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[–]BaroohYea, I can fix that 81 points82 points  (19 children)

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 31 points32 points  (18 children)

I hope you like it.

[–]KopfindensandOS X 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Nope. I don't like. I love it.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Haha, thanks.

[–]hatdudeperson with random IT knowledge 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I haven't started watching it yet, but as someone who knows bits and pieces of how all this sysadmining stuff works and wants to get better but doesn't have money for classes or formal training, thank you so much. I will take every free resource I can get!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No problem, good luck!

[–]blacklotus21 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm going to use it in a month. My coworkers and I thank u

[–]BaroohYea, I can fix that 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Like it? I bought it!

[–]2Fux4BelaIT Manager 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Fantastic addition to the community. Thanks for this sort of effort.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Thanks, tell your friends and enemies. :)

[–]KopfindensandOS X 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I told my enemies...for a price.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha!

[–]ujemvi 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Living in a thrind world country, with a highly devaluated currency, this feels like an heaven.

Thanks a lot!!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

This is one of the reasons why I did this. I'm glad it will be helpful!

[–]HydrA- 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You are an incredible person

[–]techsimianData Center Jockey 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Is this a result from the KickStarter campaign?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Indeed it is.

[–]techsimianData Center Jockey 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Great! Awesome to hear

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]darksim905@darksim905 14 points15 points  (4 children)

To those who are worried about losing this link I'll be posting it in /r/homelab & /r/wireless in the sidebar. I hope to see it in /r/networking & here on the sidebar as I think it's an excellent resource for everyone. /u/crouthamela already reached out to me a few times.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the support!

[–]ataricult 6 points7 points  (0 children)

/r/ccna would be nice as well.

[–]sfwsysadmin 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Thank you, definitely will start watching later.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Great, let me know how it goes.

[–]playmer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was one of the guys who messaged you about putting it up to buy afterword and I want to thank you for doing that. It'll be a fun project for me this/next summer hopefully :)

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the support!

[–]GenericName21 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I backed this project and started viewing as soon as I got my hands on the videos. After a 2 month break due to school, I started watching them again recently. And I was shocked at how quickly it all came back to me. I'm learning a lot, very quickly, and have sent the link to the playlist to a few friends already. I can't wait for the next certification you cover.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Great to hear, thanks!

[–]itsinthecloud 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I signed up for a reddit account just want to say thank you for your work, i'll be taking my CCNA this summer.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good luck! Feel free to ask questions on the videos, I answer everyone.

[–]picklesamich 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Awesome, will definitely go through this.

Thanks!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No problem!

[–]icon0clast6pass all the hashes 3 points4 points  (1 child)

And here I was about to toss 100+ dollars at CBTnuggets to listen to Jeremy's voice.

This works better. Thank you.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Enjoy, I may not be as suave as Jeremy though.

[–]skinnypete104Button Masher 2 points3 points  (4 children)

RS/DC/Sec?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Routing and Switching

[–]skinnypete104Button Masher 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Perfect thanks. Is there really a big difference between the three? I took my CCNA over 10 years ago when it was only RS. Now I am just doing a refresh on the DC track just for the hell of it. The only thing I see new is the inclusion of nexus switches.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They're pretty similar at the Associate level besides the Nexus and such like you mentioned.

[–]LucidicShadow 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Holy shit this is amazing. Could have used it last year though. Kinda nearing the end of the series in my own studies now.

Will definitely be linking this.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great, thanks! Sorry to hear the timing is off.

[–]mcymo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well, that's your good deed for the day, but what do you plan to follow that up with Thursday next?

Just kidding, you're an asset to a lot of people I imagine, the world can only get better with more people understanding networks. Thank you.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hah, well maybe a Thursday a few months from now you'll see a WCNA posting.

[–]bluesoulCTO 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not in a position to watch right now, what familiarity level is expected going into this?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The CCNA curriculum starts from scratch "What is a network" "How do we communicate?" type material, all the way up to building LANs, WANs, ACLs, etc. You can start from scratch in my opinion.

[–]KeinichnGlorified Helpdesk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As a guy who will soon be studying the CCNA, thanks.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good luck, feel free to ask questions in the videos, I respond to everyone.

