Could some experienced people speak their mind about the idea of studying for a CCNA and CCNP without having a degree?
Depends on the country you are in and who you are working for.
I am here in Australia and a lot of networking companies make it a point to hire only people with certifications. Whether or not your certification(s) is/are up-to-date/expired is not important. Whether or not your certification(s) is genuine or not is not important. Whether or not you REALLY KNOW the difference between ethernet and a bag of corn chips is not important.
I knew squat about IT when I started out. I got a book on networking out of a charity shop and started reading. I think when I started in the netacademy the only prerequisite was a reading age of 13 - I had a reading age of 32 at the time (:
For a purpose I did some analysis of discussion ratings. I would like to
share those numbers as they may interests someone. I analyzed rating of
discussions in LAN, Switching and Routing community. Overall statistics
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