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CCIE Top Success Secrets and Best Practices: CCIE Experts Share The World’s Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Greatest Tips

CCIE Top Success Secrets and Best Practices: CCIE Experts Share The World’s Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Greatest Tips

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There has never been a CCIE Guide like this.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced, you need to know the basics of CCIE. This book can teach you everything fundamental you need to know. It has both theory and practical guidance. The authors don't tell you what to do in a given situation -- they teach you how to determine what information to use to achieve the effect YOU want.

Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of CCIE. Instead, it answers the top questions that we are asked and those we come across in forums, our consultancy and education programs.

It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that have never before been offered in print.

This book is also not about CCIE best practice and standards details. Instead, it introduces everything you want to know to be successful with CCIE.
There has never been a CCIE Guide like this.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced, you need to know the basics of CCIE. This book can teach you everything fundamental you need to know. It has both theory and practical guidance. The authors don't tell you what to do in a given situation -- they teach you how to determine what information to use to achieve the effect YOU want.

Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of CCIE. Instead, it answers the top questions that we are asked and those we come across in forums, our consultancy and education programs.

It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that have never before been offered in print.

This book is also not about CCIE best practice and standards details. Instead, it introduces everything you want to know to be successful with CCIE.

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  • CCIE Study Tips
  • Cisco CCIE Basic Information
  • CCIE Information
  • CCIE Voice Information
  • 350-018 CCIE Security
  • About CCIE
  • Cisco Network Certification
  • Why are IT Certifications Important for your IT Career?
  • CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE Interview Questions
  • 640-816 - CCNA: ICND2 Practice Test
  • Move forward to CCIE After CCNP
  • One-on-one CCIE R&S Lab
  • Advance Your IT Career with Cisco Certifi- cation
  • Network Certifications
  • Preparing for a CCNA
  • Cisco Certifications for Networking Profes- sionals
  • A Brief History of Cisco Certification Train- ing
  • Prepare For a Career in Computer Net- working
  • How to Become CCIE Certified
  • Understanding CCIE
  • So what's new with CCIE Voice?
  • Move Forward to CCIE After CCNP
  • Make your Voice Heard
  • Ipexpert Giving Away Escenarios for Free?
  • Top Five Networking it Training Certifica- tions
  • A CCNA Certification Validates Advanced it Skills
  • The Most Important Cisco Studying You'll Ever Do Is
  • The Hidden Benefit Of Computer Certifica- tions
  • Five Questions To Ask Before Attending A Tech School
  • Cisco Certification: Putting Together Your Own Home Lab
  • Taking A Look At Cisco's CCVP Certifica- tion
  • The Discussion Of CCNA Advice For You
  • My CCIE Lab Rack Overview
  • Three Levels of Cisco Certifications
  • Microsoft Certification Preparation Guide For 70-290 Exam
  • The Brief History of Cisco Certifications
  • Cisco Certification: CCNA Candidate FAQ
  • CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam 350-001
  • Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933
  • How to Select the Best CCIE Training Pro- gram
  • It is Now Easy to Get Through Cisco Exams
  • Cisco Courses: Covering a Wide Spectrum
  • Advanced Level Cisco Certification Train- ing
  • Creating the Project Scope
  • Defining the Project Scope
  • Cisco Training: Taking Your Career to New Heights
  • Advanced level Cisco certification training
  • Free Cisco CCNA, CCENT, CCNP Certifica- tion Tutorial
  • Cisco Certification - Getting The Right Training
  • Getting Your Cisco Systems ERP Certifica- tion
  • Your Guide to Cisco Certification Success
  • Cisco CCNA Certification and Career Path
  • Cisco CCNP Certification FAQ
  • Cisco Certification: Taking Your First Cer- tification Exam
  • How To Earn Cisco's Firewall Specialist Certification
  • CCNA: Cisco Certification Success Story
  • Review Of Cisco CCNP Certification
  • Cisco CCNA Certification Introduction
  • About Cisco Certification Career Opportu- nity
  • Cisco Memory Types and Their Functions

CCIE Top Success Secrets and Best practices: CCIE Experts Share The World’s Greatest Tips

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CCIE Success Secrets There has never been a CCIE Guide like this. Instead. . Instead. our consultancy and education programs. it introduces everything you want to know to be successful with CCIE. Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of CCIE. This book is also not about CCIE’ best practice and standards details. with tips that have never before been offered in print. It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions. it answers the top questions that we are asked and those we come across in forums.

... CCNP...........................32 CCENT..............35 640-816 ................39 One-on-one CCIE R&S Lab..............................................................22 350-018 CCIE Security ..............37 Move forward to CCIE After CCNP .......54 Prepare For a Career in Computer Networking......................... CCNP or CCIE Network Based Certifications ..................................................................................52 A Brief History of Cisco Certification Training ...........................................................44 Network Certifications.................................... CCNA.................12 Why People Should Get Network.....................................................15 Cisco CCIE Basic Information ............................................... CCIE Interview Questions..............10 CCIE Study Tips...........................................50 Cisco Certifications for Networking Professionals .28 Cisco Network Certification.........................................................................................................................................................................42 Advance Your IT Career with Cisco Certification ...........CCNA: ICND2 Practice Test.....................................................................30 Why are IT Certifications Important for your IT Career? ...........................................19 CCIE Voice Information...............................................................................56 ....26 About CCIE..................17 CCIE Information...................47 Preparing for a CCNA......................................................Table of Contents Cisco Courses-Your Ticket to the World of Networking Experts ................................ CCNA.................................................................................................

.............................................................................................................. 58 Official Cisco CCIE Boot Camps . 81 Make your Voice Heard ........................................................................................... 84 Ipexpert Giving Away Escenarios for Free?...................The Advantages of Official Microsoft and Cisco Certification Training Courses ............................................................................. 102 Cisco CCNA Certification: Becoming A Truly Valuable CCNA ............................................................... 97 Cisco CCNA Certification: Broadcasts... 63 CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam Tutorial: The BGP Neighbor Process ............................................................................The Best Form of InstructorLed Training..... 109 . 107 The Hidden Benefit Of Computer Certifications..................................................................................................................................................... 94 A CCNA Certification Validates Advanced it Skills.. 76 Move Forward to CCIE After CCNP......................... and Multicasts .................................... 100 Cisco CCNA Certification: How To Approach The Post-Cert Job Interview.................................................................... 73 So what's new with CCIE Voice? ..... ...................................................................................... 91 Top Five Networking it Training Certifications ..................................... 66 How to Become CCIE Certified....................................... 60 Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam: Same Command..... Different Results.................................................................................................................. Unicasts.......... 104 The Most Important Cisco Studying You'll Ever Do Is..................... 70 Understanding CCIE .....................

..............................................................149 CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam 350-001 ...............112 Cisco Certification: A Survival Guide To The Cisco Cable Jungle ..................................118 Taking A Look At Cisco's CCVP Certification ........................ CCIE #12933 ..................................................................144 Cisco Certification: CCNA Candidate FAQ.............................135 A CCNA Certification Validates Advanced it Skills ..166 ...........................146 CCIE Lab Preparation My personal path and Recommendations .......160 Cisco Courses: Covering a Wide Spectrum .......116 Cisco Certification: Putting Together Your Own Home Lab ....................125 My CCIE Lab Rack Overview ......162 Advanced Level Cisco Certification Training..131 Cisco CCIE Basic Information .............................Five Questions To Ask Before Attending A Tech School.............................................157 It is Now Easy to Get Through Cisco Exams ...................................142 The Brief History of Cisco Certifications ..154 How to Select the Best CCIE Training Program.....................................................................................................164 Creating the Project Scope .................................................137 Microsoft Certification Preparation Guide For 70-290 Exam ......................................................................................................................133 Three Levels of Cisco Certifications ................152 Chris Bryant................................................................123 The Discussion Of CCNA Advice For You ....................................140 Cisco CCNP / BCMSN Exam Tutorial: Multicasting And The RPF Check .....................................................................................................

......................................................... 187 Your Guide to Cisco Certification Success .. 193 Cisco CCNP Certification FAQ ....................... 210 Cisco Memory Types and Their Functions....................... 197 How To Earn Cisco's Firewall Specialist Certification ........................................... 185 Your First Step to Network Certification .......... 189 Cisco CCNA Certification and Career Path ................. 213 ....................................... 177 Advanced level Cisco certification training ............. 191 Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam: Creating A Study Plan ....... CCNP Certification Tutorial.............................................................................................................. 179 Free Cisco CCNA..........CCNA(Cisco Certified Network Associate)..................... 205 Cisco CCNA Certification Introduction....................... 195 Cisco Certification: Taking Your First Certification Exam........................................................................... 183 Getting Your Cisco Systems ERP Certification...... 181 Cisco Certification ...............Cisco Training: Taking Your Career to New Heights........... 203 Review Of Cisco CCNP Certification.....Getting The Right Training............................... CCENT......................... 201 CCNA: Cisco Certification Success Story ............................................. 208 About Cisco Certification Career Opportunity ..

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CCVP and CCIE. you will easily be accepted as a successful networking professional. To be Cisco certified.10 Cisco Courses-Your Ticket to the World of Networking Experts By Martin Voelk Are you planning a career in the field of information Technology but are not sure where to start from? This is the case with many youngsters today. For your chosen Cisco stream. you will be required to appear for the re-certification exam. due to which. which are accepted by organizations the world over. the validity of the Cisco certifications is only three years. In such an event. the best way out is to go for Cisco certifications. depending upon your specific requirements and interests. After qualifying for one of these Cisco specializations. you have to clear three levels of certifications namely the Associate Level. the most promi- . the Professional Level and the Expert Level. as there are many IT trainings and courses available for them. Some of the prominent Cisco courses that you can choose from include CCNA. CCNP. CCDA. This means that if you want to continue with your Cisco certification after that tenure. CCSP. they end up getting confused. The difficulty level of these examinations increases with every level. Also. CCDP. There are a wide range of courses and certifications that you can choose. The "Cisco certified" heading in your resume is sure to work as your ticket in the field of networking and will take your career to new heights. CCIP. Of all these. as well as many others. taking the help and guidance of experts is essential to pass the exams. This Cisco training is provided by many third party institutions across the world.

uk. Course Fox provides these courses at multiple locations across the UK and Ireland. you can log on to www.coursefox. for convenience. Even the training modules and course books at Course Fox are certified by Cisco. Reading. One of the four runners in providing Cisco certifications across the UK. Glasgow. Cisco Training Class. At Course Fox. to open the doors to a successful career in networking. they have also decided to expand their horizons and open up centers in other European countries. Birmingham. So. well qualified and experienced Cisco experts provide quality education to all the aspirants.co. Cardiff. They also cite real life examples from their work. Cisco Network Training. which makes the education a fun filled experience. Exeter. Belfast and Dublin. This makes world class Cisco trainings approachable for all the networking aspirants in and around these areas. Cisco Certifications. Asia and the Middle East. Manchester. the institution provides a few day to a few month long personalized courses for different organizations and professionals. Milton Keynes. USA. Leeds. . About the Author Martin is a well known author who writes on topics related with Cisco Exams. in major cities including London.11 nent ones across the country is Course Fox. Also. Edinburgh. Bristol. With their success in Cisco trainings across multiple locations.

Rather. Review the specific requirements at Recertification. the focus is on identifying experts capable of understanding and navigating the subtleties. This section provides general information on CCIE exams. intricacies and challenges of end-toend networking.12 CCIE Study Tips By Jim Lee Certification Involves Two Exams Training is not the CCIE program objective. * CCIE Security 350-018 Certifies expertise with specific security protocols and components. * CCIE Storage Networking . and a variety of routers and switches. Recertification Exams Recertification of CCIE status ensures that CCIE remains a meaningful measure of technical expertise. Exams Included: * CCIE Routing & Switching 350-001 Certifies expert-level knowledge of networking across various LAN and WAN interfaces. you must pass both a written qualification exam AND the corresponding hands-on lab exam. detailed information on the topics covered in the exams is found in the Track Details. as well as IP and IP routing. * CCIE Service Provider Certifies expert-level knowledge and skill for building an extensible Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services. To become certified.

the value of the instructor is a prime factor. * CCIE Voice 350-030 Certifies expert-level knowledge of voice-over-IP solutions in the enterprise. Checkpoint . Thirdly in CCIE exams. Is the course aligned with the CCIE Lab Exam Blueprint. Especially.13 Certifies expert-level knowledge of intelligent storage solutions using multiple transport options over long distances. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. the lab equipment is important. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. Second factor to look in to is the subject matter itself. Especially. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. This is creating an exam environment with real equipment without simulation will help students to gain more hands on experience. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. and weather the course content gets updated along with the exam structure. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. CCIE trainer should absolutely have his CCIE Number CCIE-certified! 2. student can learn a lot. The success of the training rely on how much of knowledge and how well the instructor can transfer/impart knowledge to his/her students. When selecting a CCIE Training Course. Select a Best CCIE Training Best CCIE Training depends upon 3 factors: Instructor. Checkpoint CCSE. Course Design and Lab Equipments. About the Author Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. 3. If a training course can provide dedicated racks without sharing. Most of all. 1.

CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. .14 CCSE.

Certifications are required to make oneself more practical or experience. Aslam As the world is running so fast the integrity of IT certification is very important to everyone. Networking has always been a priority job. If certification were to ever completely lose its value. Certifications cannot be achieved before passing some particular standards. is largely growing with immense speed. Installation of a LAN.15 Why People Should Get Network. WAN and internet Connectivity with changing architectures that brought about file server. printer server has highlighted the need of networking professionals. when people can openly find the exams posted word for word on the Internet the value of certification is diminished. as an industry and a profession. In an ideal world. Micro- . Such qualifications can vary widely from one certification candidate to another and they are difficult to assess accurately. Networking certifications from CompTIA. IT. CCNP or CCIE Network Based Certifications By M. CCNA. So networking based certification is a basic need now days for becoming a network engineer. a certifying agency would use a practical hands-on methodology to test an individual's knowledge and skills. skills and subject matter knowledge. The qualifications a person must have in order to earn a certification are a combination of handson experience. agencies use standardized examinations to assess candidates' qualifications. Cisco. When the legitimacy of the test process is compromised for example. Because this is cost prohibitive and logistically challenging in most cases. the IT profession in general would suffer.

Security has become an important part of networking and network security certifications have also become incorporated into the network certifications. CCNP and CCNA Certification for free. Certification gives better pay but look at your ability to complete the learning to get the certification. This increases his credential. Certification holders must actually perform to be an asset to the company. . Novell and other companies have sought to bring professionalism into the installation and configuration of their products.16 soft. You may be spending more and may not even get certified. About the Author Earn A+ .

Storage Networking.17 Cisco CCIE Basic Information By Jim Lee Basic Information For computer professionals who wish to demonstrate internetworking expertise. and it contains 100 multiple choice questions. Every two years after becoming certified. This is called the written exam. There are five CCIE tracks to choose from: Routing and Switching (350-001). You must attempt the lab exam within 18 months of passing the written exam. Security (350-018). Then you must also pass a full day (8 hour) hands-on practical lab at a Cisco testing facility. You must first pass a two-hour computer based test administered through an authorized testing center. It is currently one of the premiere IT certifications. Service Provider. and Voice (350-030). CCIEs must recertify by passing any CCIE qualification exam. Study Guide Online Resources: Exam4sure CCIE Exams' Practice Engines List Certay Cisco Exams' Practice Engines List Free Pass4sure CCIE Offline Resources: . The top-of-the-line certification CCIE is for individuals who work specifically with Cisco products.

18 There are many Cisco technology books available through traditional and online bookstores. About the Author Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. . Especially. There are also lots of Cisco training courses available through Cisco Training Partners and Cisco Networking Academies. Checkpoint CCSE.com Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Especially. Checkpoint CCSE. CCIE Certification Vender's Page from Cisco. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on.

You will also need a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions. Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for CCIE certification. receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco Systems. you qualify to schedule and take the corresponding. deploying. but at least three years of practical experience implementing. you must first pass a written qualification exam. Exams To achieve CCIE certification. one-day lab exam on-site at a Cisco CCIE lab. * Written Exams o CCIE Routing and Switching track 350-001 Routing and Switching . one written and one in a handson lab environment. and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. extensive knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies. The hands-on lab exam emphasizes Cisco equipment command knowledge and network troubleshooting skills. Candidates who pass both of the required exams. and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks is recommended. and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers. After you pass the written exam. operating.19 CCIE Information By Jim Lee CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking professionals. switches. and security devices. bridges.

Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. ISIS. Checkpoint . Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. ISDN. Checkpoint CCSE. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Source:ciscopress. and ATM.20 o CCIE Security track 350-018 Security o CCIE Service Provider track 351-029 Comprehensive Exam o Recertification Exams: 350-021 Cable 350-026 Content Networking 350-020 Optical 350-023 WAN Switching o CCIE Storage Networking track 350-040 Storage Networking A beta version of the new CCIE Storage qualification exam have been available in testing centers starting April 3. and ATM is no longer used as a Layer 2 transport protocol for WAN connectivity. Network+ certification practice exams and so on. o Security lab exams no longer test on ISDN technology. Especially. PPP over Ethernet. Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. help you quickly find what you need about Pass4sure. Free Pass4sure. 2008. o Routing and Switching labs have been replacing the Catalyst 3550 Series switch with the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series enterprise-class switches. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. o CCIE Service Provider labs have been introducing Cisco Series 7200 routers. o Voice lab exams no longer use ATM as a Layer 2 transport protocol for WAN connectivity. o CCIE Voice track 350-030 Voice * Lab Exams o Routing and Switching written and lab exams no longer include the following protocols or media types: DLSW.com Pass4sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. Especially.

Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. Checkpoint CCSE. . Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. Especially. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS.21 CCSE. About the Author Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers.

TFTP o Catalyst voice and data VLAN configuration o Catalyst VTP configuration * Call Manager and Call Manager Express Configuration o Phone registration o Phone configuration * Voice Gateway and Signaling o Analog and digital voice protocols: analog FXS. Cisco Unity (Cisco's Unified Messaging platform). E1. The CCIE Voice (CCIE Voice Written Exam (305-030) & CCIE Voice Lab Exam) certification is said to be one of the hardest around at the moment. SIP. MGCP. RAS * Call Routing o CCM route patterns (@ wildcard not tested) o CCM route preference and redundancy . Unity Express and IP Contact Center Express.22 CCIE Voice Information By Catherine The Voice track concentrates on voice solutions for the enterprise and includes subjects such as QoS. SCCP. Call Manager (Cisco's VoIP PBX). MGCP. CAS. and it is estimated that there are less than 800 CCIE Voice certified people in the whole world at present. PRI. FXO-M1. The CCIE Voice lab exam blueprint includes the following: * Basic Campus Design o DHCP. R2 o VoIP protocols: H323. T1.

examples are extension mobility.23 o IOS dial peers o Digit manipulation and translation * Voice CODEC o G711ulaw. G729. IPMA * Supplementary Services . G723 * Call Admission Control o Location-based o RAS-based * High Availability Features o SRST o AAR * Media Resource Management o Conference bridge software and hardware o Transcoder o MTP o MOH * QoS Considerations o L2/L3 classifications and policing o Queuing mechanisms o LFI o Catalyst switch QoS * Unified Messaging o Unity voicemail integration o Unity administration * CRS/IPCC Express Application o Default script configuration and integration o Custom script configuration and integration * Call Manager Voice Applications o Any native applications to Call Manager. G711alaw. attendant console.

Configurations will have to be done on the Windows 2003 Server environment. Gateway. As such. on a Call Manager web-based GUI.323 Gateway o VG248 Analog Phone Gateway o ATA186 Analog Telephone Adapters o Catalyst 3550 with inline power o IP Phones o Analog Phones o FAX * Software o All routers use IOS version 12. The device list for the CCIE Voice lab includes the following: * Hardware o MCS 7835 Call Manager/CRS Servers o MCS 7835 Unity Server o Catalyst 6503 o 3725 Routers (WAN. as well as on the proprietary configuration environments of telephony devices such as the ATA186 and VG248. Gatekeeper. and it involves a lot of back-and-forth fine tuning between the numerous platforms. on the IOS command line. on the CatOS command line. it is not an exam that involves a uniform method of configuration.6(X) o Catalyst 3550 series switches use IOS version 12.4 Main Train o Catalyst 6503 series switches use Switch OS version 7.1EA . PSTN Emulation) o Cisco Unity Express o 2651XM H.24 * Directory Services and Integration * Fax o Fax pass-through o Fax relay What sets the CCIE Voice lab exam apart from typical CCIE lab exams is the widely dissimilar platforms that are used.

0(1) Wikipedia. Especially.1(3) with latest SR o Unity version 4. . Checkpoint CCSE.25 o CCM version 4. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS.com About the Author Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on.0(5) o CRS version 4.

What do the output of Windows and Unix networking and security commands look like? What do output of router IOS security and status commands look like? How can those commands be used or modified? If you had a large network. operating systems. Whatever you thought was trivial may be very important on 350-018 test. what are the real security concerns. This is a real-life "I have a network that is connected to the Internet. how would you use those commands differently? Think real-world security! This isn't a "two router" network exam. do some hands-on practice. multiple choice test with 100 questions covering areas such as security protocols. how do I configure my network.26 350-018 CCIE Security By Catherine General Information CCIE Security Written Exam #350-018 The written exam is a two-hour. how do I handle each of the A's in AAA. application protocols. etc. This exam will "test" your knowledge of the tiny details that you thought you would never have to know or considered to be trivial." . and Cisco security applications. and read some more. security technologies. Hands-on practice is very important. how do I know what is going on. Study Tips Read. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. 350-018 Lab About the Author Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. . CompTIA A+ Network+ certification practice exams and so on. Especially.27 Related Tests * Related Written Exams: 350-001. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. Checkpoint CCSE. 350-030 * Related Lab Exams: 350-001 Lab.

When selecting a CCIE Training Course. The passing rate of the test is amazingly low. Free Pass4sure Download . This is creating an exam environment with real equipment without simulation will help students to gain more hands on experience. Most of all. the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert). Thirdly in CCIE exams. with some estimates under 10% passing. and weather the course content gets updated along with the exam structure. Course Design and Lab Equipments.28 About CCIE By Jim Lee Cisco Systems has created today's premier networking certification. the lab equipment is important. 3. Is the course aligned with the CCIE Lab Exam Blueprint. and not a very easy task. If a training course can provide dedicated racks without sharing. The success of the training rely on how much of knowledge and how well the instructor can transfer/impart knowledge to his/her students. CCIE trainer should absolutely have his CCIE Number CCIE-certified! 2. the value of the instructor is a prime factor. Second factor to look in to is the subject matter itself. 1. student can learn a lot. Obtaining the Cisco CCIE certification is the goal of many network engineers. Select a Best CCIE Training Best CCIE Training depends upon 3 factors: Instructor.