[–]PopoMcdooIT Manager 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Thank you so much! I was just about to look into training for my CCNA. This is fantastic!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Good luck, feel free to ask questions on the videos, I answer everyone.

[–]PopoMcdooIT Manager 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will do, I'm sure I'll have some haha.

[–]onlymostlydead 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thank you for this! Just ordered the mp4 and notes since I missed the KS and like to support stuff like this.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why thank you very much!

[–]hydecJunior Admin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Andrew you are fucking awesome dude. I've watched all your Sonicwall tutorials. You are seriously the freaking man dude. Thanks for everything.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I had a "I liked Andrew before the CCNA videos" sticker I would give you one. :) Thanks!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

THANK YOU!!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Loud and clear!

[–]rovovo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Let me just say thank you for your Sonicwall videos! They've helped me on more than one occasion. You even replied to a YouTube message, when I asked!

[–]emwo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oh my gosh thank you for uploading this! I've got a few coworkers studying for the CCNA as well as myself, this will come in handy. :)

[–]centretiSecurity Admin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

not sure if it was already answered, but can we still look forward to CCNA Sec, WCNA, and CCNP since those stretch goals were met?

[–]Farren246 2 points3 points  (3 children)

My college professors advised the class not to get our CCNA certs after finishing the Cisco courses, said they weren't needed and would expire within a year if we got them so we might as well not bother... I don't know how they were ever hired for the positions, and wished they would be fired when I started looking for work and couldn't get any callbacks.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That's horrible advice, CCNA is the most sought after certification! Also, they expire in 3 years.

[–]Farren246 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but apparently they were changing it a year after my graduation and forcing all CCNAs to re-certify. Unfortunately by then I had A) forgotten it all due to non-use and B) been forced back in to school after looking for and not finding a job.

[–]billpullmanrocks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if your CCNA expires the fact you were certified at any point raises your stock to an employer.

[–]dicknardsSales Engineer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Commenting to watch later. Thanks!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Enjoy! Feel free to comment on the videos and ask questions, I respond to everyone.

[–]gerbil-ear 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just had a glance at the topics. This looks like an excellent series. Thank you for doing this. I'll be using this along side traditional methods, it'll be interesting to see how they compare.

Out of interest, would you recommend using a CCNA lab kit over using virtual emulation?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah the virtual method isn't perfect, especially when you start working with switches. If you can grab a switch or two off ebay that will work just fine.

[–]WalkOffHBP 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is awesome, thank you very much!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks! Enjoy!

[–]ladlenitsWindows Admin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you so much! Looks great and I'm looking forward to going through them. I'm studying for CCENT currently and this couldn't have come at a better time.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cool, good luck. Fell free to ask questions in the videos I answer everyone.

[–]osgd 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I actually just started watching your videos last night. I will probably be buying them to toss on my phone for on the go action.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Great, thanks!

[–]Empath1999 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks :)

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Enjoy.

[–]jdmerts 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you. How long do you think it would take to study for the ccna, I am thinking of doing around 12 hours a week.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Figure a few months for someone completely new to it to feel comfortable with the material and able to commit a few hours each day. The hardest part will be the labs, spend a lot of time on them and just keep re-doing them. For example, watched the OSPF videos? Great, now make an OSPF network. Now do it again. No make a larger one and break it and see what happens. Now make one with two areas - before you watch that video. Immerse yourself.

[–]mtlaw13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you sir!

I will never conf-reg 0x2142 you! I will always conf-reg 0x2102 you!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Har har. :)

[–]jfractalHealthcare IT Director 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Would it be possible to get an offline copy of the videos? I am always coming across content that is later taken offline from YouTube for whatever reason.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yup, they can be downloaded as MP4's for $25 here: https://gum.co/ccnatraining

[–]xknownotx 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The timing for this could not have been better. I can't thank you enough! Amazing!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Success!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This is incredible! You've outdone yourself man.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

We'll see, I have additional ideas. :)

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm certainly not complaining :) keep them coming!

