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Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by guseman(m): 4:43pm On Jul 21, 2009
guseman:

grin grin
ali ,i hp to hear from you

Sorry I mean you will soon hear from me. I have been busy some how.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 7:48am On Jul 22, 2009
salihu_ali:

Oga AjanleKoko,
I'm guessing you're talking about the WCET from the IEEE. I think the WCET targets at system designers - mostly those who create hardware and software within the Wi-Fi and cellular markets – with a single, broad exam.
see the exam areas: http://cms.comsoc.org/eprise/main/SiteGen/WCET_1/Content/Home/preparation/exam_specs.html

Very true.
Not immediately relevant for total freshers, but we do have professionals in the industry who would find it relevant.
I tend to disagree with your comment about the target for the exam. It's an overall broad wireless industry certification which is vendor-agnostic. It also provides a good foundation for people in telecoms who want to get the total overview on wireless.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by rosebelly: 3:11pm On Jul 22, 2009
@ Ajanlekoko. Am a young electrical and electronic graduate currently pursuing a career in a manufacturing outfit. Am very much interested in doing my M.Sc in instrumentation engineering. Pls advise me on what opportunities that wil be opened to me after the M.Sc. Again can I work in the telecom industry and in what capacity? Pls I need a reply.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 6:19pm On Jul 22, 2009
rosebelly:

@ Ajanlekoko. Am a young electrical and electronic graduate currently pursuing a career in a manufacturing outfit. Am very much interested in doing my M.Sc in instrumentation engineering. Pls advise me on what opportunities that wil be opened to me after the M.Sc. Again can I work in the telecom industry and in what capacity? Pls I need a reply.

Instrumentation engineering cuts across all fields, telecom included. That is, outside Nigeria. Here, well. . . my Msc was focused towards industrial control electronics, and I ended up working in IT and telecoms.
As an instrumentation guy outside naija, you can fit into any R&grin environment, or any test equipment manufacturing setup. That you have a lot of in SA, and they manufacture test kits for RF, signalling, roaming, data services, etc.
I'm sure the vendors in Nigeria would have test engineers, so focus towards telecom in your MSc, if you really want to work in the industry.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by yemi221(m): 7:07pm On Jul 22, 2009
@ajaleko

can u pls reply me
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by ideas78: 9:25am On Jul 23, 2009
Hello House,

May be we should trash this out once and for all.

Apart from people that needs to develop a career in networking/database or software development, do you think Cisco certifications or other relevant ones are really neccessary when you want to develop a career in a vendor environment or an operator when there are lots of on-the-job training on the equipments being deployed amongst other things.

Say for instance, i am into Switching/NSS/Core Network in Huawei or NSN (Nokia Siemens Network) with all the availbale training opportunities, is Cisco certification neccessary
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by Epiphany(m): 4:33pm On Jul 23, 2009
ideas78:

Hello House,

May be we should trash this out once and for all.

Apart from people that needs to develop a career in networking/database or software development, do you think Cisco certifications or other relevant ones are really neccessary when you want to develop a career in a vendor environment or an operator when there are lots of on-the-job training on the equipments being deployed amongst other things.

Say for instance, i am into Switching/NSS/Core Network in Huawei or NSN (Nokia Siemens Network) with all the availbale training opportunities, is Cisco certification neccessary


Good point here. I dont think that the CISCO certifications are necessary. HOWEVER, they do give you an edge over others, when applying for jobs or when going for particular positions (DATACOMS, GPRS) within the telecom environment. This is because some of the switches used in these environment may be CISCO switches or something related which may require the knowledge gained from the CISCO qualification. That said, i know a couple of guys who are either working with the vendors or with the operators in their Core Network areas who do not have any CISCO qualifications.

Huawei or NSN or Ericsson all have their own in-house training programs, concerning their nodes. Once you learn from one of these vendors, it is easy to understand what obtains with any other vendor - that is one reason why it is easy to move jobs between them and with operators too.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 2:53pm On Jul 25, 2009
yemi 22:

am an undergraduate of elect and comp engneering. i want 2 become an rf engineer can i start from writing cisco exams or is there any exam 4 some 1 to become an r.f engineer pls i need reply

My guy Salihu don settle this issue, bro.
Just go for the Wireless # (CWNA) certification.
Check it out on the Internet. Google up CWNA.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by darkey(m): 8:27pm On Jul 25, 2009
I think it would be appreciated by a lot of people if the pros in this field would share their working experiences, how they started and how they moved up to where they are now,
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by okebobola: 1:44am On Jul 26, 2009
Hey Ajanlekoko,
Most of your postings on this forum have been very informative and funny too,  took about 2 hours to finish reading them all, 
Most of the questions I'd have wanted to ask, you already answered, however, I have this one: How grounded is NSN in NSS section in Nigeria as compared to Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent? Also which telecoms operator use their services in the core section of their network?
Thanks in advance!
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by Nobody: 6:11pm On Jul 26, 2009
Wow! Nice thread,

smiley
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 10:54am On Jul 27, 2009
okebobola:

Hey Ajanlekoko,
Most of your postings on this forum have been very informative and funny too, took about 2 hours to finish reading them all,
Most of the questions I'd have wanted to ask, you already answered, however, I have this one: How grounded is NSN in NSS section in Nigeria as compared to Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent? Also which telecoms operator use their services in the core section of their network?
Thanks in advance!

Apart from the old NITEL-Siemens era, I don't know of any operator that is using NSN in their OSS or NSS infrastructure. They have a project in the BSS rollout with etisalat, but I don't know of any deployment in the core network area.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by enshy: 8:43pm On Jul 27, 2009
Shout out to YALL.Im an undergraduate of Elect Elect Engr and currently preparing for A+ exams.Im seeking for a place where I can undergo my IT.I would gladly appreciate it if I can get help.THANKS.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 7:47am On Jul 28, 2009
Epiphany:

Good point here. I dont think that the CISCO certifications are necessary. HOWEVER, they do give you an edge over others, when applying for jobs or when going for particular positions (DATACOMS, GPRS) within the telecom environment. This is because some of the switches used in these environment may be CISCO switches or something related which may require the knowledge gained from the CISCO qualification. That said, i know a couple of guys who are either working with the vendors or with the operators in their Core Network areas who do not have any CISCO qualifications.

Huawei or NSN or Ericsson all have their own in-house training programs, concerning their nodes. Once you learn from one of these vendors, it is easy to understand what obtains with any other vendor - that is one reason why it is easy to move jobs between them and with operators too.

This is very well articulated.
Asides from Cisco certifications, there are other telecom certifications, most of which were mentioned in salihu_ali's post. The CWNA is also quite good, though it focuses more on the IEE 802.11 technologies. But it can provide a good foundation.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by nnaiah: 11:35am On Jul 29, 2009
@Ajanlekoko. Thank you for your responses.

@Salihu Ali.bros, you too much

keep the torch aflame
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 1:12pm On Jul 29, 2009
Oga AjanleKoko, i'd like to make an offer please could u kindly email me so i could mail u back ? thank you.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 1:15pm On Jul 29, 2009
sorry its salihu_ali, the system barred me so i had to make a new log in name. my email remains salihu_ali@yahoo.com
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 6:54pm On Jul 29, 2009
Upon receiving permission from the orginator of this 'Zone'
, I'm making an offer to every fresher on the forum thats interested in REALLY advancing their knowledge in the Telecommunication field. its taken me about 4 years & PLENRRY PLENRRY of browsing to amass this library. I got most of it free so I'm offering it for free. There are only a few drawbacks-
- As much as I'd like to I can't burn to CD or DVD b'cos my DVD drive is bad so come along with a flash.
- I can't attach by email because of its size, that also includes uploading it to any file hosting server. It will hurt the bandwidth where I work.
That means in all humility you'd have to come and get it.

www.directonpc.com
Plot B, Block 1,
Ilupeju Industrial Avenue,
Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria

Its about 4Gb of books mainly focused on Telecommunications. (about 300 .pdfs and .chms in all)
I'll have the compiled List ready by tomorrow.
Video Trainings on -
Teracom VoIP Training (2 vids - 850Mb)
RedHat Certified Engineer RHCE (about 28 vids1.2Gb)
Linux+
LinuxCBT (2.4Gb)
Linux Bash Scripting (260Mb)
Infrastructure Virtualization - VMWare (1Gb)
Certified Ethical Hacker (260Mb)
Certified Wireless Security Professional (250Mb)
Certified Wireless Network Administrator (old though)
CCNP (all 4 modules - 950Mb)
CCNA Security (650Mb)
CCNA (650Mb)
That's why I mentioned having a 4gb flash earlier.
Being a melancholy I feel I have to re-state - Its ALL for FREE. Thats my contribution to raising the next generation of Telecom WhizKids. If You don't stay in Lagos , ouch! I'm sincerely at sea at how to help out. Ideas anyone ?
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 8:15am On Jul 30, 2009
This list isn't conclusive. They're a few missing here; but I think you get the picture, and no, I haven't read up to the half of 'em, yet ;-)!
1.802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide O'reilly
2.Addison Wesley - Interconnections (Devices and Internetworking Protocols)
3.Addison Wesley - Real 802.11 Security
4.Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals_Cisco
5.Apress - Beginning C
6.Apress - Building Spring 2 Enterprise Applications
7.Apress - Hardening Linux
8.Apress - WiMax Operators Manual
9.Artech House - 3G CDMA2000 Wireless System Engineering
10.Artech House - 802.11 WLANs and IP networking security, QoS, and mobility
11.Artech House - GSM and Personal Communications Handbook
12.Artech House - GSM Networks - Protocols, Terminology
13.Artech House - Intro to 3G Mobile Communications
14.Artech House - The Complete Wireless Communications Professional
15.Auerbach - Building a Wireless Office
16.Auerbach - Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures
17.Auerbach - The Hacker's Handbook
18.Auerbach - Wireless Security Handbook
19.C Game Programming for Dummies 2
20.C Programming
21.C Programming - University of Hull
22.C Programming Language
23.Cambridge - Deploying Wireless Networks
24.Cambridge - Fundamentals of Wireless Communication
25.Cambridge - Next Generation Wireless LANs
26.Cisco - CCENT Official Study Guide
27.Cisco - CCNA Security Study Guide
28.Cisco - CCNP BSCI Study Guide
29.Cisco - CCNP ISCW Study Guide
30.Cisco - MPLS Fundamentals
31.Cisco - WLAN Security
32.Cisco - Cisco Networking Simplified
33.Cisco - Deploying License-Free Wireless WANs
34.Cisco - 802.11 Wireless Lan Fundamentals
35.Cisco - LAN switch Security
36.Cisco IEEE 802 11 Wireless Lan Security Whitepaper
37.Cisco Network Academy Programe_brochure
38.CiscoIP_Telephony_Network_Design_Guide
39.CompTIA Network+ 2009_Objectives
40.CompTIA Security+_Objectives08
41.CompTIA Server+_objectives
42.Computer Repair With Diagnostic Flowcharts
43.CramSession_CWSP studyguide
44.Cramsession_Security+
45.CRC - Press WiMAX Standards and Security
46.CRC Press - Handbook_of_Wireless_Local_Area_Networks
47.CRC Press - The Handbook of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
48.Dangerous Secrets Of Google Searching
49.EC-Council - CEH v3.0_Certified Ethical Hacking
50.EC-Council CEH v5 Module 15 Hacking Wireless Networks
51.Elsevier - IPv6 Network Programming
52.For Dummies - Linux For Dummies
53.For Dummies - AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies
54.For Dummies - Beginning Programming With Java For Dummies
55.For Dummies - C For Dummies
56.For Dummies - C# 2005 For Dummies
57.For Dummies - CSS Web Design
58.For Dummies - Dreamweaver 8
59.For Dummies - Electronics
60.For Dummies - Google Search and Rescue
61.For Dummies - Hacking
62.For Dummies - Hacking Wireless Networks
63.For Dummies - JUNOS For Dummies
64.For Dummies - Linux Timesaving Techniques
65.For Dummies - Microsoft Office Word 2007 For Dummies
66.For Dummies - Networking All in One Desk Reference
67.For Dummies - Project Management
68.For Dummies - VoIP
69.For Dummies - Web Design For Dummies
70.For Dummies - Wireless_Home_Networking
71.Hungry Minds - Home Networking Bible, 2nd Edition
72.Hungry Minds - Linux Bible
73.Hungry Minds - Linux Professional Institute LPI-1 Certification Bible
74.Hungry Minds - RedHat Linux Bible
75.Hungry Minds CompTIA - Linux+_Certification_Bible
76.Hungry Minds CompTIA_Server+_Certification_Guide_Bible
77.Idea Group - Mobile and Wireless Systems Beyond 3G
78.Internet security Systems - Ethical Hacking
79.Introduction to Bluetooth Wireless Technology
80.John Wiley & Sons - Mobile Telecommunications Protocols For Data Networks
81.John Wiley- Extremetech - Hacking Windows XP
82.McGraw Hill - Gray Hat Hacking
83.McGraw- Hill Telecom - Complete Wireless Design
84.McGraw-Hill - CWNA Official Study Guide 4th Edition
85.McGraw-Hill - Broadband Telecommunications Handbook
86.McGraw-Hill - CCENT Study Guide
87.McGraw-Hill - CCNA Study Guide
88.McGraw-Hill - Crash Course-VoIP
89.McGraw-Hill - Crash Course-Wireless
90.McGraw-Hill - Hardcore Windows XP
91.McGraw-Hill - Installing Troubleshooting and Repairing Wireless Networks
92.McGraw-Hill - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - Complete Reference
93.McGraw-Hill - Project Management
94.McGraw-Hill - Solaris 10 The Complete Reference
95.McGraw-Hill - Sun Certified Security Administrator for Solaris 9 and 10 Study Guide
96.McGraw-Hill - Sun Certified System Administrator For Solaris 10 Study Guide
97.McGraw-Hill - UNIX System Administration
98.McGraw-Hill - Wi-Fi Security
99.McGraw-Hill - Wireless A to Z
100.McGraw-Hill - Wireless Security Models, Threats, and Solutions
101.McGraw-Hill - Wireless# Certification Official Study Guide
102.MCSE Exam 70-294) - Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
103.MCSE - Server 2003 Environment 70-290
104.MCSE (Exam 70-270) - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
105.Microsoft Windows Xp - Command-Line Reference A-Z
106.Morgan Kaufmann - Network Analysis Architecture and Design
