Systems Networking & Ethical Hacking Student Final Year.

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  1. ewan

    ewan Well-Known Member

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    Hi all I'm currently in my last year off uni done Sys Networking passed CCNP R&S still have T/shoot to do, Passed CCNA & CCNA Sec. Next goals will be CEH and some Dig Forensics stuff.

    Been using BTr1 for a few years now but I started back uni couple off weeks ago & decided to dive into BTr3. I downloaded the ISO used Unetbootin to create USB, but it fails to load after startx - I fired up a virtual from the same ISO and it worked no problem what so ever. I have also tryed burning the ISO and installing to USB but the live disk fails at startx also !!

    Great forum btw, glad to be here and hopefully should be able to pick up a few pointers come end off year dissertation :)

    Can anyone shed any light on the BTr3 issue.#

    Thanks Kindly.
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  2. Mr. Penguin

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    Hello ewan and welcome to Xiaopan forums and thank you for the compliment :dance. I thought about doing a CISCO course but price is a major issue. Came across a good deal on Groupon for $149.00 (save like $4,000).

    http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/career-match/9890416

    CCENT 640-822 Training Course (ICND: Part 1)
    Cisco CCNA Training Package (ICND: Parts 1 and 2)
    CCNA Security Certification 640-553 IINS

    CCNP Combo Training Package contains the following courses:
    Cisco 642-902: ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing
    Cisco 642-813: SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
    Cisco 642-832: TSHOOT Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks

    CareerMatch's CCNA Voice Certification (640-461 ICOMM 8)

    Please note: customers will not receive a CISCO certificate at the end of this course. So how can someone prove you have the qualification. Turns out that it just includes the training material and not the tests for certification to become certified. Requires some external exams through either Pearson Vue or Thompson Prometric.

    I have a mac so I would not be able to replicate the issue. After some googling I hope this can solve your startx failing in BackTrack issue: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42074
     
  3. ewan

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    If possible you will find a far more in depth Cisco course through a local University, also these Uni's are generally Cisco Academy's so you get like 60% off the price of your certs + the reading material is discounted as well.
    Worth a look - where about in the world are you - I may be able to help you out ? Also if your going to CCNA just go for the composite exam 640-802
    the ICND exams are 60 questions each, the composite exam is 60 questions - So in ICND you get questioned a lot more, CCNA is pretty much easy if you dedicate 6 weeks prep and use GNS3 or Packet Tracer.

    What you have stated about not recieving a certificate tells me they are not Cisco Academy's but prepare you for the professional exam off your choice - again better going with an establishment linked in with Pearsons Vue - That way you get you certs :)
    Both PT and GNS3 will run on a Mac - the latter needs at least an I5 cpu and 8-16GB ram, but PT is fine for CCNA.

    If you want to chat more or need any papers pm me and I'll email you loads off material
     
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    Ok - To update my situation, I can run BTr1 no problem on any PC. BTr2 and r3 both either present a blue grub menu or a failure to boot error. The failure to boot error was on a pen created by an fellow Security & networking student. I have tryed using 32bit/64bit versions of BT on several USB drives - still the only success i have is with BTr1.

    I have done a bit off hunting around and am looking at ways to clone a VHD and burn it to an iso, as all iso's I download run in Virtualbox - just not from live DVD or USB.

    Anyone with any sort of input they could add here would be greatly appreciated, the clock really is ticking for me and I need to get a move on. Even if I could get BTr2 to boot from DVD then install to USB i can upgrade the Distro.

    Anyone anything that could help me out here - looking at using Tuxboot to clone VHD. New to me.

    Thanks Kindly Guys.
     
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