[–]simkessy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Who's the target audience for this? Just wondering if this is something I should watch.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Anyone looking to get CCNA certified, needs to work with network equipment, or just wants to learn a bit more about what happens behind the scenes in the wires. The first 40 or so videos are good general networking knowledge.

[–]simkessy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah okay, awesome. Thanks for your contribution.

[–]picolin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

you are one of those persons that make the internet an invaluable asset for those seeking learning. Is amazing people like you just do it for free and to share knowledge. infinite thank yous, you re awesome

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much. :)

[–]cryonovaalt-tab ARK 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks man! Great work!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]Kross07Security Engineer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As someone who is hoping to take these tests very soon, thank you so much. Thank you! You just made my Birthday even better!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happy birthday!

[–]jimmyjtnSr. Sysadmin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is great!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]xenokilla 1 point2 points  (2 children)

im half way through the CCENT book, is this a good thing to start watching or no?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It may give you a different angle to things.

[–]xenokilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

heck, i need all the help i can get!

[–]pennyman86 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Awesome job!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!

[–]spazzvogelSysadmin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Good stuff thank you much, very helpful for us.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No problem.

[–]thai510 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's it okay if I promote this on my company's Twitter?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Absolutely, thank you!

[–]uberduck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you kind sir, I'm planning on getting a few certifications to advance my IT career, this is just perfect. Thank you again, big thanks!

[–]darksober 1 point2 points  (1 child)

WOOOOOOOOO THANKS!

[–]NycestJack of All Trades 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wow! Thank you.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure, enjoy!

[–]Narusa 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you! This is the motivation that I need to start studying again. I sat the 4 part CCNA class a few years back but never took the test, hopefully this series will jog my memory :)

[–]somedwarfguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Commenting to save this for when I get home.

[–]HawkOfTheMist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

you're amazing. thank you!

[–]FromMexicoWithLove 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saved!!!

[–]Platinum1211 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Ahh this is great. Currently studying for my VCP but I take the exam in July... I may hop into this right after! Thank you so much, this is a great contribution.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You sir, are awesome.

[–]anaanamuss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

bow down

[–]svennnn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is fantastic. People like you enable us all. Thank you.

[–]modestrock 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Awesome! I have been cruising around YouTube for CCNA vids. Gonna get right on this one :D

[–]HuecoJdesktop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

thanks mate

[–]sekh60 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you, just purchased the 1080p versions.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much!

[–]Off-By-One 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Awesome, thanks!

[–]doubleColJustified 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That is very nice of you.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks.

[–]Cochoz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

,

[–]JihadiJeff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am almost done with my BIS degree and know that eventually I need to get this cert, do I need to have any previous knowledge/certs before I should start trying to learn this information?

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, you can hop right into this, it starts from the basics.

[–]wlkng_dead 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Holy shit I love you and whoever helped create this

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank the KS backers. :)

[–]INTPxFeedsTrolls 1 point2 points  (1 child)

this is gonna scare the shit out of cbt nuggets. this guy manages to raise 11k and finds a great way to attract revenue by charging a nominal fee for downloads and notes. I watched the first 10 or so and was very pleased.

[–]KeiroDJr. Sysadmin & Linux Admin 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Awesome... hey, /u/crouthamela, can you ensure your videos are subtitled for those of us who are not hearing and need the subtitles to understand you properly?

If you can get that done, that would be awesome.

[–]unknowndeleteduserIf I bang on the keys long enough something will work 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I backed you, the video series is great.

[–]BraveSquirrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone know of a free one for JNCIA?

[–]Watertower14 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Which videos should I watch to take the CCENT, or should I watch all of them? Also, is this everything I need to know? If I watch all the videos and do labs on my own should I have a decent shot at passing?

[–]grimgraw 1 point2 points  (1 child)

this is really awesome, thanks for your work

[–]Coach__Mcguirk 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If only there was one for Linux+. . . I test out on Monday and I'm feeling really nervous about it which is uncommon for me and certs.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Legend has it if you sleep with a picture of Linus under your pillow the night before, you'll pass.

