Cisco CCNA Certification - Becoming a Truly Valuable CCNA
The CCNA is an exciting beginning to your Cisco career, but just having the certification
simply isn't enough. A recruiter or interviewer isn't going to be impressed just with the
cert; you've got to have some real-world knowledge to back it up. More ...
Cisco Certification - Taking Your First Certification Exam
Walking into a testing center for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience.
You've got enough on your mind just keeping all that new information straight
without worrying about what the testing experience will be like. Let's take a
look at what you should expect when taking your first
Cisco certification exam. More ...
Accessing a Cisco IOS Device
There are several ways to access the Cisco device's CLI (Command-Line Interface). The most common methods
are the console management port, using Telnet or SHH, or the AUX port. More ...
Choose the Right Switches for Your Local Area Network
Organizations are entering another cycle of Local Area Network upgrades due to two
recent technology changes. One is that 10Gb Ethernet are now standard connections on
servers. Here's how to choose the right switches for your local area network. More ...
Configuring Internal Cisco Router Security
Network security is a hot topic today, and will only increase in importance in the
months and years ahead. While most of the attention is paid to exterior threats,
there are some steps you can take to prevent unwanted Cisco router access from within your organization. More ...
Surviving The Technical Interview
Ah, the technical interview. Nothing like it. Not only does
it cause anxiety, but it causes anxiety for several different reasons. Having been on
both sides of the technical interview table, I'd like to share some tips for those being
interviewed. In doing so, I'll share some of the more memorable interviews I've been involved in. More ...
Wireless Network Site Survey Overview
The wireless site survey is an assessment of signal coverage per each access point
within a specific building. It confirms with the client 100 percent coverage at a
specified signal guaranteeing employees will have no issues with sending wireless
packets across the network. More ...
How to Select a Network Switch
The network switch is the most common network device with most network infrastructure
and as such selection of new switches or upgrading is a key part of most network
design projects. Wireless designs will have switches interfacing with access points. More ...
Cisco Certification - Building Your Own Home Lab
CCNAs and CCNA candidates hear it all the time: "Get some hands-on experience".
There is no learning like hands-on learning. No simulator in the world is going
to give you the experience you will get cabling and configuring your own routers. More ...
Cisco IOS (Internetworking Operating System)
Cisco IOS is a proprietary operating system that runs on most Cisco Systems routers and switches.
It is vital to comprehend the different prompts you can use when configuring a router or switch. More ...