107.Morgan Kaufmann - Wireless Communications and Networking
108.MS Press - CompTIA Security+
109.Network Administration for the Solaris 10 (SA-300-S10)
110.New Riders - Hackers Beware
111.New Riders - MCSE Training Guide TCP-IP
112.Newnes - Bulletproof Wireless Security
113.Newnes - Implementing 802.11, 802.16, and 802.20 Wireless Networks
114.Newnes - Introduction to Fiber Optics
115.Newnes - Optimizing and Testing WLANs
116.Newnes - Secure Roaming in 802.11 Networks
117.Newnes - The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex M3
118.Newnes - The RF in RFID
119.Newnes - Voice Over WLANS
120.Newnes - Wi-Fi Telephony
121.Newnes - Wireless Networking Technology
122.Newnes - Wireless Networking_Know It All
123.No Starch Press - Hacking_The Art Of Exploitation
124.No Starch Press - Practical Packet Analysis
125.No Starch Press- Cisco Routers for the Desperate
126.O'Reilly - 802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide
127.O'Reilly - A Plus, Network Plus, Security Plus Exams in a Nutshell
128.O'Reilly - Building Wireless Community Networks
129.O'Reilly - Cisco IOS Access Lists
130.O'Reilly - Java Servlet Programming
131.O'Reilly - Learning Python
132.O'Reilly - Linux Networking Bible
133.O'Reilly - Linux System Administration
134.O'Reilly - Practical C Programming
135.O'Reilly - Understanding The Linux Kernel 2nd
136.O'Reilly - Virtual Private Networks
137.Osborne McGraw-Hill - Network Security
138.Packt - OpenVPN
139.Packt - Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring
140.PC Magazine 022008
141.PC Magazine® Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware
142.PC World Magazine, December 2006
143.Prentice Hall - Fundamentals of WiMAX
144.Prentice Hall - Multimedia Wireless Networks
145.Prentice Hall - Networking
146.PrepLogic - Wireless_Sharp_Mega_Guide
147.pw0-100 CWNA course_outline
148.pw0-100_objectives
149.pw0050_objectives
150.pw0200_objectives_2007
151.pw0205_objectives
152.pw0300_objectives_2007
153.Python Programming Tutorial
154.QUE Books - Upgrade and Repair PC's_15th Ed.
155.SAMS - Linux_Teach Yourself KDE in 24 Hours
156.SAMS - Maximum Security. A Hacker's Guide
157.SAMS - Teach Yourself C plus plus
158.Sams - Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours
159.Sams - Wireless LANs
160.Springer - An Introduction to Network Programming with Java
161.Springer - Wireless Mesh Networks
162.Springer - Wireless Network Security
163.SS7 Fundamentals by Cisco
164.SunSoft - Tcpip And Data Communications
165.SuSE Linux - 100 tips and tricks
166.Sybex - CCNA IOS Commands Survival Guide
167.Sybex - Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide Exam 312-50
168.Sybex - Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide_PWO-100
169.Sybex - Cisco Certified Network Associate Fast Pass
170.Sybex - Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide_640-802
171.Sybex - CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide
172.Sybex - CompTIA A+ Study Guide Deluxe
173.Sybex - CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 4th Ed - 2005
174.Sybex - CompTIA Security+ Studyguide
175.Sybex - Linux Administrator StreetSmarts
176.Sybex - LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Study Guide
177.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
178.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2003
179.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Windows XP Registry
180.Sybex - Mastering VMware Infrastructure
181.Sybex - Network Admin Street Smarts_Guide to Network+
182.Sybex - PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
183.Sybex - Red Hat Certified Engineer Guide
184.Syngress - Building a Cisco Wireless LAN
185.Syngress - CompTIA Security+ JK0-010_StudyGuide
186.Syngress - Designing A Wireless Network
187.Syngress - Hack Proofing Linux - A Guide To Open Source Security
188.Syngress - Hack Proofing Your Network
189.Syngress - Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network
190.Syngress - Hack The Stack
191.Syngress - How to Cheat at Active Directory and DNS 2003
192.Syngress - How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
193.Syngress - How To Cheat At Windows System Administration Using Command Line Scripts
194.Syngress - Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN Configuration Guide
195.Syngress - MCSE Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure-Study Guide
196.Syngress - Nessus Network Auditing
197.Syngress - Netcat Power Tools
198.Syngress - Penetration Testers Open Source Toolkit
199.Syngress - Stealing the Network - How to Own an Identity
200.Syngress - Stealing the Network - How to Own the Box
201.Syngress - Stealing the Network How to Own a Shadow
202.Syngress - The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period
203.Syngress - The Official Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator Study Guide
204.Syngress - Wardriving and Wireless Penetration Testing
205.Syngress - Wireless Hacking Projects For Wi-Fi Enthusiasts
206.Wiley - Geeks On Call Wireless Networking 5 Minute Fixes
207.Wiley - Hack Attacks Revealed
208.Wiley - IEEE Press-Fundamentals of Telecommunications
209.Wiley - Illustrated TCP-IP
210.Wiley - IP Telephony
211.Wiley - Next Generation Networks
212.Wiley - Reversing_Secrets of Reverse Engineering
213.Wiley - Storage Networks Explained
214.Wiley - SUSE Linux Toolbox 1000 plus Commands
215.Wiley - The All New Switch Book
216.Wiley - The Business of WiMAX
217.Wiley - Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks
218.Wiley - Wireless Security Essentials
219.Wiley - The CISA Prep Guide
220.Wiley- AAA and Network Security for Mobile Access
221.Wiley IEEE -RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems
222.Windows Assembly Language and Systems Programming
223.Wordware - Learn Google
224.Wrox - Beginning Linux Programming
225.Wrox - Professional Oracle Programming
226.Wrox - Professional Visual Basic
227.Wrox - Professional Xen Virtualization


