FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
"Please can you send me free CCNA questions or papers?"
No! The only CCNA questions I make available are trough the website. These questions are delivered in batches of 10 questions which are randomly selected from a database of over 400 unique questions. I will NOT supply anyone with further questions by email nor will I give out the whole database of questions.
If you would like a larger selection of questions, consider visiting the following CCNA exam simulation sites:
Or for a list of other free CCNA exam sites visit:
Please also note that the questions on this website are NOT the official Cisco questions and are in no way guaranteed to be correct or in the actual exam! If anyone does find any incorrect answers, please can they let me know and I will endevor to correct them.
"Please can you send me the source code to your project?"
The source code to my Wireless Network Roaming project "NetSwap" are copyrighted to myself and the University of Portsmouth and I will NOT send anyone the original source code.
Although I am not releasing the original source code to the project I have released the Pseudo Code which I am more than happy for people to use in their own further developments. The pseudo code can be found here.
I am VERY interested in finding people or organisations who are serious about developing the NetSwap protocol further, I am NOT interested in people who wish to sponge off this project just to get a grade. If you are seriously interested in the NetSwap project and would like further information please contact me with any proposals.
"I would like to contribute towards this project for further developments?"
If you would like to contribute towards the NetSwap project please can you contact meanswering the following questions...
- What is your role at your University/Organisation, what kind of work have you worked on previously and what are your specialties?
- Have you got any sample documents you have worked on in the area of Wireless Networking or GPRS? ? I would be very interested in knowing what other work you have done.
- Who will be working on my project? you or your students?
- What are your intentions for working on this project ? who will get the credit?
- What do you intent to contribute towards the project? Will you be improving on specific areas listed in the project also found on this page.
- Would you or your university be willing to sponsor/support myself or another student here in the UK to work alongside with on this project?
If you have any other questions, you may also like to email my University supervisor Dr Mo Adda. I have been working very closely with Mo over the last year and he has published and presented a paper on the project.
"I am looking into doing a project on networking, please can you give me a title/topic?"
It would be hard for me to simply give you a title "X", and to be honest it is partially down to your own interests and knowledge, it would seem that a number of people who have asked me questions along this line are just in it to get a quick pass mark with their University and their project is due in the next morning! I have no interest to help these people, especially those who say "hurry", "quick" and "ASAP"!
For those who are serious about doing a good quality networking project it takes some time, and you are best researching into an area that has not been solved before or developing a solution to a known issue in computer networking - there is no point re-inventing the wheel.
Computer networking is a huge subject and there are a number of areas you could research into, here is a quick list of ideas, from my list of "currently hot subjects in networking"...
- MobileIP - What are its current problems (Daisy chaining, specialized routers, it is just a bolt on to IPv4).
- WiFi - Not very secure, still in early days, research its evolution.
- Email - Spam issues, why? How can we stop it?
- VoIP - Quality issues QoS, integration, evolution from POTS (Plain Old Telephone System).
- Dynamic DNS - Good or Bad?
- Broadband Technologies - DOCSIS or ADSL, growing fast, but at what cost?
- IPv6 - How will it replace IPv4?
This list is by not means the definitive list, it is just a handful of currently fast moving technologies in computer networking, in two years time this list may be totally different.
If you want a good mark, it is no good simply researching and writing about one of the subject above, although it is very important as a base, you need to find an issue or weakness in a networking protocol, discuss it, propose and design a solution, and show you know what you are talking about!
We can all re-gurgitate information from books and the web, but, the whole reason why computer networking is such an exciting subject for me is because it is constantly evolving, becoming faster, more secure, more accessible, this is because people are nit-picking at the subject so hard, finding bugs, then finding solutions which then enables further progression - you too could be part of this!
Finally - I can not stress how important it is to discuss your work with your University or College project supervisor/tutor, they are the people who know the subject, they are the people who know how to write a good project, and they are the people who are probably going to mark it!! Make regular meetings with them, show them your progress, ask questions, probe, listen and act on their advice. It is not rocket science, just common sence.