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OSI and TCP/IP Model Layers
By Sean Wilkins
Nov 22, 2011
Because both the OSI and TCP/IP models are still used when describing modern day protocols, this article will take a look at them both, including their layers and how they can be related to each other.
The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models
By Wendell Odom
Nov 21, 2011
This chapter explains the terminology and concepts behind TCP/IP. It also explains the terminology behind the OSI networking model in comparison to TCP/IP.
CCNA: Controlling Trunk Links
By Anthony Sequeira
Nov 9, 2011
In this article, Anthony Sequeira walks students through CCNA-level material regarding trunk links in a Cisco switched network infrastructure.
Mastering the TCP and OSI Models
By Anthony Sequeira
Aug 31, 2011
This article provides you with a primer on the TCP and OSI models and presents some tricks to help remember them.
To Route or Not to Route: A Day in the Life of a Router
By Keith Barker
Aug 31, 2011
A lot goes into the decision process regarding routing, and it happens long before a packet arrives at the router for its turn to be forwarded. In this article, the author takes a close look at a day in the life of the router.
What Happens in the VLAN Stays in the VLAN
By Keith Barker
Aug 31, 2011
Discover the secrets of the VLAN and why it is a critical tool in today's networks.
Mastering Access Control Lists
By Anthony Sequeira
Jul 13, 2011
This article discusses the various types of Access Control Lists (ACLs), the implicit deny all feature, the importance of order, and assigning ACLs as filters.
The CCENT or CCNA Certification?
By Eric Rivard
May 31, 2011
This article compares and contrasts the differences between the CCENT and CCNA certifications with the goal of shedding light on the different topics covered by each certification and the value of each certification.
(Video) Exam Profile - Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 640-822
By Wendell Odom
Apr 26, 2011
The ICND1 exam is the single step toward achieving the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification, and is the first step toward the CCNA. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
Comparing Cisco CCENT to CompTIA Network+
By Ed Tittel
Apr 25, 2011
The Cisco CCENT and CompTIA Network+ both position themselves as basic, entry-level networking certification credentials. This article addresses the question of whether the CompTIA Network+ is a better startup credential or whether candidates should go after the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) instead.
The Portable Command Guide Series: What Is It, and Why Should I Buy a Book from It?
By Scott Empson
Apr 12, 2011
Scott Empson offers an inside view of the "Portable Command Guide Series" and introduces the series features.
Cisco CCENT Mind Share Game
By Jerry Bush
Apr 5, 2011
Introducing the Cisco CCENT Mind Share Game, a multimedia PC game designed to help you succeed on the CCENT or CCNA certification exams. Learn about this interactive format that tests your technical knowledge and your ability to perform under pressure.
Pros and Cons of Classroom and Online Training for Certification Prep
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Jan 10, 2011
In this article, you’ll learn how to assess cert prep training, and how to choose what’s right for you and your budget.
Using Practice Exams for Study and Preparation
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Jan 10, 2011
In this article, you’ll take a look at several different ways practice exams can aid in helping candidates prepare to take and pass certification exams.
Overall Certification Preparation Overview
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Dec 27, 2010
This article will explore some common certification exam preparation activities and how they can benefit certification candidates.
Cisco Learning Games: More than Just Entertainment
By Jerry Bush
Nov 23, 2010
In this article, you’ll take a look at some eye-opening information that shows just how effective learning games can be for increasing retention and improving skills.
An Ideal Network Administrator
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Nov 3, 2010
In this article, you'll take a look at relevant certifications, technical skills and knowledge, higher education, and subject matter expertise of greatest interest to employers seeking to hire network administrators.
Networking Certification Roundup
By Drew Streib
Oct 15, 2010
IT certification expert and Anderson College professor Emmett Dulaney describes both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific networking certification options and offers tips for exam preparation.
Interview with Cisco Certification Expert Wendell Odom About the New CCNP Route 642-902 Exam and the CCNA Exams
By Timothy L. Warner, Wendell Odom
May 21, 2010
In this interview Cisco certification expert Wendell Odom takes you on a brief tour of the new CCNP ROUTE exam, talks about preparation resources and his blog, and wraps up with a discussion of CCNA exam preparation tips.
Training Never Goes Out of Fashion: An Interview with Wendell Odom
By Linda Leung, Wendell Odom
Jun 9, 2009
Linda Leung talks with Wendell Odom about what people these days really think about the classes, the exams, and the whole idea of certification.

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