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    william-fields

    Congratulations Lowell!!

    I just got word this week that I passed the CV0-002 Beta exam (taken back in October), so it's good to join the crowd of Cloud+ Certified!!

    I have to say it was tricky, because all the resources were for the CV0-001 exam. I relied heavily on the ITProTV Cloud+ course - it was great material guys. I also used the following books: Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure by Salam, Gilani, Ul Haq; and CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide by Todd Montgomery (this is now out for the CV0-002 exam); and CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001 In Depth by Ron Gilster.
    I also viewed some material from the Server+ Course. I would suggest watching the whole series along with Cloud+. Hopefully you guys intend on filming a new course for the CV0-002 objectives.

    Anyway, thanks again for all the great work done here at ITProTV.

    William

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    william-fields

    Thanks Ronnie, you are a Champ.

    By the way, did you ever get network access beyond Satellite bandwidth?

    William

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    william-fields

    @william-fields

    To answer my own question: are these shows for the new Security+ SY0-501?

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    william-fields

    Congratulations George!!

    I hope to say the same after a few months. First need to pass the ICND2 for the CCNA and then would like to do Cloud+ and then Security+

    Lots of studies.

    Keep up the great work.

    William

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    william-fields

    Hey Wes, Ronnie, et al,

    I notice that you have been filming Security+ shows for quite some time.
    Do you have an idea as to when these might be ready to view?
    What is the reason for the new episodes?

    Thanks

    William

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    @Ronnie-Wong

    Hi Ronnie,

    I would be happy to help with the testimonial.

    I first watched the full course that you and "Don Cisco" put together while also reading Wendell Odom's tome. Used your labs and practice tests. I did watch some other videos, but I have not found any that go into the detail that you guys do.
    I would encourage using the labs early and often.

    Thanks again for all the great work you folks do.

    William

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    william-fields

    Happy days fellow ITPros!

    I just passed the ICND1 and can now add the CCENT to my resume.

    Thanks for all the great material: Course, Labs, Practice tests.

    On to ICND2 and CCNA!

    William

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    @Albert-Maher

    Hi Albert,

    I am 53 years old so you have a decade more than I for a new career and I think my change of career is a bit more radical than your own - I'm a former Catholic clergyman by personal, voluntary choice (after an almost 2 year process, I got my letter from the Pope last October that formally freed me from all obligations of the vows, so I'm not AWOL). If you have the time, I would follow the course that you have chosen, study full time working toward the A+, follow that with Network+, CCNA or MCSA, Security+, and Linux+. I live near Level 3 here in Colorado. I was studying for the CCENT/CCNA and had just finished writing up my resume (finally had at least A+ and Network+ to put on it) when I looked at their career site and found that they had over 200 job openings. I applied, interviewed, and was offered a place in their "IP BootCamp", which is an intensive training of several weeks for new hires (experience was not really a requirement for the entry/level 1 technician jobs, but CCNA was preferred, but I am glad I had the Network+). Watch as many of the ITPro Courses that you can, read the books (Safaribooksonline is a great subscription service that has a ton of up to date print materials and videos. I think ITProTV plus that is a great combo, If only one, stick with ITProTV, because it is the complete package with the most detailed video coverage of topics, labs and practice tests included). Also, register with Dice (IT job site, and free) or Glassdoor (free) to get steady updates of IT job openings in your area, maybe something will pop up.

    I must admit, it is a big relief to get this opportunity, but I did spend a good year and a half studying full time to put myself in a position to write up a resume and at least try for an interview.

    Hang in there Albert, keep chopping wood, and enjoy learning all this neat new stuff in the wonderful IT universe.

    William

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    william-fields

    Hey all you ITProTV Gurus,

    Share the Joy! I am a career changer with no professional experience in IT, but with the help of ITProTV I studied for and got both A+ and Network+ certs (currently working on CCNA). Lo and behold, with that on my resume, I applied for, interviewed for, and was offered an entry networking job at Level 3 Communications. Just passed all the background/reference checks this week and scheduled to start their IP Bootcamp on Jun 27 at their global HQ here in Broomfield, CO.

    Without the great work you folks do for us all, it would have been much more difficult to get this wonderful opportunity.

    My sincerest thanks to all of you at ITProTV.

    William

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    william-fields

    Ronnie,

    Cisco made the change to open distribution of Packet-Tracer and announced it with the CCNA exam updates. I saw it on one of the Cisco webinars discussing the changes to the CCNA exams.
    This is very handy and a neat toy to play with too.

    William

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