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CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide: Switch Port Configuration
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide presents the various Ethernet network technologies used to establish switched connections within the campus network and also details the switch commands required for configuring and troubleshooting Ethernet LAN ports.
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By David HucabyDec 18, 2014
CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide: Troubleshooting Device Performance
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide discusses common reasons for high CPU and memory utilization on routers and switches, in addition to how we can recognize them. This chapter also covers interface statistics because they sometimes provide the initial indication of some type of issue.
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By Raymond Lacoste, Kevin WallaceDec 9, 2014
Kevin WallaceFundamental EIGRP Concepts
This chapter from CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide covers EIGRP fundamentals, EIGRP neighborships, and neighborships over WANs.
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By Kevin WallaceNov 26, 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

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Ed TittelLinkedIn Weighs in on IT Certification

Starting at the end of November, 2014, LinkedIn started reporting on the results of its "Add to Profile for Certifications" functionality, introduced earlier that same year. The results draw on the site's 320 million-plus members to shed some interesting light on the certifications that they hold. Not all of them are in IT, of course, but those that are shed some interesting light on the subject.

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By Ed TittelCommentsDecember 3, 2014
Topics: Cisco,Browse by Cert,Microsoft,Other IT Certifications,CompTIA
Jamie ShoupExam Advice with Cisco Press Author Raymond Lacoste

Listen up test-takers - Author Raymond Lacoste is talking CCNP Routing and Switching exams, advice and more!

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By Jamie ShoupCommentsDecember 3, 2014
Topics: CCNA Routing and Switching,Cisco,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security,CCIP,Browse by Cert,CCIE,CCNP Voice,CCNP Routing and Switching,Other Cisco
Ed TittelLooking Ahead: Hot IT Skills for 2015

When executive editor Brett Bartow at PITC occasionally suggests a blog topic, I'm always all ears. This time, he pointed me at a recent Network World story entitled "10 Hottest IT Skills for 2015," a November 18, 2014 story from Mary K. Pratt of sister publication Computer World. I'm always curious to know what's on the radar, so I read the story with some interest, and will share some high points with you here.

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By Ed TittelCommentsNovember 19, 2014
Topics: SSCP,CISM,Cisco,Browse by Cert,MCSE,Microsoft,Network+,MCSA,CISSP,Other IT Certifications,Security+,CompTIA,ITIL
Ed TittelThose Seeking Cisco Certs Should Mind Their Study/Learn Master List

Over the years, it's been interesting to watch the Cisco Learning Center grow and evolve to better meet the needs of IT professionals pursuing that company's often-coveted certification credentials. Of all the many things that Cisco does right with its cert programs, the company's "Study/Learn Master List" is second to none when it comes to helping interested parties find their way to the right exams, objectives, training, and study/prep materials. If you don't know about this already, you should; if you do know about it, you might want to head back to give it another look, as numerous exams have been (or will be) updated or replaced in the very near future.

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By Ed TittelCommentsNovember 12, 2014
Topics: CCIE,CCDA,Developers,MCA,SSCP,CISM,Solaris,PRAXIS,CCNA Routing and Switching,CCENT,Cisco,Cisco,CCDP,Java,CCDP,CCENT,Systems & Network Administration,Professional Certifications,CCNA,CCNA Concentrations,CCNP Security,CEH,IT Security,CCIP,Network Support,Browse by Technology,CNA,PC Hardware Repair/Support,Browse by Cert,PHR,MCDST,PMP,SOA Certified Professional (SOACP),CCNA Concentrations,Server+,CCIP,CCIE,CCNP Voice,A+,Other Professional,MCSE,ASVAB,CCNP Routing and Switching,IT Project Management/ITIL,CCNP,Other Cisco,MCTS,NCLEX-PN,Other Microsoft,Microsoft,MCITP,Network+,MCSA,CISSP,Other IT Certifications,Financial,Security+,CompTIA,ITIL,MCPD,CCDA,CCNP Voice / CCVP,Police,Database,CCNP Security / CCSP,NCLEX-RN

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