If can brave lagos olopa's to come with a laptop & have enough free space to make images,
backtrack2 - A linux OS purpose-built for hacking (700Mb) LiveCD
VMware Workstation 6.0.2.59824
Sun Solaris 10 OS (3.5Gb)
openSUSE linux 11.1 (4.2Gb)
,
I should have Asterisk (Linux OS purpose-built for IP PABX if you want to learn VoIP), the Cisco CCIE R&S Training Videos and the 3rd Video on VoIP by Teracom ready in 3 weeks.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by phemi4: 9:25am On Jul 31, 2009
Why are u people disturbing yourself's just know little of general computer or ICT and more of WHO IS WHO then you are home bound
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by LxpG(m): 1:18pm On Jul 31, 2009
@Ajanlekoko: I have been reading your posts on different occasions. U seem to be very experienced in a lot of ways. Thanks for the help u av offered in different ways.
pls I am a 300L elect/elect stdnt in O.A.U and I love programming a lot. but with the trend I see and here, I always get discouraged about learning c++ (alreeady started). do u feel I should just go ahead and get the diff certificates as it is now today or maybe something good can come out of my programming? I get confused almost everyday. Abeg I need an experinced driven advice.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 2:43pm On Aug 01, 2009
LxpG!:

@Ajanlekoko: I have been reading your posts on different occasions. U seem to be very experienced in a lot of ways. Thanks for the help u av offered in different ways.
pls I am a 300L elect/elect stdnt in O.A.U and I love programming a lot. but with the trend I see and here, I always get discouraged about learning c++ (alreeady started). do u feel I should just go ahead and get the diff certificates as it is now today or maybe something good can come out of my programming? I get confused almost everyday. Abeg I need an experinced driven advice.

Learn your C++, learn other stuff, and also learn your elect/elect.
As a 300L student, you should focus more on making a good grade in school. Don't bother too much about the future. As you learn more about the various fields of elect, by the time you're in finals, you will know where exactly you want to go.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by lekside44(m): 9:03pm On Aug 01, 2009
LxpG!:

@Ajanlekoko: I have been reading your posts on different occasions. U seem to be very experienced in a lot of ways. Thanks for the help u av offered in different ways.
pls I am a 300L elect/elect stdnt in O.A.U and I love programming a lot. but with the trend I see and here, I always get discouraged about learning c++ (alreeady started). do u feel I should just go ahead and get the diff certificates as it is now today or maybe something good can come out of my programming? I get confused almost everyday. Abeg I need an experinced driven advice.
c++ is good for you, but learnning JAVA is more paying nowadays since it is the net modified forms of c++. you can also consider learnning VB.NET which is microsofts net version of visual basic programming lang. many more lang are been developed, but learnning a particular lang. gives you the concept of programming and you can easily learn any other lang.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 7:01pm On Aug 03, 2009
Ok, hi everyone. hope the weekend was cool.
lekside44, kindly permit me to refine your advice.
1st off LxpG!, AjanleKoko is head-on with that advice. Its not easy balancing your passion with them boring academic books (my opinion anyway).
Stay focused. On that degree. you really don't want to be doing 'patch-patch' a few years out of school.
Believe me something good can and will come out of your programming, in time. I'd like to point out importantly that its better to have a more generic view on your study. Here's what I mean.
C++, for the little I know, is an Object-Oriented Language unlike BASIC, which I believe all we EE students took in yr 1, which is a structured programming language. My earlier posts about understanding the technology apply here. If you take your time to understand the basics of Algorithms and Flowcharts believe me all you'll need to do is learn the syntax of new languages.
What are data structures? what are trees ? what are stacks ?
You'll be multilingual before you can say jack robinson. Go ahead and learn the C++. C is a derivative of a language called B, C++ was an off-shoot of that and Java is a grandchild. So having a good grasp of your foundation is important. But Then again whats your focus.
If your hoping to be the baddest black hat Hacker wink west of the Alaafin, that'd be typing code in agbada then Java isn't for you.
Reason - Java is built to not be able to write directly to memory. If you'll be doing programming for all sorts of devices (consumer-goods), MP3 players to decoders then carry go.
Another thing is Java is at home in the telecoms field with those in Value Added Services.
But its important that your major pointer shouldn't just be the money.
Sit down with yourself and list your interests, circle out your passions then map out careers and see what skill set you can hone and get paid good doing.
In summary learn both one after the other.
Just my 2 cents.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AceZeo: 7:20pm On Aug 03, 2009
I thot I posted my offer last week. Seems my other alias is still banned.
This is too all my fellow small boys in the industry who share my dream of being among the Next Generation of Telecom WhizKids in the Middle East and Africa, and who beef NIIT and would'nt pay that outrageous pay even if they had the money! angry
So here it is - I'm offering my collection of study materials to every "Telecom Zone" member for free.
Two drawbacks (u saw that coming abi ?)
- No, I can't burn them to CD because my DVD drive is bad, and
- no I cant attach them and mail (or to an online file sharing site) because of their sheer size.
I really don't know how to help those not based in lag. Any Ideas house ?

