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CCNP, the highest paid Cisco® Certification

Posted by on Feb 21, 2010 in Certification Paths, Cisco, News and Announcements | 0 comments

Salaries for the Cisco® certifications held by respondents to this year’s survey decreased from 2009, but they were still higher than the average salaries for Cisco®-certified folks in 2008. The average salary of $93,953 for a Cisco® Certified Design Associate was the sixth highest salary listed in this year’s survey, and is still a 25% increase from a CCDA’s average salary of $75,000 in 2008. The second highest Cisco® certification salary in this year’s survey ($89,864) was for the Cisco® Certified Network Professional designation. Cisco®...

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Cisco® Announced New CCNP Exams Availability

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010 in Certification Paths, Cisco, Exams, News and Announcements | 0 comments

Cisco® finally has announced what we’ve known was coming for about 6 months or so….an update to the CCNP Exams available starting March 10th, 2010. The new exams are simply called ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT, with the latter not available until April 30th. So, if you’re working on your CCNP, you have until July 31st to finish using the old exams: BSCI, BSMSN, ONT and ISCW. The new CCNP offers a nice, new path for Cisco® CCNA® certified network engineer and will provide you with a solid foundation for those interested in the Cisco® CCIE® R&S....

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Where Have All The Addresses Gone? Part II

Posted by on Jan 5, 2010 in IPv6, News and Announcements | 0 comments

Taking off from where I left off last month….There are < 10% of the reserved blocks from IANA left to allocate, which means there is only about twenty-six 256 blocks. At this rate, the allocation of all addresses will happen on September 23, 2011. This is actually 17 extra days then I reported last month. But wait– that’s only about 626 days from now….and when I wrote my last blog around Thanksgiving, 30 more days have passed– time is running out quick. Also remember in my last blog I told you that a new RIR policy was created in 2008 that...

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Where Have All The Addresses Gone? Part I

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in IPv6, News and Announcements | 0 comments

Want to read something startling to wake you up today? Here it is: Projected IANA Unallocated Address Pool Exhaustion: 06-Sep-2011 Projected RIR Unallocated Address Pool Exhaustion: 29-Aug-2012 Or to put it another way — that’s only about 643 days from now.… Let me start at the beginning for a minute…the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coördination of the Internet protocol resources and provides these resources to the Regional Internet Registry’s (RIR) who, in turn, delegates resources to their...

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Cisco®’s Latest IOS — the Good, the Bad, & the Expensive, Part II

Posted by on Nov 19, 2009 in Cisco, News and Announcements | 1 comment

Cisco®’s Latest IOS — the Good, the Bad, & the Expensive, Part II

In my last blog, I talked about the new 15 IOS code and discussed the reason why they jumped from 12 to 15 in their code—well, my theory of why they did anyway. I also started a discussion about the new licensing they will be using, plus, their newest Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). But right now, the types of licenses that Cisco® will be providing with their new routers are what I really want to focus on. Types of Licenses First and foremost, how does this change what you need to buy? Answer… That depends on exactly what...

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Cisco®‘s Latest IOS — The Good, the Bad, & Expensive, Part I

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Cisco, News and Announcements | 0 comments

Cisco®’s 12.x code has definitely proven to be a very stable operating system. But since change is a given, Cisco® has gone through a lot of revisions, and it’s finally time to morph into the 13.x code. But no… wait! 13 is bad. Buildings don’t have a 13th floor, and even if they do, elevators don’t go there! 13 is a superstitiously cursed, unlucky number here in the U.S. Friday the 13th has been cursed since the 16th Century because that’s the day that the King of France attacked and attempted to jail all of the members of the secretive...

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These new Cisco® CCNA Concentrations sure can get confusing sometimes…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Certification Paths, Cisco, News and Announcements | 2 comments

These new Cisco® CCNA Concentrations sure can get confusing sometimes…

Alright, let me make sure everyone knows this fact straight away: No matter how lofty your personal goals may be, the first hurdle we’ve all got to jump on our way to networking stardom is to conquer the all-important Cisco®® CCNA test and get that certification. And all should agree that this must be achieved prior to talking the other professional level certifications, like CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCSP and CCVP. But is it really? Is it actually the gatekeeper it’s believed to be? It is true that the CCNA exam is a notoriously difficult test...

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Cisco®’s New CCNP Wireless Certification

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in CCNP Wireless, Certification Paths, Cisco, Exams, Instructor Led Training, News and Announcements | 2 comments

Cisco®’s New CCNP Wireless Certification

If you’ve been paying attention to what the latest must have certs from the Cisco® world are, then you’ve definitely heard about the happening new CCNP Wireless track. If you haven’t, no worries, I’ll get you up to speed right here: The latest, greatest professional level cert is the CCNP Wireless Certification that sits squarely between the almost as recently announced CCNA and CCIE Wireless Certs. (Why it isn’t called the CCWP is presently beyond me, but I promise to fill you in as soon as I find out. I mean, that’s what I’d call it,...

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Welcome to 2009…

Posted by on Jan 5, 2009 in News and Announcements | 3 comments

The year to focus on winning the battle, not the war! I’m not saying to give up on big dreams–no way…We need those to keep us motivated! I’m just saying that grasping every opportunity— however small— will be an important key to success this year. Yes, we all know the media can hype things now and then because freaking us out is really good for ratings, but it’s not exactly breaking news that our country/the world is undergoing a pretty challenging period fraught with an unprecedented type of financial débâcle that has, and will likely affect...

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Why Network Certifications are more important than ever in these challenging economic times!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Certification Paths, Cisco, News and Announcements | 5 comments

It’s not exactly breaking news that so many of us are either struggling to keep our current jobs, or battling with intensifying competition to secure a new one. And as this recession deepens, contending with trials of keeping and/or finding a good job are only certain to intensify. Not so long ago, as long as you behaved well, showed up for work reliably, and did what was expected of you, your job security probably wasn’t anywhere near the top of your list of concerns. But those days are unfortunately gone— people now need to do more than...

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