Like other forums, most of the CCNA forums also follow the same user level structure – administrators (people assigned the highest level of control, including setting permissions, banning users, creating user groups or moderators, etc.), moderators (having the power to edit or delete posts and lock, unlock, move, delete, and split topics in the forum that they moderate), and user-groups (each user can belong to several groups, and each group can be assigned individual access rights making it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum).
There are several CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Forums available on the Internet, where users can discuss how to prepare for the CCNA exam or get a list of recommended books. These forums are an ideal place to discuss topics like exam experience and questions, apart from posting one’s own experiences and questions about the CCNA exams.
The questions posed in such forums with niche user groups and focused subjects could be very technical in nature or it could be one where the user seeks guidance for avoiding exam fever. Besides, becoming a part of a large and active forum obviates one’s need to wait for replies after posting a query. Instead, just searching for keywords in the query in all the posts in the forum may do the job. Since the entire group on the forum is focused on just one course, it is quite likely that one will find some post in the forum that answers the query that has been posed.
On the other hand, there could also be several replies to the post. However, these forums face the same issue as all others – the accuracy of the content. One may find several answers to a query posted on a forum, but one needs to be cautious and judge for oneself which replies are accurate. It helps to know some simple rules such as writing a very specific and to-the-point subject line for a query in order to avoid ineffective responses.
Thus, while there is no guarantee of the accuracy of the content on such forums, given a bit of flair for finding out the accurate content, these forums do help the students in preparing for the CCNA exams.