ENCOR (350-401) Topic: IP SLA

ccnp encor Jun 04, 2021


In keeping up with this month’s theme, CCNP Enterprise, this week’s training video looks at IP SLA, a topic found in the ENCOR (350-401) exam blueprint. IP SLA is an active method of monitoring and reliably reporting on network performance, “active” meaning that IP SLA will generate and actively monitor traffic continuously across the network.


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Spanning Tree Protocol DEEP DIVE

ccna ccnp encor Apr 29, 2021

This week's training video is a replay from yesterday's live STP Deep Dive webinar. In this training, we cover every Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) topic on the CCNA (200-301) and CCNP ENCOR (350-401) exam blueprints.


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ENARSI (300-410) Topic 1.11 - BGP Multihop

ccnp enarsi Apr 23, 2021


This week’s training video takes a look at a section on the ENARSI (300-410) exam blueprint about troubleshooting BGP relationships.


Specifically, we cover the BGP multihop feature.


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Influencing BGP Path Selection

ccie ccnp Mar 26, 2021

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an item on the ENCOR, ENARSI and CCIE exam blueprints, making it a vital topic to our networking studies.
In our latest training video, Charles covers a few of the ways that we can influence BGP path selection. 
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VRF-lite Configuration

ccnp Mar 12, 2021


In this week's training video, Charles takes a look at the configuration of VRF-lite. VRF stands for virtual routing and forwarding, or sometimes we see that called VPN routing and forwarding. This is a technology which allows us to create multiple routing tables within a router rather than having a single, global routing table.


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New CCNP Certifications Rundown

ccnp Jun 11, 2019

By now I'm sure you've heard of the sweeping changes Cisco is making to their certification tracks, which was announced at Cisco Live on Monday June 10, 2019. I covered the CCNA exam changes in a previous post, so here I'll specifically address updates to the CCNP track.

First, if you've already started working toward any current CCNP certification - keep going!  You have until February 24, 2020 to complete your certification, and in the new program, you'll receive credit for work you've already completed.

Let's begin by looking at the current list of CCNP certifications, set to expire next February:

  • CCNP Routing and Switching
  • CCNP Collaboration
  • CCNP Wireless
  • CCNP Data Center
  • CCNP Security
  • CCNP Service Provider
  • CCDP

Now, here are the new CCNP certifications that will be rolling out:

  • CCNP Enterprise
  • CCNP Collaboration
  • CCNP Data Center
  • CCNP Security
  • CCNP Service Provider
  • Cisco Certified DevNet Professional

You may notice the absence of CCNP...

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MASSIVE Certification News about Cisco Live

announcements ccie ccna ccnp Jun 10, 2019

Cisco just announced their certification program is getting a MAJOR update. Here’s what you need to know:

CCNA Updates

  • A new CCNA exam will be released on February 24, 2020.
  • This new CCNA certification will REPLACE the following certs:
    • CCNA Cloud
    • CCNA Collaboration
    • CCNA Cyber Ops
    • CCNA Data Center
    • CCDA
    • CCNA Industrial
    • CCNA Routing and Switching
    • CCNA Security
    • CCNA Service Provider
    • CCNA Wireless 
  • If you complete any current CCNA/CCDA certification before Feb. 24, 2020, you’ll get the new CCNA certification, and a “training badge,” representing the technology area in which you received your CCNA/CCDA.
  • More information here: bit.ly/newccna

CCNP Updates

  • The new CCNP certs are:
    • CCNP Enterprise
    • CCNP Data Center
    • CCNP Security
    • CCNP Service Provider
    • CCNP Collaboration
    • CCNP Certified DevNet Professional
  • Each of the new CCNP certs require only two exams: (1) A Core Exam (2) A Concentration Exam of Your Choice
  • You’ll receive credit based on any current...
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