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Post subject: Re: CCNA Specialisation Scholarship . Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:28 am

How come?

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Tue May 17, 2011 9:28 am

ristau5741 wrote:
Steve wrote:1 day left. Might be an easy win for somebody. :)


no deadline extension?


Nope.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 9:34 am

pasipamire's entry and subsequent member posts merged into the thread.

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Tue May 17, 2011 11:51 am

My name is Binyam Tekalign. I am Ethiopian and I’m 23 years old. I graduated from Jimma University in Computer Science Department. I also got my CCNA and IT essential certificate there.
I am now working in Debre Berhan University as instructor. While I was in jimma University I practiced on real cisco’s switches and routers and also in packet tracer. Now I am practicing in cisco’s packet tracer (5.31) and teaching my students. And also I designed the network plan of Debre Berhan University & if God says, I will be the person who going to configure the switches (4500-E) when they come here soon.

Lastly, I have a dream to open CISCO’s Academy. So I want to have more knowledge especially in CCNA Security and CCNA Wireless. If you give me this opportunity, I am very sure that, I will pass the exam (if there is) and it will be very helpful for me and for my country.
One last word, Networking is just my life.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 12:09 pm

Steve wrote:
ristau5741 wrote:
Steve wrote:1 day left. Might be an easy win for somebody. :)


no deadline extension?


Nope.

ya, Today I used this Golden day, don't you think so?

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 12:44 pm

With what kind of books will Cisco Press sponsor the CCNA SP Operations scholarship?
I understand that this is irrelevant at this point, but i was just wondering what books one can use to study for the CCNA SP Operations exam.
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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 12:46 pm

binyam16 wrote:ya, Today I used this Golden day, don't you think so?


I couldn't agree more.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 1:30 pm

I'll be submitting my essay this afternoon..

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 3:21 pm

Not sure it's going to matter anyway...

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=24265

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 6:15 pm

Over the last two weeks I’ve asked myself many questions in regards to whether or not I should apply for the CCNA Specialty Scholarship. Some minute and trivial, but others heavy on my heart. For the past few days I’ve been contemplating with my wife about the pendulum of morality vs. self preservation.

On one end of the pendulum I’ve been weighing my moral and deontological obligations towards helping others peruse their goals and the desire I have to give whole heartedly to a community that gives more than receives. I want to give to those in need of help and inspirations, my patience and knowledge where possible. It is the type of support we all have needed to grow as individuals, and succeed as professionals. Where many would turn their heads, this forum reaches out and embraces diversity and multinationalism to form a true community. Having the strength in myself not to give way to temptations and allowing others to experience this truly amazing opportunity and be a contributing part of this community has been the overpowering, and until recently unanswerable rebuttal to my moral pendulum.

On the other side of this moral debate rests the desire to seize this opportunity. To have the world’s branches of higher education and expertise intertwine together and stand behind me once again, encouraging me to not give up on my goals, to dig deep and pursue the passions of higher education and the dreams of one day becoming an IT professional.Many thoughts have cascaded through my mind this week most of which have been substantially overpowering in their persuasion. Do I deserve the chance to do this again? Have I earned the right to apply for the scholarship? Should I help contribute to anothers dream? Is applying fair to the other applicants? To be honest, the majority of these questions have fallen squarely into the category of why I shouldn’t be applying. But by far the most profound question of all has been, “Don’t I want to be a leader? Don’t I want to be a part of something greater then myself, to teach and help others?”

Somewhere within the last few hours I’ve battled through the overpowering number of questions that have enveloped me since the announcement of this Scholarship. If I desire to be both a leader and a teacher I must first have the experience of being lead and taught. I also must prove to myself that I am capable of learning what isn’t clearly visible and prepare for the unknowns in life. Only through preparation, time, and experience will I become knowledgeable enough to be ready for what awaits me. I can’t expect to lead without first traveling the unknown, gaining the work experience necessary to call myself a true professional. I can only lay faith into knowing that my time will come to do something great, to be a guiding and glimmering star in someone else profession, and to be the teacher and mentor that many of you have been to me.

I desire to earn this CCNA Specialty Scholarship because I want to work with Cisco products every day. I would like to gain the knowledge to obtain the professional level of expertise required to be the right candidate for any employer who sees the glowing passion I have in my eyes that you all have seen in me. I wish to earn this CCNA Specialty Scholarship in hopes to impress those who give me a chance, and prove to myself that I can do it. I want to earn this CCNA Specialty Scholarship because I want to be proud of myself no matter what the outcome.

After several months of job searching with a freshly obtained CCNA, I’ve learned that without further education and a diversified level of competency in the IT field, the chances of employment are slim and the quality of jobs in the field are even slimmer. I’m not afraid of working my way up through entry level desktop support positions or venturing into areas of technology that I’m not overly interested in. It is all part of becoming a more well rounded individual and proving to my employers why I’m the best choice they will ever make. What I am afraid of is this. If I don’t continue my motivation and education to be the best I can be through never giving up on my dreams and studying hard, I’ll wake up one morning knowing the reason I never made it was because I didn’t try hard enough, because I didn’t want it bad enough, but most of all because I didn’t take the opportunities I had when I had them.

