Monthly Archives: May 2014

Validating Candidate Knowledge

I’ve been thinking a lot about the process of knowledge validation. One of the things that frustrates me is the process asking obscure questions that depend on memorization of pointless trivia. This may occur either in the vendor testing or … Continue reading

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Speeding Up a Slow Traceroute in IOS

This article is just a quick tip regarding the traceroute process on Cisco devices and how to it may be streamlined. To be honest, I had been somewhat annoyed by the typical slowness and had assumed DNS lookups to be … Continue reading

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My #FAIL at #CLUS and Cisco Testing RANT

I’m about to publicly humiliate myself by sharing today’s private humiliation. To make a long story short, I took 640-554 (CCNA Security) and got the “We Regret to Inform you, blah, blah, blah…” Actually after I’d seen the first 10 questions … Continue reading

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Cisco Router — T1 Back-to-Back

For those studying for CCNA and CCNP certifications, a lab is an important part of the learning process. More and different types of interfaces are always a way to add complexity and challenge to a given topology. While standard serial … Continue reading

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Cisco Router — 56K Back-to-Back

Like connecting T1 cards directly, back-to-back 56K communication requires a special cable. Also like T1 crossover cables, anyone having bulk networking cable, some RJ45 connectors and a pair of crimpers can make this 56K crossover cable. The specific pinout is shown in the image … Continue reading

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Activities for Cisco Live Tag-A-Longs

Cisco Live is a super geeky event. It’s also an event that happens in some cool places. One of the side effects is that sometimes our families come along for the ride. Last year Cisco Live was in Orlando, the … Continue reading

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