The eBooks - This list isn't conclusive. They're a few missing here; but I think you get the picture
, and no, I haven't read up to the half of 'em, yet ;-)!
1.802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide O'reilly
2.Addison Wesley - Interconnections (Devices and Internetworking Protocols)
3.Addison Wesley - Real 802.11 Security
4.Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals_Cisco
5.Apress - Beginning C
6.Apress - Building Spring 2 Enterprise Applications
7.Apress - Hardening Linux
8.Apress - WiMax Operators Manual
9.Artech House - 3G CDMA2000 Wireless System Engineering
10.Artech House - 802.11 WLANs and IP networking security, QoS, and mobility
11.Artech House - GSM and Personal Communications Handbook
12.Artech House - GSM Networks - Protocols, Terminology
13.Artech House - Intro to 3G Mobile Communications
14.Artech House - The Complete Wireless Communications Professional
15.Auerbach - Building a Wireless Office
16.Auerbach - Practical Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures
17.Auerbach - The Hacker's Handbook
18.Auerbach - Wireless Security Handbook
19.C Game Programming for Dummies 2
20.C Programming
21.C Programming - University of Hull
22.C Programming Language
23.Cambridge - Deploying Wireless Networks
24.Cambridge - Fundamentals of Wireless Communication
25.Cambridge - Next Generation Wireless LANs
26.Cisco - CCENT Official Study Guide
27.Cisco - CCNA Security Study Guide
28.Cisco - CCNP BSCI Study Guide
29.Cisco - CCNP ISCW Study Guide
30.Cisco - MPLS Fundamentals
31.Cisco - WLAN Security
32.Cisco - Cisco Networking Simplified
33.Cisco - Deploying License-Free Wireless WANs
34.Cisco - 802.11 Wireless Lan Fundamentals
35.Cisco - LAN switch Security
36.Cisco IEEE 802 11 Wireless Lan Security Whitepaper
37.Cisco Network Academy Programe_brochure
38.CiscoIP_Telephony_Network_Design_Guide
39.CompTIA Network+ 2009_Objectives
40.CompTIA Security+_Objectives08
41.CompTIA Server+_objectives
42.Computer Repair With Diagnostic Flowcharts
43.CramSession_CWSP studyguide
44.Cramsession_Security+
45.CRC - Press WiMAX Standards and Security
46.CRC Press - Handbook_of_Wireless_Local_Area_Networks
47.CRC Press - The Handbook of Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
48.Dangerous Secrets Of Google Searching
49.EC-Council - CEH v3.0_Certified Ethical Hacking
50.EC-Council CEH v5 Module 15 Hacking Wireless Networks
51.Elsevier - IPv6 Network Programming
52.For Dummies - Linux For Dummies
53.For Dummies - AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies
54.For Dummies - Beginning Programming With Java For Dummies
55.For Dummies - C For Dummies
56.For Dummies - C# 2005 For Dummies
57.For Dummies - CSS Web Design
58.For Dummies - Dreamweaver 8
59.For Dummies - Electronics
60.For Dummies - Google Search and Rescue
61.For Dummies - Hacking
62.For Dummies - Hacking Wireless Networks
63.For Dummies - JUNOS For Dummies
64.For Dummies - Linux Timesaving Techniques
65.For Dummies - Microsoft Office Word 2007 For Dummies
66.For Dummies - Networking All in One Desk Reference
67.For Dummies - Project Management
68.For Dummies - VoIP
69.For Dummies - Web Design For Dummies
70.For Dummies - Wireless_Home_Networking
71.Hungry Minds - Home Networking Bible, 2nd Edition
72.Hungry Minds - Linux Bible
73.Hungry Minds - Linux Professional Institute LPI-1 Certification Bible
74.Hungry Minds - RedHat Linux Bible
75.Hungry Minds CompTIA - Linux+_Certification_Bible
76.Hungry Minds CompTIA_Server+_Certification_Guide_Bible
77.Idea Group - Mobile and Wireless Systems Beyond 3G
78.Internet security Systems - Ethical Hacking
79.Introduction to Bluetooth Wireless Technology
80.John Wiley & Sons - Mobile Telecommunications Protocols For Data Networks
81.John Wiley- Extremetech - Hacking Windows XP
82.McGraw Hill - Gray Hat Hacking
83.McGraw- Hill Telecom - Complete Wireless Design
84.McGraw-Hill - CWNA Official Study Guide 4th Edition
85.McGraw-Hill - Broadband Telecommunications Handbook
86.McGraw-Hill - CCENT Study Guide
87.McGraw-Hill - CCNA Study Guide
88.McGraw-Hill - Crash Course-VoIP
89.McGraw-Hill - Crash Course-Wireless
90.McGraw-Hill - Hardcore Windows XP
91.McGraw-Hill - Installing Troubleshooting and Repairing Wireless Networks
92.McGraw-Hill - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - Complete Reference
93.McGraw-Hill - Project Management
94.McGraw-Hill - Solaris 10 The Complete Reference
95.McGraw-Hill - Sun Certified Security Administrator for Solaris 9 and 10 Study Guide
96.McGraw-Hill - Sun Certified System Administrator For Solaris 10 Study Guide
97.McGraw-Hill - UNIX System Administration
98.McGraw-Hill - Wi-Fi Security
99.McGraw-Hill - Wireless A to Z
100.McGraw-Hill - Wireless Security Models, Threats, and Solutions
101.McGraw-Hill - Wireless# Certification Official Study Guide
102.MCSE Exam 70-294) - Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
103.MCSE - Server 2003 Environment 70-290
104.MCSE (Exam 70-270) - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
105.Microsoft Windows Xp - Command-Line Reference A-Z
106.Morgan Kaufmann - Network Analysis Architecture and Design
107.Morgan Kaufmann - Wireless Communications and Networking
108.MS Press - CompTIA Security+
109.Network Administration for the Solaris 10 (SA-300-S10)
110.New Riders - Hackers Beware
111.New Riders - MCSE Training Guide TCP-IP
112.Newnes - Bulletproof Wireless Security
113.Newnes - Implementing 802.11, 802.16, and 802.20 Wireless Networks
114.Newnes - Introduction to Fiber Optics