It’s one thing to be let down and blame things on poor circumstances, but it’s an entirely different thing to believe that you’ve done your best and blame it on other people when you haven’t. Everyone who has ever failed and learned from their mistakes will tell us that victory is in the details, not the outcome. Winning is practicing our faults and not giving into defeat. Not believing that we are capable of greatness is the single worst mistake we can make.

I believe that I would be a great candidate for this scholarship because I know I have the qualities that are required to make myself great. I have the desire to learn even though I know I will make mistakes along the way. Publically and privately I do so without the fear of rejection and ridicule. I know that it takes time and patience to let hope grow and only a single drop of luck to make my career rise up through the soil of my previous life towards a world of prominence. I believe I have the necessary skills to make this Scholarship successful and would love the opportunity to further my education publically. And one day, with any luck, I will become the teacher and mentor that many of you have inspired me to be.

With this, I formally submit my application for the CCNA Specialty Scholarship.

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Tue May 17, 2011 9:25 pm

Steve wrote:Not sure it's going to matter anyway...

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=24265


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Wed May 18, 2011 7:11 am

The biggest benefit to the CCNA is the knowledge that you gain while preparing. Looking at things with the desire to understand how they work, not just how to fix the problem. That'll make the difference.
My motivation for CCNA includes:
started with the modules, i.e. you polish your mathematics, the subnetting helps you in many areas including OS troubleshooting.
. CCNA will confirm that you made the right career choice in networking vs. something else, in contrast if it's impossible to pass then rethink your career.When you need to get a job you may see that it is going to require some extra training on your part. That is when you should know about the benefits that are present for getting the Cisco training that you need to have. Once you know about these benefits you will notice that it is going to prove easier to get the job that you need to have.
One benefit of the CCNA training is you will learn a lot of the skills that you need to have. When you learn the skills that you need you will see that it is going to be easier to learn how to do the things that you need to. Then you will see that it is going to let you have a job that you want to have and that could be rewarding in itself.
Another benefit of the training is you will often be able to get your Cisco certification. Since you can get this certification you will notice that it is possible to have a higher paying job. Then you will not have to worry about how you can afford to pay your bills on a monthly basis because you will be making more money.
Today's software industries are in need of certified networking professionals, with excellent working knowledge of protocols like IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLAN's and the like, for installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, and trouble shooting LAN, WAN and other networks.
Managing a wireless LAN's configuration across all access points and
stations often provides the biggest challenge to network managers. At the
most difficult level, each device must be touched to help ensure proper
settings for security, performance, and policy compliance.
The growing demand for people who can plan, build, run, and support
wireless LANs across all access points has outpaced the IT talent supply
worldwide. According to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on
behalf of Cisco, 66 percent of the companies surveyed expect to have a
dedicated wireless specialist in their organization within five years.
The Cisco CCNA Wireless certification recognizes the critical
importance of the professionals who support wireless LANs, including
networking administrators, wireless support specialists, and WLAN
project managers.
CCNA Wireless Benefits
• Takes full advantage of the CCNA certification as the foundation for
a career in Cisco networking technologies
• Provides training on the latest Cisco wireless technologies
• Prepares you for new career opportunities in wireless networking
The Cisco CCNA Wireless certification validates your ability to configure,
implement, and support wireless LANs, specifically those networks using
Cisco equipment. Students completing the recommended Cisco
authorized training courses are prepared for basic configuring,
monitoring, and troubleshooting tasks for a Cisco WLAN in small and
medium-sized business (SMB) and enterprise installations. In addition,
students completing their CCNA Wireless concentration meet the
prerequisite for Cisco professional level wireless specializations.
The increasing importance of the network to organizations and the
changing role of the network in business transformation have driven
worldwide demand for skilled IT staff. More than any other area, security
and risk management skills are some of the most highly sought across the
network, and demand is continuing to grow. In a recently commissioned
study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco, dedicated
security roles are expected in 80 percent of the companies studied within
five years.
The Cisco CCNA Security certification meets the needs of today’s IT
professionals responsible for network security. It validates the knowledge
required to install, troubleshoot, and monitor Cisco security network
devices. In addition, CCNA Security confirms an individual’s skills for job
roles such as network security specialist, security administrator, and
network security support engineer.
CCNA Security Benefits
• Takes full advantage of the CCNA certification as the foundation for
a career in Cisco security technologies
• Prepares you for new career opportunities in security networking
• Represents an important step toward the Cisco CCSP and other
professional-level Cisco certifications
Companies need a workforce of highly skilled professionals competent in
the technologies that drive network infrastructure and with the knowledge
and tools to be productive.
Students completing the recommended Cisco training will get an
introduction to core security technologies and also learn how to develop
security policies and mitigate risks. Employers who hire people with
CCNA Security certifications can feel confident that their staff has the
skills needed to recognize vulnerabilities in networks, and to detect
potential security threats. In addition, obtaining a CCNA Security
certification serves as a major step in obtaining the CCSP certification.

