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Exam Profile: CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902
By David L. Prowse
Jun 15, 2016
This article profiles the CompTIA A+ exams (220-901 & 220-902), which test competency in comprehensive vendor-neutral PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues, installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux, security, cloud computing fundamentals, operational procedures and communication skills. It describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources.
VM Storage Policies on VSAN
By Cormac Hogan, Duncan Epping
Jun 15, 2016

VMware architects explain the concept of storage policy-based management.

Storage, Part 1
By John A. Davis, Steve Baca, Owen Thomas
May 30, 2016
Learn how to set up and use NFS, iSCSI, FC, and FCoE protocols.
Exam Profile: Cisco 100-105 ICND1 v3.0
By Anthony Sequeira
May 27, 2016
This article provides an exam profile for the Cisco 100-105 ICND1 v3.0 exam for the CCENT and CCNA certifications. It describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out here what you can expect to see on the exam, and how you can better prepare for it.
Exam Profile: Cisco 200-105 ICND2 v3.0
By Anthony Sequeira
May 27, 2016
This article provides an exam profile for the Cisco 200-105 ICND2 v3.0 exam for the CCNA certification. It describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources.
Exam Profile: Cisco 200-125 CCNA v3.0
By Anthony Sequeira
May 27, 2016
This article provides an exam profile for the Cisco 200-125 CCNA v3.0 exam for the CCNA certification. It describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources.
Ranking Certifications (2016 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Apr 25, 2016
Employers look for and seek out certified IT professionals, but generally prefer candidates who possess both college degrees and specific certification credentials. Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential vis-a-vis the ultimate financial or career advancement that such an investment can return. In this article, Ed Tittel and Mary Kyle look at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications.
Building a Security Strategy
By Bob Vachon
Mar 24, 2016
Bob Vachon introduces network security-related concepts and summarizes how security policies are implemented using a lifecycle approach.
Remote Site Telephony and Branch Redundancy Options
By William Alexander Hannah, Akhil Behl
Mar 5, 2016
Hannah and Behl introduce and explain the various options for deploying remote site telephony solutions.
3 Common Network Security Threats
Feb 25, 2016
Whether their ultimate intention is harming your organization or stealing its information, attackers are probably already trying to crack your network. Network engineers need to anticipate these attacks and be ready to mitigate them. Security specialist Sean Wilkins points out three attack methods that most networks will experience.
7 Popular Layer 2 Attacks
Feb 25, 2016
If you're responsible for securing a corporate or private network, you need to be aware of the vulnerabilities that attackers will use. Security expert Sean Wilkins discusses seven common methods that can give attackers access, helping them to control or steal information from your network.
Designing and Deploying Cisco Unified IM and Presence
By Chris Olsen
Feb 25, 2016
This chapter describes the Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence (IM&P) architecture and design.
Securing Cisco Device Management
By Sean Wilkins
Feb 23, 2016
Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, discusses available solutions for addressing basic security concerns of Cisco network devices, including important protocols that every security approach should implement.
WAN Technologies
By Allan Johnson
Feb 21, 2016
Learn the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies.
SPHR Exam Prep: Workforce Planning and Employment
By Cathy Winterfield
Feb 19, 2016
An organization’s overall success will be determined to a significant degree by its ability to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Although this statement sounds somewhat straightforward, let’s take a closer look at what it actually means.
What's New and What's Changed in the CompTIA A+ 220-902 Exam
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 18, 2016
Concluding his two-part series on updates to the CompTIA A+ exams, long-time A+ certified professional Timothy Warner points out what you can expect from the new 220-902 exam.
What's New and What's Changed in the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Exam
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 17, 2016
Timothy Warner, a CompTIA A+ certified professional for over a decade, has seen a lot of changes in the A+ exams over the years. Tune in to learn how CompTIA has improved on its 220-801 exam, giving the new 220-901 replacement a sharper focus on the breadth of today's computing technology.
Video: OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0 808): A Course Introduction
By Simon Roberts
Feb 12, 2016
In this excerpt from OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course, Simon Roberts introduces his video course for Oracle Certified Associate, Java SD 8 Programmer Exam (1Z0-808), including a list of covered topics.
Networking Essentials: Interconnecting the LANs
By Jeffrey S. Beasley, Piyasat Nilkaew
Feb 11, 2016
The utility of LANs led to the desire to connect two (or more) networks together. This chapter from Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Textbook, 4th Edition introduces the concepts and issues behind interconnecting LANs.
Video: OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808): Changing Times and Dates
By Simon Roberts
Feb 10, 2016
In this excerpt from OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course, Simon Roberts takes a look at some of the ways you can change dates and times in Java SE 8.

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