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Router Simulator for Cisco Lab Scenarios
"A simulator can provide realistic Cisco router problem challenge scenarios. There are many free Cisco router simulators on the Web.This article reviews them and narrows it down to four applications. 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 Routing For The CCNA And CCNP: Administrative Distance
The definition of administrative distance is: the measurement of a protocol's believability. It's not enough to know the definition, however you've got to know when Administrative Distance comes into the picture and when it does not. More ...

Cisco Certification - Five Things To Do DURING Your CCNA Exam
There are plenty of articles out there about how to prepare for the CCNA exam. However, there are also things you can do to increase your chances of success on exam day during the most important part of the entire process - the time that you're actually taking the test. More ...

How to Configure a Cisco Router
Use a terminal emulation program to access the routers console. The router and it will show the boot up screen in the console window. You may use this set up mode to configure the router. 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 ...

Cisco Certification - The OSI Model Isn't Just For Exams Anymore!
One reason is that Cisco demands you know the OSI model inside and out for both the Intro and ICND exams. You have to admit that's a pretty good reason, but still, students find the OSI model information to be very dry. I understand that, because I've been there. 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 ...

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 ...

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 CCNA Cerfication - Should You Take The One-Exam or Two-Exam Approach?
There are now two separate paths to the CCNA certification. Candidates may take a single exam, 640-811, or two exams, 640-821 and 640-811. What's the difference? The two-exam approach involves exams with different topics and therefore different preparation techniques. The approach I recommend to a CCNA candidate depends on their background. More ...

Network Basics: Assigning IPv6 Addresses
If you're working in a Cisco network and assigning addresses to your IPv6 network cards, you need to know that just like IPv4 addresses there is a network portion of the address and a host portion of the address. More ...

Cisco Certification - The Joy Of Hex
The decimal numbering system, concerns itself with units of ten read from read from right to left. Hex numbers are read much the same way, except the units here are units of 16. The number 15 in hex is read as having five units of one and one unit of sixteen. More ...


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