It's funny but when we achieve something we don't like to celebrate lest we be accused of boasting.
But this week I've had so many emails, photos with certificates and forum posts from students passing their Cisco CCNA that I felt like celebrating it with you. I suppose it feels like normal to me because I've been teaching the CCNA and beyond since 2002. But I'm having a bit of time off work this week and it sunk in how amazing the results are for those who follow the system.
Here is just one of the messages I received today. The guys English isn't great but you can understand why he is so happy:
“Thank you so much Mr Paul, without your extraordinary help, i wouldn't have got my CCNA certification, i spend almost 8000 dollars from 2007-2014, just to get CCNA, so much materials that confuse me and all that. But when i came across your book in60days, and read about your history, everything changed. i love success stories, i mean real ones. One of the things that really got me was the pricing of your materials, no sane person on earth will call u a fraud, u made your materials so affordable, while they are the best, yes the best! coz i know what the best is since i spent almost $10,000 in 7yrs just to get Network+ and CCNA.
So also, i love those weekly emails you send to all members, believe me they did make difference towards my success, even though i didn't get a job yet, but i know something good is coming, cz i now have Network+, CCNA, and i have started studying for my CCNP and wireshark.
I hope one day members will come together in either USA, UK, or anywhere in the world to celebrate Mr Paul Browning day, share their success stories and we become friends and family. You are really a hero Mr Paul, your materials and advises are priceless, but you gave them out for $9 on Amazon kindle. still believe how nice you are. You are the kind of people they need to be given awards.
Thanks a bunch,
JIban wasted a lot of time and money he probably didn't have in order to pass his Network+ and CCNA. I'm guessing he wasted money on various boot camps or academy courses but my personal experience and feedback over the years from students who attend these is that the effectiveness of these methods is poor.
So here is what DOES work.
Get a top quality study guide and study it in small chunks. Take one subject every day and read the theory. Then do a hands-on lab to put it into perspective. Then do a practise exam on that subject. Next day review it all again and move onto another subject. Revisit each topic a few days later. Do this over and over until the subject is understood.
This is the exact method I've used to learn to speak French, pass police promotion exams and a business law degree.
So JIban finally found my method online and spent $9 on my book. It doesn't have to cost much to study for exams like the CCNA but what's important is HOW you study. Here is the link to the book if you want to check it out. Amazon is now adding tax so it might be around $10 or $11.
The joke of course is that while all the trolls are posting negative reviews saying my method doesn't work, that my books suck, that I've put far too much information in there, or far too little, others are reading it, doing the work and passing the exam. Day after day in fact.