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These skilled experts can install. This network certification exam from Cisco serves as the ultimate proof of the fact that you have the capabilities to install. configure. then there is nothing like this network certification to give a boost to your career. These classes can arm you with all the information that you will need to pass the test. Other than that the exam also certifies you know how to manage edge applications that integrate voice. This network certification exam from Cisco has great value and is renowned world over. and operate networks that are in highly complex environments. Ever network professional aims to reach the top of the Cisco pyramid sooner or later. If you are an upcoming networking professional. configure.30 Cisco Network Certification By John Jacobsen The Cisco Certifications for Network Professionals exam is a mandatory pre requisite for anybody who wishes to achieve the second tier of the Cisco pyramid. Passing these tests may not be all that easy and you may need some help. They can even implement Cisco . To achieve this network certification title from Cisco. Further on this exam even certifies that you a networking professional know the task of managing routers and switches that make for a part of the network core. there are several websites that offer the CCNP boot camp that is usually a rigorous and effective course designed to help you with the exam. For all networking professionals. wireless and security into the network. To help you clear the exam. Reaching the CCIP stage is not easy and it's only a minute 3% that reach there. and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks that comprise of one hundred to five hundred or even more nodes. the Cisco network certification can be a great benchmark. For this one needs an Internetwork Expert certification. there are four tests in all that need to be cleared. This network certification from Cisco needs to be renewed every three years.

31 hardware and networking requirements for large-scale diverse networks. this course is going to be worth each and every penny that you spend on them. but having said that. Mark your won space in the world of networking professionals with this network certification from Cisco. if you seek to become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert. a site dedicated to helping you get your Cisco Certification with free tips and help articles.ciscocertificationtips. many won’t be able to afford this one. The result for enrolling yourself in the same is going to be obvious. About the Author John Jacobsen owns and operates http://www. These experts are also expected to have hands on knowledge of handling difficult design and hardware issues. . Priced at huge nine thousand dollars.a Cisco network certification that is going to serve as a great boost for your career.com. Though these courses are great they can prove to be quite expensive. Enroll yourself in one of the CCIE boot camps.

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With VOIP and other growing internet technologies the use of Cisco networking equipment is only going to grow. There are a wide range of jobs that can be leveraged by obtaining a Cisco certification. you are ready to manage real IT corporate networks and make yourself a valuable career in networking. .000. You can’t go wrong by making this your short term goal and achieve this valuable certification. Cisco has created an excellent set of exams to make sure that the certification has true real world value. you should take a hard look at Cisco Certification. The average salary for a CCNA is between $60. You can start with the CCNA and build on it by taking additional exams to finally obtain your CCNP.44 Advance Your IT Career with Cisco Certification By Matt Murren If your are currently an IT professional looking to advance your career. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by. The first is the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). This is the entry level Cisco networking certification that will get your foot in the door. There are three (3) Cisco certifications that will surely advance your career. Not bad for entry level eh! If you want to be a Mid-level networking engineer you must obtain your Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certification. If you can pass their exams. Make sure you gets some hands on experience before attempting this exam as they are no walk in the park. Cisco is the leader in networking and switching technologies. Many organizations require this certification for you to prove that you understand the basics of Cisco networking and switching technologies.000-$76.

This is a great avenue to advance your career even further while making a great salary as well. For those that are working as an entry level desktop or computer support staff this may be a great career move for you. 2) Financial security and a high quality of life. Get started by searching online for authorized Cisco training centers and courses in your area to get started. Many organizations will help you pay for your additional certifications after you have been employed for a year or more. 4) The possibility to work in a global organization with potential travel opportunities. This will prove to be very helpful in understanding the core technologies. Considering the many benefits of Cisco Certification. go to your local book store and you will find many books on the Cisco exams. Best of luck to you in advancing your IT career! . sometimes less. If you unsure if this is the right move for you. you might want to get a good foundation in computing before trying to obtain your CCNA or other Cisco Certification.000 per year. For many. Careers leveraging Cisco Certification offer many benefits. 5) The ability to create innovative technology solutions. get yourself in a good corporation and use your skills hands on. Networking will continue to grow. Most CCIE certified engineers make well over $100.45 If you want to be at the top of the field. it is hard to imagine why you wouldn’t want to pursue it further. including: 1) Massive job growth. Take a look and make sure the topic interests you before you invest significant time and energy in taking the exams. This exam has both a written and practical exam. The failure rate of the practical exam is extremely high but is well worth the effort. My advice would be to start with the CCNA certification. you will want to consider the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) certification. If you are new to IT. 3) Growing Career opportunities in other areas of IT. this takes several years to achieve after getting some real hands on experience.

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. Security Security certification by CompTIA is designed for the IT professionals who have more than 2 years experience in the field of network administration. system administration and network securities. CCNA. internal and external network attacks and the dealing with the company's security. Certified people are always given preferences in jobs in all over the world. The common topic that are covered in this certifications are network. The code for this certification is SY0101 and it was started by CompTIA in 2002. Bashir This article provides the basic overview of the computer networking certifications such as Network+. cryptography. access control. Network+ certification will not expired once it is achieved. CCNA. CCNP and others. MCSE. authentication. The code for the Network+ certification is N10-003 and it was first introduce in 1997 by CompTIA.47 Network Certifications By B. security infrastructure. These certifications are important for the people who want to advance their careers in the IT especially in computer networking field. Network+ is an entry level exam and it provides the base for the advance certifications such as MCSE. Network Network by CompTIA is designed for the IT professionals who have more than nine months experience in network administration. Network+ is designed specifically for the Network administrators and like the other certifications of CompTIA. CCNP and others.

The job role for the CCNA certified people is network administrator. DSL and Cable net technology. It is a next level exam after CCNA. ATM. CCNA is well renowned exam that checks the candidate's ability of network administration. CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional is an advanced level certification by Cisco Systems. CCNP covers advanced networking topics that include WAN (Wide Area Network). MCSE never retires but the new versions are released by the Microsoft after sometime so the candidate has to be upgrading himself after some time. WAN. Subnetting. quality of service and broadband technologies like VOIP. ISDN Lines. Routing. About the Author B. The basic topics that are covered in the CCNA are IP addressing. network devices. Routing IOS. Network Engineer. CCNA paves the way for the most advanced certifications by Cisco Systems such as CCNP. The topics that are covered in CCNP are advanced networking. systems administrator and network consultant. LAN. VPN. The ideal job description roles for the MCSE certified people are Systems engineer. and Systems Analysts jobs. VOIP security. WAN and routing. converged networks. CCIE and CCVP. CCNP certification is valid for three years. LAN. Bashir manages this website Networking Tutorials and regularly writes articles on various topics such as Computer . MCSE is based on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms and the Windows 2003 Server has been merged in the MCSE certification. network security. Network Consultant. IP addressing. CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate is an introductory level exam by Cisco Systems. Frame Relay.48 MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is a well renowned network certification that is designed by Microsoft. topologies and routers.

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With this type of training. so if you are interesting in network engineering or you want to give you career a boost. . There are many training programs aimed at preparing you for this exam. there are a variety of programs available to meet your preparation needs. switching and connectivity.50 Preparing for a CCNA By Kaushik Dutta Preparing for your Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) can be a nerve-racking experience. and practice questions that can help you prepare for the questions on your CCNA exam. you can learn at your own pace. and gives you a solid foundation in Cisco networking. This exam is valid for three years. If a classroom setting is too expensive. Accompanying materials may include workbooks to help you master your skills. If you are serious about taking the CCNA. this certification is a must. The CCNA requires that you take an exam to prove your competence in routing. Because this kind of preparation is so popular. The demand for CCNAs has been rising over the last several years. These programs can include training videos hosted by real-world professionals walking you through specific tasks and giving you hands-on knowledge. time-consuming or just not practical to help you prepare. you should take advantage of these programs to ensure your success in passing the CCNA. at which time you will need to re-take the CCNA to continue your certification. A CCNA is a beginning-level certification. there are many training programs that you can purchase and use at home.

so you should be prepared. With the large variety of programs available.com. you should look around and find the one that suits your learning needs the best. The highest certification that you can obtain is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). knowledge and confidence you need to pass the CCNA. Louman writes informational articles for www. About the Author K.S. Other great preparation materials include practice questions. please visit www. Some good things to look for in a CCNA training program are: -Tips and training from real-world professionals If you want to learn through videos.51 Adequate preparation is a must if you are serious about getting your CCNA certification. -Accompanying Materials Workbooks are a great way to practice and enhance your skills and retain knowledge. . A CCIE with real-world Cisco network experience would be the best instructor. Combined with video instruction and workbooks. Find a training program that will prepare you and give you the skills.trainsignaltraining. knowing how to apply your knowledge and skills in an exam situation may be the final resource you need to be fully prepared for your CCNA.com.trainsignaltraining. find a program that is instructed by a well-qualified professional. If you are interested in CCNA training. Taking and passing a CCNA is an important step in your career..

one needs to obtain a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certification. and operate networks that are in highly complex environments with specific protocols. configure. many websites offer a CCNA boot camp which is usually a rigorous and effective course that will improve your chances of passing the test with ease. implement . configure. network professionals will want to move on to the top tier of the pyramid sooner or later. This exam will prove that a network professional will be able to install. Of course. Naturally. If you are having trouble passing these required tests or just need some extra help. These classes are no joke and can last from eight AM in the morning to late into the evening. and will be either a great review for the test or it will help you learn the daunting information that will be on the test. and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with one hundred to five hundred or more nodes. wireless and security into the network. These skilled experts are able to install. Less than three percent of Cisco's network professionals reach the CCIP stage and it's a very tough test to pass.52 Cisco Certifications for Networking Professionals By Natalie Aranda In order to achieve the second tier of the Cisco Pyramid. One needs to pass a total of four tests to achieve this title and they will need to renew this certification every three years. one needs to pass the Cisco Certifications for Network Professionals exam. They will also be able to manage routers and switches that are part of the network core. along with edge applications that integrate voice.

If you are interested in passing these exams and becoming a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert. The course only takes nine days over the span of two weeks. but they are worth every penny. These courses are rather expensive and can be priced around nine thousand dollars.53 Cisco hardware and networking requirements for large scale diverse networks. it would be a good idea to enroll in CCIE boot camps that will help you prepare. The CCIE certification is the most prestigious certification in the Cisco line and will propel you to a better career in a hurry. They will also be able to design and implement innovative network design and handle difficult design and hardware issues. . like any other boot camp in this category. About the Author Natalie Aranda is a freelance writer. CCIE boot camp training. is a great way to help you along with your career and you won't be disappointed. and you will receive your certification right afterwards.

The Cisco router was thus instrumental in the establishment and growth of the internet. The name Cisco. bubble burst. just six years after it was founded. Around 1993. The idea was to provide global training for network associates. In 1990. The change to the standard Internet Protocol (IP) cut drastically into the need for a multi-protocol router. was taken from San Francisco. In the following years. the company continued to grow. but by this time the company was well established and able to diversify into other networking system products. California. which was originally spelled using a small c. the establishment . It created the first commercially successful multi-protocol router. This was exactly the right product at the right time as it enabled previously incompatible computers to communicate with each other. They were computer engineers employed at Stanford University near San Francisco.54 A Brief History of Cisco Certification Training By Natalie Aranda Cisco Systems was founded in 1984 by a married couple named Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner. the company has managed to stay on the cutting edge of networking systems technology and has retained its position as a leader in the field of Internet technology. Just before the dot com. Since they were being trained by Cisco to use Cisco equipment. The founders walked away with a nice profit of around 170 million dollars. the company went public and the name was changed to Cisco Systems. Cisco Systems was one of the richest companies in the world. the Cisco systems became involved in training with the establishment of Cisco Academies. Today.

The most common and entry level Certification is the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). They range from CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) to CCSI (Cisco Certified Systems Instructor). Cisco Systems sponsors 9 different Certifications. Although in recent years. The idea was that college educations by themselves were not a guarantee of a person's capacity to do a job. Cisco training was established as a benchmark standard for network associates and IT technicians. Cisco Certification training was established to prepare candidates to pass the Certification exams. .55 of the Academies contributed to the growth of the company. About the Author Natalie Aranda writes about training and IT certifications. Cisco was also a leader in the introduction of formal certification programs to insure the competence and skill level of networking employees. the Cisco Certification remains an important indicator of the skill level of a potential employee. other companies have introduced Certification programs. This is especially true in the networking field. At the current time.

. If you are entering this confusing arena. and employers are dealing with sorting through resumes trying to determine who has the needed skills and training to handle a given job. Cisco Certifications are earned by completing courses and taking examinations that demonstrate your ability to work at the various levels within the networking field. College degree programs are not able to provide the training necessary for success in specific areas of the field. The camps run from one week to two weeks in duration. and Expert. They are Associate. Computer networking is a field experiencing almost uncontrolled growth. The Expert level represents the very highest level. there is a path through the brambles. They also prepare him for the work he will do after he receives the certification. The good ones prepare the student for more than just the exam. There are three basic levels of Certification. It is the Cisco Certification programs. one of the most successful have been the boot camps. and they usually go seven days a week. The boot camps take their name from the military basic training concept of extensive training in a short time period. Although there are various methods to prepare for the Cisco Certification exams. This is accomplished through hands on training under the guidance of expert instructors. A CCNA boot camp will prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate level.56 Prepare For a Career in Computer Networking By Natalie Aranda Few career fields are growing faster than the computer tech field. Professional.

examine your options for Cisco Certification based boot camps. or you will be quickly left behind. If you are all ready finished with school. and beginning in the actual work place. . It is never too early to begin your career preparation. and even more rapidly changing field. but will also qualify you as a legitimate Master of the networking profession. You must have already earned the previous two certificates before attending this advanced class.57 CCIE boot camps will prepare you for that ultimate certification and the expert level in your field. About the Author Natalie Aranda writes about careers and computers. CCIE boot camp training will not only prepare you for the examination and this highest of all Cisco Certifications. It is the fast track to success. prepare for it as early as high school. Discuss with your guidance counselor which courses will best prepare you for a higher education degree. If you think a career in computer networking is for you. In this rapidly growing. you need to be on top of the latest technology.

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etc. You're used to working with newer 2950 switches. you run show span on a Catalyst 5000 . Then. we have to be prepared for the fact that not all our clients are going to have that latest and greatest! For instance. one thing you've got to get used to is that change is constant. the same command can have dramatically different results.. Let's say you're going to examine the spanning tree protocol (STP) setup of a new client. firewalls.63 Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam: Same Command. Different Results By Chris Bryant As a CCNA or CCNP. switches.and something like this shows: switch (enable) show span Destination : Port 6/1 Admin Source : Port 6/2 Oper Source : Port 6/2 Direction : transmit/receive . and you've always run show span on those switches to display spanning-tree information. not to mention the many different kinds of hardware they produce! While it's always nice to have "the latest and the greatest" when it comes to routers. there are still quite a few Catalyst 5000 switches out there humming away. Cisco regularly issues new IOS versions. and if you're used to working on IOS-driven switches like the 2950.

you'll need to run show monitor session. SW1#show monitor session 1 Session 1 --------Type : Local Session Source Ports : Both : Fa0/1 Destination Ports : Fa0/2 .instead. what you're going to see are statistics relating to Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN).spanning tree information! To get SPAN stats on a 2950. followed by the SPAN session number. you know now what you're going to get . Surprise! Consider an example where you're used to running show span on 5000 switches to see SPAN information. When you run that on a 2950.64 Incoming Packets: disabled Learning : enabled Multicast : enabled Filter : Status : active Total local span sessions: 1 What's going on here? The command show span on a 5000 will not show spanning tree stats .

but the online doc site take a little getting used to. that will be the only friend you have! And a valuable friend it can be . is the owner of The Bryant Advantage . when you sit for the CCIE lab exam. this is one of those things you just have to get used to. a world of Cisco knowledge is at your fingertips.65 Encapsulation : Native Ingress: Disabled As a CCNA and CCNP. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! Pass the CCNA exam with Chris Bryant! . Once you learn how to navigate that site. sometimes radically so. between models. Besides.you're just going to have to trust me on that one. That's why you need to be adept with both IOS Help and Cisco's online documentation site. CCIE #12933. Commands are going to be different. IOS Help is easy. :) About the Author Chris Bryant.

After this initial exchange. where a BGP peer in another AS is an External BGP (eBGP) Peer. require prospective neighbors to be in the same AS.66 CCNP Certification / BSCI Exam Tutorial: The BGP Neighbor Process By Chris Bryant. a BGP speaker will only send further updates upon a change in the network topology. The IGP protocols that use Autonomous Systems. but do need to be able to reach the IP addresses they use in their neighbor statements. A sample iBGP configuration: Router bgp 100 . and often are not. the BGP speakers exchange routes and synchronize their tables. As with EIGRP and OSPF. This connection takes place on TCP port 179. Routers can be in different Autonomous Systems and still exchange routes. CCIE #12933 Like TCP. IGRP and EIGRP. keep alive messages are sent out by the BGP speakers in order to keep this relationship alive. Once the connection is established. A BGP peer that is in the same AS is referred to as an Internal BGP (iBGP) Peer. This is not true with BGP. An underlying connection between two BGP speakers is established before any routing information is exchanged. BGP is connection-oriented. The BGP neighbors do not have to be directly connected.

where iBGP peers generally will not be. let's get a configuration started.1.3.0. the neighbor command will be used to identify this BGP speaker's potential neighbors. but it's the neighbor statement that is used to statically define neighbors. remote AS 200. Right after that.2 remote-as 200 Cisco recommends that eBGP peers be directly connected.123.0. external link BGP version 4. hold time is 180.1.1. run show ip bgp neighbor.2 remote-as 100 A sample eBGP configuration: Router bgp 100 Neighbor 10. R1#show ip bgp neighbor BGP neighbor is 172. (The terms "peer" and "neighbor" are interchangeable in BGP.123. BGP is not capable of discovering neighbors dynamically.67 Neighbor 10.) R1(config-router)#neighbor 172. You'll use the router bgp command to configure a router as a BGP speaker. Before we get too much farther into BGP theory. remote router ID 0. BGP has no mechanism to dynamically discover neighbors. Remember.3 remote-as 200 While almost all of the neighbor options are just that -optional -.12. To verify that the remote BGP speaker has become a peer.0 BGP state = Active Last read 00:01:39.12.you do have to specify the BGP AS of the remote router. BGP speakers do not have to be in the same AS to become peers. keep alive interval is 60 seconds .1.

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Received 0 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Sent 0 messages, 0 notifications, 0 in queue Route refresh request: received 0, sent 0 Default minimum time between advertisement runs is 30 seconds The output here can be a little misleading the first time you read it. The first highlighted line shows 172.12.123.3 is a BGP neighbor, is located in AS 200, and is an external link, indicating that the neighbor is in another AS entirely. The second highlighted line shows the BGP state as Active. This sounds great, but it actually means that a BGP peer connection does not yet exist with the prospective neighbor. So even though the show ip bgp neighbor output indicated that this is an Active neighbor relationship, that's not as good as it sounds. Of course, the reason the peer relationship hasn't been established is that we haven't configured R3 yet! R3(config)#router bgp 200 R3(config-router)#neighbor 172.12.123.1 remote-as 100 Verify the peer establishment with show ip bgp neighbor: R3#show ip bgp neighbor BGP neighbor is 172.12.123.1, remote AS 100, external link BGP version 4, remote router ID 172.12.123.1 BGP state = Established, up for 00:01:18 Last read 00:00:17, hold time is 180, keep alive interval is 60 seconds

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Local host: 172.12.123.3, Local port: 179 (BGP uses TCP Port 179) Foreign host: 172.12.123.1, Foreign port: 11007 The peer relationship between R1 and R3 has been established. Now that you know how the neighbor relationship itself is built, you need to start learning the many options of the neighbor command. You'll have to master these to become a CCNP and CCIE! About the Author Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933, is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www.thebryantadvantage.com), home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook, visit the website and download your copies. Get your CCNA study guide from The Bryant Advantage!

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It is a huge career choice to take up a Cisco CCIE course. The Cisco CCIE training as well as the actual tests cost enough, but the hardest factor is actually passing the exams. There are Cisco CCIE boot camps for applicants where they can learn, and more importantly, get Cisco CCIE lab training during the camps. If there is anything more important than a rigorous Cisco CCIE lab boot camp, it is preparing your mind for the job. Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to consider for your Cisco CCIE course. 1. Find out where you stand in terms of expertise; how much Cisco CCIE lab training you need based on the CCIE Security lab blueprints? While there is no prerequisite for Cisco CCIE courses, it is best to have a strong base to your knowledge. Practically doing something prepares you like nothing else for the task ahead, and that is exactly why you need to take up Cisco CCIE lab training. So if you have professional experience of 2-3 years in the field, the base is there for you to build, the rest can be developed during your Cisco CCIE written training and the Cisco CCIE lab boot camp. 1. Long leaps for such a tough exam will get you nowhere, so before plunging into Cisco CCIE courses, clear CCSP and CCIP exams. While Cisco has not made these prerequisites for the course, it is important to further solidify your base before Cisco CCIE training.

how many can afford it? For those who cannot. A personal lab is ideal. the answer is in Cisco CCIE lab boot camps since these can really prepare you for the test ahead. The lab is the hardest part of the exam and it’s where you need to be 100% to get through. you have to read up a lot on the technology you are dealing with and broaden your mental horizon. remember that an expert is never stagnant in knowledge. Read all you like but find the answers for yourself during your Cisco CCIE boot camp because that’s what you will remember. your Cisco CCIE written training or the Cisco CCIE lab boot camp is only as good as the instructor you have. Whether it is Cisco CCIE lab training.71 1. remember to enjoy the whole episode in your life. Practice till you are perfect and your Cisco CCIE training ensures your hands will just refuse to go wrong at the time of reckoning. Cisco CCIE written training is important since it provides a base for your Cisco CCIE lab boot camp. 1. The written exam is easier so the key is to use the Cisco CCIE written boot camp to help you pass the written exam so you can enroll in the lab test. Put everything you’ve got into your Cisco CCIE lab boot camp. Remember though. With a Cisco CCIE course you are vying to be tagged an expert in your field. but really. 1. 1. Cisco CCIE written training or any other phases of the Cisco CCIE courses. That's when things really heat up. There is a big ‘but’ attached to this point though. It is a huge decision to go for the Cisco CCIE course certification and you are giving up a . Other than your Cisco CCIE written boot camp and the Cisco CCIE lab training. Be sure you are learning from a good number certified CCIE.

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it shouldn't be surprising that IP interior gateway and border gateway protocols are covered as well as multicast routing. Each certification will be upwards of $1500. The Routing and Switching track focuses on different routing and switching configurations. They put the word expert in for a reason. Before tackling any learning though. Just the title is daunting. and each requires you to get Cisco CCIE written training as well as Cisco CCIE lab boot camp. security and IP and IOS features. and having one like CCNA under your belt first will only build on your knowledge to help you succeed when attempting the Cisco CCIE course.73 Understanding CCIE Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification. decide which track you are interested in. so is actually trying to achieve this coveted certification. You can get Cisco CCIE training for five CCIE certifications: * Routing and Switching * Security * Service Provider * Storage Networking * Voice The costs are hefty. As always the need for Cisco . Of course. With this being the most popular track of Cisco CCIE training. so you need a course that suits your field of interest and a Cisco CCIE boot camp to make sure your investment is not wasted. Cisco offers other levels of certification. adding more to the final price of the certifications. Lab exams for any of the five tracks are offered in only 10 locations worldwide. this means there is Cisco CCIE training required before you get to the last grunt. quality of service.

