Computer Networking Basic Concepts For New Beginners.
Computer networks are the backbone of any home or business enterprise as they provide a vital link to joins everything together and makes everything work together. Whether its in the retail industry, manufacturing , mining or sports computer or any other economic or social virtical having a good understanding of how network work, how to set them up and troubleshoot can be a very valuable skill. This tutorial provides a guide on the fundamentals and basic concepts in computer networking as well as shows you how to develop good IT training habits.
HOW TO BUILD GOOD AND EFFECTIVE IT TRAINING HABBITS
Training by definition is a process and procedure by which an individual is taught the skills that are needed for a particular profession. As the saying goes a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step there is alot that you have to put in inorder to create new habits, from setting goals to making commitments, behavior change to getting rid of excuses.
1) IDENTIFY AND WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
The first step in building good and effective IT training habbits for CISCO certification or even any other type of certification is to identify your goals and to write them down. When you write down a goal add a realistic time frame that you expect that goal to come to fruition. For example “getting CCNA certified within the next 6 months or 1 year”
Once you write down your goal the next step would be to write down tasks to take to take to archieve the ultimate goal. For example you can dedicate one hour everyday to do a lesson on CBTNUGGETS.COM but whilst ensuring that the time frame you allocate to your daily tasks will fit into the 6 month time frame for the ultimate goal.
2) OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION
Avoiding doing a task that needs or has to be done withing a certain period of time and knowing that there can / will be negative consequences can be daunting. Finding a way to overcome procrastination may very well be the only solution.
“Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go” – Spence Johnson.
Whenever you find yourself working on a certification programs remember this phrase and when procrastination hits you think of the pain you would feel in future if you do not give it your best today. Think about the potential benefits (from a financial and professional point of view that you could get and that could improve you life today. Whenever you have a lesson / tutorial, practise exam or practical lab that you have to do dont think about it, just do it!
Certification exams can be challenging and daunting and can be compared to the challenge of having to climb up a mountain. However keep in mind that in as much as you have to know the technical how-to (i,e commands, cisco ios) , it is more important to have a good understanding of the underlying concept.
3) SET A SCHEDULE
Choose a point in time during the course of your day when you can work on your certifcation. It can be during tea breaks, during lunch time or some time after you get home from school or work. Whats important is to choose a time during you day, it can be 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours of every single day that you commit to work on you certification.
4) BE OPEN AND WILLING TO LEARN NEW THINGS
The IT industry is rapidly evolving and there are new technologies, upgrades and changes that are always happening. Technology vendors such as CISCO, JUNIPER, DELL and HP are always rolling out new technologies that address the ever evolving and dynamic challenges in life. if you are a person who is not willing to learn new things all the time, IT as a career can be a challenge. However there are 3 main learning path ways that you can pursue when learning something new in IT or working towards getting certified and these are SELF STUDY, CLASS ROOMS and BOOT CAMPS.
Self studying is one of the most common ways that many IT professionals choose to get certified. You can get online courses on platforms such as CBTNUGGETS.COM and BILLYSOFTACADEMY.COM and you can learn wherever you are and whenever you want. These online platforms tend to have more up to date information and are more affordable when compared with other learning methods. Whats important is to choose what works well for you it can be learning in a class room , self studying or attending a bootcamp.
5) BUILD A PRACTISE LAB
Just like how top football players constantly train to perfect their skills and to prepare for the next football match. You should have a practise lab setup where you can constantly sharpen your skills as well as prepare for CISCO certification exams. REPETITION, REPETITION, REPETITION – its a proven fact that if you want to grasp a concept repeat it many times. If it is a concept on how to create VLAN’s ON A CISCO SWITCH or HOW TO CONFIGURE THE MANAGEMENT IP ADDRESS ON A CISCO SWITCH repeat the concept many times until you know it by heart.
1) IDENTIFY, WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS AND PURSUE THEM.
2) OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION.
3) SET A SCHEDULE.
4) BE OPEN AND WILLING TO LEARN.
5) BUILD A PRACTISE LAB