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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

Be a subject matter expert with these senior-level IT certs

By Greg Stuart on August 26, 2013

As you near the peak of your IT career, make sure you’re continuing to learn and validate your skills. These three advanced certifications will solidify you as a senior-level subject matter expert.

Who needs college if you have these IT skills?

By Greg Stuart on August 14, 2013

Back on the job hunt but scared for your prospects? Do you need to go back to college to beef up your resume? Maybe not. These four IT skills are so in demand that with enough experience and skill you could land your next job without a diploma.

CCIE Voice controversy: Why your voice matters (pun intended)

By Sean Wilkins on August 9, 2013

Cisco’s recent announcement about the CCIE Voice caused quite an uproar in the IT community. But the company’s swift and thoughtful reaction to this noise is met with applause. What’s the lesson you should take away from all this?

Major changes to Cisco CCNA, CCENT: What you need to know

By Joe Rinehart on April 29, 2013

Last Month, Cisco announced some major changes to its popular CCNA and CCENT certifications. This guide introduces you to the new topics covered on the ICND1 and ICND2 exams, and helps you understand Cisco’s revised cert hierarchy.

Get re-certified as Cisco exams are retired

By Michael Gabriel Sumastre on March 13, 2013

Often with new technology comes new skills, and Cisco certifications play a big part in how IT pros train for new equipment and standards. CAT cables may not have changed much in the past decade, but the world certainly has. It’s okay if you have a retired Cisco certification, but here’s to learning something new.

Switchport Security Concepts

By Sean Wilkins on February 22, 2012

Before you can understand how to configure switchport security, a base knowledge of the switchport security feature is needed. In this overview, Sean Wilkins explains the types of switchport violations, what causes them, as well as the three categories of switchport security MAC addresses.

Private VLAN Configuration

By Sean Wilkins on February 15, 2012

Once you’ve got an understanding of private VLAN concepts, you’re ready to learn how to configure them on Cisco equipment. Sean Wilkins reviews primary, community and isolated VLANs and the 3 phases of the configuration process.

Mobile CCIE Labs

By Sean Wilkins on July 1, 2010

For all those who are familiar with the process of getting a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert) know that it is a two part certification. The first part being a typically written exam which resembles many of their other certification exams for their various certifications and the second part being a intense practical exam which […]

Interview with the First Cisco CCIE in History: Terry Slattery

By Matt Elias on December 8, 2009

In August 1993, Terry Slattery became the first person to pass the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification exam. At the time, Terry was helping lead CLI development and training as a Cisco consultant, and when he found out about the CCIE program he took the two day hands-on test to become CCIE #1026. Now […]

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