These Cisco CCIE courses also detail intrusion detection systems (IDS). you can have 18 months Cisco CCIE lab training after passing the written exam before you have to give . storage area networks such as iSCSI. it is actually a wise investment to spend some more and make sure your initial investment does not go to waste. virtual private networking (VPD). Speed networks such as FC. Metro Ethernet. You can’t really aspire for a service provider business without going through a Cisco CCIE lab boot camp for the Service Provider track. Find the best Cisco CCIE boot camp out there before you even try the exams. There are similar Cisco CCIE lab boot camps if network security interests you. with the Cisco CCIE course exams priced so high. Every possible type of network is covered in this Cisco CCIE course. This track requires Cisco CCIE training covering firewalls as well as Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). voice over IP. Storage Networking is the newest of the five tracks of Cisco CCIE training. Network security implies more than just reliance on firewalls. The Voice certification calls for rigorous Cisco CCIE training and is probably the most difficult of the five Cisco CCIE courses. Don't rush.74 CCIE written boot camp comes before the Cisco CCIE lab training because you need to clear the written exam first. fiber connectivity (FICON). so the Cisco CCIE written training will include more than just how to provide DSL. or Fiber Channel. and Intra VSAN routing are all included in this Cisco CCIE Course. With the average person utilizing three to four attempts at the lab examination before passing. and content networking are not left out of this Cisco CCIE training but there are Cisco CCIE boot camps tailored to give you the optimum information to pass these difficult exams. Optical networks. and internet operating system (IOS) security among others. Fiber Channel tunneling. it isn’t just the Cisco CCIE lab boot camp that you need but the Cisco CCIE written training will build you up for the lab work. Remember though.

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lacked a great number of the newer features that we have come to depend on every day for enterprise deployments.3(x) to version 4. you may actually be somewhat surprised that this material is only just now being announced.1(3) (latest service release). * Cisco Unity Express (CUE) 2. I have been designing with this version in production networks for well over 2 years now.X appear in it. so it is surprising that it has taken this long to debut.0(5) definitively.we are only just now about to see Call Manager version 4.which while arguably very stable. and almost 3 years later . we see the following: * Call Manager will be upgraded from ver 3. the lab has been of course testing version 3. * IOS will be upgraded from 12.0(x) to 4. The Cisco CCIE Voice Lab Exam has been with us now since late 2003.4(3) mainline code (this includes all of the T train from 12. If you have been preparing for the elusive CCIE Voice exam for some time now. you are probably aware of what hardware and software versions are updated in the new blueprint. It would make the most sense to see it in conjunction with CME.2(15)T and ZJ trains to IOS 12. Up until the switch on July 17. but don't . of what new scenarios and protocols they bring about with contrast to what you have been studying for some time now? If you have just arrived at beginning to study for this beast of an exam. 2006. * Unity will be upgraded from a nebulous 4. however.so don't confuse this and practice with anything newer.1(2) makes its debut in the form of a Network Module .but we don't know to what router in the published topology in will be installed. which candidly.76 So what's new with CCIE Voice? The question is a good one.3(13)T but not any T trains in 12. So what all is new? Well if we simply follow the blueprints on CCO. Are you aware.4 code .3 .

Don't let these seemingly easy and intuitive objects fool you . That's it? That doesn't sound like that much.which of course is based on your Time/Date group delegated by your Device Pool. and while a photographic memory of what each and every SP does is not required a somewhat good awareness of where you might be able to affect a given task globally in Call Manager should certainly be retained. does it? One thing you should certainly know by now if you are practicing for any IE track . Long have we had the ability from within an IOS device to deploy a Faxing OnRamp or Off-Ramp GW. We also have Hunt Groups. Oh yeah.Partitions are no longer simply partitions .all of its own! For starters .they are now active or non-active based on the time of the day. * IPCC Express will be upgraded from 3.1(3) we could almost draw up a brand new test that would challenge the most knowledgeable of souls . Combine those with ToD Partitions for CTI Route Point's forwarded to the Hunt Pilots or elsewhere and we start to get into a lot of fun! To never be overestimated are the numerous Service Parameters for each and every service running on a Call Manager.0(x) to version 4. New in Unity is the ability to have an Inbound and Outbound Fax server easily deployed and configured from within the Unity Tools Depot should not be an oversight.77 forget that it can also be licensed just as easily to integrate with the CME's big brother . These should be heavily investigated before attempting an IE exam.don't underestimate anything! So what do these 5 small bullet points mean? Let's take a bit of a deeper dig into them. however with the easy ability to have Unity perform the other side of this equation. Unity can now perform tasks such as . this should be considered a prime target. and also based on what time zone you are in . With the new version of Call Manager 4.0(1) . So that adds some fun with how we stack those Partitions with similar DN's in CSS's.Call Manager.for we have something called Extended Call Coverage which certainly makes for a bit of an interesting configuration.presumably with SR1 though this isn't specifically stated on CCO.

we have this (relatively) new concept of a Session Border Controller (SBC) also known as a IPto-IP Gateway (IPIPGW).78 Live Record . This far reaching and extremely vague statement has been long what provided for a bit of terror in the newcomers to the studying realm of the CCIE.such as H323 to SIP. They can even transcode the RTP that traverses the IPIPGW. IOS now running at version 12. They can connect heterogeneous signaling networks . Long has been the policy of the CCIE exam in general (all tracks) that "if the possibility exists for configuration of a given task from within the software or hardware versions provided in the CCIE Blueprint . It's really not that much different from traditional OGW's or TGW's that we are used to configuring. Of course we add the CUE module.thus the name SBC. This sounds daunting. They can do a myriad of things. They serve to provide a Border to our autonomous Control and our Sessions of IP voice traffic .not that the task of setting up the back end system for this to occur (VPIM) was easy. or homogenous networks such as H323 to H323 or SIP to SIP and provide DTMF signaling boundaries.IPIPGW's connect IP to IP networks.then it becomes a testable topic". This also changes things when we get back into Gatekeepers and how they function with these entities. They can provide a termination point and proxy for RTP traffic. Note: I said that the users should easily be able to forward voice messages back and forth .4 mainline raises countless new opportunities for the ‘Gatekeepers of the IE' to throw fun things at us. With that . One thing relevant to both Unity and the new CUE is that they both have mailboxes and messages (go figure J).the (quite simple) ability to configure Unity to be a very basic recording device that upon hangup .simply deposits the recording in the mailbox of the user who dialed into it. a linux based server that sounds very much like Unity when accessed through the . The major difference? Instead of connecting IP with TDM networks in one fashion or another . So what new does it mean for those taking the CCIE Voice exam? Well for one.there would seem to me the impending desire of the IE Content Managers to have you configure the ability for users in either system to be able to very simply send voice messages back and forth to each other.

and IPCCX still apply.but when it comes to configuring.time to learn it. So if you are not too familiar with SIP .is how much hasn't changed. Nor the users to tie them together. Unity. Now everything is done right in the IPCC web admin page.it doesn't use any H323.which DN does CCM pick from which Partition.. Many . . Certainly much time can be saved if you are proficient with the CLI interface provided by the CUE engine. and now for something completely different!" First off . Configuring it is not that difficult actually. Passing Enterprise Data onto call taking agents is a bit different as well. What should of course be considered in your studies . About the author. is like the immortalized Monty Python troop said best . And then we have IPCC Express... Also now we have the ability to route calls directly to agents (Agent Based Routing). A CSS configured on a DN and a CSS configured on a Device will still be concatenated together to form a brand new CSS from which the decision will be then made when digit analysis is performed .if not most of the concepts from the previous version of Call Manager. For a much more in-depth guide of what is possible try out one of our 5 or 10-day CCIE Voice Lab Boot camps. No longer are CTI Route Points or Ports created in CCM. These will give you by far the most comprehensive training possible on the market today to adequately prepare you for your attempt at this industry legend of an exam. Not to mention that Call Manger now speaks SIP (at least trunk side).. This product has almost been completely revamped in its capabilities and how to configure it.79 voice interface of leaving and retrieving messages . as well as the IOS devices (of course they have been doing this for 5+ years now) so definitely time to brush up on it. This is just a taste of what is to come in the new CCIE Voice Lab. They give you the tools that you will need to prepare for the Lab.". with its GUI based interface that is very intuitive to navigate and it's IPCCX like scripting editor. And don't forget to check out our self-paced products either.

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With CCNA and CCNP home lab equipment.81 Move Forward to CCIE After CCNP Candidates preparing to pass the CCNP exams are putting together Cisco home labs like never before. I have to say that you're probably better off using rack rentals instead of investing big money now to buy more expensive equipment with which to earn your CCNP Certification. they shouldn't be used for IE study. One question I get often from CCNP candidates is goes something like this: "I'm planning on pursuing the CCIE after I get my CCNP. and these moves can prove very costly for those who get caught in the middle of these changes. Catalyst switches were in use in the lab. candidates have realized the importance of working on real Cisco routers and switches on the way to earning their CCIE certifications. What kind of routers and switches should I buy now in order to use the same equipment in my CCIE home lab?" This is going to sound strange coming from me. There are plenty of 2500 and 2600 routers out there that you can buy to prepare fully for your CCNA and CCNP exams that may not have the capability needed for IE preparation. When I began pursuing the CCIE. though. I had a Cat 5000 that I used for practice. (For instance. Let me give you an example that I lived through myself. When I was in the middle of my preparation. while 2500 routers are fantastic for CCNA and NP study. because I'm the #1 proponent of CCNA and CCNP candidates buying their own home labs. When it comes to the CCIE. Cisco introduced L3 switched to .) The issue with buying more expensive equipment is that Cisco rightfully updates the CCIE lab equipment list twice a year.

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The CCIE Voice track has almost caught up with the Service Provider track in terms of numbers qualified. Have you considered its little sister. right now and probably for the next 3-5 years.84 Make your Voice Heard By Vik Malhi Unless you've been stuck on Mars for the past couple of years.it certainly helps getting . you're probably already well aware of the fact that most of the buzz words projected out of jubilant salesmen's (and saleswomen's!!) mouths around Cisco canteens invariably have something to do with voice. where technology used for carrying voice over a packetized network is at its most mature. but across the globe. such as the Cisco Netpro Forum. "So is it worth the effort? does it enhance job prospects? what does it entail? how much experience in Cisco's voice technologies do I need? how much Routing and Switching knowledge do I need? etc." Whether you like it or not. it certainly has proved to be as popular and valuable to a great number of engineers. convergence is hot. namely the CCVP? Whether you use it as a stepping stone towards attaining your IE or merely as a measure of consolidating your skill set. So having a CCVP under your belt is most definitely worth the paper it's printed on and then some... Whether job prospects are enhanced by having a CCVP is a more difficult issue to tackle. despite the latter being available for a much longer period of time.just look at the comments received on the various Discussion forums.. etc. The questions one typically asks before embarking on the pursuit of a CCVP go along the lines of. Not only inside the US. But gaining a Voice certification doesn't always have to mean IE..

is very much worthy as a preparation tool for the IE. One thing in your favor however is that companies pursuing the Cisco "Unified Communications Specialization partnership" program require a number of engineers holding a CCVP on their books. Why should you bother with the CCVP when you can go straight to CCIE Voice? It depends on your experience and certainly there are at least 80-90 CCIE Voice engineers who passed the CCIE Voice lab exam without acquiring the CCVP. However the VP. so every minute working on Call Manager.the IE Voice track was released in September '03 whereas the VP debuted in February '05. QoS. helps.85 you to the interview. as well as a qualification in its own right. nothing can substitute real world experience.. er.. but ultimately the rest is down to you. now that it does exist. which make up the core components tested on the CCVP exams. gatekeepers and Catalyst switches. Whereas the CCNA/CCDA most definitely have tangible benefits when certifying on the CCNP or CCDA. The official prerequisite is having a valid CCNA certification.. the CCNA is only a prerequisite for the VP because. but don't be fooled. although it does help in tying everything together when looking at the big picture .why wouldn't you start with the VP? As with anything.there is virtually no knowledge of routing and switching protocols required to pass the exams. In total there are five exams that need to be cleared before attaining the VP * Cisco Voice over IP (CVOICE) * Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) * Implementing Gateways and Gatekeepers (GWGK) * Quality of Service (QOS) * IP Telephony and Troubleshooting (IPTT) . there isn't a CCVA! When it comes to teaching the CCVP boot camp this makes life very difficult because there is absolutely no knowledge of voice required whatsoever. It would be impossible to pass the Voice lab without first becoming comfortable with the concepts covered in the VP material so that begs the question.. gateways. These figures are not based upon published statistics but simple mathematics.

. the CIPT test is probably the most important in its application to the real world. I would propose that CVOICE should be one half of the CCVA (the other half being the ICND exam that is required for the CCNA). . as well as VoIP.(1) the official Cisco authorized training constituting of the self-study Cisco Voice Fundamentals (CVF) and the 4 day classroom-based CVOICE. real-world experience really does help you get thru this exam. really it does! Of the five. Thankfully Cisco changed their minds and restricted the tested technologies to VoIP.. Quality of Service. In my own view. Whatever means you choose. you have 8 days of official Cisco training or material covered in boot camp format. Your Skinny IP Phones. which so happens to be the call processing element of any Unified Communications solution. It's so difficult that Cisco decided to split the material covered into two separate classes. they are totally dependent on Call Manager. How many times have you heard people say ". MGCP gateways.. hence you are presented with one pretty tough exam. Let's wait and see! There's two methods of training for this exam. No.real world experience really does help get you thru this exam. After CVOICE.CIPT1 (5 days in the class-room) and CIPT2 (3 days in the class-room). Let's put it another way.Call Manager is the brain of the IP Telephony network. In fact. This is probably the toughest exam out of the five. Again. IPCC Express and Unity servers are fairly reliant on Call Manager. the next hurdle is the CIPT exam. In doing so they forgot to split the exam in two halves. (2) A CCVP boot camp which is not authorized by Cisco but does "cram" much of the same information. The reason is that the primary focus of the test is Call Manager. Earlier releases of this exam dealt with VoFR and VoATM." and end up in the testing center answering a load of questions which do not pertain to any real-world situation? Well. This is the first part of the magic quintet you should deal with and provides a good introduction and grounding for the more glorified exams that follow.86 Let’s start with CVOICE..

your time configuring and learning about class-maps. The good news with the GWGK class (5 days with Cisco training or boot camp) is that it is by and large IOS-based. The reason is that you spend most. Next up is GWGK. GWGK provides the real business end of the CCVP cert in that it is very useful in your day to day activities and also for your CCIE prep.. If the data guys didn't like GWGK they are sure to love QoS. Which. BAT.you might get fed up of pointing and clicking in Windows by the end of the CIPT class. is now renamed gateway or gatekeeper. by the way. inter-cluster trunks.No. they are the building blocks of engineering any Cisco IPT network in the real world. Not only that. regions. Along with CIPT. policy-maps and the things you can do inside WAN interfaces to prioritize beautiful Cinderella-like voice packets ahead of the ugly cumbersome data packets. route plans. mainly because there isn't one out yet! That is precisely the big challenge with this test in that it is the newest exam (all the other tests existed before the conception of the CCVP) and there isn't much out there in terms of useful reading literature away from CCO. partitions. you can also learn about how you can bring down Serialization delay so voice packets don't need to queue up for very long before being transmitted. etc. RIP. so don't say you haven't been warned!. Hence you don't need to stray too far away from your beloved router. the next logical step in the Fibonacci sequence. locations. That is not to say you're going to spend all your time configuring OSPF. There's a whole new dialog that you will come across. if not all. there's a whole new world that exists on a Cisco router that you knew nothing about. device pools.. Have you read the Cisco Press "Implementing Gateway Gatekeeper" book? I'm guessing the answer to this question is an emphatic "No". as well as being useful for the CIPT test. And if that wasn't enough. You data guys might like this class too! CIPT is heavily focused on the Call Manager Administration GUI. And the neat thing is. CDR. calling search spaces. EIGRP.87 hands-on lab exercises is vital for this class. BARS and a whole lot more. .call manager groups.

the QoS exam tests the candidate's ability to apply knowledge gained more than any other test. How applicable is it in the real world? I'm not going to say it isn't at all because it's definitely better to understand all the various commands that show up on configurations. you can using the QoS Policy Propagation via BGP feature (a. if that's what you're expecting you might be bitterly disappointed. The final bridge to cross is the IPTT exam.the best troubleshooters in a particular technology invariably have the most experience troubleshooting that technology. the best. This makes it. Another interesting point to note on the QoS exam is the number of simlets and simulations that the candidate is required to negotiate. Beware. Once you've passed the CVOICE. as if you are on the brink of learning some ground-breaking skill that's been missing your entire life. At first glance that may not be such a .88 you can finally work out what the "wrr-queue" command does on a Catalyst switch and what the hell "2q2t" queues are. the QoS class/test is extremely useful not only for the CCVP certification but for a number of other Cisco Certifications. but you have now qualified as a "Cisco IP Communications Support Specialist" which is a nice bonus to pick up along the way to your VP and also useful for partner specialization programs. QPPB). Troubleshooting always sounds interesting. CIPT and QOS exams.k. QoS is covered in a 5 day Cisco class or in any boot camp. congratulations are in order. but AutoQos makes life in the real-world an awful lot easier (AutoQos being a macro that implements all the QoS you need with two or three commands). and if there is such a thing. from a personal perspective. Troubleshooting methodology is a very difficult skill to learn in a classroom. In all seriousness. Well.a. No you haven't got your CCVP yet. Of all the exams that comprise the CCVP. the most enjoyable exam. Did you know you can classify packets based on BGBP community lists and AS paths? Well. they also choose to throw in a little BGP which is interesting to say the least.

but the IPTT exam gets quite difficult if you've forgotten the content of the other parts of the CCVP cert. decided to throw in troubleshooting Unity into the mix. Puzzled? You're not the only one. When performing lab exercises in the GWGK class.89 radical statement to make. For some reason. the IPTT class is a culmination of all the other classes with one little exception. Let me explain why. probably because the people responsible for writing the IPTT course content decided that all the content was already covered. a large part of any lab exercise demands that the candidate uses the appropriate "debug" and "show" commands in order to fully appreciate and verify the particular QoS technique in operation. What we end up with is a mix of all the other tests and some intricate details on Cisco Unity. but candidates are expected to know how to troubleshoot Unity. namely Unity. It's quite an easy exam if the candidate has passed all the other exams in the not-sodistant past and has the Cisco Unity Systems Engineer (CUSE) certification. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make your voice heard! . In the CIPT class. We end up with the interesting prospect of not needing to know anything about designing or supporting Unity for the CCVP certification. It's still quite easy if you're comfortable with everything apart from the Unity sections. In other words. however the knock-on effect makes one wonder what the point of the IPTT exam is? And that would be a very good question. CIPT2 focuses largely on the Internal Server Tools that aid troubleshooting Call Manager. When sitting the QoS class. you will also need to be able to perform the appropriate verification. IPTT should be the last exam any CCVP candidate attempts and training constitutes a 5 day Cisco official class or the final chapter of a CCVP boot camp.

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Step 3: Class on Demand Video Boot Camp Series Benefit from recorded (audio and video) lectures on the current CCIE lab blueprint topics. Other training vendors provide a stack of mock labs and set you to fend for yourself.ipexpert. These lectures are not just a mile-high overview! You will gain knowledge and understanding from many hours of instruction and technical discussion. Step 2 Step 2: Ultimate Preparation Workbook and Proctor Guide: First Half IPexpert’s Ultimate Preparation Workbooks are unique in the marketplace. With IPexpert’s Workbook. We make sure you understand the specifics before you graduate into multi-protocol labs. which have been recently written to match the current blueprint topics.com/products/eScenarios Structured Learning Approach Step 1: Membership eScenarios with Walk-Through Explanations IPexpert’s library of eScenarios provides the CCIE candidate with individual protocol / technology specific labs. the first half breaks down the protocols and technologies into individual mini-labs and scenarios. . These labs provide an ideal “sandbox” for early lab exam preparation.91 Ipexpert Giving Away Escenarios for Free? http://www.

Gradually. Between now and your attendance in the class. This series of recorded lectures are very popular for those commuting to work and also provide productive study time while you exercise or relax. Our industry-recognized instructors are masters in their field and. you can solidify your knowledge and gain additional insight with IPexpert’s Audio Boot Camp Series. the 10-Day Lab Academy. Beginning with our popular 5-Day Instructor Led Boot Camp. The 10-Day Lab Academy Program actually combines two of IPexpert’s individual courses into a back-to-back format. equally as important. ending in difficult mock labs. You will begin with lab scenarios that start putting the pieces together in a multi-protocol approach. followed by hours of lecture from the Class on Demand Boot Camp Series.92 Step 4: Ultimate Preparation Workbook and Proctor Guide: Second Half After working through the protocol / technology specific sections of the Ultimate Preparation Workbook. you are ready to schedule your seat in the industry’s best CCIE prep course. they have a talent for communicating these advanced technologies in a way that encourages you to push yourself to higher levels. Step 6: Lab Academy Live Courses IPexpert has earned a solid reputation for delivering the best CCIE training courses in the world. you are ready to move into the Workbook’s second half. you will spend the first week learning from a phenomenal . Step 5: Audio Boot Camp Series If you have completed IPexpert’s Ultimate Preparation Workbook and have learned from the lectures provided in the Class on Demand videos. the scenarios build in complexity.

broken out into individual scenarios. .93 instructor. This is your opportunity to put your knowledge and time management skills to the test! When you get stuck. As the course name implies. the instructor is there to provide one-on-one assistance and mentoring. you return to attend our 1-Week Lab Experience course. Monday through Thursday. you will be challenged by new fullday mock lab exams. Friday. by working through IPexpert’s portfolio of self-study materials. you will be armed with the information necessary for success. The following week. pausing for group lecture and allowing you to stop for help when you get stuck. you will be comfortable with the lab exam experience and feel at home when you are in the actual environment for the test. the class will work through one full mock lab. we have designed this class to let you “test drive” the real lab experience. As you can see. After attending renowned courses. you return for a recap and a new mock lab to test you that day. Over the first four days. Think of it as a full-day lab exam in slow motion.

professional. Most professionals gain advancement in their current career track. Cisco also offers levels of certification. and expert are the increasing levels of knowledge and entitlement for a continuing education professional. Several technologies are offered through the Cisco training courses . associate. Network Security. Whether you want to advance in a current career or take a step into a different technology. and it is considered a highly prestigious title in the information technology industry.94 Top Five Networking it Training Certifications With so many IT training certifications to choose from. Within the Cisco hierarchy. The CCIE is the highest level of certification for a Cisco training track. Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP) . Cisco CCNA The Cisco CCNA is the first step to building a respected Cisco IT training certification collection. and IT training certification can help you. and Service Provider. some information technology professionals may need a little help deciding which one to start studying and testing.Routing and Switching. but others are interested in switching goals and have a desire to study a different technology.