[–]TheHindLegs 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks so much!! I've done my CCNA, but am looking for a refresh. This looks awesome, can't imagine how much work went into it. Cheers.

[–]saintNICGround Down To Meat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

HAIL TO THE KING

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Andrew, you are the fucking man. I need this for some supplemental training. It couldn't have come at a better time. I have an interview on Wednesday that requires this cert (which I don't have yet). This will be a great refresher.

Edit: His name is Robert Paulson (Andrew in Spanglish) not "Andrews".

[–]StardwellerJack of All Trades 1 point2 points  (1 child)

New sub. Almost 12 thousand fews in one day. Doing good man. Thanks for the upload.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I gotta go look at analytics...

[–]AlexanderNoysSysadmin in training 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you. Just yesterday I thought about finally getting my certification. I'll definitely look this up.

[–]cedricmorningwood 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Perfect timing! I am enrolled in an ICND1 training, and after passing this first exam I plan on attempting the second part as well, to get my CCNA.

You can bet I will be watching the heck out of these videos in the near future. Thank you so much for all of your effort and for making these available to us. It is very truly appreciated.

[–]thecomputerboss 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You're a Saint! Thank you.

[–]salmon92Sysadmin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you, this is so amazing.

[–]tapek 1 point2 points  (1 child)

glad to be a backer for this, happy it's finally complete!

nice work mate

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks backer!

[–]coolbeaNs92Jr. Sysadmin 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I honestly can't thank you enough for this.

I'm both a student and an apprentice at an IT company (WAN optimization/WMware/Cirtrix/), and I struggle to find good resources I can afford. I'm very much a Kinesthetic/video learner and struggle to learn from books. I like the CBT nugget videos, but I can't afford them in any way shape or form.

I honestly can't thank you enough for this, this is amazing. I am going to purchase the videos when I finish work today.

edit

Just a quick question, I had a quick watch and I love your teaching methodology. Does the series include VLSM or have you just gone through class-full subnetting?

I barely skimmed the video as I'm on a quick break at work.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think you're awesome. I'll probably not do the CCNA but I know a great work when I see one. I hope you realise that videos like this change the level of technological literacy of the entire world.

[–]gg86Windows Admin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh very nice, that's fantastic! Thanks for the hard work.

[–]WinningAllTheSports 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Seriously great work mate!

Not sure if this has been asked but is there any way you could provide a download link to them for offline studying?

Thanks again!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks!

Offline MP4s are available for a small fee at: https://gum.co/ccnatraining

Training notes are also available at: https://gum.co/ccnanotes

[–]fantasifull 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is awesome. Thanks.

[–]TheFiksmanServer Engineer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Good Guy OP: releases an entire series of training videos, offers them for free, AND replies to all questions and comments in the thread.

You're a great person, thank you for this. I will gladly purchase these videos.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You get a reply, you get a reply, everyone gets replies!

[–]krakah293 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The way you showed subnetting was the first time its ever made sense to me.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As someone who wants to work in the Cisco field in the (hopefully) near future, THANK YOU!

[–]crccciTrader of All Jacks 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You the man!

[–]winwakkanul 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You, your backers, and those who helped you are greatly appreciated.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, thank you backers!

[–]Autu 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is it just me or is there no 84 of 84? I only count 83 youtube episodes.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's there, can you send me a screenshot or something? 84 is just a credits/thank you video though, no actual content.

[–]Autu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry, it was just me. I figured it out.

[–]billpullmanrocks 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you, I'm going to start studying this weekend.

[–]NWSlushi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My CCNA expired and I was interested in getting acquiring it again.

I appreciate the hard work you've done!

[–]mrfilmlover 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm just starting out on icnd1 and this is fantastic. Subscribed and thank you

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great! Enjoy!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I've studied for the CCNA twice already but have never scheduled a test. I REALLY should put my foot down, schedule it, and study (again).

I just subscribed via youtube. Checking out some of the videos now.

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

My trick is to study about half the material for something (that point where you start to burn out), then schedule an exam. That forces me to get it done and stay on track.

[–]magnus007 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Andrew you are da man. Nice work!

[–]crouthamelaIT Manager[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Word.