115.Newnes - Optimizing and Testing WLANs
116.Newnes - Secure Roaming in 802.11 Networks
117.Newnes - The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex M3
118.Newnes - The RF in RFID
119.Newnes - Voice Over WLANS
120.Newnes - Wi-Fi Telephony
121.Newnes - Wireless Networking Technology
122.Newnes - Wireless Networking_Know It All
123.No Starch Press - Hacking_The Art Of Exploitation
124.No Starch Press - Practical Packet Analysis
125.No Starch Press- Cisco Routers for the Desperate
126.O'Reilly - 802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide
127.O'Reilly - A Plus, Network Plus, Security Plus Exams in a Nutshell
128.O'Reilly - Building Wireless Community Networks
129.O'Reilly - Cisco IOS Access Lists
130.O'Reilly - Java Servlet Programming
131.O'Reilly - Learning Python
132.O'Reilly - Linux Networking Bible
133.O'Reilly - Linux System Administration
134.O'Reilly - Practical C Programming
135.O'Reilly - Understanding The Linux Kernel 2nd
136.O'Reilly - Virtual Private Networks
137.Osborne McGraw-Hill - Network Security
138.Packt - OpenVPN
139.Packt - Zenoss Core Network and System Monitoring
140.PC Magazine 022008
141.PC Magazine® Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware
142.PC World Magazine, December 2006
143.Prentice Hall - Fundamentals of WiMAX
144.Prentice Hall - Multimedia Wireless Networks
145.Prentice Hall - Networking
146.PrepLogic - Wireless_Sharp_Mega_Guide
147.pw0-100 CWNA course_outline
148.pw0-100_objectives
149.pw0050_objectives
150.pw0200_objectives_2007
151.pw0205_objectives
152.pw0300_objectives_2007
153.Python Programming Tutorial
154.QUE Books - Upgrade and Repair PC's_15th Ed.
155.SAMS - Linux_Teach Yourself KDE in 24 Hours
156.SAMS - Maximum Security. A Hacker's Guide
157.SAMS - Teach Yourself C plus plus
158.Sams - Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours
159.Sams - Wireless LANs
160.Springer - An Introduction to Network Programming with Java
161.Springer - Wireless Mesh Networks
162.Springer - Wireless Network Security
163.SS7 Fundamentals by Cisco
164.SunSoft - Tcpip And Data Communications
165.SuSE Linux - 100 tips and tricks
166.Sybex - CCNA IOS Commands Survival Guide
167.Sybex - Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide Exam 312-50
168.Sybex - Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide_PWO-100
169.Sybex - Cisco Certified Network Associate Fast Pass
170.Sybex - Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide_640-802
171.Sybex - CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide
172.Sybex - CompTIA A+ Study Guide Deluxe
173.Sybex - CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, 4th Ed - 2005
174.Sybex - CompTIA Security+ Studyguide
175.Sybex - Linux Administrator StreetSmarts
176.Sybex - LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Study Guide
177.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
178.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2003
179.Sybex - Mastering Microsoft Windows XP Registry
180.Sybex - Mastering VMware Infrastructure
181.Sybex - Network Admin Street Smarts_Guide to Network+
182.Sybex - PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
183.Sybex - Red Hat Certified Engineer Guide
184.Syngress - Building a Cisco Wireless LAN
185.Syngress - CompTIA Security+ JK0-010_StudyGuide
186.Syngress - Designing A Wireless Network
187.Syngress - Hack Proofing Linux - A Guide To Open Source Security
188.Syngress - Hack Proofing Your Network
189.Syngress - Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network
190.Syngress - Hack The Stack
191.Syngress - How to Cheat at Active Directory and DNS 2003
192.Syngress - How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
193.Syngress - How To Cheat At Windows System Administration Using Command Line Scripts
194.Syngress - Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN Configuration Guide
195.Syngress - MCSE Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure-Study Guide
196.Syngress - Nessus Network Auditing
197.Syngress - Netcat Power Tools
198.Syngress - Penetration Testers Open Source Toolkit
199.Syngress - Stealing the Network - How to Own an Identity
200.Syngress - Stealing the Network - How to Own the Box
201.Syngress - Stealing the Network How to Own a Shadow
202.Syngress - The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period
203.Syngress - The Official Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator Study Guide
204.Syngress - Wardriving and Wireless Penetration Testing
205.Syngress - Wireless Hacking Projects For Wi-Fi Enthusiasts
206.Wiley - Geeks On Call Wireless Networking 5 Minute Fixes
207.Wiley - Hack Attacks Revealed
208.Wiley - IEEE Press-Fundamentals of Telecommunications
209.Wiley - Illustrated TCP-IP
210.Wiley - IP Telephony
211.Wiley - Next Generation Networks
212.Wiley - Reversing_Secrets of Reverse Engineering
213.Wiley - Storage Networks Explained
214.Wiley - SUSE Linux Toolbox 1000 plus Commands
215.Wiley - The All New Switch Book
216.Wiley - The Business of WiMAX
217.Wiley - Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks
218.Wiley - Wireless Security Essentials
219.Wiley - The CISA Prep Guide
220.Wiley- AAA and Network Security for Mobile Access
221.Wiley IEEE -RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems
222.Windows Assembly Language and Systems Programming
223.Wordware - Learn Google
224.Wrox - Beginning Linux Programming
225.Wrox - Professional Oracle Programming
226.Wrox - Professional Visual Basic
227.Wrox - Professional Xen Virtualization