IP phones. A few of the technologies learned through the CCVP track are gateways. and installation of networking protocols and hardware technologies. CompTia's Network+ CompTia’s training certification is great for people who need a start in development towards an information technology career. you first need to achieve the title of CCNA. EMC Proven Professional Technology Architect For a great education and training track for storage management. In addition.95 To achieve the Cisco training certificate of CCVP. configuring. networking. and archiving systems. gatekeepers. a Network+ and A+ certifications can be used towards the additional MCSA training certification. Novell CNE The Novell CNE is perfect for information technology professionals who work on networking applications with a Novell foundation. storage. the EMC provides certification on the technology of information backup. Multiple tracks that provide professionals with the best knowledge to keep business systems continually safe from data corruption through proper backup procedures are all a part of the EMC certification. and Cisco utilities. A+ certification gives an aspiring professional a start in basic electronic. It also covers troubleshooting. The first step to a CNE training certification is a . The CCVP enhances your current Cisco training certification by giving the networking professional better understanding and education on voice technology and its integration into the current network infrastructure. and computer hardware education. voice applications.

If you are considering taking any professional IT certifications. These certifications are the most prestigious of the IT training certifications.96 CNA certificate plus five additional tests. It will increase your knowledge as well as your career value. effort. but it is worth the time and effort to attain a Novell CNE. look into time. and class time needed to pass exams. . Their quality and education provides any information technology professional with a higher gain for themselves and the employer. It is considered the intermediate of exams for Novell professionals. Employers value IT training certifications and occasionally will help pay all or partial amounts for their staff to attain certifications that focus on the company technology.

and troubleshooting routed and switched computer networks and systems. it means that he has the necessary skills that networking professionals use in installing. Moreover. What is the next step after getting a CCNA certification? After an IT professional has gained the CCNA certification. These include the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification which is designed for network admin- . It is the entry-level certification of Cisco. They are also capable of implementing and managing connections to remote sites using the WAN. Basically the CCNA certification is the first step towards the series of Cisco IT certifications.97 A CCNA Certification Validates Advanced it Skills If a person has a CCNA certification. computer networkers. he can then move forward and acquire the other Cisco Certifications. configuring. and other performancebased computer skills. It is best suited for IT help desk engineers. they are equipped with basic knowledge on network security issues. field technicians. wireless computer networking. and other IT professionals involved in managing the processes of computer networks. What is a CCNA certification? CCNA stands for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Such is a pre-requisite for the other higher levels of Cisco certifications.

He should also be an expert with the Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System) and lastly. the results will be valid for three years. Knowledge on Ethernet and VLANs is also necessary as well as skills in IP addressing. However. and switches. Also. the aspiring candidate should be able to answer at least sixty three questions correctly. and CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification which is tailor made for senior network administrators and high level positions. Moreover. the exam for the CCNA certification will last for two hours as it is only comprised of seventy eight questions. BOOTP.98 istrators and network technicians. What are the topics that are included in the CCNA certification exam? An individual aspiring for a CCNA certification should be knowledgeable with the basic history of networking. an official recertification exam should be taken at the end of the validity period. he is required to pay an average of a hundred dollars as exam fee. Generally. he should be able to construct and design both local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). and ICMP). In order to pass the exam. How can one be prepared for a CCNA certification exam? . Also. bridges. RARP. and knowledge on TCP/IP protocols (ARP. before any individual can take the certification exam. Once the aspiring candidate pass. he should have prime knowledge on computer network management and security. He should also be able to identify and utilize the OSI reference model and the basic principles used in network designs. the aspiring candidate should be proficient with routers and routing protocols. What other things should an aspiring CCNA know? There are no pre-requisite tests for getting CCNA.

he can assess his present knowledge and capability to be CCNA certified. Aside from step-by-step tutorials and lectures. he can study for the CCNA certification exam using books and online sources. In addition to that. an aspiring candidate can access comprehensive practice exams for the CCNA certification.99 The aspiring individual should be able to get hands-on experience with computer systems. . Such organizations will offer aspiring candidates with "live" preparation courses and materials. In doing so. as well as formal IT trainings. an individual can opt to find an official Cisco Learning Partner. If an IT professional cannot avail of actual training courses.

and unicasts at both the Data Link (Layer 2) and Network (Layer 3) layers of the OSI model. get comfortable with them before taking the exam! At layer 3. Here. and Multicasts By Chris Bryant. but routers do not.255.) In contrast to a broadcast. Since a hexadecimal bit's highest value is "f". you get hit with a lot of different networking terms right away that you might not be familiar with. and that is a multicast. Every host on a segment will receive such a broadcast.255. Where a broadcast will be received by all. multicasts. so if you're not comfortable with these conversions.255. The CCNA exam will demand you be very familiar with hex conversions. making the dotted decimal value 255. a unicast is a packet or frame with only one destination. as the upper case does not affect hex value). and a unicast is received by only one host. A broadcast is indicated by having every bit of the address set to its highest possible value. What makes it a little more confusing is that a lot of these terms sound a lot alike.100 Cisco CCNA Certification: Broadcasts. There is a middle ground between broadcasts and unicasts. (Keep in mind that switches will forward a broadcast. a hexadecimal broadcast is ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff (or FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF. we're going to discuss the differences between broadcasts. a multicast will . A broadcast is simply a unit of information that every other device on the segment will receive. CCIE #12933 When you begin your CCNA studies. Unicasts. a broadcast is indicated by setting every bit in the 32-bit binary string to "1".

routers will not forward these multicast packets.255 are reserved for use by network protocols on a local network segment. but by simply understanding what multicasting is.239.0.) As a CCNA candidate. you'll be introduced to creating multicast groups and controlling multicast traffic. About the Author Chris Bryant. but for your CCNA studies you need only keep certain multicast groups in mind.com).0.0.0.255. you should know that OSPF routers use the address 224. all belonging to a "multicast group". home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook.255. (Packets with these addresses are sent with a Time To Live of 1.0 .255.0. Class D addresses are reserved for multicasting this range is 224. and like broadcasts. Multicasting gets a bit more complicated as you go from your CCNA to the CCNP and CCIE.0. RIP version 1 and IGRP both broadcast their updates.5 to send hellos.255.9 to send routing updates.0.10 to send updates.0.0 224. and RIP version 2 uses 224. visit the website and download your copies! . EIGRP routers use 224.thebryantadvantage. you go a long way toward securing the CCNA. CCIE #12933.101 be received by multiple hosts. As you climb the Cisco certification pyramid.0.255.0. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. The addresses 224.

The CCNA is a great certification to have its where we all start. Be confident. I've been on both sides of that interview. You may be just entering the IT field you may be working on the LAN side and want to move to the WAN side (that's where I was when I passed the CCNA). (I'm a CCIE and am the first to admit I certainly don't know everything. If you prepared for your CCNA the right way - . you're going to have to face the dreaded job interview. Do not walk into the interview thinking you know everything because you have a CCNA. and I have a few pointers for you to be one of those who do well and get that job. and some don't.102 Cisco CCNA Certification: How To Approach The Post-Cert Job Interview By Chris Bryant Okay. that's no sin. and you want to move up the ladder. but not cocky. or you may already work on the WAN side of the network.) Answer questions confidently if you don't know the answer. Some CCNAs do really well in interviews. you did it! You earned your Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Now what? People who pass the CCNA exam fall into one of three categories. One way or the other.

For a FREE copy of "How To Pass The CCNA". Prepare for the interview like it's another CCNA exam. By doing these things now. and get started on your first CCNP exam. Knowledge that you don't use quickly becomes forgotten. Because it is. Start preparing for the interview BEFORE you take the exam.103 . How do you do that? Study for the exam the right way. request one at chris@thebryantadvantage.com! . is the owner of The Bryant Advantage. About the Author Chris Bryant. Get a quality Cisco education.getting hands-on experience and understanding tougher topics like binary math and NAT -. Get some hands-on experience. CCIE #12933. It's okay to take a day or two off and celebrate. I've seen too many newlyminted CCNAs who quickly forgot everything they learned for the exam because they stopped studying right after they passed. Ask questions of those already in the field. either in a class or on your own rack of equipment. but you have to get back to work after that.you'll be fine. Do not stop studying the day you pass the exam. Keep reviewing your CCNA topics. Except there won't be any multiple choice. you'll come across as a quality candidate on the big day. home of FREE CCNA & CCNP tutorials.

and you can't get a CCNA without real experience. Beyond that. I've been down that road myself. Well. Get some hands-on experience. I've seen plenty of CCNAs who were put in front of a set of routers and really didn't know what to do or how to put together a simple configuration. I know the trap well. and had NO idea how to begin troubleshooting. and during that time I've conducted job interviews and casual conversations with hundreds of CCNAs and CCNA candidates. but . but do you want to? Working on simulators is fine to a certain extent. working my way from the CCNA to the coveted Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert title. The CCNA is an exciting beginning to your Cisco career. but just having the certification simply isn't enough. You can't get experience until you get a CCNA. you can put together your own CCNA rack for less than $1000 by buying used routers. actually. Some people think that's a lot of money. you can. I'd like to offer to you some tips on becoming a truly valuable and employable CCNA. A recruiter or interviewer isn't going to be impressed just with the cert you've got to have some real-world knowledge to back it up. There are CCNA classes that offer you the chance to work with industry experts on real Cisco equipment. but don't make the classic mistake of depending on them. With that in mind.104 Cisco CCNA Certification: Becoming A Truly Valuable CCNA By Chris Bryant I've been active in the Cisco Certification track for four years. and sat on both sides of the CCNA job interview table.

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this is the foundation of your career. Treat it that way. The work you do now is the most important work you'll ever do. Do it on real Cisco equipment. The skills I learned as a CCNA helped me all the way up to the CCIE. Besides, after you get your CCNA (and after that, hopefully you'll choose to pursue the CCNP), you can always get some of your money back by selling the equipment. The hands-on experience you gain this way is invaluable. Know binary math. Do NOT go the easy route of memorizing a subnet mask chart for the CCNA exam. I know some people brag about being able to pass the CCNA exam without really understanding binary math. I've seen those people on the other side of the interview table, and they're not laughing when I ask them to do a subnetting question. They're not laughing when they can't explain or create a VLSM scheme. That chart does nothing to help you understand what's going on. If you can add and know the difference between a one and a zero, you can do binary math. Don't let the name intimidate you. Become a REAL CCNA -- learn binary math ! Run "show" and "debug" commands. No commands help you truly understand how things work in a Cisco network than show and debug commands. As you progress through the Cisco certification ranks, you'll be glad you started using these at the CCNA level. Do you need to know these commands for the exam? Probably not. Do you need them to be successful in the real world? Absolutely. The Cisco certification track has been great to me, and it can boost your career as well, whether you stop at the CCNA, CCNP, or go all the way to the CCIE. It's the skills you develop today that will truly make you a networking engineer. Don't take shortcuts or get the attitude of "just passing the exam".

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It's what you achieve after the exam that counts, and it's the work you put in before passing the exam that makes those achievements possible. About the Author Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933, is the owner of The Bryant Advantage, home of FREE CCNA & CCNP tutorials. For a FREE copy of my latest e-books, "How To Pass The CCNA" or "How To Pass The CCNP", request one at chris@thebryantadvantage.com!

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By Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 The Most Important Cisco Study You'll Ever Do By Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 All of us are familiar with the pyramids of Egypt. These magnificent structures have stood for thousands of years, withstanding extreme heat and other factors that would bring down an ordinary structure. When we look at these pyramids, we instinctively look toward the peak. We tend to do the same with the Cisco Learning Pyramid. If you're not familiar with this, Cisco uses a pyramid to illustrate how the CCIE is at the peak of the Cisco certification structure, with the CCNP in the middle and the CCNA at the bottom. I'm often asked how to become a CCIE. My response is always "Become a master CCNA and a master CCNP first". That answer is often followed by a puzzled look, as though I've mentioned some new kind of Cisco certification. But that's not it at all. The reason the pyramids of Egypt are so strong, and the reason they have lasted for thousands of years, is that their foundations are so strong. It's not the well-built peak that allows such a building to last it's the foundation. The same can be said for your Cisco certification studies. As a CCNA candidate, you may not even be thinking about the CCIE yet (although I hope you will!). You may be looking ahead toward the CCNP. You must realize, though, that the skills you

You cannot understand how the many types of OSPF networks work unless you understand how OSPF works in the first place. I know that it's hard not to be in a hurry when you're studying for your CCNA . access control lists.you're building the foundation for the rest of your Cisco certifications and the rest of your career. And how can you possibly use wildcard masks. Look at some of the topics you'll have to master for your CCNP and CCIE.I've been there! Keep in mind.108 will learn in your CCNP and CCIE studies are built upon the studies you do for your CCNA. About the Author Chris Bryant. write to chris@thebryantadvantage.com ! . Indeed. Let me repeat that.com). though. such as OSPF and using binary math. Your CCNA studies are the most important studies of your career. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. you're not just studying for a certification exam . that when you're studying for your CCNA. CCIE #12933.thebryantadvantage. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook. your CCNA studies are the most important studies of your career. and the many other applications of binary math you'll encounter in your CCNP and CCIE studies if you don't get that fundamental understanding of binary at the CCNA level? I know we work in a field where our customers tend to want things done yesterday.

right? Wrong. there's one benefit of certification that many candidates forget about. whether it's an MCSE. CCNA. What do I mean by "truly earned"? First. You can't pay your rent with confidence you can't pay for gas with confidence you can't pay for ANYTHING with confidence. The confidence you build from truly earning a certification. There is no multiple choice. Confidence. . cannot be purchased. As I tell my students. or stolen. If you buy one of these things and happen to skate by a certification exam. Did you learn anything? No.109 The Hidden Benefit Of Computer Certifications By Chris Bryant. borrowed. It has to be earned. when you're standing in front of a server or router that isn't working. or CCIE. and most of them are backed up with salary surveys and the like. the correct answer is not "B". and all eyes are on you to troubleshoot the problem. Are you going to be effective on the job? No. I'm referring to those little documents out there generally referred to as "braindumps". CCIE #12933 The web is covered with stories regarding the benefits of professional computer certification. did you learn anything? No. right? So who cares. While there's certainly nothing wrong with making more money and having better job prospects.

Cisco exams are not easy to pass. I also felt no sense of pride in achieving it. and the initial Cisco certification. Now. I should HOPE the test is demanding?" Yes. and the MCSE exams have gotten tougher as well. Chris has lost his mind. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. of achievement furthermore. if everyone else has that certification. but the MCSE NT 4. demands hands-on knowledge and experience. Thankfully. The tests were repetitive and far too simple.and almost all of us do . I'm referring to the hope that the certification you earn was earned by taking a demanding exam.0 had little value.com). they would have no value. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The . So if you should happen to fail an exam along the way to the top . everyone would be doing it! About the Author Chris Bryant.just keep in mind that if the exams were not demanding. There's nothing more useless than earning a certification that's easy to get. if it were easy. CCIE #12933.110 Secondly.thebryantadvantage. you should. you're probably thinking "okay. there were no simulation questions.0 was the certification that ended up causing a lot of damage to the value of professional certifications. what value does it have? I can speak from experience on this one. Microsoft is (finally) adding simulator questions to their certification exams as well. Those of you relatively new to the field may never have used NT 4. As a result.0. my MCSE NT 4. After all. There's no feeling of pride. EVERYBODY had one. the CCNA. and the exams required no real handson experience. exam vendors and authors seem to have learned their lesson.

111 CCNA" or "CCNP" chris@thebryantadvantage.com ! eBook. write to .

The point of this article is not to bash technical training schools. That's how I got my start in IT eight years ago. So should you. none of us start at the top. and I often tell people that no field rewards individual achievement and drive like IT does. you've made a significant investment in time and money... When you sign up with one of these schools.000?" "Are you worth $65.112 Five Questions To Ask Before Attending A Tech School By Chris Bryant. and darn few of us start at that kind of salary. I asked some tough questions. CCIE #12933 As with any field. call us!" I'm an optimist. and bad ones. sometimes it's hard to know the right questions to ask. Having said that. .000 a year? If not. though. Before I ever put down the first dime. there are good technical training schools. and today I'm a CCIE™ and own my own Cisco training company and my own consulting firm. You deserve to know everything about the school and your job prospects after leaving that school before you put down your hard-earned money. "Did you know the average salary of an MCSE is $80. The problem is. What are my true job prospects and legitimate salary levels after I graduate from your school? We've all heard the ads on the radio.

How up-to-date are the courses you're offering? Make sure the school you're going to attend has made efforts to keep their courses relevant. In short. but I haven't met very many of them. If the answer to that question is "none". It's not where you start. with a couple of schools running ads about training you to work in Homeland Security. look somewhere else. that's great. I want to work in IT security. They tend to represent those salaries as starting salaries.113 I'm sure that there are some people who broke in at $80. Ask what changes have been made to their curriculum in the last three years. Ask your technical school what the average starting salary of their graduates is. but keep in mind that you have to get a security clearance for any job like that. No field changes faster than IT. can I talk to them? Technical schools are jumping on the security bandwagon. And who will sponsor you? Your employer. it's where you end up. Have you placed anyone in this field lately? If so.000. If that's your goal. Can you get employed in a Homeland Security job without having the clearance in the first place? . And keep in mind that salary is not the most important factor to consider when looking for your first job in IT it's the experience you'll be able to put on your resume later on that you should weigh heavily at this point. be very careful about schools that brag about starting salaries. Be very wary of technical schools that use the famous/infamous MCSE Salary Survey as a marketing tool. And how do you get a security clearance? You have to be sponsored.

and the quality was very good. Five to eight phone calls will give you a good picture of where the school stands with local employers. Probably not. I've heard some of their own teachers complain about the quality of these books. Pick up the phone. Ask the school you're thinking of attending whether they've actually been able to place graduates in such jobs. Hello. Ask that person what they think about the books. If the school's managed to do so. and ask to speak to someone in HR. What textbooks does your school use? Some technical school chains use only books that someone in their organization wrote. they'll be glad to put you in touch with such graduates. If you're looking into entering the IT field. I'm certainly not saying you can't eventually get an IT security job if that's where you want to go. Ask that person about the reputation of the school. Make sure to ask the right questions before writing a check or taking a loan to attend the answers to those questions will indicate to you . or for that matter. IT is a small world. Catch-22. what the local reputation of the school is. Use that resource for everything it's worth. Ask to talk to them. The fifth question is a question to ask of HR representatives. if the school has a good or bad reputation. The technical school I attended used off-the-shelf books. call these companies. The key word there is "eventually". you probably know someone who's already in it. most of the IT personnel in your city or town probably know about it.114 Hmmm. Again. Making the decision to attend a technical school can be the best decision you've ever made it certainly was for me. you can eventually get there. Every technical school lists companies where they've placed their graduates on their promotional material.

is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. write to chris@thebryantadvantage. CCIE #12933.115 whether this school is truly the school that can help you achieve your dreams. About the Author Chris Bryant. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook.com).com ! .thebryantadvantage.

In a home lab. With this in mind. This often occurs when a CCNA or CCNP candidate starts putting together their own home practice lab.116 Cisco Certification: A Survival Guide To The Cisco Cable Jungle By Chris Bryant. and so on. and then remembering what they're used for. CCIE #12933 One of the most confusing parts of beginning your Cisco studies is keeping all the cable types separate in your mind. Straightthrough cables are also good for connecting a BRI interface to an ISDN simulator. and they suddenly realize that they have the equipment to run labs. This allows the devices to both send and receive at the same time. here are some common Cisco cable types and their primary use. the wire that's connected to Pin 1 on one end is connected to Pin 1 on the other end. so named because the eight wires inside the cable go straight through the wire. but not the cables. While the wires may be twisted inside to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI). The "crossover cable" is so named because the wires do cross over between pins. and crossover cables are a must for directly connecting ports on Cisco switches to create a trunk. there's the regular old "straight-through cable". First. a straight-through cable is often used to connect a switch port to an Ethernet port on a router. This is the blue cable . with a transceiver attached to the Ethernet port. The "rollover cable" allows you to connect directly to a Cisco console port with your laptop or PC.

is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. Remember that the DCE interface will need to supply clockrate to the DTE interface.com). write to chris@thebryantadvantage. Chris Bryant CCIE #12933 About the Author Chris Bryant. The different cable types can be confusing when you first read about them. you'll definitely have them straight come test day! Best of luck in your lab and your exams. there's the DTE/DCE cable. Finally.thebryantadvantage.117 that comes with new Cisco devices. Without a rollover cable (also commonly called a "console cable"). To create a frame relay cloud in your home lab (using one of your Cisco routers as a DCE). or to directly connect two Cisco routers via their serial interfaces.com ! . you can't connect your laptop directly to a Cisco device. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook. and it's the one that engineers tend to hold on to with their lives. but after tearing down or building your home lab a few times. you will need a DTE/DCE cable. CCIE #12933.

including cables. what the most common questions are re- .com. No simulator in the world is going to give you the experience you will get cabling and configuring your own routers. but you don't have to assemble your lab one piece at a time. Whenever I mention this to one of my students.118 Cisco Certification: Putting Together Your Own Home Lab By Chris Bryant. they always say it costs too much. eBay is a good way to get an idea of what's out there and what the prices are. The good news for current CCNA and CCNP candidates interested in building their own labs is that used Cisco equipment has never been more plentiful or cheaper. Many eBay vendors who sell used Cisco equipment sell ready-made CCNA and CCNP labs for one price. I can tell you firsthand that there is no learning like hands-on learning. I personally own a Cisco 4000 router that I use as a Frame Relay switch in my lab that I've had for about four years. The truth is.ciscokits. I asked one major vendor of CCNA and CCNP labs. The word "used" turns off a lot of people not many of us buy used computers or used servers. Cisco routers. CCIE #12933 CCNA and CCNP candidates hear it all the time: "Get some hands-on experience". and I've never had a problem with it. From my personal experience climbing the Cisco certification ladder. The secret? Used routers. though. are robust. it is cheaper now to build your own CCNA and CCNP lab than it has ever been. www.

Do I need a switch? Well. Therefore. Otherwise you can spend days trying to find all the little extra pieces you need to get your lab up and running. it is nice to have. You will come to find quickly that mistakes you make on Router 1 are affecting Router 5 all because you did not screw in a cable properly. I strongly recommend that you purchase a dual router kit that comes with all the accessories you need. you will not be able to see the main thing we are trying to accomplish. choices! Which 2500/2600 router do I pick? I will list some pros and cons of each router below. However. However. with only about 2 questions on the test dedicated to "hands on" switch knowledge. as the simulators just don't have the ability to give you the "hands on" you need to see what happens when you disconnect a cable or put a cable in the wrong location. if you have to skimp on something. choices. is to have at least two routers. The propagation of route tables! The only way you can see if your configurations work. If you have a very limited budget. along with current prices (note that prices are generally lower if you buy a dual router kit instead of a single router). Here's what they had to say: Why do I need real routers instead of a simulator? You need a physical router. What routers and switches should I buy? Choices. you can receive value from only purchasing a single router over working with a simulator.119 garding building your own home lab. No simulator can simulate that. . How many routers do I need? Two routers really are required to see if anything works. Please note that prices are approximations. skimp on the switch.

