This class was tough.
This course, along with Interconnecting Network Devices, is a game changer. I personally believe that any person working in IT should have this knowledge. Once you understand how the network works, a broad gap is filled when you have to apply critical thinking and troubleshooting logic.
While I gained 1/2 of a cert and 6 college credits, the highlight of this course was discipline and gratitude. I struggled immensely and did not pass my first two attempts. This course helped shape the way I now apply logic to problem solving, and I feel that I now have a burning passion for what I do, and that it is not just a "job" anymore.
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Advice for students:
Plan to eat, sleep, and dream networking. Networking is such a fun course of study, and you must be passionate about it in order to truly succeed. Lab equipment is incredibly cheap and you'll feel a thrill of excitement every time you console into a switch or router. I know I did.