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(Video) Exam Profile: CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0
By Maurilio P. Gorito
Apr 26, 2012
The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert exam is the qualification exam for the Routing and Switching Lab track. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
(Video) Exam Profile: Cisco CCDA Design
By David Morgan
Apr 25, 2012
The Cisco Certified Design Associate exam is an entry-level network design exam that serves as a starting point for CCDP certification. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
(Video) Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Security IPS
By Keith Barker
Apr 24, 2012
The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security IPS exam is one of the four exams that must be passed to obtain the Cisco CCNP Security certification. Find out what you can expect to see on this exam and how you can better prepare for it.
2011 Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge: Shaping the Cyber Warriors of Tomorrow
By Brad Bowers
May 2, 2011
Brad Bowers provides an intriguing look into the 2011 Mid-Atlantic CCDC attack-and-defense competition for information technology students.
3 Common Network Security Threats
Feb 25, 2016
Whether their ultimate intention is harming your organization or stealing its information, attackers are probably already trying to crack your network. Network engineers need to anticipate these attacks and be ready to mitigate them. Security specialist Sean Wilkins points out three attack methods that most networks will experience.
31 Days Before Your CCENT Exam: Ethernet and Media Access Control
By Allan Johnson
Jan 6, 2014
To help you prepare for your CCENT exam. this chapter reviews Ethernet technologies and operation at both the data link and physical layers.
31 Days Before Your CCNA Exam: Connecting Switches and Ethernet Technology
By Allan Johnson
Apr 15, 2009
Allan Johnson provides late study tips and resources for Ethernet and switching topics on the CCNA 640-802 exam.
31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: Spanning Tree Protocols
By Allan Johnson
Jul 9, 2014
This step in preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching exam covers STP and its variations — standards that allow for redundant switched networks without worrying about switching loops.
31 Days Before Your CompTIA A+ Exams, Day 31: Storage
By Benjamin Patrick Conry
Oct 22, 2011
This chapter starts out your last month of A+ exam prep by describing names, purposes, and characteristics of storage devices.
5 Questions with Cisco Systems' Telephony Expert Anne Smith
By Anne Smith
Jan 31, 2003
5 Steps to Building and Operating an Effective Security Operations Center (SOC)
By Joseph Muniz
Dec 21, 2015
Joseph Muniz, co-author of Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC, provides a high-level overview of the steps involved in creating a security operations center to protect your organization's valuable data assets.
7 Popular Layer 2 Attacks
Feb 25, 2016
If you're responsible for securing a corporate or private network, you need to be aware of the vulnerabilities that attackers will use. Security expert Sean Wilkins discusses seven common methods that can give attackers access, helping them to control or steal information from your network.
A Cisco Telephony Architecture Evolution
By Stephanie Carhee
Sep 3, 2004
This chapter introduces the concept of ROI, and provides the background and reasoning behind Cisco's decision to migrate to an all-IP network.
A Network Administrator's View of Multiservice Networks
By Robert Wood
Dec 9, 2005
Multiservice networks provide more than one distinct communications service type over the same physical infrastructure. Multiservice implies not only the existence of multiple traffic types within the network, but also the ability of a single network to support all of these applications without compromising quality of service (QoS) for any of them. This chapter covers multiservice networks in detail from the network administrator's viewpoint.
A Student-Hacker Showdown at the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
By Seth Fogie
Mar 31, 2006
Students-turned-IT managers faced off against experienced hackers at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Seth Fogie witnessed this real-world competition and reports on its unexpected twists, turns, and even drama.
A Tour of Cisco Data Center Interconnect with OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen
Jul 2, 2014
In this video Ron Fuller and David Jansen discuss how to evolve data centers into a multi-data center topology using interconnect functionality called Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).
A Video Overview of the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator
By Sean Wilkins
Jan 17, 2014
This CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator overview video examines the Cisco Network Simulator's redesigned interface. It also reviews the new grade history feature that enables students to track their lab attempt progress.
Achieving Nomadicity: Accessing the Internet Anytime, Anywhere
By Kevin Shatzkamer, Mark Grayson, Klaas Wierenga
Mar 11, 2011
This chapter explains the key concepts that make it possible for users and devices to gain access to IP networks and IP-based applications that are offered by others than their own operator.
ADS Technologies NAS Kit Puts Network Attached Storage In Reach of Ordinary Users
By Blake Watson
Oct 6, 2005
Can a mere mortal -- a software guy, even -- accomplish Network Attached Storage on the cheap? The happy answer is, "Sure thing!" Blake Watson walks you through the process with the ADS Technologies NAS Drive Kit.
Advanced STP Tuning
By Bradley Edgeworth, Jason Gooley, David Hucaby, Ramiro Garza Rios
Feb 11, 2020

In this sample chapter from CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide, you will review techniques for configuring a switch to be guaranteed as the root bridge or as a backup root bridge for a Layer 2 topology.

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