Lots of fun! You will need to add two transceivers to convert the Ethernet AUI ports to an RJ-45 style Ethernet ports. One day it is a frame relay switch. This is the same as a Cisco 2501. This router is the same as a Cisco 2501 except instead of one Ethernet port you have two. 3) Cisco 2505/2507 with 16 MB Flash/16MB DRAM $109. However. you can use this as your Cable Modem/DSL Modem router. except it adds an ISDN port so you can complete all your ISDN commands for the CCNA test. You will need to add a transceiver to this unit to convert the Ethernet AUI port to an RJ-45 style Ethernet port.99. 6) Cisco 2612 Router with 32 DRAM and 8 MB Flash $199.99. You will need to add a transceiver to convert the Ethernet AUI port to an RJ-45 style Ethernet port. Now you can test your ability to setup a firewall and router in a live environment on the Internet. WICs and such. All 2500 routers that we will discuss come with a minimum of two serial ports and an Ethernet port.99. the next it is your . This is the same as a 2503 but it also adds two more serial ports so you can use this as a frame relay switch later in your CCNA studies. You may ask.120 1) Cisco 2501 Router with 16 MB Flash/16MB DRAM $94.99. what is the big deal? Well. and it can support a vast majority of the commands that you will need to learn for your CCNA test.99. So the big benefit of this is you can buy extra modules to add functionality such as more serial ports. so this is a great money saving tip. The cheapest introduction router. This is a modular router unlike any of the 2500 series routers.99. The same as a Cisco 2501 except it has a built-in 8 or 16 port hub so you do not have to purchase a transceiver. 5) Cisco 2520 Router with 16 MB Flash/16MB DRAM $119. due to the flexibility you will pay a bit more. It costs the same as a 2503. 4) Cisco 2514 Router with 16 MB Flash/16MB DRAM $149. Ethernet ports. 2) Cisco 2503 Router with 16 MB Flash/16MB DRAM $119. ISDN ports.

It's my experience that 95% of candidates who earn their CCNA go on to pursue their CCNP within one year. Having worked my way from the CCNA to the CCIE. though. and you gain invaluable experience and knowledge that will help you both in your certification quest and your job performance.com . Tell them Chris Bryant sent you! :) In the end. you can either negotiate a price with the vendor who sold it to you.99. In the long run it will be cheaper than purchasing a bunch of dedicated routers for each discipline you want to learn. so don't sell it too quickly. 7) Cisco 1912 or 1924 Switch with Enterprise Software $109. Not a big deal since you have 10 MB routers. I can tell you that you will learn much more from actually configuring and cabling your own equipment than you ever will from any simulation of the real thing.99. To your success. Chris Bryant CCIE #12933 About the Author . The only drawback is it is a 10 MB switch except for the two 100 MB uplink ports. you spend only a few hundred dollars. This switch will run all the current commands needed for the test and is a full 100 MB switch. or you can sell it yourself on eBay. And should you desire to sell your lab after you complete your certification. Another outstanding vendor for Cisco lab equipment is http://www. This is a good low cost switch.horizondatacom. 8) Cisco 2912 or 2924 Switch with Enterprise Software $249.121 ISDN router.

com). is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www.com ! .122 Chris Bryant.thebryantadvantage. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook. write to chris@thebryantadvantage. CCIE #12933.

what we all need to keep in mind to maximize our career potential is how important knowing voice is going to be tomorrow. Cisco. both in our work and out studies. now offers a Cisco Certified Voice Professional certification that is gaining a lot of attention from IT professionals looking to add to their skills and their resume. We've always got to look forward in IT. Cisco's CCVP track is a rigorous five-exam track that requires you to earn your CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification before getting started. always the pioneer in technical certifications. The five exams cover a myriad of topics .they're not giving this one away! Here are the exam numbers and codes you'll need to know to register for the exams: 642-642 Quality Of Service (QOS) 642-432 Cisco Voice Over IP (CVOICE) 642-425 IP Telephony Troubleshooting (IPTT) 642-444 Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) 642-452 Cisco Voice Gateways (GWGK) .123 Taking A Look At Cisco's CCVP Certification By Chris Bryant I hardly have to tell you how important voice technologies are in today's networks.

thebryantadvantage. Chris Bryant CCIE #12933 About the Author Chris Bryant. "How To Pass The CCNA" or "How To Pass The CCNP". CCVP. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (www.com today ! . I recommend that a new CCNA pursue and achieve the CCNP before going after these more-specialized certifications. For a FREE copy of my latest e-books.com). CCIE #12933. the routing and switching knowledge your will acquire on your way to the CCNP will be invaluable to your career as well as being helpful with your CCVP pursuits. and CCSP! To your success. home of FREE CCNA and CCNP tutorials and The Ultimate CCNA Study Package. these certifications won't be going anywhere soon. CCIE #12933. While it is not required by Cisco. send a request to chris@thebryantadvantage. Think of how valuable you will be with a CCNP. Besides. (CCNP Study Packages are on the way!) Get certified with Chris Bryant.124 Many newly-minted CCNAs wonder if they should pursue this or the Security Professional certification immediately after getting their CCNA.

Is self study the best one or attending classes? Which books are most recommended for CCNA Routing and Switching? Is it better to take CCNA once or start from ICND1 and ICND2? # 02 Kailen Harper I have always felt the two exam option and self study is the best way to move forward with a CCNA. ask a lot of questions in the forums and just keep working at it. # 03 Ryan Helton . Subnetting is the most important thing to learn since without it the tests will take significantly longer to complete. Watch all of the videos on the site here and play the binary game A LOT. watch the videos. Learning it in a book and actually doing it are very different things. Most importantly though is to get a couple of routers or Dynamips and practice. And time is a valuable resource on the test. Remember even the CCIE's had to start somewhere. The Cisco press books by Wendel Odom for ICND1&2 are an excellent choice. 642-445 Get the first book.125 The Discussion Of CCNA Advice For You By Penny # 01 nikalex I am currently planning to start studying for my CCNA certification.

use the Boson simulator software and have a few 2nd hand routers and switches for practice. another 2500 and a 2600. 000-331 I would advise anyone to spend between £100-£200 on some Cisco Kit when working through the Certs. Which ones would you most recommend me for practice? I would move those ones cheap and which can be used for CCNP preparation as well. I just passed the ICND1 exam and I felt very prepared having used the ICND1 study guide by Wendell Odom and the CCNA study guide from sybex. I agree with the poster above. these 2 products go together a treat! In regards to lab equipment. InterVlan-Routing and much more. . i also agree with all comments above! i passed CCENT 8 weeks ago and nearly read ICND2. The kit i have now. 2 2500's and 1 2950 CAT Switch I found it helped a lot.126 Yup. # 06 Mike Keedy I'm following the self study track too. I heard Cisco has many versions of routers and switches. I find the Cisco Press books excellent. allows me to setup a network. 642-811 # 04 nikalex Thank you so much for this valuable advice. The ICND2 explorers into STP. VTP. working with all CCNA layer 2/3 protocols and much more. a lot of people say you don’t need any equipment to get pass CCENT / CCNA but i purchased for CCENT. # 05 Garry Richardson Hi there. For ICND2 I’ve purchased another CAT 2950. plus its fun playing with live Cisco IOS. I also practiced ios commands using GS3. I used Cisco Press materials and CBT nuggets.

Plus the equipment will be what I need as I move on to the CCNP. 000-331 # 08 Kerry LeBlanc I agree with all the good advice here.28. I decided to go the one exam path myself.2008 :: CCNA Q&As :: No Comments » Chris Corino's 3 Questions About CCNA I figured this was going to be a short post. LOL. I got two routers. and if you can answer ANY of them.00.127 Good luck in your certification. but the more I think about it. I think the Boson exam environment is the most accurate for feel and look. For resources I am using the Cisco Press set by Wendell Odem. the longer it gets. one switch and a great lab book for about 250. 350-029 I also purchased some equipment from CiscoKits. I hope I've made the right decision # 07 Ryan Helton Hey Mike. To tell you the truth I wish I had just done that because I feel like I was almost over prepared for the ICND1 and with a little more study of the ICND2 concepts I could have just knocked out the whole thing in one test. it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Hope everyone's work-week is going well! . MB7-515 Robin Lee :: Oct.com. Another good resource is the Brynat Advantage. I'd say you're making the right choice just going for the CCNA exam all at once. I'm planning to go straight for the CCNA exam. Fairly inexpensive. I bought the Boson Exam simulator and the NetSim as well. but nothing compares to laying your hands on the real deal. The books and simulators are great. So I am just going to throw out a couple questions I am confused about. I also have Todd Lammle's book (Sybex Study Guide) which is excellent.

not really a question: Not even knowing there was a "CCNA Voice" certification. I bought a book yesterday from Barnes and Noble. Which do you recommend? Pro/cons? If I go for the CCNA. along with a 1-hour training DVD.2008 :: CCNA Q&As :: No Comments » CCNA Discovery 4. and 2 CD's with the books on PDF. Why is there a deadline? Is the exam being retired or changed? More of a story. and 400 practice questions. but the $60 one was a "Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition".) CCVP (Currently only requires the CCNA. Is the First 2 Modules Enough For CCENT Exam? # 01 Araza . OR I could buy a CCNA cert. Needless to say. basically Cisco is allowing those of us already working on the CCVP to finish it before requiring the CCNA-Voice cert. I either take the CCNA exam or take the ICND1 and ICND2. 70-631 Helpful answer form Timothy Walsh: You'll need to do it in the following order: CCNA (Note that you can break this into two tests. but after 6/24/09 will require the CCNA-Voice cert) 642-444 Robin Lee :: Oct. ICND1. hence step 1. it says the prerequisites are "CCNA (until June 24. I couldn't understand how it was possible. Library for $60 that trains you on the CCNA. I have to get my CCNA or CCNA Voice cert.22. However. 2009)". Library for $95 that trains you on JUST the CCNA.128 I am planning for my CCVP due to work requirements. first. and ICND2. I'm extremely excited. This is a new cert which is why the CCVP has the deadline you spoke of. Anyone see anything wrong with that picture?!? They were both made by Cisco. but listen to this: I can either buy the CCNA Cert. I got the $60 one. correct? Recommendations? When I look up the CCVP. ICND1 which gets you the CCENT certification followed by the ICND2 which then makes you a CCNA) CCNA-Voice (This certification requires you to first be a CCNA.

I personally think that one should Also go for CCENT / CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide by Wendell Odom. # 03 Araza Hi Chetan. I am very new to networking so i need all the info that i can get. I completed CCNA Exploration 4. is this true? Not calling Cisco liars but has anyone who has studied the first 2 modules of the CCNA Discovery 4.0 course from NETACAD. It says that after the first 2 modules in the CCNA Discovery 4.1 The course curriculum is good. I have purchased the Wendell Odom ICND1 book as well. First two modules of Discovery 4. 70-624 Cisco NetAcad Material + Cisco Press Books are a great combination. Content wise. I am thinking of buying the CBT videos.0 you will have all the material to sit for the CCENT certification exam. I am thinking in registering for NETCAD and wanted some advice. India in august this year. I don't want to buy too much as this will . Thanks man. can you advise if the first 2 modules are sufficient.129 Dear All. The online tests at the academy are also of good quality. Keeping in mind the long term goal of obtaining CCNA certificate after CCENT. 156-215.0 track are meant for the CCENT certification. But my personal advice is that not to rely on First two Modules completely although they cover the required syllabus. And they cover all the necessary topics in sufficient detail.0 set the CCENT exam? If yes. 650-251 # 02 Chetan Hi Araza. Cisco says that Exploration track is more advanced than the Discovery Track. that makes a lot of sense.

one. I just wanted to share some information about CBT videos.jivesoftware.130 confuse me so i thought one book and one video should do. Once again thanks for your advice. . but on the following link I found some information that might be of some use to you.com/message/3662#36 More information:642-552 220-601 646-363 70-646 642-453 70-236 642-415 642-456 350-018 642-373 640-816 70642 70-271 70-445 642-691 ex0-101 70-237 NS0-201 70-643 About the Author IT Expert. # 04 Chetan Hi Araza.jivesoftware. 62 5 https://cisco.com/message/4575#457 Please go through both of the following links. and not just https://cisco.hosted.hosted. I haven't used those videos.

but I proved myself wrong. May 5th 2005. I already packed my library of Cisco Press books back onto my bookshelf and powered my lab rack down. CCIE Plaque Anyway. What a huge burden off my shoulders. I just got back into Chicago and found out about an hour ago. out at RTP in North Carolina! I have been studying for the CCIE exam for almost 3 years now. I knew I had absolutely nailed it. The worst part was having to endure the torture of waiting and not knowing the whole way home. I never thought I could get sick of working on this stuff.. I am proud and ecstatic to announce that I finally passed today out at RTP in North Carolina. Now I might actually be able to interact with humans again instead of routers and switches. here is my Lab in my basement. I kept second guessing all kinds of issues that I ran into. I am so happy and thankful that this chapter of my life has finally come to an end (so are my wife and kids). For those that are interested.. This is where I spent all of my spare time preparing to take . Time to book at least a 2 week vacation to St.131 My CCIE Lab Rack Overview By Richel Fox Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert I finally PASSED the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam today. I came out of the exam feeling very confident that I had passed it. Somewhere. So I am wired to say the least. Yeehaw! I can actually have my life back and stop spending all my nights and weekends studying my butt off in the basement. The mind can be an evil thing when it is left to its own devices.

My preparation path: Realistic Exams Question and Answers with explanations Testkingdoms Advance Technology actual Preparation material and vol 2 (68 labs) About the Author Hi I educated in the U. Our study materials included exams Q&A with Explain .testkingdom. and now I have launched www. That gets quite a bit pricey.A. with working experienced for 18 years in multinational companies..com over here we provide complete solutions for IT exams study material we also provide trainings and consultancy to Corporate and individual Student. Check out Scott Morris' lab.the only non Cisco employee to have 4 CCIE certifications! The man is a machine when it comes to this stuff. I collected a lot of this gear off of eBay and some of it was spare hardware from the office. Fortunately the whine of the fans on all this gear does not carry throughout the house. As an IT Manager and IT Instructor. This is about the bare minimum of equipment you need to run through many of the practice lab scenarios. then you haven't seen anything yet.. If you think I am an extreme geek.132 the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab exam. The only equipment I am missing is an LS1010 ATM switch and a couple of ATM modules for my 2600's. so I just rented lab time for that since it was an insignificant amount of material to cover with respect to all the other topics. The nice thing is I added some APC remote start power supplies which allow me to leave the rack powered down and I can fire it up at anytime from anywhere remotely.S. about 5 years ago I started a study solution business and boot camp in US.

It is currently one of the premiere IT certifications. Every two years after becoming certified.133 Cisco CCIE Basic Information By Jim Lee Basic Information For computer professionals who wish to demonstrate internetworking expertise. Security (350-018). and it contains 100 multiple choice questions. Storage Networking. There are five CCIE tracks to choose from: Routing and Switching (350-001). Service Provider. Then you must also pass a full day (8 hour) hands-on practical lab at a Cisco testing facility. You must first pass a two-hour computer based test administered through an authorized testing center. The top-of-the-line certification CCIE is for individuals who work specifically with Cisco products. CCIEs must recertify by passing any CCIE qualification exam. You must attempt the lab exam within 18 months of passing the written exam. This is called the written exam. and Voice (350-030). Study Guide Online Resources: Exam4sure CCIE Exams' Practice Engines List Certay Cisco Exams' Practice Engines List Free Pass4sure CCIE Offline Resources: .

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640-802 exam is the most concerned one of all the CCNA exams. Cisco networking is divided into three levels: * Associate level certification is the entry level certificate for all networking paths in the Cisco course. It is designated as CCNA for all except Design / Routing & Switching. where * is N. Especially. Checkpoint . * Expert is designated by CCIE. Select the path that best fits your experience and career goals. 350-018 exam or 350-030 exam now. And identify the certification level consistent with your current position. Cisco CCNA CCDA CCNP CCIE. Everyone can get a Cisco certification after hard work to increase their chances of capturing the right job. and is the highest level of Cisco certification possible. D.135 Three Levels of Cisco Certifications By Jim Lee Organizations. or V. S. Therefore it is desirable to be able to inter-network them together to create ever larger networks of inter-connected computers. 642-845 exam. depending on the different field of work. corporations and even individuals have computers and devices networked together. Exam4Sure provides high quality IT exam practice questions and answers. Cisco is the current leader in network certification. Oracle 10g DBA 9i DBA. 642-812 exam and 642-901 exam are the most popular ones and they all belong to CCNP. In fact we have hundreds of thousands of inter-connected networks. I. Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS. P. This ability to create even larger networks of networks is becoming essential in even small businesses. * Professional level certification is designated by CC*P. 642-825 exam. Many people are dedicated to 350001 exam.

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They are also capable of implementing and managing connections to remote sites using the WAN. configuring. Moreover. What is a CCNA certification? CCNA stands for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. and troubleshooting routed and switched computer networks and systems. Such is a pre-requisite for the other higher levels of Cisco certifications. wireless computer networking. he can then move forward and acquire the other Cisco Certifications.137 A CCNA Certification Validates Advanced it Skills By Benedict Smythe If a person has a CCNA certification. It is best suited for IT help desk engineers. field technicians. and other IT professionals involved in managing the processes of computer networks. it means that he has the necessary skills that networking professionals use in installing. What is the next step after getting a CCNA certification? After an IT professional has gained the CCNA certification. These include the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network . and other performance-based computer skills. It is the entry-level certification of Cisco. they are equipped with basic knowledge on network security issues. Basically the CCNA certification is the first step towards the series of Cisco IT certifications. computer networkers.

Generally. Knowledge on Ethernet and VLANs is also necessary as well as skills in IP addressing. Also. the aspiring candidate should be proficient with routers and routing protocols. Moreover. How can one be prepared for a CCNA certification exam? . RARP. before any individual can take the certification exam. he should be able to construct and design both local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). and knowledge on TCP/IP protocols (ARP. and ICMP). What other things should an aspiring CCNA know? There are no pre-requisite tests for getting CCNA. he should have prime knowledge on computer network management and security. He should also be able to identify and utilize the OSI reference model and the basic principles used in network designs.138 Professional) certification which is designed for network administrators and network technicians. Also. and switches. an official recertification exam should be taken at the end of the validity period. However. Once the aspiring candidate pass. bridges. the results will be valid for three years. he is required to pay an average of a hundred dollars as exam fee. BOOTP. the exam for the CCNA certification will last for two hours as it is only comprised of seventy eight questions. and CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification which is tailor made for senior network administrators and high level positions. the aspiring candidate should be able to answer at least sixty three questions correctly. What are the topics that are included in the CCNA certification exam? An individual aspiring for a CCNA certification should be knowledgeable with the basic history of networking. He should also be an expert with the Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System) and lastly. In order to pass the exam.

About the Author New Horizons Northern Ireland is a class leading IT training company specializing in Microsoft and Adobe training such as Excel. Access. . If an IT professional cannot avail of actual training courses. as well as formal IT trainings. Dreamweaver and Photoshop training.co.139 The aspiring individual should be able to get hands-on experience with computer systems. In addition to that. an individual can opt to find an official Cisco Learning Partner. he can study for the CCNA certification exam using books and online sources. Comm-Store. Aside from step-by-step tutorials and lectures. an aspiring candidate can access comprehensive practice exams for the CCNA certification. Such organizations will offer aspiring candidates with "live" preparation courses and materials. Word. he can assess his present knowledge and capability to be CCNA certified.uk is a leading supplier of IT equipment including Data Cabinets and Cat5e Cable. In doing so.

you should be proficient in the job skills listed in the following matrix.250 to 5. The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003 credential (70-290 exam) is intended for IT professionals who work in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large companies.Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet This Microsoft certification exam measures your ability to manage and maintain a Windows Server 2003 environment. database. and client computer management . is a Microsoft certification.Three or more physical locations . The matrix shows which Official Microsoft Learning Products may help you reach competency in the skills being tested in the exam. remote access.Network services and resources such as messaging. file and print. An MCSA candidate should have 6 to 12 months of experience administering client and network operating systems in environments that have the following characteristics: .000 or more users .Three or more domain controllers . intranet. also known as 70-290 exam. firewall. proxy server. Before taking the exam. You can get more information .140 Microsoft Certification Preparation Guide For 70-290 Exam By Xena "MCDBA Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment". Internet.

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learn the basics. and it can also be very confusing when you first start studying it. Multicasting uses concepts that are unlike anything you've run into in your routing protocol studies. The only factor the routers care about is the destination IP address .142 Cisco CCNP / BCMSN Exam Tutorial: Multicasting And The RPF Check By Chris Bryant Multicasting is a vital topic on your BCMSN. and CCIE exams. CCNP. A fundamental difference between unicasting and multicasting is that a unicast is routed by sending it toward the destination. or Reverse Path Forwarding Check. while a multicast is routed by sending it away from its source. A unicast is going to follow a single path from source to destination. It's the multicast router's job to decide which paths will lead back to the source (upstream) and which paths are downstream from the source. but they're not. With multicast routing. the destination is a multicast IP group address. and then build your skills on that foundation. One such fundamental is the RPF Check. Reverse Path Forwarding refers . master the fundamentals. I speak from experience that multicasting is like any other Cisco technology .the source IP address isn't a factor. and that can throw you at first. "toward the destination" and "away from its source" sound like the same thing.

143 to the router's behavior of sending multicast packets away from the source rather than toward a specific destination. an interface found on the reverse path that leads back to the source . The RPF Check is run against any incoming multicast packet. The RPF Check serves to verify the integrity of your multicasting network.the packet passes the check and will be forwarded. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! Pass the CCNA exam with Chris Bryant! . The multicast router examines the interface that the packet arrived on. CCIE #12933. the packet is dropped.that is. and also serves as a reminder that the basic operation of multicasting is a lot different than unicasting! About the Author Chris Bryant. If the packet comes in on any other interface. If the packet comes in on an upstream interface . is the owner of The Bryant Advantage .

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The Brief History of Cisco Certifications
By Natalie Aranda Even young people can remember the old days when network administrators were more often associated for being the person sitting next to a computer system rather than for specific abilities of proficiency. In those early days, CCNA Certification or CCNA training were concepts totally ignored by most small-tomedium businesses, and they never asked a network administrator to apply for a CCNA course. In fact during long time, many office managers just learned a few computer tricks to qualify as network administrator because a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) was only known as inter networking became more complex. The increasingly sophistication in design and equipment requiring IT professionals. CCNA training begin to be considered essential when the business world found that only the labor of a pool consisting of qualified technicians could handle common problems and new challenges resulting from the evolving of new technologies. A CCNA course was synonym of the knowledge and skills accrediting IT personal. As the time went by, all major vendors of computer software and hardware started to develop their own certification programs with the customers in mind. CCNA Certification become necessary to ensure providing them with people up to date with the technology, to help customers implement their products. This way, Cisco certifications began with the offer of the Cisco Certified Inter networking Engineer (CCIE), which was a

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extremely difficult level of certification, as the only CCNA course available during that time. Such CCNA Certification usually required several years of experience and thousands of dollars. CCNA training consisted of torturous lab practical, needing multiple attempts at the exam, in order to pass. CCIE Certification still require the same level of experience, practice and the rigorous nature of the exam that only a few candidates actually pass, but Cisco has developed intermediate levels of certification nowadays. CCNA Certification can be acquired applying for a CCNA course designed for those who want to be identified as Ciscoknowledgeable technicians to improve their opportunities to develop an IT career or integrate themselves to the growing demand for computer-related jobs. It is a well known fact that a college degree in any field cannot guarantee employment, if the person holding a college diploma is not capable of doing properly the job, regardless any advanced degree. In networking, a traditional college four-year degree in Computer Science may be obsolete by graduation day due the constantly shifting nature of technology. Cisco has worked very hard through its history to make sure any CCNA Certification, CCNA training or CCNA course retain its real worth and prestige in the marketplace. About the Author Natalie Aranda writes about computer, technology and IT training.

