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By axmeddawlad ·
I want free courses Network Administration and also Network Security.I want to learn Windows free courses.

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And I want world peace

by JamesRL In reply to engineer

But I don't hold out high hopes to find it.

You often get what you pay for. Free is not always the best.


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Hear, Hear

by Mr.Wiz In reply to And I want world peace

Couldn't've said it better myself.

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you want world peace too?!

by UncleRob In reply to And I want world peace

and I thought I was the only one!

- plus I want that free software that guy was asking for
- and I want my wife to like me
- better pay at my job
- more time with my kids
- a nice car to drive to/from work with (I currently walk, hard on the feet but good for the cholesterol)
- and a choo choo train for christmas

You are right though and I won't hold out high hopes for most of this stuff either.

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you WANT?

by dawgit In reply to engineer

you would like maybe!
First, make up your mind, one at a time.
For simple Windows try a local comunity group, or Comunity College, as they do sometimes offer free intro courses. But not much else. (think for Grand-ma here)
Find a local Users Groupe, or Professional Org. or Group and they can get you pointed in the right direction.
But, remember 'Free' isn't! And be will willing to invest something (like your-self) or NO One will take you seriously.

edited to reflect:
I still WANT a T-R Coffee Mug :-)

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by jdclyde In reply to engineer

how does it feel to want?

Get used to it, because with your attitude, you will spend all your time WANTING and very little time HAVING.

Nothing is free in this world, and you will have to earn what you get. (just like everyone else here did)

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by Jellimonsta In reply to Well

I don't think I earned what I got!

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We know

by jdclyde In reply to Ooops...

but I was trying to be nice and not bring you up as the exception to the rule....... :0 :^0

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by Jellimonsta In reply to We know

I am always the exception to the rule JD!! ]:)

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I can only

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to engineer

assume a language difficulty here.

Note be warned, anyone who offers you a free course in network administration, will give you the value of what you are prepared to pay.

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How I DID get "Free" network training

by jdclyde In reply to I can only

A friend of mine was doing side jobs of installing small LANs for companies with only 5 to 8 people. This usually meant bringing in the computers and network from scratch.

At the time, I was an "applications specialist" and spent most of my time teaching people to use word processors, spreedsheets, databases, windows and the internet. Was bored and wanted more.

I started assisting him with his side jobs. My pay? He would buy me lunch. The hands on that I got would have cost me about $5K if I had gone to a formal training center and would have spent my time learning about who wrote blah blah blah instead of actually running cables and connecting computers.

I did follow this up later with formal training to get more understanding of WHY things were done certain ways. I flew easily through the classes, while the people that didn't have any hands on had a hard time understanding the concepts that are very simple indeed. (Cisco Academy)

Part of the way through the classes, a local church came to the school and asked if we would do their network. (they get it done free and the students get hands on. a win win.)

We showed up, and I was the only one that didn't have their CCNA (only good for helpdesk anyways), but I was the only one that KNEW how to do anything so I took the lead. Would show someone how to run cables, and send them to do it. Would show someone else how to terminate ends and test, and sent them to do that.

Certs look good on the wall, but don't mean you know anything but how to hang something on your wall. I still plan to get the CCNP cert, because it looks good on my business card, next to my MACE. B-)

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