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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
Exam Profile: CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Written Exam (400-101)
This article describes the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Written Exam (400-101), including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
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By Scott MorrisAug 26, 2014
Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135
Raymond Lacoste profiles the new TSHOOTv2.0 exam from Cisco. This profile can help guide you in your preparations for the exam so that you are confident that you are on the right track for success.
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By Raymond LacosteAug 25, 2014

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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
Ed TittelNew CCNP Exam Prep Materials On Their Way

A new crop of CCNP exams is available, and the old crop is on its way out. Although Pearson doesn't yet have finished books available for the latest collection of such exams, they're on their way to print by the end of 2014. But all of them already offer so-called "Rough Cuts" -- online versions immediately accessible for those early adopters (such as developers, instructors, Cisco partners, or others who typically jump on the cert bandwagon sooner rather than later) who need them before print editions come off the presses in late November, 2014.

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By Ed TittelCommentsAugust 26, 2014
Topics: Cisco,CCNP Security / CCSP,Browse by Cert,CCNP Voice / CCVP,CCNP
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.

If you want to find out which states lead the pack, you'll have toontinue reading...
By Ed TittelCommentsAugust 20, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,Microsoft,Other IT Certifications,CompTIA

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