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LINX training courses overview

Hands-on generic courses

We do provide product training but the majority of our comprehensive range of courses are generic and focus on how the technologies work providing delegates with more advanced troubleshooting skills. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory.
"Not many courses have practice added to it. Normally just the theoretical stuff is covered."
J.W., Vodafone

Small class sizes

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…"

Our trainers

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of the ability to teach, technical knowledge and answering questions.
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.”
P.D. General Dynamics

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The programme

Systems & Network Training Ltd are the sole provider of LINX accredited courses for Internet Technicians. These hands-on courses enable engineers to gain experience and expertise in the Internet arena, with the opportunity to achieve the LINX certifications. The programme has been designed around core skills (as identified by LINX members) required for Internet technicians, resulting in real world issues being covered rather than specific product features. Each stage leads to the appropriate LINX certification.

The courses

The series of three courses provide a progression path from the basics of Ethernet, switching and TCP/IP in the first course on to general routing and OSPF in the second course and culminating in advanced BGP peering in the final course. Each course is five days in duration, with the appropriate exam being taken on the last day of the course. Further details can be found in the course FAQ or please email us at info@snt.co.uk if you have any questions. For a list of dates and prices of the courses, please click here.

The certifications

The exams have deservedly developed a reputation as being tough, not just testing facts but more importantly the application of knowledge to areas such as troubleshooting and design. The exams can be taken without attending the courses.

An important differentiation from other certifications is that exams allow for comments to be taken into consideration by the exam markers. This means, for example, that if you consider a question to be ambiguous you can state your assumptions, which will then be taken into consideration by the adjudicator. Further details can be found in the exam FAQ.

The new LINX 4 examination is now also available. This exam is a practical based exam lasting for a complete day. The key areas examined are IP addressing, basic routing, OSPF and BGP. Although Cisco routers and switches are used for the lab, the exam does not test Cisco skills. For example rather than asking "display the routing table" the student will be told to type "show ip route" and then asked questions about the meaning of the output of the command. Customised Cisco command references are also provided to the examinees.

About LINX

Founded in 1994, The London Internet Exchange Ltd. (LINX) is the largest and most successful Internet exchange point in Europe with a world-class reputation for quality, performance and technical excellence.

For more information please visit the LINX website.

Comments from previous delegates

"Material covered is relevant to ISP operation, more so than many vendor courses."

LINX2 - AF London Internet Exchange

"Non-vendor specific, broad scope. No vendor indoctrination."

LINX1 - PP Thus

"Because it teaches the WHY not just the how."


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