something, see... few years ago I was the same as you, I had an IT position where I was feeling really stuck on the sand...
so one day ( after 2 years of the same crap) I finally stop whining and start studying for real, while I was still working I was affected by the economic crisis and you know the rest... when I started looking for a new job.. I got a job at another company, similar IT level (I needed the money but I always kept on studying ) .,. then few months later I apply on Cisco and here I am still studying.. it never ends!!
I started learning about a technology that had nothing to do with CCNA or CCNP is called WAAS which I really like...then I recently move to wireless support, I am finally thinking that wireless is my right career path to follow for me, plus I like money!! don't you?
so don't worry which patch to follow but start doing things right before another year passes by and your frustration grows further.