If you're brave enough to come with a laptop & have enough free space to make images,
RHCE Videos (1.2Gb)
Linux+ Videos (1.2Gb)
The Current CCNA 640-802 videos (635Mb)
The Complete CCNP videos (960Mb)
CCNA Voice
CCVP Videos
TCP-IP Packet Analysis (300Mb)

backtrack2 - A linux OS purpose-built for hacking (700Mb) LiveCD
VMware Workstation 6.0.2.59824 Virtualization software.
Sun Solaris 10 OS (3.5Gb)
openSUSE linux 11.1 (4.2Gb)
the Cisco CCIE R&S Training Videos.
,
I should have Asterisk (Linux OS purpose-built for IP PABX if you want to learn VoIP), soon.
A product of a very superstitious society and a melancholic myself I have to restate that its all free.
But you'd have to come and get it with a large enough storage drive.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by LxpG(m): 11:56am On Aug 04, 2009
@Ajanlekoko, Lekside44 nd Acezeo: Thnks I almst 4got I was in skul. At least I am now more focused and less confusd. I jst hp my prgrming nd elect would find an intersection. Once again THANKS.

words of wisdom
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by Deromeo3: 12:27am On Aug 05, 2009
This is a great thread, Inspiring. I read through every ones contribution, and I hope this is going to continue.
AjanleKoko -SALUTE, you tooo much, salihu_ali - you are a wonderful brother from another mother, your contributions are all wonderful. I don't have anything much to say that hasn't been said. I'll simply start my process and hopeful in 3 months i'll have great experience to share with you guys. Thank y'all.
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by fyneguy: 5:17pm On Aug 07, 2009
Hey guys,

I need a billing system administrator to work in a telecommunication outfit. Experience in SQL database development and RadiusCat administration is an added advantage.

You can reach me on isaiahtel@gmail.com
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by salihuali1(m): 2:43pm On Aug 08, 2009
Hello House,
I'm attaching a list of eBooks I'm offering to all enthusiastic starters like myself on the forum (based in Lagos) who are passionate about Telecoms but don't know where to begin. Its taken me about 4 years (& you don't want to know how much slow browsing in cafes, ) to put this together.
The offer is free. Sincerely but has two drawbacks:
1. I cant burn to flash 'cos my DVD drive is bad &
2. I can't attach & send it by email or to any free File hosting servers, so I really don't know what to do for those not based in Lagos. Ideas anyone ?

Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by kenniojo: 2:47pm On Aug 08, 2009
Thanks moderator for  this wonderful oppotunity. Am undergraduate who is about to finish . I will like to become one of the  greatest Telecoms  Engineer,  That is my dream,  Pls, as a fresher in this society. I need help on what and what to start up with ,   I mean the  lesson to start with ,  And where to get the best. .  My  number 07084472411    kenniojo@live.com
Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by ocelot2006(m): 8:41am On Aug 17, 2009
@ AjanleKoko, having gone through this thread, I truely have to commend you for the various advices you've given. Please keep up the good work sir.

That said, pls I also wish to seek your advice on 2 issues, the 1st being securing a job in Nigeria. Like most posters on this thread, I graduated with B.Eng in Elect & Elect engineering. But I also graduated with an M.Sc in Wireless Communication Systems (UK) and I'm also about 2 graduate with a 2nd M.Sc in Management from a business school this year(UK). However, I've only had 2 years of work experience within the telecom field (vsat, terrestrial microwave radio installations, FOC/SOC, CATV) & I feel this may not be enough. What are my chances of getting a good job in any of the telco service providers? And will my limited experience limit me to only entry-level job?

Next issue is on the CCNA VOICE route. Do I also have 2 read the CVOICE material?

Thank you.














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Re: Telecommunications Professionals Zone by AjanleKoko: 11:42am On Aug 17, 2009
ocelot2006:

@ AjanleKoko, having gone through this thread, I truely have to commend you for the various advices you've given. Please keep up the good work sir.

That said, pls I also wish to seek your advice on 2 issues, the 1st being securing a job in Nigeria. Like most posters on this thread, I graduated with B.Eng in Elect & Elect engineering. But I also graduated with an M.Sc in Wireless Communication Systems (UK) and I'm also about 2 graduate with a 2nd M.Sc in Management from a business school this year(UK). However, I've only had 2 years of work experience within the telecom field (vsat, terrestrial microwave radio installations, FOC/SOC, CATV) & I feel this may not be enough. What are my chances of getting a good job in any of the telco service providers? And will my limited experience limit me to only entry-level job?
Next issue is on the CCNA VOICE route. Do I also have 2 read the CVOICE material?

Thank you.

Hi. You have good qualifications and experience. Do you have a job right now? Hands-on experience in the areas you listed is good enough to get you a position. I don't think you should bother about entry-level or no entry level, except you are one of those Nigerians who are always looking for 'value for money'. If you have a passion for the profession, try to get a good position that guarantees exposure and experience, forget about 'level' and money for now. If you know your onions money will come in good time.
Regarding, CVOICE. . . duh. Of course if you're pursuing that track you need to read the material.

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