My Name Waleed Ahmed and I am a CCNA certified and also MCSC and NCITP Certified.
I am working as a system engineer for INBOX business technology.
Our company is using several Cisco devices that have to handle.
Now our company is planning to install a complete wire network solution in our offices.
That would be obviously handled by us.
It is my very interest to work and learn about wireless technology in order to meet the future challenges and targets and on the other hand a have a brilliant opportunity and chances to practically work on such systems.
Due to my full time occupation I do not find enough time to join a regular academy to
Do preparation of my study courses.
I am also willing learn about CCNA security.
I do not belong to a rich family and I am also an independent self made person thus it isn’t possible for me to pay huge fee for my courses.
My intentions and ambitions are to specialize in both security and wireless.
I think i am the best student for this scholar ship my all friends contact me on waleeds4u@yahoo.com.
Thanks & Regards
Muhammad Waleed Ahmed


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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Wed May 18, 2011 10:17 am

@waleeds4u:

At least you followed directions this time and posted your entry in the thread instead of emailing it to me again and again. But like I told you before, you're disqualified for plagiarizing your entry. Pathetic.

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Wed May 18, 2011 11:18 am

Steve wrote:@waleeds4u:

At least you followed directions this time and posted your entry in the thread instead of emailing it to me again and again. But like I told you before, you're disqualified for plagiarizing your entry. Pathetic.



Wow, not even an attempt to hide it either, it's the first Google hit when you search his first sentence...funny
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Wed May 18, 2011 11:22 am

I almost posted up his emails on stretch's thread about annoying emails...I wanted to punch my laptop.

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Wed May 18, 2011 11:34 am

Steve wrote:I almost posted up his emails on stretch's thread about annoying emails...I wanted to punch my laptop.


Do it!!

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

scottsee wrote:
Steve wrote:I almost posted up his emails on stretch's thread about annoying emails...I wanted to punch my laptop.


Do it!!


At least take the time to correctly format your paragraphs. That plagiarism 101 man! :naughty:
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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

the oppertunity to apply is definately one i have missed, however when i do pass my ccna i will be continueing my education. i will be specializing, but not today. Good luck to all the entrants, and well done to the winner!

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Re: CCNA Specialization Scholarship

Wed May 18, 2011 4:06 pm

Essay for Entrance into the CCNA Specialization Scholarship
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When I was a young child, I took apart light switches and doorbells because I wanted to know how they worked. At age 9, I tried to build an airplane (out of wood, PVC pipes, tomato cages, and sheets painted with paper glue) because I thought it would help me be free. Free to explore and discover things in a new and different way. As a teenager, several years ago, I began to work with computers because they represented an exciting way to communicate and solve problems.

One day when I was 15, A Dell computer technician told me how to start down the path of becoming an IT Professional: “Start studying A+. Diligently apply yourself and you will go places.” I realized that in order to be free, you have to take responsibility for yourself and diligently work toward worthy goals. I took the technician’s advice, and at 16, I became A+ certified. Some months later, I observed a friend typing commands to a flat, black box. The elegance of the IOS command line and the ability to facilitate communication fascinated me. I began studying the CCNA certification.

Doing high school, taking college courses, working in our family house cleaning business that helps to support us, and studying CCNA was somewhat of a juggling act. However, I found creative ways to practice and study. And practice I did. My friends and I put in hours working on our 25 and 26 hundred series routers. Typing away at my terminal, I worked to create monstrous topologies that looked like they were some sort of simplified diagram from chaos theory. After months of study, primarily using Odom’s books, and many scores of hours of practice, I felt I was ready.

Several months later, I had already passed ICND1 and was now staring at the Pearson VUE testing center screen and about to click to end the ICND2 exam. It had been a challenging test, but I was confident my best had been done. After a deep breath, I clicked end, and saw that I had passed! The thorough work, hard studying, and much practice had been worth it. Though the CCNA certification is not the hardest or even one of the harder tasks necessary in the path to become an IT professional, it isn’t easy either. I felt happy that I was able to set a goal, work diligently and creatively toward it, and then meet it. Completing my CCNA had been a challenge that helped me to grow.

Immediately, I found ways to apply the knowledge that I had learned. Soon I was setting up networks for small businesses and learning how to run my own business. Recently, more and more of my work has related to security. When I saw Steve’s announcement, I knew it was time for another challenge.

My name is David Aguilar. I am applying for the CCNA specialization scholarship because it is my goal to one day become an IT professional. Someone who excels at what he does. Ultimately, I would like to help others and change things for good. I see opportunities like this as open doors, paths to take that will help you grow. Thank you, Steve, and everyone else for this opportunity.

Notes: I am 17 years old and live in the state of South Carolina with my Mother and five siblings.
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Thu May 19, 2011 9:48 am

Time's up. We'll announce the winner next week.

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