Object Selection

Hi i am newbie and i was just wondering how i can select both sides
for example " Edit mode> vertex " in right view, i select the vertices right?
but i want to select both sides like in 3ds max or maya:confused:
here is picture



Disable the ‘limit selection to visible’ button on the 3d view header or go into wireframe view mode (shortcut Z)


done. thankyou very much Richard Marklew! :slight_smile: