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Wendell OdomExam Profile: Cisco 640-911 DCICN
This article describes the Cisco CCNA Data Center 640-911 DCICN exam, including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
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By Wendell OdomAug 22, 2014
Kevin WallaceOSPF Route Filtering: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101
This lesson, excerpted from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Complete Video Course, identifies various approaches and discusses the special challenges of filtering routes on an OSPF-speaking router. It concludes by demonstrating two ways to filter OSPF-learned routes.
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By Kevin WallaceAug 21, 2014
Exam Profile: CompTIA's New Security+ SY0-401 Exam
This article describes the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam, including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
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By Diane BarrettAug 4, 2014
Cisco Networking Academy Switched Networks Companion Guide: VLANs
This chapter covers how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot VLANs and VLAN trunks. It also examines security considerations and strategies relating to VLANs and trunks, and best practices for VLAN design.
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By Cisco Networking AcademyJun 25, 2014

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Ed TittelTop States for IT Jobs mid-2014

Quick! You have to guess which 5 US states currently enjoy the highest growth rate for technology worker jobs. What are they? If you guessed California in that bunch, WRONG! A recent article at Dice.com, based on numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows a surprising line-up of southern states, the northeast, a rust belt state, and more.

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By Ed TittelCommentsAugust 20, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,Microsoft,Other IT Certifications,CompTIA
Ed TittelFair Warning: ISACA CRISC Updates Coming in 2015

As seems to be case with many cert sponsors nowadays, ISACA used to stand for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, but later changed its official name to match that acronym rather than sticking to the expanded version. ISACA remains an organization devoted to IT systems audit and governance training and certification, however, and its Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential is becoming a high-value element in the audit and control realm for IT. Just recently, ISACA let current and prospective members of the association know that change is coming to the CRISC in 2015.

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By Ed TittelCommentsAugust 14, 2014
Topics: Systems & Network Administration,IT Security,Browse by Technology,Browse by Cert,Other IT Certifications
Ed TittelNew Cisco CCIE Exam Retake Policies Mandate Patience, Planning, and Preparation

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE, has been a nonpareil certification ever since its inception in August 1993, when Terry Slattery earned the first ever such credential. The written exam is pretty tough, but the all-day hands-on lab exam is widely and rightly regarded as one of the hardest of all IT cert exams to pass with only a small fraction managing successful completion on their first try. As of last week (8/2/2014), Cisco has changed its exam retake policies for the CCIE, especially where the "wait time" between exam attempts is concerned.

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By Ed TittelCommentsAugust 6, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,CCIE
Jamie ShoupCisco Announced Exam Updates to CCNP Routing and Switching Certification; New Cisco Press Materials Forthcoming Plus Special 40% Offer

Today, July 29 2014, Cisco announced major revisions to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) Routing and Switching certification. All three courses: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE), Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) have been updated to v2.0.

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsJuly 29, 2014
Topics: Cisco,CCNP Security / CCSP,Browse by Cert,CCNP Voice / CCVP,CCNP

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