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 Certification - Suggested Toplogies For Your Home CCNA/CCNP Lab
When you make the decision to put your own home lab together for your CCNA and CCNP
studies (a very wise decision, if I may say so!), the hardest part is figuring out
how to spend your budget. Do you spend it all on the routers and go with a cheaper
switch? Do you buy a frame relay switch? Do you buy an access server? More ...
Introduction to Cisco IOS (Cisco Internetwork Operating System)
The Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) is a collection of network operating systems used on Cisco
network devices that to provide the network technician with an interface where they can enter commands
to configure the device to perform various networking functions. More ...
Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way
This book is MUST have for when you need to make a quick change on a cisco router and don't
have time to review. This book walks you through from logging in to making your router changes
right from the beginning of the book. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wireless Network Components - Basics of Any Wireless Network
Any client computer, laptop or wireless device with a compatible wireless client
adapter allows connectivity with an access point. The client adapter is a radio
transmitter with firmware that supports any of 802.11a/b/g signaling. That is
needed before the device can associate and authenticate with the access point. 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 ...
Cisco Certification - The Definitive Guide To ARP, IARP, RARP, and Proxy ARP
The basic ARP operation is simple enough. We concentrate on IP addressing a great
deal in our studies and our jobs, but it's not enough to have a destination IP
address in order to send data; the transmitting device must have a destination MAC
address as well. More ...