+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 234 Last
Results 1 to 25 of 83
  1. Senior Member Vask3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    499

    Certifications
    ASA Specialist, CCNA Security, CCNA R/S , CCENT, JNCIA, A+, Security+, CST
    #1

    Default Age of people that are CCNAs.

    Hi, this might sound like a pointless question, but I was wondering if there was anyone under the age of 18 on these forums that has their CCNA. Thank you.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    World Champs RedSox & Patriots!
    Posts
    102

    Certifications
    ACHDS, ACTC, Network+, A+, CCNA, CCNP, CS-CISecS, CS-CFWS
    #2
    I wish I had my CCNA when I was 18.....
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    701

    Certifications
    A couple.
    #3
    Here you go....

    I don't know about the forum...but here is a 13 year old with his MCSE and CCNA

    http://www.akce.ac.in/chandrasekar.html

    Kenny
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member keenon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    1,914

    Certifications
    CCIE R/S
    #4
    30 here


    hope to get ccnp when 31
    Become the stainless steel sharp knife in a drawer full of rusty spoons
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member KGhaleon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,347

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, Security+. MCP, CCNA, HP/Dell
    #5
    Well, I hope to get my CCNA on monday. but that makes me 20. I'm going to pick up some CCNP books right after that.

    KG
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    83

    Certifications
    Comptia A+
    #6
    I just recently turned 18 and I am studying for A+, Network + and CCNA all at same time, I will take A+ first then Network+ then CCNA last. The earlier you start the better, you need alot of certs now a days.... and degrees. and no life to study it all. like me.

    I will also add CIS and Linux + to my sig.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    20
    #7
    I'm 17. I should (hopefully) have my CCNA soon.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    701

    Certifications
    A couple.
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by kyle.tk
    I'm 17. I should (hopefully) have my CCNA soon.
    Honestly...I think all of you should wait until your 40 or so....By then I will be too old to care about the competition! haha..

    Just kidding...Good luck to you! I hope all of you get it, no matter what your age is. If you know the stuff then you know the stuff...

    Kenny
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    83

    Certifications
    Comptia A+
    #9
    Now if only i started 4 years ago, I would be on my way to CCNP by now. Damm me...
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    29
    #10
    I didn't know what CCNA was in 2000 (When I was 1 or any IT certifications for that matter.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    73

    Certifications
    A+ Network+ i-NET+ Working on: Security+, CCNA
    #11
    32 - taking CCNA next year, just completing my BS degree and have Masters planned. Also remember that the average person changes careers 4 times in this day and age...

    You are never too old - you are only as old as you think you are. People in their 50's complete Medical School, Law School, etc.

    Good luck on your endeavours, and don't let age be the defining factor.

    DW
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Senior Member Vask3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    499

    Certifications
    ASA Specialist, CCNA Security, CCNA R/S , CCENT, JNCIA, A+, Security+, CST
    #12
    Haha I think I've confused you guys. You see, I'm 15, not 40 or so. Thats why I was wondering if anyone was young and had passed their CCNA. You are right in that age is not a factor, as I am A+ Certified. Thanks.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  14. Senior Member xwesleyxwillisx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    161

    Certifications
    CCNP, CCNA, AWLANFE, Network+, A+
    #13
    Got my CCNA 4 months before my 18th birthday and 2 months before high school graduation.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  15. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    102

    Certifications
    CISSP, CCNA, CNE, MCP
    #14
    On the other end of the spectrum, I got my CCNA at 51. So it is never too early, or too late...

    mike
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  16. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    622

    Certifications
    LPIC-3, Security+, SCSA-9, SCSA-10, Sun Security, Sun Cluster 3.2, CCNA, RHCSA, ITIL v3 Foundation, RHCE
    #15
    I got my CCNA one month before my 25th birthday.

