Wireless Access Point Install

network plus Jun 16, 2015

Did you know you can make a wireless router act as a wireless access point to extend the range of your network?

This video shows you how.

This video is a sample from my new CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Complete Video Course, and it’s available for preorder HERE.

Also, be sure to check out my other Complete Video Courses:

CCNA Complete Video Course

CCNP R/S 2.0 Complete Video Course Library

ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course

SWITCH (300-115) Complete Video Course

TSHOOT (300-135) Complete Video Course

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Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (R/S and Collaboration) #7945, CCSI 20061

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Network+ SCADA: A Little-Known Topic From the Network+ Exam

network plus Jun 09, 2015

The new CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-006) is out, and one of the little-known exam topics is SCADA.

Find out what it’s all about in this video.


This video is a sample from my new CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Complete Video Course, and it’s available for preorder HERE

 

Also, be sure to check out my other Complete Video Courses:

CCNA Complete Video Course

CCNP R/S 2.0 Complete Video Course Library

ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course

SWITCH (300-115) Complete Video Course

TSHOOT (300-135) Complete Video Course

Enjoy your studies!

 

Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (R/S and Collaboration) #7945, CCSI 20061

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Lessons I Learned from Disney – Part 4 (The Advantage of Adversity)

career success Jun 04, 2015

In the first three parts of the Lessons I Learned from Disney series, we’ve talked about lessons learned when I was working at Walt Disney World. However, in this installment, let’s discuss a lesson learned from studying the history of Walt Disney. That lesson is about adversity, and how we can deal with adversity.

In our networking careers, we are going to have adversity. We are going to have troubleshooting issues. We are going to have failures on certification exams. We might lose a contract. We might lose a job. Adversity is going to happen.

Let’s begin with a quote from Walt who said:

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Way back in 1928, Walt Disney and his brother Roy, at the Disney Studios in California, had a successful animation business. They had a character named Oswald the...

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Introduction to QoS - 19 Minutes of QoS Goodness

This video identifies the need for Quality of Service (QoS) and gets you acquainted with several QoS tools.

This video is a sample from my new CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Complete Video Course, and it’s available for purchase HERE.

Also, be sure to check out my other Complete Video Courses:

CCNA Complete Video Course

CCNP R/S 2.0 Complete Video Course Library

ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course

SWITCH (300-115) Complete Video Course

TSHOOT (300-135) Complete Video Course

Enjoy your studies!

Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (R/S and Collaboration) #7945, CCSI 20061

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3 Tips to Ace the Technical Interview

career success May 27, 2015

At some point in your networking career, you are almost certainly going to face the dreaded technical interview. In this blog posting, let’s answer the question, “How do you go in and come across as the candidate that the company wants to hire?”
Certainly, there are lots of books, and there is lots of advice on how to answer different interviewing questions, but in this blog posting I want to give you three specific tips that have worked for me in different interviews.

Tip #1

Tip #1 is to establish rapport. I remember many years ago, I was interviewing with one of the big ten accounting firms for an IT  position. On my drive to the office to be interviewed, I was listening to one of my many Anthony Robbins tapes – that shows you how long ago it was. I was actually listening to a tape, not a CD or not an mp3.
On that tape, Anthony Robbins tapes was talking about the importance of rapport. He was making a statement that, “We tend to like people...

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Troubleshooting Route Redistribution

ccie r/s ccnp r/s May 15, 2015

This video shows you how to troubleshoot a route redistribution scenario with multiple redistribution points.

This video is a sample from my new CCNP R/S v2 Complete Video Course Library (which includes the ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT Complete Video Courses ), and it’s available for preorder HERE.

Also, be sure to check out my other Complete Video Courses:

CCNA Complete Video Course

ROUTE Complete Video Course

SWITCH Complete Video Course

TSHOOT Complete Video Course

Enjoy your studies!

Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (R/S and Collaboration) #7945, CCSI 20061

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Troubleshooting OSPF Neighborships

ccie r/s ccnp r/s Apr 23, 2015

In this new video, you’ll learn common issues that can prevent an OSPFv2 neighborship from forming. Then, you’ll walk through a sample OSPF troubleshooting scenario.

 

This video is a sample from my new TSHOOT Complete Video Course, and it’s available for purchase HERE.

Also, be sure to check out my other Complete Video Courses:

CCNA Complete Video Course

ROUTE Complete Video Course

SWITCH Complete Video Course

Enjoy your studies!

 

Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 (R/S and Collaboration) #7945, CCSI 20061

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Lessons I Learned from Disney – Part 3 (Balancing Urgency with Impact)

career success Apr 09, 2015

Mid afternoon, around 3:00 pm, is a prime time for checking into hotels, and the same holds true for Disney’s many resorts. These days, when you check into a Disney resort, you’re given a Magic Band, but when I was working there in the year 2000, guests were given a Key to the World card. Guests used their card to open the door to their room, purchase food, buy merchandise, and get access to the Disney World parks. As a result, getting a call one afternoon around 3:00 pm that a couple of Disney’s resorts (specifically, Disney’s Yacht  and Beach Club Resorts) could not create Key to the World cards was a big deal.

Several of us piled into a company van and headed over to Epcot. We took an elevator down three floors below Future World and went into an equipment room containing the Cisco Catalyst switches servicing nearby resorts. The LED load indicator on the Cisco Catalyst’s supervisor engine indicated the switch was under a significant processor...

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Lessons I Learned from Disney – Part 2 (Who Broke Mickey’s e-Mail?)

career success Feb 20, 2015

Back in 2000, when I was working at Disney World as a Network Design Specialist, all disney.com e-mail accounts ran on two e-mail servers affectionately known and Pain and Panic (named after the shape-shifting imps from Disney’s Hercules movie). Little did I know that those names were about to become all too real. 

SmileNet

My biggest design project at disney involved replacing the network that interconnected the different theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and the Studios), along with some of the Disney resorts. At the beginning of the project, those locations were interconnected via FastEthernet (i.e. 100 Mbps) links, and when you looked at the physical topology superimposed on a map of the Disney World property, it looked like a smile, resulting in it being called SmileNet.

What I had to do was design a network with new Cisco Catalyst switches using Gigabit Ethernet (i.e. 1 Gbps) links. Redundancy was key in the design, meaning that...

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Lessons I Learned from Disney – Part 1 (When to Praise – When to Coach)

career success Jan 21, 2015

Anyone that knows my family and me, knows that we are huge fans of all things Disney. Besides just being a guest at various Disney destinations, I was privileged to be a cast member for the Walt Disney Resorts in Florida.  No, I wasn’t an on-stage performer. I was one of five Network Designers. However, Walt Disney saw everything in his park as a show, and as part of the show, employees were to be called “cast members.”

The Walt Disney World (WDW) network was made up of over 500 Cisco routers (counting Route Switch Modules (RSMs) in some of the multilayer switches), and thousands of Cisco Catalyst switches. When I was there, they had about 56,000 cast members, and they were the largest single-site employer in North America.

Recently, my family and I took another trip to WDW. During our stay, it occurred to me that much of what I know about Cisco networking, management, and entrepreneurship was learned from Disney. Some principles I learned during my...

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