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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
This chapter from MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in its basic configurations and introduces you to basic server configuration actions that you should be familiar with before you undertake any advanced actions.
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By Don Poulton, David CamardellaSep 30, 2014
Kevin WallaceSelecting a Routing Protocol: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101
This lesson, excerpted from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Complete Video Course, identifies a variety of characteristics to consider when selecting a routing protocol. Also, common routing protocols (specifically, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) are categorized as a distance-vector, link-state, or path-vector routing protocol.
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By Kevin WallaceSep 4, 2014
Kevin WallaceGRE Tunnel Theory and Configuration: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101
This lesson, excerpted from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Complete Video Course, discusses the theory behind a Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnel and describes how a GRE tunnel can be combined with an IPsec tunnel to add security. it concludes by configuring and verifying a GRE tunnel.
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By Kevin WallaceAug 28, 2014
Bill FergusonPerforming Basic Troubleshooting on ESXi Hosts, vSphere Virtual Networks, and vSphere Storage
In this chapter from VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide (Covering the VCP550 Exam): VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization, 2nd Edition, Bill Ferguson discusses performing basic troubleshooting on your ESXi hosts, virtual networks, and storage.
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By Bill FergusonAug 27, 2014

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Ed TittelMS, Pearson VUE Team Up to Beta-Test Online Proctored Exams

An intriguing email from Microsoft Learning appeared in my inbox on Monday entitled "Introducing Online Proctored MCP and MTA exams (Beta)." I've seen numerous attempts at providing secure exams online over the past few years, including technologies from companies like Kryterion, QuestionMark and SoftwareSecure, but none of them have involved an 800-lb certification gorilla like Microsoft, so this really got my attention.

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By Ed TittelCommentsSeptember 24, 2014
Topics: Browse by Cert,MCSE,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCSA
Ed TittelMCSA: What Goes Around Comes Back Around

When I learned that MS is altering is MCSA exam requirements for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 to include one elective along with two required exams, my first reaction was to ask: "Wasn't that the way the original MCSA worked, too?" I checked: it was. This is a case where it's nice to see Microsoft returning to its certification roots.

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By Ed TittelCommentsSeptember 17, 2014
Topics: Browse by Cert,Server+,Microsoft,Network+,MCSA,Security+,CompTIA
Ed TittelNew Cisco Exam Profiles and Coverage on PITC

PITC, of course, is the abbreviation for this very site -- namely, Pearson IT Certification itself. In the past two weeks, a bevy of Cisco Cert Prep authors have posted articles about new CCIE, CCNP, and CCNA exams. If CCNA Data Center, or CCNP or CCIE Routing and Switching is in your future, you'll want to check them out.

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By Ed TittelCommentsSeptember 3, 2014
Topics: Cisco,CCNA Concentrations,Browse by Cert,CCIE,CCNP
Jamie ShoupFree Cisco Press Author Webinars During September: ROUTE, Spanning Tree & CUCM

Grab time on your schedule to join us for these three live learning events during the month of September!

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsSeptember 3, 2014
Topics: CCNA Routing and Switching,Cisco,CCDP,CCENT,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security / CCSP,CCIP,Browse by Cert,CCIE,CCNP Voice / CCVP,CCNP,Other Cisco,CCDA

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