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By Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 When you start your CCNA studies, a lot of questions come to mind! Here are the five most common questions CCNA candidates have, answered by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933. Q. What exams do I have to take to get my CCNA? A. The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification offers two paths. You can take the one-exam path by taking the 640-801 CCNA Composite exam. If you want to break it up into two parts, you can take the Introduction To Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO 640-821) and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND 640-811) exams. Q. Chris, which path do you recommend? A. I generally recommend the two-exam path, particularly for those CCNA candidates that haven't taken a Cisco exam before. The Intro exam offers you a little more time and allows you to become comfortable with the Cisco exam engine, particularly the simulator questions. Let's face it, the CCNA single exam covers a lot of material, from basic networking to OSPF to router on a stick. Most candidates are better off breaking this huge amount of material into two distinct parts. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of students and customers pass the CCNA composite. It can be done! Q. Do I have to recertify my CCNA, or is it mine forever after I pass?

vue. Q. For a VUE site. To find a Prometric testing center near you and register online. One way Cisco protects the value of its certifications is to enforce strict recertification policies.147 A. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The . do you have the wrong guy! :) To your success. The latest information from Cisco is that you recertify your CCNA by doing any of the following three things: 1. you must recertify within three years. register at www. Q.2test. 2. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. Chris Bryant CCIE #12933 About the Author Chris Bryant. Pass the current CCNA Composite or ICND exam.thebryantadvantage. When you earn your CCNA. Can you give me a braindump for the exam? A. 3. CCIE #12933. Q. Pass any CCIE written exam.com . How do I recertify my CCNA? A.com . You can take the CCNA exam at any Prometric or VUE testing center. visit www. How do I register for the CCNA exam? A. not including Sales Specialist exams.com). Pass any 642-level professional level exam or any Cisco Qualified Specialist exam. Boy. There is a lot of confusion out there on this question.

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com CCIE written exams bundle and CCIE lab no Q & A with explanations is needed each and every topic is very very I started my journey last year and started working on written and lab simultaneously. I had finished first 68 labs. based on personal experience and problems I had along the way. In short. I will detail what I think is the best way of preparing for the lab. I cleared the written exam in March. and then started concentrating on the lab. The smaller first part will detail what I did to prepare for the lab. And the in second part.149 CCIE Lab Preparation My personal path and Recommendations By Richel Fox Well this post will be in two parts. Even before that my method was to read through DOC cd and make small labs to understand a technology and feature using dynamips. . the path Id take will be in the recommendations J My preparation path: Realistic Exams Question and Answers with explanations Testkingdoms Advance Technology actual Preparation material and vol 2 (68 labs) Q & A with explanations not required: After preparation from testkingdom. By the time I study from Testkingdoms Q & A with explanations in April. if I had to prepare for the lab all over again.

Personally I think. and IE is reshaping their Vol 1 technology labs according to same philosophy. I followed this path. Now. and Testkingdom is continuously updating his Preparation Materials and you can instant download for latest updates for 12 months absolutely free. When you are finished with his Preparation Material. I didn’t attend other vendors Q & A with explanations so I cannot compare. the only deep technology Preparation Material that I know of is Testkingdoms. Up till now. But from what I heard. but the 5 day Q & A with explanations was really informative and a great experience.150 After the Q & A with explanations I concentrated on Testkingdoms Preparation Material and completed it cover to cover and did some of the IEWB labs over and over again till the lab date. I am also very satisfied with IE Preparation Materials. those are in Beta Phase. I did attend Testkingdoms Q & A with explanations and I have only good things to say about it. Recommendations: Assuming you have cleared your written exam what should be your next step. make small labs about every feature and then beat it to death. you have typed in 95% of commands you need to know and practiced 95% of all features that can show up. Once again. I chose it because it was the cheapest. The figure 95% is estimation. His philosophy is to take a technology. So at the moment. you should start with focusing on individual technology. I will change the methodology and hence my recommended preparation method is as follows. For that I recommend Testkingdoms Advance Technology Preparation Material. but will I do the same if I have to do everything all over again? No. everyone praises both IE and IPexpert Q & A .

After that. with working experienced for 18 years in multinational companies.A.testkingdom. As an IT Manager and IT Instructor. you should start with full scale labs. I only tried IE first 10 labs and I was really happy with those. you improve your speed. and now I have launched www.com over here we provide complete solutions for IT exams study material we also provide trainings and consultancy to Corporate and individual Student.S. about 5 years ago I started a study solution business and boot camp in US. by doing Testkingdoms CCIE lab first. I hope this post is useful for readers of this article readers. Our study materials included exams Q&A with Explain . I didn’t try any other vendor for full scale labs so I cannot comment on those. I would recommend those to all readers as well. you learn to do almost everything you need to. So Ill also recommend Testkingdoms Q & A with explanations to all readers.151 with explanations as well. In this way. About the Author Hi I educated in the U. And with full scale labs. independently. stamina and learn how to approach a full scale lab and get a very good idea about how technologies interact with each other.

however. The 350-001 exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. IP routing. bridging and switchrelated technologies. non-IP desktop protocols. Valid passing scores on written exams expire after 18 months. A candidate may attempt the beta exam only once during the beta period.152 CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam 350-001 By Neil Chow CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam 350-001 is a two-hour. multiple choice test with 100 questions covering Routing and Switching networking theory related to topics such as IP. . Beta Exams Each written exam version is offered first in beta form at a discounted cost of US$50. and includes some equipment commands. are typically not available until six to eight weeks after the close of the beta. Expiration Candidates must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18 months of passing the CCIE written exam. Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT. Cost Written exams are administered by independent vendors at cost of US$315. A passing grade on the beta qualifies a candidate to schedule the lab exam. GST). Results. Beta exams are scheduled as you would other written exams and are available at all worldwide testing locations.

com. 350-001 Practice Exam. Preparing for the 350-001 exam? Searching 350-001 Test Questions.com/web/learning/le3/CCIE/rs/written_exa m. which provide Testking and Pass4sure the real questions and accurate answers since 2001. he or she may not take the same exam again (for recertification purposes) for at least 180 days.html Certay is the online Certifications Expert. 350-001 Dumps? Certay 350-001 is written to coincide with the real test by the experienced IT experts and specialists. Results Written exam results are Pass/Fail and are available immediately following the exam. Once a candidate has passed the exam.cisco. Certay 350-001 is high enough to help the candidates to pass this exam easily without any other study materials and no need to attend the expensive training class. With the complete collection of Questions and Answers. The passing score is set by statistical analysis and is subject to periodic change. Retakes Candidates must wait five days between attempts at the written exam.certay. . About the Author Certay provides practice exams / cert prep kits for IT professionals covering almost all of the IT vendors. Information from http://www. See their websites for more details. You can get more information at www.153 Locations Written exams are taken at any worldwide VUE testing facility.

and OSPF to build routing tables. users on that segment can't get to a network resource such as an email server. That's particularly true of static route configuration. While most networks use dynamic routing protocols such as RIP. use a quick fix to get the issue resolved temporarily while you resolve the issue. but I'm too busy talking to you". followed by the destination network and mask. That's when we have to do two things. CCIE #12933 By chris@thebryantadvantage. (You must also resist the temptation to apply a static route and declare the problem fixed!) Static routes are configured with the ip route command. you . Let's say that you just added a new segment to your network and you've successfully added it to your network's routing tables. which gives you time to find out what the problem is with the dynamic routing protocol. on Monday morning. static routes still come in handy sometimes especially if a routing protocol configuration goes awry. We all know what it's like to try to fix something while the phone's ringing like crazy. EIGRP. You can use a static route to get the users where they need to be. After that.154 Chris Bryant. or they can't get out to the Internet.com The great thing about CCNA certification training is that the skills you learn will truly come in handy when working with Cisco routers and switches in production networks. Second. Suddenly. resist the temptation to say "I would fix it. First. Static routes are a great quick fix.

C.10.B.1.255. Both of the following masks are acceptable: ip route 172.D Destination prefix mask R1(config)#ip route 172.10.1.10.255.C.255.1.1.0 255.10.1.C.0 255.B.B.155 must specify either the next-hop IP address or the local exit interface.0 ? A.255.255.D Destination prefix profile Enable IP routing table profile vrf Configure static route for a VPN Routing/Forwarding instance R1(config)#ip route 172.0 ? A.1 ip route 172.0 255.0 serial0 Using IOS Help on a Cisco router shows the various options: R1(config)#ip route ? A.255.1.D Forwarding router's address BRI ISDN Basic Rate Interface Dialer Dialer interface Loopback Loopback interface Null Null interface Serial Serial TokenRing IEEE 802.5 .0 210.

156 Remember. home of free CCNA certification and CCNP tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" course. visit the website! Attend Cisco CCNA training from The Bryant Advantage! .thebryantadvantage. Be ready to configure them in either situation! About the Author Chris Bryant. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. CCIE #12933. you're specifying either the next-hop router's IP address or the local router's exit interface! Configuring static routes is a great skill to have in the network room and in the CCNA exam room.com).

it is widely known that. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) is arguably the best networking certification offered today and the certification itself is not easily achievable. Cisco CCIE Training Instructors In actuality nothing will be as important to your success as your Cisco CCIE boot camp instructor. but do remember that even while the commitment to learn is there on your part. on an average. for the prolific effort that the Cisco CCIE Training demands. The best way to select a Cisco CCIE Boot Camp would be to look at the basic factors in the learning process instead. Therefore. a percentage of fewer than ten people out of a hundred actually pass the Cisco CCIE Courses because of its toughness. Of course we are taking into account your dedication to the training when we consider the instructor to be the most important factor. this is one course people rarely get through without expert advice and guidance. it is necessary to keep the end goals in mind instead of trivialities.157 How to Select the Best CCIE Training Program Usually when you take up a course the basic considerations are the cost of the course and the location where you will have to take the course but with Cisco CCIE Courses the considerations are a bit different. Keeping that in mind. let’s tick off the basic requirements for the trainer: . In fact.

the number of attempts it took for him to clear the exam and everything. So while what the instructor learned when he cleared the exam was right for that point in time.158 Ø Should be CCIE Number CCIE-certified. you will be turning to this one person with your questions and to ask for guidance. If it made him an improved teacher. If you can answer questions about his own course. That is not to say an instructor would only be good if he had failed himself. it only gives you a clear idea of what the person learned. Cisco CCIE Courses Cisco CCIE training is about learning to be a professional recognized for your expertise. you want the Cisco CCIE courses you study to be up to date. Ø Should be up to date with the current trends regarding CCIE Exams. Ø Should be a good teacher. It is a tough test to clear and you need things on your side when you actually sit in the Cisco exam. If he can impart the knowledge to you without you going through those multiple attempts. For the course of your Cisco CCIE Boot Camp and up until you clear the CCIE exam. Ø Should have training experience. When you are putting yourself . Ø Should be able to satisfy you when you interview him/her. you will actually benefit a lot. even the best of students can be lousy teachers because they do not know how or when to instruct/guide. doesn’t it? The point is that you are putting your future in this instructor’s hands. but just to point out that multiple attempts at the course should not always count as a negative against the instructor. That last bit sounds like a dodgy piece of advice. that’s all the better for you.

please visit Cisco CCIE Training at Unitek Education .159 through a Cisco CCIE Boot Camp it is vital that what you learn is in line with the CCIE Lab Exam Blueprint so there is no time or effort wasted. If your lab partner does everything. The same waste of time is valid for when you are waiting to take your turn on the equipment. Cisco CCIE Lab Training & Equipment Along with the Cisco CCIE written training. A good Cisco CCIE lab boot camp will provide you an actual lab with all the equipment you need to practice. the lab training is just as important. For additional information on Cisco CCIE training courses. No sharing of equipment. The best in the business will make sure Cisco CCIE lab training is like a rehearsal for the actual exam itself. or even half of the practical work. it means your time in the lab has not been fully utilized to help you learn. or maybe even more so since it deals with the practical implementation of everything you learn.

Cisco Certification Exams are designed with the aim of identifying experts capable of understanding and working with the intricacies and challenges of end to end networking. One name that you can always . However. you need to pass first a written qualification exam. So. It is for all CCIEs ( Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) to check their commitment towards maintaining their expert-level knowledge in an industry which is very dynamic in nature. it becomes essential for all the Cisco aspirants to get expert help to pass these exams. which are known for their high difficulty level. They are encouraged to continuously expand their technical knowledge and are required to pass a recertification exam every two years. their CCIE certification will get suspended. the major concern of people undergoing these courses has been the Cisco exams. the main concern about these Cisco recertification exams is that they too are of a good difficulty level. It is not only Cisco certification that demands intensive and extensive preparation on the part of the candidates. In case. These courses are indeed taken up very seriously as they open up new career vistas in exciting industries. they are unable to complete their re-certification before the deadlines. resulting in their losing of their expert status. computer based with multiple choice questions. Now. This is the reason why Cisco exams are a hard nut to crack. but also Cisco re-certification. you become eligible to sit for the lab exam. To become Cisco certified.160 It is Now Easy to Get Through Cisco Exams Cisco courses have become very popular in recent years in imparting networking and other IT related knowledge and skills to working professionals as well as to freshers. Once you pass this written exam.

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It generally takes 15 days to complete and covers areas such as campus networks. It is a combination of intensive classroom events. film production.162 Cisco Courses: Covering a Wide Spectrum As more and more industries all over the world are in the process of transforming into a high-tech organization. Cisco courses are designed to meet this demand by giving training to both working people and aspirants in IT networking and other related areas. which help you to think of a successful career in exciting industries such as fashion. CCNPBOOT ( Cisco Certified Network Professional Boot Camp): This course provides an accelerated preparation for Cisco certification. There is a plethora of Cisco courses. the demand for skilled IT professionals with knowledge of recent developments in technology is on the rise. CCIESL ( Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security Lab Boot Camp): The CCIE is currently the most important certification in the industry. healthcare. These courses offer you enough exposure. configuring EIGRP and many more. wireless client access. specializing in one or another field. implementing spanning tree. CCIESL consists of a set of practice exercises covering all protocols tested in the CCIE lab exam. law. They are specially designed for those who already understand the . introduction to routing in an enterprise networks. apart from the IT industry. hands on scenario based Labs and offline and online learning resources including Toolwires live labs. editing and many more. Some of the courses are mentioned below: CCNABL( Cisco Certified Network Associate Blended Learning): This course has been designed for corporate on a group basis.

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It wasn't that I didn't want to do all those chores—it was the constant comments and the addition of activities as I completed what was agreed upon.166 Creating the Project Scope One lady. Oh the joys. For Ms. Rite. In addition to mowing the lawn. If I had known then what I know now. I dreaded every project I did for her because I knew that she'd change the activity as soon as "we" got started. and the way I tied my sneakers. Planting a small tree could have stretched into installing an in-ground pool. cleaning the gutters could easily have stretched into installing new shingles. the way I bagged the grass. Rite. I could have bought a few packs more of baseball cards. trim the shrubs. She complained about the height of the mower. and tons more—depending on the weather and when her coven was meeting. To her. clean out the gutters. Rite hired me to pull weeds. insisted on following me around her yard as I mowed. When Ms. this princess also hired me to pull the weeds. If only I had learned this lesson when I was 14. I would have defined the scope. we'll call her Ms. Defining the Project Scope . The one thing I learned from this demanding customer was that you must have clearly defined requirements for acceptance before you begin. rake the leaves. a deal wasn't a deal unless she got her 20 dollars worth. I could have stressed that the job meant the weeds that were visible around her yard—not the ones that might be in the crawlspace or that might pop up overnight.

describes all the work to create the product scope. The product scope describes the thing or service that will exist as a result of your project. For most people. The first is the product scope. if you don't know what the project is supposed to create. The goal of requirements-gathering. pull the weeds. It includes all of the work. They don't know what they want until you're doing the work. of course). but that isn’t it. the project will fail. In the IT world. Stakeholders usually have a way of seeing the problem solved and the organization with their solution. some stakeholders don't have this gift. Stakeholders think in terms of the vision. it makes perfect sense. and only the required work. of the product existing. When they discuss the requirements with you. is to define exactly what the project will create. for those of you who've not experienced these wishy-washy stakeholders. on the other hand. and can feel a sense of relief and urgency to get the deliverable into production. there are actually two different scopes. In my lawn-work experience. They can see into the future and experience the application before it's created. they have expectations of what the application will do. The project scope and the product scope support one another. trim and edge the property. if you're creating an application for a stakeholder. and edge the shrubs. Their approach to requirements-gathering is more like Ms. which is what the end result of the project will create. The project scope. . The project scope would include the details on how to get there: Mow the lawn. the product scope could have been summed up as a manicured lawn suitable for a photo-op for Home and Garden magazine.167 In project management (and to some extent in lawn work). These stakeholders have a common mantra: "I don't know what I want. Unfortunately for project managers. they describe the end result of the application." These are fantastic and joyous times for a project manager (that's sarcasm. Rite. to complete the project deliverable. The product scope is what customers focus on—what they are envisioning for you to create.

Technical project managers are great. he's setting himself up for failure. The technical project managers gravitate toward a solution that solves the problem they think they understand rather than the problem the customer has. If you get nothing else out of this article. sometimes it's really the project manager's fault. We need project managers who can listen. research. I understand that technology is fluid. What we need are project managers who can capture what the customer wants. but I'll take a project manager who listens and understands the project purpose any day. You wouldn't create a car without specs on what the car should have. I know some project managers (and I bet you do. They can't see the end result that the customer sees. but we must have some clear specifications of what the deliverable should be before we commence the . Let me write that again so you don't think it's a typo: We don't need technical project managers. Their background is in technology. they are technological geniuses. query. You wouldn't create a call center without describing the purpose and features of the call center. If the project manager doesn't capture the same vision that the stakeholder has for the end result. and they can configure Novell servers to make toast. get this: You cannot—must not—begin a project until you know the requirements for acceptance. We see this all the time: You wouldn't build a house without knowing what the house will look like at completion. some of these folks don't take the time to listen to what the customer is really asking for.168 Sometimes this isn't the stakeholder's fault. We don't really need technical project managers. We need project managers who listen to customers describe their vision of what the project will create. Or who can work with the customer to ensure that the project will seize an opportunity. and that as IT project managers we have to be able to adapt and evolve. They don't take the time to capture the product scope. too) who have come up through the ranks of IT. The trouble is. and revisit the problem that the stakeholder needs resolved. Or who can rely on their project team to create a solution that does both.

the scope. Early in the project the stakeholders should have a bunch of influence—their input is essential.169 project. notice that the stakeholders' influence wanes as the project manager's influence increases. The scope statement serves as the guide for all future project decisions. and sometimes the key stakeholders to sign off on the document. Without a clear vision of the project deliverables. Documentation Means Everything After the project manager and the customer are in agreement about what the project will create. which is a document that captures everything that is considered in scope and defines the relevant things that are out of scope. the project sponsor. Well. the project manager owns the project and works to protect and deliver on the promises established in the scope statement. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure Once the scope statement has been written. define the overview of the project work. The scope statement clarifies the project and requires the project manager. As the project progresses toward completion.500 workstations might define the application. a project to push an application to 1. once the scope statement has been agreed upon. In other words. The following figure shows the timeline of the project and the relevant influence of the project manager and the stakeholders. the project is doomed. not you. and emphasize that the rollout doesn't include visiting every machine to confirm the existence of the push. the project manager should create a scope statement. For example. it's time to break down. A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverables-oriented decomposition of the . The intersection of the two paths represents the creation of the scope statement.

A WBS is not the activities but the actual deliverables that the customer expects from the project work. We'd have some major categories of things for our project: 1. Suppose that we were going to install a network from scratch in five different locations around the country: northern California. WAN 2. you may have been led to believe that the activity list. the default view in Microsoft Project. a great tool. LAN 3. Education These major categories of things can be broken down again to more things that we'll be delivering in the project: WAN LAN Operating Systems Education ISP contracts Switches Workstations IT professional education Routers Switches Wall jacks End user education Servers LAN addressing schemes IP addressing schemes WAN diagram Patch panels . but their initials are Microsoft) have skewed this a bit. It is not the activities needed to create the project deliverables. A WBS is not the work. Philadelphia. Operating systems 4. If you've ever used Microsoft Project. it's the stuff that the activities create. Some folks in the IT world (I won't mention them by name. but the deliverables.A. Gasp! That's right. It isn't so.170 project. Atlanta. and L. is the WBS. Tacoma.

equate to no more than 80 hours of work and no fewer than 8 hours of work to create that deliverable. requests that the smallest deliverable in the WBS. which really isn't a rule but a guideline. But why even bother creating a WBS? There are a bunch of reasons why an accurate and complete WBS needs to exist. Cost Budgeting Cost budgeting is the actual money committed on a project deliverable. you can create very accurate cost estimates of what the project will cost to complete. Stuff. called the work package. You don't want to get so granular or so vague with your WBS that it's uncontrollable and useless. not activities. Cost Estimating Because a WBS requires you and your project team to account for everything you'll be creating. This estimate. The end result of the WBS is a clear picture of what the customer will and won't get as part of the project. So how far should you break down the project deliverables? You could (not that you'd want to) decompose your WAN deliverables down to the nuts and bolts in the rack that'll house the hardware. but there are five prominent reasons why every project needs a WBS (discussed in the following sections). Once the cost estimate has been created. The 8/80 Rule. You want to follow the "8/80 Rule" when you break down your project scope.171 See how the deliverables are decomposed into more things? We're decomposing the project scope into things that the customer will get as a result of the project. You may know ROM estimates referred to as hallway estimates or ballpark estimates. we have to track the actual time and materials expenses that went into . is called the definitive estimate. which comes a bit after your rough order of magnitude estimate (ROM). and it is the most accurate.

right? Once we have the WBS created we can then define the needed activities to actually create the deliverables that the customer is waiting for.. follow a proven system to get to the execution of the project plan. experience. we can then shovel them through qualitative and quantitative analysis to capture which risks we need to mitigate and which ones we can live with. but the WBS reveals the deliverables and the required talent to create the deliverables. Decently and In Order Sometimes new project managers get frustrated at all these processes and extra procedures. Projects. Risk Management Planning Risk is an uncertain event that can have positive or negative effects on our project. Rookie mistake. The difference between what was estimated and what is actual is the cost variance. Once we've identified the risks. Resource Planning How do you know how much help you'll need to complete the project? Most project managers rely on expert judgment. We need to identify all the deliverables that the project will create so that we can identify all the activities to create the project.successful projects. and just want to get to work.172 creating the WBS deliverable. well. the precedence of all this activity would go something like this: . and gut feelings. Activity Definition Sigh of relief. one of our deliverables might be Cisco routers. This deliverable might require us to hire or contract a CCIE to configure our network. For example. in our WAN/LAN project. Cost budgeting allows the project manager and management to track the cost baseline of the project. If there were a Robert's Rules of Order for Project Management. The WBS allows us to consider the circumstances and conditions of each deliverable for risks within our project..