    I'll try to get my CCNP before my 26th birthday (which is in April '06) but that's probably a too short schedule.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  17. Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    36

    Certifications
    CCNA
    #16
    Got my CCNA at 24.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  18. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    255

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, Security+, CCNA, MCP (270), MCDST, CIW Associate, CST, CWS, CNST, SCJP, B.S. in CS
    #17

    Default ccna

    Got my CCNA right after I turned 18. I'm still 18 right now. Took me a couple tries but I eventually passed it. Been studying networking since I was 16. A+ was my first cert when I was 15. I talked to this one kid though who was 19 and had MCSA and CCNP @.@ I wish I was that guy.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  19. Questionably Benevolent Moderator Slowhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    5,072
    Blog Entries
    1

    Certifications
    A+, Linux+, Server+, Security+, MCSA 2003, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA(expired), ITIL Foundation v3 (2011), VCP5-DCV, VCA-Cloud, VCA-DCV, VCA-WM
    #18
    There are a lot of people who are doing certifications and some pretty advanced stuff, even in their teens. I knew a guy in high school, he was about 16, and he probably knew more about software development than most computer science teachers. Another good example is one of the contributing writers for the fourth edition of "Hacking Exposed". I don't remember his name at the moment, but he is just pushing thirty now, and he was a CCIE candidate at 19.

    The idea is, it doesn't really matter what age you are. It matters how much you know, how much experience you have, and, in some cases, a little bit of natural affluance helps. For some people, doing the A+ is a nightmarish endeavor. For others, picking up books and doing some lab work is like soaking up water with a sponge. It doesn't really matter if you're 18 or 81, you're still you. You still might breeze through something like the CCNA, you might have to go back and test half a dozen times. It's all about how good you are, no matter what age you may be.

    Well, there is one thing I should add to this thread. It may not matter what age you are when you're getting educated, (college, certs, etc. . .) but it can make a difference when you're looking for work. The older you are, the more difficult it is to convince a company that you're not out of date or behind the times. Even people who have a well-rounded background might have some trouble to get a new job if they're in their forties or fifties. (Even a certain admin for a super-expensive health club, that I know, is having issues, and he's working with a nearly-unlimited budget and just about any new technology he decides to impliment.)

    So, I guess the catch is this: the younger you are, and you're realizing you want to get certified, the better. The more education you have, (and I consider the time spent studying for these certs education, just like you should push for that college degree,) the more of an edge you have when you're going out there to work. It's a tough industry, and you have to keep on top of just about everything, to get where you want to be. Long gone are the days when you could specialize in one thing, and not know anything about another. No more "mile-wide, inch deep", you have to have "mile-wide, almost as deep". Don't let your age keep you from pursuing your goal, being young only means that you'll have more time for more advanced things, and then you'll have more time to go even further than any certification can take you.

    -------------------------------------------------------
    ITHumidor.net - "Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis"
    -------------------------------------------------------

    Free Microsoft Training: Microsoft Virtual Academy
    Free PowerShell Resources: Top 50 PowerShell Blogs
    Free DevOps/Azure Resources: Visual Studio Dev Essentials

    Let it never be said that I didn't do the very least I could do.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  20. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    635

    Certifications
    A+,N+,I-net+,S+ Subject Matter Expert, CCNP,DP,SP, OSWP, CISSP#30711,CRISC,OSWP,GSEC,GCIH
    #19
    i was 35 when i got mine .....
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  21. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    42

    Certifications
    CCNA, MCSE (W2K)
    #20
    Just got mine and I'm 44.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  22. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    701

    Certifications
    A couple.
    #21
    I think I was 25 or 26.....hopefully 32 when I get my first IE. ...

    Kenny
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  23. Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,160

    Certifications
    MCSD, RHCSA
    #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Ten9t6
    I think I was 25 or 26.....hopefully 32 when I get my first IE. ...

    Kenny
    man.... I thought you were a lot older than that

    2lbs.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  24. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    255

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, i-Net+, Server+, Security+, CCNA, MCP (270), MCDST, CIW Associate, CST, CWS, CNST, SCJP, B.S. in CS
    #23
    Hopefully, if I get lucky, when I have a kid, his birth certificate will say CCIE
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  25. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    701

    Certifications
    A couple.
    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by 2lazybutsmart
    Quote Originally Posted by Ten9t6
    I think I was 25 or 26.....hopefully 32 when I get my first IE. ...

    Kenny
    man.... I thought you were a lot older than that

    2lbs.
    I feel a lot older than that....does that count...?

    Kenny
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  26. Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,160

    Certifications
    MCSD, RHCSA
    #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Ten9t6
    Quote Originally Posted by 2lazybutsmart
    Quote Originally Posted by Ten9t6
    I think I was 25 or 26.....hopefully 32 when I get my first IE. ...

    Kenny
    man.... I thought you were a lot older than that

    2lbs.
    I feel a lot older than that....does that count...?

    Kenny
    Yeah.... if you feel like you're 50. sure!

    2lbs.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 234 Last

Social Networking & Bookmarks