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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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Jamie ShoupUpcoming Learning Events From Cisco Press Authors

Line up your learning for the rest of 2014 from Cisco Press expert Authors like Denise Donhue, Narbik Kocharians, Russ White, Scott Morris, and Peter Palúch. Get these free live webinar events on your calendar today!

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsOctober 14, 2014
Topics: CCNA Routing and Switching,Cisco,CCDP,CCENT,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security,CCIP,Browse by Cert,Server+,CCIE,CCNP Voice,A+,CCNP Routing and Switching,Other Cisco,Network+,Security+,CompTIA,CCDA
Ed TittelMS Goes Exclusive with Pearson VUE for Cert Exams

One could suppose that it's not a surprise to learn that Microsoft has now designated Pearson VUE as its "sole test provider," in light of the company's selection of Pearson's publishing arm to handle its MS Press titles last year. Nevertheless, I was struck by this announcement, and the growing certification synergy that's emerging across the Pearson family of companies.

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By Ed TittelCommentsOctober 10, 2014
Topics: Browse by Cert,MCSE,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCSA
Ed TittelIDC Study Points to Future Jobs & Necessary Skills

Thanks to my buddies over at GoCertify.com, I recently learned about a new IDC study that is chock-full of interesting and useful information about where jobs are going to be most plentiful in the years ahead. Entitled "Skills Requirements for Tomorrow's Best Jobs, it does a great job of analyzing and dissecting current and future job markets, and of identifying skills and knowldge that current and upcoming graduates will need to excel at them.

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By Ed TittelCommentsOctober 9, 2014
Topics: Browse by Cert,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCSA
Ed TittelIBM Forces Some Employees Into Training, Imposes Pay Cut

In mid-September, IBM sent an interesting but also threatening e-mail to a number of employees in its Global Technology Services division, the arm of the company responsible for providing consulting and technology services to its biggest and most important customers. Observing that its recipients "have not kept pace with acquiring the skills and expertise needed to address changing client needs, technology and market requirements," those same recipients were ordered into a one-day-a-week training program for 23 weeks (almost half a year). During that training interval, their pay would also be docked by 10 percent, perhaps splitting the difference with those employees of the 20 percent loss in productivity that would therefore ensue. What does this decision have to tell us, and those currently playing the IT game as professionals?

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By Ed TittelCommentsOctober 1, 2014
Topics: Systems & Network Administration,Network Support,Browse by Technology,Browse by Cert,Other IT Certifications,MCSE,IT Project Management/ITIL,Microsoft,CompTIA

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