Create the WBS with the project team." Or they're so impressed with the good job your team is doing that they realize you could easily work in a few more details for them. 5. 3. Once a project scope and WBS have been agreed upon. 2. that's a quick summation of how the project team gets to work in a perfect world. maybe they don't bang on your door every day.173 1. 4. Create the activity list from the WBS. Estimate the time of the activities based on which resources you have to complete the activities. projects often fail. in the real world. and the customers sign off on both documents. Once the scope has been defined. 6. the project manager wants to lock down any additions or changes. Assign the needed resources to the activities. but I bet they pop in with some "oh-yeah moments. the WBS has been created. Create the project scope statement. Sequence the activities in the order in which they must—or should—happen. How many projects have you worked on where the customer bangs on your door every day with a few hundred changes for the project deliverable? Okay. Get it done. The only way this is going to work is if the project manager . I realize that it doesn't always go this way. Of course. 8. Right? Oh the horrors. 7. This is scope change control. it's up to the project manager to ensure that the project team and the customer that changes won't easily be allowed into the project. Get a project charter.

• Cost and time to include the requested change. • Effect of the change on the project team's morale. • Effect of the change on the project quality. and financials. Eventually the change may be promoted to a Change Control Board (CCB) where some cheery folks will debate the value and worthiness of the proposed change. • Risk of accepting the change. why the change is needed. • Effect of the change on the project manager's chances of a promotion or bonus. the change must be evaluated for the following attributes: • Ramifications of declining the change request. A CCS serves as a shield from unnecessary and bloated changes.174 communicates to the customer the documented and tightly followed Change Control System (CCS). At a minimum. the change is promoted to the manager. • Effect of the change or series of changes on the project team's ability to complete the project on schedule. Kidding. From the requestor. It requires the requestor to document the change request. • Effect of the change on any procurement decisions. or directly to the project manager. Like it or not. and the ramifications of the project deliverable if the change is denied. some changes are great for the project deliverable. and it just makes sense to include them in the project . contracts. project sponsor. and can elect to decline or approve the proposed change. Any change that is seriously considered must have plenty of research to determine the influence of the change request on the rest of the project.

There may be some rework. need to be documented and researched. there is usually a window of opportunity for the customer and the project team to continue to work together to ensure that the deliverables are good and working as planned. corrective actions. the project should end on time and with no remaining funds. even if they are all declined. This is scope verification. To some extent. that's true—if the planning has been done accurately. good or bad. Projects are finished when the project scope has been completed.175 scope. A documented and working CCS is mandatory for any organization. A project is complete when the project scope equates to the present state. will usually pull the project manager and/or the project team away from their focus of getting the project work done. This takes time. But this is supposed to be a realistic discussion on project management. Scope verification is simply the project manager and the project customer inspecting the project deliverables to ensure that all the promises in the project plan exist in the project deliverable. or last-minute change requests to complete the project. This can be through a service agreement or a warranty. All changes. A flurry of change requests. So how do you know when the project is done? Some would say when you run out of money or out of time. A project is complete when the project manager and the project customer can take the WBS and check off each item like last week's shopping list. This takes time. Whether you're managing the creation of software or building a new four-bedroom home. The bottom line is that most major projects have a certain amount of time allotted for the customer to use the . Other changes—again like it or not—will not be good for the project. the project manager and the customer are in agreement that the deliverables equate to the project scope. if all goes according to plan.

boils down to agreeing on what the project will and will not deliver.176 deliverable and to report any problem to the project manager for corrections or support. And then stick to it. warranty. A clearly defined Operational Transfer Plan. or agreed level of service must be defined early in the project. No fun at all. a deal's a deal. If only I had known all this business back when I was sweating out lawn work for Ms. . After all. it cannot be left to assumptions. Rite. This business needs to be defined upfront. Then both parties must live by the agreement. Scope management. It's no fun when the customer assumes that you and your project team would be supporting the deliverable for eternity when you assume that you'll be supporting the deliverable for the next three months. big or small.

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The mechanism of learning and maintaining awareness of the network topology is considered to be the routing function while the movement of traffic through the router is a separate function and is considered to be the switching function. CCENT. After the decision has been made the router will switch the packet to the appropriate interface on the router to forward it out. The router understands several different logical addressing schemes and regularly exchanges topology information with other devices in the network.181 Free Cisco CCNA. CCNP Certification Tutorial By M. routing devices will discard the packet and to generate an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) message to notify the sender of the event. Each device in the network as well as the network itself has a logical address so it can be identified and reached individually or as part of a larger group of devices. For a router to act as an effective relay device. the existence of the destination network address in its routing table. . it must be able to understand the logical topology of the network and to communicate with its neighboring devices. If the destination logical network does not exist in the routing table. A router receiving a packet from a host. the router will need to make a routing decision based on the protocol in use. Routing devices must perform both a routing and a switching function to be an effective relay device.Aslam Routing Routing is a relay system by which packets are forwarded from one device to another. and the interface that is connected to the destination network.

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Cisco had several advantages when they decided to implement their ERP. This test certifies all qualifying candidates as being able to install. However. and troubleshoot local and wide area networks with a 100-500 nodes. Cisco has used an accelerated implementation that has enabled them to implement their ERP system in just 9 months for a cost of $15 million. As a company Cisco was much smaller than what it is now and they had a simpler work environment.185 Getting Your Cisco Systems ERP Certification By Gavin John Cisco's B2B Internetworking Product Center (IPC) is what drives its ecommerce functions is being majorly overhauled and is being moved from the cumbersome CGI/Perl driven applications to the more stable and scalable Java/CORBA framework. To attain a Cisco certification. Cisco made several good decisions in the selection and implementation of their ERP. They can also manage switches and routers that are part of the . configure. they were experiencing huge growth at that time and their legacy information systems were beginning to fail. The new framework is expected to increase performance and also to offer new levels of customization and personalization with improved management and tighter integration into other systems of Cisco and its suppliers and customers. The developers at Cisco along with the Java team at Alta Software are going to be finishing this task soon completing a one year software development cycle. you must first pass the Cisco Certification for Network Professionals test.

configure. The professionals can also design and implement new networking strategies and handle all the difficulties of hardware and design. Network professionals of course desire to be at the top of the game as soon as they can and they need to have the necessary certification from Cisco to prove their qualification. please visit http://www. About the Author Gavin John owns and operates Erp System. There are 4 tests that you need to pass in order to get this certification and this needs to be renewed once every 3 years. . Once certified the network professional can install. To find out more about how ERP can help your business.186 part of the network as well as edge applications that serve to integrate wireless and security issues of the network. The highest such test is the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certification and only around 3% of Cisco certified network professionals reach CCIP because it is the most difficult of tests.com. In case you are facing difficulties in passing the tests or you just require some help then there are several websites offering CCNP boot camps that are quite effective and will certainly help you pass the test easily. They serve as great primers of what you will face in the test and are will make you quickly assimilate all the information that is used in their preparation for Cisco Systems ERP certification.erpsystemstore. and of course operate networks in highly specialized and complicated environments using special protocols and also implement Cisco hardware and establish large scale networks. These classes are quite tough though and can last from early morning to late evening.

If you want to reach a Professional or Expert level in the Cisco Career Certification tracks. switches and routers) * Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) * Access lists and filtering What a CCNA Boot Camp Course can do: . Passing CCNA test is the first step. ISDN and DDR * Connectivity to a WAN switch for Frame Relay and ISDN * VLANs * LAN segmentation (bridges. CCNA is for individuals who are interested in building a future in networking domain on Cisco products. and assignment * Interface and sub interface configuration * WAN topics such as Frame Relay. wireless. PPP. and security into the network. configure and troubleshoot local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. sub netting. Merits of CCNA Boot Camp Courses: The CCNA Boot Camp Courses enable students to : * Understand configuring and managing Cisco networking devices * Understand configuration techniques * Understand routing protocols * IP addressing.187 Your First Step to Network Certification CCNA(Cisco Certified Network Associate) By Smita Mathur CCNA is a beginner level of networking certification indicating the foundation in and trainee knowledge of networking. as well as edge applications that integrate voice. CCNA Certification is the prerequisite for any Cisco Certification. HDLC. Network Professionals who attain the CCNP certification have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core. The certification ability to install.

IGRP. IP RIP. * Install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol internet works using LAN and WAN interfaces. * Provide Level 1 troubleshooting service. * Expertise in use of IP. VLANs. Frame Relay. Ethernet. She was inducted into this profession just two years back. and dial access services. is the author of CCNA Course . . Serial. * Improve network performance and security. WAN. RIP. and Access Lists protocols. and operate LAN. configure.188 * Install. About the Author Smita.

designs and implements network security from all levels. an IT professional can take an examination for different fields of specialization such as routing and switching. A CCSP certified individual has an advanced knowledge when it comes to the technology implemented and the Cisco products used to provide security solutions on networks from all levels. service provider. and one who monitors. an IT professional needs to undergo a written and a laboratory examination. The network administrator should be capable of implementing and maintaining security solutions in a networking system. voice technology and storage networking. Among the wide array world-recognized technical certifications issued by Cisco Systems. This is called the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert. Incorporated is the professional and expert level of security certification.189 Your Guide to Cisco Certification Success By Dave Poon Network security is one of the most crucial parts of being an Information Technology expert. For this expert level of certification issued by Cisco. security. First. there is the highest level of security certifications issued by Cisco which is the expert level. "The Cisco Security Examination" To obtain a CCSP or a CCIE Security certification. there is Cisco Certified Security Professional or the CCSP. or the Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP) certification examination. A network security professional is one who develops business solutions. The Security written exam is made up of multiple choice . Next. an IT professional should first pass either the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). To be a Cisco Certified Security Professional.

a candidate must pass a twohour qualifying examination. After the candidate has passed the two hour written qualifying exam. to protect the entire network. This way. application protocols. security technologies. A site dedicated to your Cisco career. Prior to taking the Cisco security examination. a candidate should undergo several security trainings. the IT professional will have sufficient knowledge about the specific Cisco security protocols and components. This includes the Cisco security training as well as the Cisco Secure SAFE Implementation. The aforementioned topics are covered. that is when the candidate will be eligible to take the lab exam. Once the candidate passes the written Cisco Security exam. To have a CCSP certification. a candidate needs enough preparation to pass the written and laboratory tests. the next step is to undergo the CCIE security laboratory examination. network security in general and general Cisco security information. The Cisco Secure SAFE Implementation is laboratory intensive. which will help a candidate successfully pass the laboratory part of the Cisco Security examination. . either for the professional or the expert level.190 questions about security protocols. The exam has an eight-hour duration and the main purpose is to test the candidate's ability to get a secure network running at a particular time. general networking. Be it an examination for the professional or expert level of the Cisco Security certification examination. About the Author Dave Poon owns and operates Cisco certification exam. Cisco security applications. which will mainly include networking concepts as well as equipment commands.

CCNA course. IP RIP. Serial. probably cover most of your career path expectations. so it is necessary for additional computer training to re-certify. Computer training includes also valuable tips from CCNA professionals. WAN. Frame Relay. exams and recommended training include the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO). Cisco's CCNA Prep Center Pilot offers simulations and sample questions. CCNA training does not require any prerequisite and makes available many other resources to help students with the preparation of their CCNA certification exams. Cisco's CCNA certifications are valid for 3 years. This is achieved by either passing the current CCNA exam at the . Access Lists. and encouragement through CCNA certification success stories. IP. CCNA training allows you the ability for installations and operation of LAN. in addition to expert advice. besides the e-learning modules and laboratories. and VLANs. but not limited to use the different networking protocols such as Ethernet. you can go for the CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate). However. The CCNA course includes. IGRP. CCNA training and additional training.191 Cisco CCNA Certification and Career Path By Natalie Aranda Following your computer training toward your career path. which indicates a foundation in the apprentice knowledge of networking. the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND) or both. and dialup access services for small networks with 100 nodes or less.

With computer training online. About the Author Natalie Aranda writes about business. "Practical Network Engineering". in partnership with major universities and colleges offering as well CCNA certification. The second section of the online CCNA course. or passing a CCIE written exam. which is a re-certify form valid for individual who had a CCNA certification starting from October 1. and firewalls in a simulated network environment. "Introduction to Network Engineering". involving extensive work on switches. mapped to exam objectives in order to prepare you for Cisco Exam 640-80. and it is a nationally recognized certification. passing the ICND exam. preparing students to earn the CCNA certification. CCNA training online focuses the coverage of Cisco router configuration procedures. knowledge and skill earned on a traditional CCNA course. The Computer training program online consists of 2 sections. which are made up of Cisco original equipment. excluding the Sales Specialist exams. . offers the same value. training and certifications. Cisco CCNA online training certification program. 2004. allowing the student to understand the world of network engineering. you will gain knowledge of switched LAN Emulation networks. learning fundamental facts of data network theory and current technologies making the Internet tick. After CCNA training your can also re-certify by passing the Cisco Qualified Specialist exam. is an approach to some of the most powerful networking technologies. passing the 642 professional levels. Cisco routers.192 moment of the original certification's expiration.

Here are a few ways to go about getting the kind of quality study time that will get you to the CCNA or CCNP (or any Cisco certification. you'd create a plan to get there. If you wanted to drive your car from Florida to California. or tell yourself that you'll start studying for the exams "when I get such-and-such done". you've got to have a plan for success. It's not enough to just study a few minutes "when you feel like it". or you've been on the certification track for a while. would you? Certainly not. It's today. and it's not next week. unfocused study. If you were to meet a customer at 10:00 to discuss a network install. for that matter!). You'd get a map and decide how far you wanted to drive per day. would you just decide not to show up and watch television instead? Not if you . just drive it randomly down the nearest highway. and hope you ended up in California. Schedule your study time. You certainly wouldn't get in your car. You're much better off with one hour of solid study than three hours of interrupted. Earning your CCNA certification is the same way. and regard this study time as you would an appointment with a client. CCIE #12933 Whether you're just starting to think about passing the CCNA or CCNP exams. and maybe even make some hotel reservations in advance. The perfect time to start on the road to Cisco certification is not tomorrow.193 Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam: Creating A Study Plan By Chris Bryant.

The Ultimate CCNA Study Package. You may even get to like it! Having uninterrupted study time is key to CCNA and CCNP exam success. TV. and all other electronic collars off for the duration of your study time. We do our best work when we have a deadline and a schedule to keep. Finally. Turn your cell. I know those of us in information technology don't like to say this. CCIE #12933. instant messenger. schedule your exam before you start studying. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage. "deadline" is not a dirty word.Pass the CCNA exam with The Bryant Advantage! . and by following these simple steps you can make it a highly successful project . Contrary to what many people think. The same goes for your study time. and get to work just as you would a network project for a customer. but we can actually exist without being in touch with the world for a little while. and Ultimate CCNP Study Packages. home of free CCNA and CCNP tutorials. The project you're working on is your career and your life.by passing your CCNA and CCNP exam! About the Author Chris Bryant. That's an appointment with the most important customer of all . Make out your study schedule. schedule your exam.194 wanted the job.YOU. iPod.

Most CCNP candidates take the BSCI exam first and the CIT exam last. I'll answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the CCNP. Q: Do I have to take them in any order? A: No. advanced switching (BCMSN). Q: What exams do I need to pass to get my CCNP? A: You have two options. and advanced troubleshooting techniques (CIT). CCIE #12933 To earn your CCNP. Q: Is there a recertification requirement? . In this article. the Composite exam. the order is up to the candidate. and you also need to know the rules regarding this important certification. you've got to pass some very rigorous Cisco exams. the four-exam path consists of rigorous exams on advanced routing techniques (BSCI). a three-exam path and a fourexam path. of course). remote access methods (BCRAN). but again this is up to the candidate.195 Cisco CCNP Certification FAQ By Chris Bryant. Currently. Q: What else do I have to do to get the CCNP? A: You must earn your CCNA before you can be CCNP certified (as well as passing the exams. The three-exam path combines the BCMSN and BSCI exams into a single exam.

com). it's up to you to stay current with the CCNA and CCNP requirements. CCIE #12933. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. It's easier to make sure you recertify! Becoming CCNP certified is a great boost to your career and your confidence.thebryantadvantage. from the beginning. About the Author Chris Bryant. and as with any Cisco certification.196 A: Cisco CCNP certifications are valid for three years. or pass any CCIE written exam. Visit the Career Certification section of Cisco's website regularly to learn about the program's requirements and changes. the BSCI and BCMSN exams. home of free CCNP and CCNA tutorials! For my FREE "How To Pass The CCNA" or "CCNP" eBook. During that time. Q: What if I don't recertify within the three-year period? A: You must then meet whatever CCNP requirements there are at that time. Earn your CCNP certification with The Bryant Advantage! . visit the website and download your copies. you must either pass the Composite exam.

If the testing center is not in a part of town that you drive to in the morning. With this aggressive attitude in mind. If you've never been to the center before. Walking into a testing center for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. You're there to pass the exam. Driving up to the testing center 10 minutes late is not a good way to get started. you may find the traffic is much heavier that time of morning than you expected. Your first certification exam! For many Cisco certification candidates. If at all possible. You're not there to take the exam. or call them for directions. . drive to the center the night before your exam. You've got enough on your mind just keeping all that new information straight without worrying about what the testing experience will be like. CCIE #12933 You've studied hard you've practiced your configurations you've used your flash cards over and over again and finally. their first exam is the CCNA Composite exam or one of the two exams that make up the CCNA. check their website for directions.197 Cisco Certification: Taking Your First Certification Exam By Chris Bryant. let's take a look at what you should expect (and not expect) when taking your first Cisco certification exam. the Introduction To Networking exam or the ICND (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices) exam. Be Early and Bring Your ID. the big day is here. and you've got a 9 AM exam.

The Testing Room Despite the best efforts of VUE and Prometric. However. If it looks like a converted broom closet. Pay Attention To The Exam Tutorials You'll then be presented with an exam tutorial. ask to see the testing room BEFORE you sign up for the exam. This is a good time to catch your breath before starting the exam. You cannot take the exam without proper identification. and this time does not count against your exam time. While most of these questions types are common sense . preparation methods. The survey consists of 10 . some testing center rooms are afterthoughts. you'll first be presented with a survey. You'll probably be asked for two forms of ID. and comfort level with different technologies. the exam engine starts running. Again.20 questions asking about your background. and you should be able to take a peek through the window. which can result in distracting noise during your exam.198 Make sure to bring your wallet or purse. When you go in. this doesn't mean the test starts. The survey will only take about five minutes. you're probably in good shape. one of which must be a picture ID. I strongly advise that if you're taking your exam at a technical school. it probably is. feel free to drop by the testing center before your exam to take a peek at the testing room. showing you how to answer the different types of questions Cisco may ask. Those rooms also tend to be right next to classrooms. The Survey When you take a Cisco exam. Once you do that. Most testing rooms have a window that employees use to keep an eye on testers. you'll be asked to enter your social security number as your testing ID. If your testing center specializes in giving computer-based exams rather than classes.

While the interface for these exams is intuitive. so be prepared for that. you'll be presented with it about five seconds after you answer the final question. single answer. sometimes students who fail their exam complain that they were not given enough information to answer the question. achieve a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on work with real Cisco routers. it's almost impossible to pass the CCNA exams if you totally miss the simulator questions.com). If you have prepared correctly with the right tools.thebryantadvantage. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (http://www. you're not being asked anything you don't know. and you are on your way to exam success! Chris Bryant CCIE #12933 About the Author Chris Bryant. but spend a few minutes with the tutorial and do not go forward until you're comfortable with the simulator interface. The Exam Itself Finally. I strongly urge you to pay special attention to the router simulator question tutorial. fill-in-the-blank). home of free . CCIE #12933. It's not hidden. the exam starts! Remember. The real problem is that they didn't look in the right place for that information. Knowing what to expect when you go into the testing room for the first time will magnify your chances of success.199 (multiple choice. you'll have a passing grade on your screen before you know it. Speaking of that grade. Cisco exams no longer allow CCNA and CCNP candidates to go back once a question is answered. Work hard (and smart!) while studying. The simulator questions carry more weight than the other questions indeed.

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Since every WAN engineer has contact with Cisco firewalls on a regular basis. Cisco IPS Specialist. It's quite a jump from the CCNA to the CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional). you must consider adding a Cisco security certification to your resume and firewall skills to your skill set. 2005. At present. and Cisco has made that leap more manageable by adding Specialist certifications. For the first exam. Cisco is offering an option for each of the two exams you'll need to pass to earn this certification. Cisco VPN Specialist.201 How To Earn Cisco's Firewall Specialist Certification By Chris Bryant Security is a hot topic in today's networks. we'll take a closer look at this popular certification first. you'll need to be able to answer questions regarding the proper use of Cisco security devices. those being Cisco Firewall Specialist. These certifications can give quite a boost to both your resume and your skill set. and Cisco VPN/Security Sales Specialist. and will continue to be for a long time to come. you can take either the 642-551 SND (Securing Cisco Network Devices) or 642-501 SECUR (Securing Cisco IOS Networks). Cisco offers four VPN/Security certifications. how to config- . With that in mind. and act as a great "stepping stone" to the CCSP. 2005). (And those who want to be WAN engineers had better learn something about firewalls. too!) At the writing of this article (October 21. The final day to register for the SECUR exam is December 19. For either.

AAA. and policy mapping. getting some handson experience is the best way to prepare for your Cisco exams. AAA. CCIE #12933. www. firewalls. and the more varied your skills. Topics for these exams include .202 ure security on a Cisco switch and on a router. is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (www. Cisco certifications are a great way to help protect your career as well as your network. The choices for the second exam are the 642-522 SNPA (Securing Network with PIX and ASA) and 642-521 CSPFA. home of FREE CCNA & CCNP tutorials and The Ultimate CCNA Study Package. you should check for the latest exam blueprints at Cisco's website.cisco.) There are online rack rental services that include Cisco security devices in their pods. including syslog logging. As always. IPSec.com). (Your employer is going to get a little upset if you practice your configs on his or her PIX. Use your CCNA as a foundation. The only prerequisite for this certification is that you must hold a valid CCNA certification.com). The more you know. and keep building on your skills! About the Author Chris Bryant. request one at chris@thebryantadvantage. too. (As always. "How To Pass The CCNA" or "How To Pass The CCNP". It would be a good idea to have a good lawyer. the more valuable you are to your present and future employers. and security for router services and interfaces. For a FREE copy of my latest e-books.com! . NAT.thebryantadvantage. Click "Learning And Events" on the main page. ACLs.

350-029 . The challenge of finding a problem and fixing it is a thrill to me…I love technology. it's a passion. supporting small networks and soon moved into field service work." 350-029 Back when hardware upgrades meant adding a CD-ROM drive. As a personal challenge. Quote: "I truly enjoy the troubleshooting aspect of networking. practice. and practice. practice. She found herself troubleshooting Windows workgroups.203 CCNA: Cisco Certification Success Story By Penny CCNA: Cisco Certification Success Story Job Title and Responsibilities: Network Specialist for the State of Connecticut University System Certifications Held: Cisco CCNA? Up Next: Kristen plans on obtaining her CCIE R&S? is currently in the process of recertifying for the CCNP. Kristen Cianci could be found doing just that. she earned her CCNA and CCNP through diligent self-study. Kristen first became aware of Cisco while working for a local municipality doing WAN upgrades on Cisco routers. It was 1993. When the shop got behind. and her IT career was off and running. and had no time left for formal classroom training. soldering new circuits onto motherboards or installing a mouse. She was a single mom with three little ones. She was a full time professional and active mother. working in her father's computer shop as a secretary. peer mentorship. she was shown how to do simple upgrades and repairs.

" 642-811 While she has worked alongside other Cisco professionals in the past. it's a passion. as well as a spearheading assigned networking projects." Kristen explained. In addition to troubleshooting. I pursued a Cisco certification because they are the industry leader and all the gear I was upgrading to was Cisco equipment. "I would love to become a CCIE R&S. "The challenge of finding a problem and fixing it is a thrill to me. "I enjoy the fact that keeping the network up and trouble free directly benefits the students working on their education. "Working for the state government in higher education is different from a corporate environment. Their presence is a huge benefit to any company. always looking ahead and seeking self-improvement through education.204 "I truly enjoy the troubleshooting aspect of networking." she said." 000-331 Almost 15 years later. "I have worked with CCIE's on large projects in the past. Kristen is a Network Specialist for the Connecticut State University System." Kristen is a lifetime learner. daily monitoring and maintenance." she continued. She is responsible for fixing network outages. "and to work for a large support company on larger networks. she is the only certified individual she is aware of amongst her peers or at work. I find security and forensics especially interesting. I love technology. I learned a lot working alongside some great engineers." More infomation:642-445 9L0-509 642-061 642-105 70526 EX0-100 MB7-517 642-586 About the Author Job Title and Responsibilities: Network Specialist for the State of Connecticut University System .

0 is a new course as part of the CCNP certification track ONT v1.0 has replaced BCMSN v2. Configuring EIGRP. The BSCI 642-901 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. Multicast Routing. Routing Principles. 2006 The CCNP certification validates a network professionals ability to install.2 BCMSN v3. OSPF. 2006 CIT v5.205 Review Of Cisco CCNP Certification By Matt Sullivan Effective August 15.0 has replaced BSCI v2. 2006 ISCW v1. CCDP.2 BCRAN v2. configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP certification have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core. The exam covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing. Updated Course Information: BSCI v3. and IS-IS.2 will reach End Of Life October 15. and CCIP certifications. wireless. as well as edge applications that integrate voice.2 will reach End Of Life October 15. IPv6. Configuring basic BGP. and security into the network. .0 is a new course as part of the CCNP certification track Updated Exam Information Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI 642-901) is a qualifying exam for the CCNP. Manipulating Routing Updates.

Wireless Client Access.206 * FYI. site-to-site IPSEC VPN. teleworker configuration and access. frame mode MPLS. * FYI. The ISCW 642-825 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. * FYI. the last day to test for BSCI 642-801 is December 31. Building Converged Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN 642-812) is a qualifying exam for the CCNP and CCDP certifications. the last day to test for BCRAN 642-821 is December 31. strategies used to mitigate network attacks. * FYI. . 2006. The exam covers topics on Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN. Access Layer Voice concepts. describing and implementing advanced Spanning Tree concepts. Cisco EZVPN. The BCMSN 642-812 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. 2006. VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing. Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW 642-825) is a qualifying exam for the CCNP certification. The exam includes topics on Campus Networks. High Availability. the last day to test for BCMSN 642-811 is December 31. Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (642-845 ONT) is a qualifying exam for the CCNP certification. 2006. 2006. AutoQoS. and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network. specific IP QoS mechanisms for implementing the DiffServ QoS model. wireless security and basic wireless management. The exam topics include implementing a VOIP network. implementing QoS on converged networks. the last day to test for CIT 642-831 is December 31. The ONT 642-845 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills in optimizing and providing effective QoS techniques for converged networks.

* The second level in general Cisco Career Certifications is professional-level certifications such as CCNP. or journeyman. . 2006. it may also be taken in place of the BSCI and BCMSN exams required for CCNP and CCDP certifications. Composite may be taken to recertify CCNP and CCDP certifications. and CCIP each falling within a different certification path (or track) for meeting varying career needs. A Note about CCNP Recertification: CCNP certifications are valid for three years. pass any 642 exam that is part of the professional level curriculum after 8/18/06.207 The Composite exam (642-891) is the quickest way for currently certified CCNP and CCDP professionals to obtain recertification. level of certification that shows expertise with networking foundations. Candidates must successfully pass both routing and switching subsections of the Composite exam to successfully pass the exam. the last day to test for Composite 642-891 is December 31. Know 642-812 642-825 642-845 642-901 642-892. or pass a current CCIE written exam. About the Author Good at Cisco CCNP. The exam tests skills and knowledge pertaining to the Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) and Building Cisco Managed Switched Networks (BCMSN) courses. CCSP. Think of this level as the advanced. To recertify. * FYI. CCDP.

This certification is designed to validate a solid foundation of networking skills. The knowledge required to pass the Cisco CCNA exam is among the most valuable skills required in the networking field. The topics covered by the CCNA certification exam are the building blocks of all networking topologies and protocols. such as Layer 2 switches and routers. competition has become fierce and keeping your edge may require certification. the first mile marker one will encounter along the path is the Cisco CCNA certification. and wide-area networking (WAN) connectivity. networking protocols. a networking professional will find it difficult to understand many of the more complex technologies in the networking field. me- . to provide interconnectivity.208 Cisco CCNA Certification Introduction By Pennychen2009 In the world of IT. routing concepts and protocols. Cisco has revised the CCNA certification to validate the ability to install. Without the proper grounding in these skills. The most important aspects of the certification are the ways that devices communicate between each other in a networking environment using the different devices. A person who achieves CCNA certification should have the skills necessary to provide basic network installations and level 1 troubleshooting skills. Layer 2 switching concepts and protocols. Discover the secrets behind being successful on your Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam. including a basic knowledge of the OSI reference model. In pursuing a Cisco certification. operate and troubleshoot more complex.

we have updated all the CCNA study content to reflect the changes made by Cisco.209 dium-sized routed and switched networks. so you can be sure that our exam preparation materials are up to date and relevant. including the ability to configure IP addressing and authentication. At TestKing. More information about 640-802 exam:CCNA 640-802 Cisco 640-802 ACI Certification About the Author IT Expert. as well as establish and troubleshoot connections to service providers over a WAN. CCNA Braindump a comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals and the skills required for positions such as a Network Specialist or Associate Network Engineer. The new curriculum also covers mitigation of basic security threats and an introduction to wireless network concepts. .

IDC is predicting as much as a 40 percent gap between the demand and supply of technical networking skills by year 2012. about business and about ways to improve human interaction. "Networking offers people a broad opportunity for career advancement while learning about the world. collaboration and human interaction. and now I have the opportunity to work for one of the most recognized production studios in the world. "Holding a Cisco certification enabled me to enter the career of my dreams. senior network engineer for DreamWorks Animation SKG." "Networks underpin nearly every industry today including." . travel. with Cisco certification. one will have more chance to work at a successful IT company. senior director for Learning@Cisco. The Cisco training and certification program provides network designers and engineers with a solid foundation on which they will change how people collaborate and communicate in the future. the need for networking talent grows in importance. "Career opportunities in networking are abundant and span a wide array of experiences from software applications and systems design to troubleshooting global networks that span all business." said Christopher Cugno. and how much they are ready to pay." said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn. As a result.210 About Cisco Certification Career Opportunity As we know. Cisco certification has become one of the hottest certification today. may be curious about why most big companies are always interested in Cisco certified professional. As networks continue to drive economic growth. For others who are new to this certification. fashion and entertainment and their presence is not likely to be diminished in the future. government and person-to-person communications.

CCIE Voice. CCIE Storage Networking. professional and expert-level. that number has jumped to a little more than $76. It is the highest level of professional certification that Cisco provides. The first stage of Cisco's certification system is the entry level and begins with Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification as an interim step to Associate level or directly with CCNA and CCDA certifications. The second level is associate certification. which is composed of CCNA certification and CCDA certification. Cisco professional salary survey In recent years. VPNs. and security-minded features. CCIP.000. CCIE Service Provider. Higher-end Cisco certifications are also doing well.335 people with active CCIE certifications in the world.000 -now. The expert-level certification is the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). 2008 there are 16. Cisco offers 3 levels of certification: associate. CCIE Security. Cisco professional level certification like CCNP is considered proof of having the ability to work with medium-sized networks (between 100 and 500 end devices) and with technology such as QoS. For example.and not just by a few thousand. CCSP certifications are also Cisco professional certifications. broadband. Candidates for the certification are tested for advanced knowledge of Cisco devices and the way to interconnect them.211 you Introduction of Cisco certification and what it can bring Generally. with. the average salary in 2004 for those of you who held a CCNA was $60. averages for all Cisco certifications are up -. As of April 6. Inc. for . There are 5 active CCIE tracks: Routing and Switching.[11]. CCVP. The CCDP certification is an advanced network design certification provided by Cisco Systems.

000. up from $102. you will not regret for the revenue you will get after being certified.212 example. if you are preparing your Cisco certification. So if you're new to IT (especially if you’re new to IT). Experience.all of these will play heavily into what you earn. Even though those with Cisco certifications appear to be riding high right now. don't think you'll be able to jump in and earn exactly what people in this survey are. So. Also remember that the job market -.and that they are averages. your employer. . your location -. job skills (Cisco-related and others).in your area and overall -. the average CCIE reporting a salary of a little more than $116. it's important to remember all the other factors that go into the average salaries -.000 a few years ago.can turn on a dime. the next 12 months may bring something complete different.

and what functions the various types of Cisco memory serve. like the configuration settings in current use. or Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory is usually referred to as a BootROM. there are four main types of Cisco memory: DRAM. The second is Shared Memory. DRAM. EPROM. ships with the Cisco Inter-network Operating System. At the hardware level. Processor Memory also stores crucial data that is used constantly. switches. The first of these is known as Processor Memory which is reserved for exclusive access by the CPU. or Cisco Packet Memory. The basic design of most of this hardware controls the types of memory a device is equipped with. the second firmware application installed on Cisco EPROM is . In Cisco devices. and provides alternate boot options. and Cisco Flash Memory. or Dynamic Random Access Memory caters to two main device requirements. The first is a boot loader which takes over should the device fail to find a valid bootable image in Flash Memory. The function of Packet Memory is simple and self-explanatory: Data coming in and being sent out is buffered to the Packet Memory portion of the available DRAM before it is transmitted over the network interface. NVRAM. EPROM is generally programmed at some point during the latter stages of manufacture. also known as I/O Memory. IOS hardware includes network routers. If even this failsafe should fail. and cannot generally be changed by consumers. with the exception of the Cisco PIX firewall series.213 Cisco Memory Types and Their Functions Most Cisco networking hardware. and other similar devices. EPROM is generally loaded with two crucial firmware components. which it uses when executing software running on the Cisco IOS platform. or IOS. EPROM. and any routing tables.

and it comes in many forms. .214 used.also have the capability to boot from an image stored on a Cisco Flash Memory card. which is stored in the Startup Configuration File. ROM Monitor has a user interface and includes options for troubleshooting failures of the ROM chips. the ROM Monitor. Things to look for when choosing a memory reseller are that they have memory for every Cisco device in stock. however.particularly higher-end hardware like Cisco GSR routers . Regardless of the memory type. which allows a device to be booted and selection from multiple Cisco IOS images that may be available in Flash Memory. It is sometimes called Shared Memory. some equipment . its primary use is to store a bootable Cisco IOS image from which a device can start. or Non-Volatile Random Access Memory. Most devices have onboard Flash memory from which the device boots. which is removable. however. NVRAM. offer a warranty on the memory. In Cisco devices. it is important to find a memory reseller who is reliable. Cisco Flash Memory is the most diverse of each of these types. stores important configuration information that is used by IOS during boot and by some programs during startup. and have technical people with whom you can speak if you have any problems. NVRAM also allows the functionality provided by the Cisco Software Configuration Register.

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135 liability 2 library 91. 51. 99. 100 leader 44. 27. see LAN locations 42. 205 links 130 external 67-8 local-area networks. 160. 75 laboratories 58. dual router 119 knowledge 13. 131 life 45. 211 Levels of Cisco Certifications 6. 1389. 192. 73. 98-9. 133. 207-8 [12] advanced 189. 70-1. 79. 60. 139 Lee Jim 12. 54-5. 126 lab exams 17. 31. 19. 28. 85. 190 full-day 93 full-day mock 93 hands-on 12 Lab for CCIE candidates 42-3 lab test 71. 188. 170. 208 important 205-6 Knowledge on Ethernet and VLANs 98. 138 Kristen 203-4 L Lab Equipments 13. 159 LAN (local-area networks) 15. 212 multiple 11 log 11. 165. 73. 17. 137. 73. 138. 71. 71. 128. Gavin 185-6 K keywords 32 kit. 180 . 211 basic 97. 19. 121. 182. 152. 194. 19. 60. 26. 48. 85. 133. 163. 191. 131. 131-3. 170. 28. 40. 81-2. 157. 149-51. 116-19. 190-1 labs 17. 42. 135 Learning@Cisco 210 lectures 91-2. 100. 33. 61. 119. 98. 135 Robin 127-8 level certification 135 advanced 48 professional 135. 91-2. 91. 76. 205 laptop 116-17 lawn 166-7 Layer 20. 28. 42. 208 layers 35. 152-3.231 194 John. 27. 20. 87. 88.

112 MCSE CCNA CCNA Certification TIFFANY Necklace 38 MCSE certification 40. 152 N neighbor command neighbors 67-8 ip bgp 67-8 67. 38-9. 83. see MCSA Microsoft MCTS MCPD MCDST 141 Microsoft Project 170 middle 39-40. 61 memory 213-14 memory reseller 214 MGCP 22 Microsoft 32-3. 144. 58-9. 175. 110. 62 masks 154-5 matrix 140 MB Flash 120 MB switch 121 MCS 24 MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) 33. 108. 140 MCSA training certification 95 MCSE 34. 110. 193. 101. 86. 82 MCSE exams 110 MCSE NT 110 meals 42. 113. 107 mind 40. 58-9. 170 Microsoft certification 140 Microsoft certification exam measures 140 Microsoft Certification Preparation Guide 6. 81. 80. 140 Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. 112. 48. 70. 41. 61. 47-8.232 M mailboxes 78 managing Cisco networking devices 187 Margolis. 109. 171. Shannon 58-60. 82. 123. 64. 48. 183-4. 81. 183-4 monitor session 64 Most Cisco 61 Most Cisco networking hardware 213 Most Important Cisco 5. 116. 69 . 197 [3] minutes 38. 107 Most Important Cisco Study 107 multi-casting 142 multicast groups 101 multicasting 6. 104-5. 197-9 mix 89 mock labs 91-3 modules 128-9 money 32. 131. 58-9. 100. 141. 109. 104. 100-1. 142-3 multicasts 5. 142 multiple choice test 26. 129.

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183-4. 25. 19. 169. 163. 156. 133. 51-2. 152. 153 ciscopress. 96 pass4sure 20. 60 Official Exam Certification Guide 129 Official Microsoft and Cisco Certification 5 Official Microsoft and Cisco Certification Training Courses 58 online 183 ONT 205-6 Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks 206 Oracle 13. 60. 17. 187. 88. 150. 177. 50-3. 145-7. 133. 106. 211 NVRAM 213-14 O Odom. 143. 185. 88. 115. 134-6 North Carolina 131 notifications 68 Novell CNE 95-6 number 71. 208 four-exam 195 three-exam 195 . 29-30. 38-9. 42-4. 103. 106. 18. 185. 25. 165. 76. 28. 37. 135. 153 passion 72. 175 OSI model 35. 18. 30. 52. 122. 84-5. 85. 19. 69. 191-5 Passing CCNA test 187 passing grade 152. 181-2 Packet Memory 213 partitions 77. 100-1. Wendell 126. 154. 139. 101. 203-4 paths 56. 205 Nortel NCDS NCSE NCSS 13. 99. 194 [3] P packet 88. 189 pass exams 37. 191. 147. 27. 108. 102-3. 114. 124. 139 pass 10. 143. 134-6 organizations 10-11. 207-8 [17] customers 146 first 17. 44-5. 74. 70. 65. 199 passing score 38. 29. 135. 79. 186.234 individual's 19 technical 210 networking systems technology 54 networking technologies 37. 192 nikalex 125-6 nodes 30. 129 Official Cisco 5. 100 OSPF 66. 110. 195-7. 164. 20-1. 12. official Cisco Learning 99. 158. 146. 142. 117. 146. 110. 160-1. 20-1. 205 owner 2. 179. 87 Partner. 27. 108. 167.com 20 passing 15. 186. 190.

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161 Realistic Exams Question and Answers 132. 39. 110. 107. 134-6. 149-50 refund 40-1. 76. 182 router bgp 66-8 routers 12. 198. strict 147 recertification purposes 153 recertify 146-7. 160 recertification 12. 128. 187-8 [11] expensive 40. 19-20. simulator 110. 86-7. 124. 81-2 ramifications 174 re-certification 160 re-certify 17. 201 relay device. effective 181 request 103. 167-8 recertification 195 resources 42. 210 resume 10. 24. 66-7. 164. 118 . 202 requestor 174 requirements 10. 147. 20 Recertification of CCIE status 12 recertification policies. 125. 81. 125-7. 43. 12. 201 return 33-4. 191-2 real world experience 85-6. 114. 207 Recommendations 6. 149 reason 68. 123. 173. 82-3 register 123. 140. 89. 174 Rite 166-7. 93 Return on Investment (ROI) 33 RIP version 101 risks 172.236 quality. 141 Quality of Service (QOS) 85-6. 61. 73. 45. 87-8 R rack rentals 39-40. 18. 52. 199 questions Cisco 198 queue 68. 179. 43. 123 questions. 27. 48. 184. 98. 207 Recertification Exams 12. 82 multi-protocol 54 single 119 used 104. 171. 146. 127. 191 result 31. high 13. 56. 113. 100-1. 20-1. 63. 176 RJ-45 style Ethernet ports 120 ROI (Return on Investment) 33 ROM Monitor 214 rooms 198 route 105. 133. 181-2. 25. 163. 106. 32. 196. 118-20. 182 ip 155 route tables 119. 167-8.

40-2. 162 schedule 19. 60. 181-2. 98. 176 certification consultation 40. 181. 92. 82 . 50. 33. 212 San Francisco 54 SBC (Session Border Controller) 78 scalable Cisco Internetworks 178 scale labs 151 scenarios 76. 183-4 technical 113-14. 173. 133. 82-3. 174. 162. 73-4. 94. 86. 175 product 167-8 scope statement 169 scope verification 175 seconds 67-8. 113. 213 RPF 6. 133. 167. 152. 60. 91-3. 202 security 16-17. 207. 169. 199 Securing Cisco 201 Securing Cisco Network Devices 201 Securing Network 177. 189. 85. 73. 30. dynamic 154 routing tables 154. 211 Routing and Switching knowledge 84 Routing and Switching labs 20 Routing and Switching networking theory 152 routing devices 181 routing protocols. 123. 60. 20. 187-9. 48. 142-3 RTP 78. 189 net-work 16 security clearance 113 security lab exams 20 Security Professional certification 124 Security Technologies and Cisco Security Applications 61 segment 100. 124. 154 self study 125 self-study 58 self-study Cisco Voice Fundamentals 86 serial 155. 204-5 security certifications 47. 19-20. 205. 191 serial ports 120 service 2. 198 scope 166-7. 193-4 school 57. 138. 112-15.237 Routers Switches Wall 170 routes ex-change 66 static 154-6 routing 17. 112-13. 52. 201-2. 188. 131 S SAFE Implementation 190 salary 45. 47. 77.

118. 77-8. 44-5. 28. 119. 149-50. 107. 94-5. 124. 56. 84. 118-19. 142. 63-4. 93. 187. 141-2. 144-5. 146. 61. 157. 77. 50. 185 TCP 35-6 technical certifications 33. 12. 189 Session Border Controller (SBC) 78 set. 97. 158. 97. 56. 109. complete 59-60 Shared Memory 213-14 shrubs 166-7 sign 112. 189 stores 213-14 STP (spanning tree protocol) 63. 177. 56-8. 77-8. 137. 179. 88 source 20. 191-2 [2] stuff 131-2. 190. 98. 127 SIP 22. 50. 102-3. 52. 126-7. 81. 121. 181-2. 142-3 span 53. 33. 30. implementing Cisco Intrusion prevention 177 T task 30. 170-1 success 11. 199 survey 198. 208-9 [8] skimp 119 sounds 39. 126. 70. 189. 150. 68. 187 Storage Networking 17. 214 State of Connecticut University System 203-4 step 51. 187 Straight-through cables 116 students 13. 125. 20. 162. 59-61. 194 first 94-5. 15. 112-13. 76. 78-9 skill level 55 skill set 32. 201 skills 5-6. 150-1. 73-4. 58-9. 164. 202. 19. 124 Switching labs 20 Switching networking theory 152 systems. 151. 147. 212 switched LAN Emulation networks 192 switches 12.238 Service Provider 17. 198 simulators 104. 137-8. 97-8. 85-6. 100. 198 [1] love 203-4 . 73-4. 187 [7] switching knowledge 84. 131. 91-2. 88. 28. 94. 192. 169. 71. 193. 121. 168. 91-2. 133. 210 spanning tree protocol (STP) 63. 132. 39-40. 193-4. 146. 84. 50-1. 205-6. 105. 187 Specialist certifications 201 split 86 stakeholders 167-9 start 10. 84. 123 world-recognized 189 technology 57. 81-2. 92. 183-4. 13. 183-4. 88. 17980. 94-5. 126. 63-4. 133. 164-5. 137. 94. 128.

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186-7. 196. 178 websites 30. 110.240 value 13. 91-2. 174.ciscocertificationtips.certmagic.com 118 www. 205 voice lab exams 20 voice packets 87 VoIP 86 VP 85.info/router 49 www.cisco. 101. see WAN window 24.com 202 www.com/web/learning/le3 153 www. see WBS workbooks 50-1. 91-2 World of Networking Experts 4. 38 www. 87. 26. 191. 192 vendors 118. 52. 15. 88 VPN/Security certifications 201 W WAN (wide-area networks) 15.networktutorials. 84-5. 108. 58. 137 wires 116 Work Breakdown Structure. 202 www. 144.com 32-4. 150-1. 41. 122. 141. 97-8. 101. 73-4. 69.thebryantadvantage.com 31 www. 30. 124. 205-6. 89-90. 125.ciscokits. 147. 17. 214 WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) 169-73. 60. 60. 205 wireless computer networking 97. 24. 20. 188.co. 52. 115. 198 Windows Server 140 wireless 30. 175 website www. 196-7 weeds 166-7 wide-area networks. 52. 133. 199. 208-9 WAN connectivity 20 WAN engineers 201 WAN side 102 WAN upgrades on Cisco routers 203 warranty 2. 30.coursefox. 163. 175.com 182 VLANs 187-8.uk 161. 153. 117. 175-6. 137-8. 170. 10 www. 186. 147.com 69. 153 venture of CISCO trainings 165. 191 voice 5. 156. 48.trainsignaltraining. 156. 48. 119. 187. 180 version 76-8 videos 51. 36. 130 vision 167-8 Visit Freetechexams. 100.com 51 . 80.cisco. 110. 121. 28.

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