About Chris Bryant

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EIGRP Stuck-In-Active Routes
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Passing the BSCI exam and earning your CCNP is all about knowing the details, and when it comes to EIGRP SIA routes, there are plenty of details to know.

Frame Relay DLCIs And Mappings

Passing the CCNA is tough, and one of the toughest parts is keeping all the acronyms straight! Frame Relay has plenty of those, and today were going to examine what DLCIs do and how theyre mapped on a Cisco router.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Access List Details You Must Know!

To pass the CCNA exam, you have to be able to write and troubleshoot access lists. As you climb the ladder toward the CCNP and CCIE, youll see more and more uses for ACLs.

Frame Relay End-To-End Keepalives

One of the first things you learned about Frame is that the LMI also serves as a keepalive, or a heartbeat – and if three consecutive LMIs are missed, the line protocol goes down.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Keep Your Most Important Appointment

Imagine this. You have an appointment with a client to work on a server or router install.

Switches, QoS, And Cisco’s Networking Model

QoS is a big topic on your BCMSN and CCNP exams, and for good reason.

Troubleshooting Directly Connected Serial Interfaces

CCNA exam success depends largely on noticing the details, and this is especially true of configurations involving directly connected serial interfaces.

Configuring And Troubleshooting VTP

Not only is your CCNA exam going to have questions on VLAN trunking protocol, almost any network that has more than one VLAN is going to have VTP running.

Route Summarization And The OSPF Null Interface

CCNP exam success, particularly on the BSCI exam, demands you understand the details of route summarization.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Port-Based Authentication

To pass your CCNA exam and earn this coveted certification, you must understand the details of port-based authentication.

Server Load Balancing (SLB)

When youre working on your BCMSN exam on your way to CCNP certification, youll read at length about how Cisco routers and multilayer switches can work to provide router redundancy – but theres another helpful service, Server Load Balancing, that does the same for servers.

10 ISIS Details You Must Know!

Earning your CCNP certification and passing the BSCI exam depends on knowing the details of many Cisco technologies, ISIS chief among them.

Ten IP Routing Details You Must Know!

To pass the BSCI exam and earn your CCNP, youve got to keep a lot of details in mind. Its easy to overlook the “simpler” protocols and services such as static routing and distance vector protocols.

Cisco CCNP / BCMSN Exam Tutorial: Multicasting And Reserved Addresses

Ever since you picked up your first CCNA book, youve heard about multicasting, gotten a fair idea of what it is, and youve memorized a couple of reserved multicasting addresses.

Configuring PortFast And BPDU Guard

In your CCNA studies, you learned about PortFast and the trouble it can cause if configured on the wrong port!

BGP Adjacency States

To pass the BSCI exam, earn your CCNP certification, and become an outstanding networker, youve got to master the many details of BGP – and trust me, there are a lot of details to master!

Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

When youre studying to pass the BCMSN exam on the way to earning your CCNP certification, youre going to add to your CCNA knowledgebase every step of the way.

Cisco CCNA Exam Tutorial: How To Spend Your Study Time
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To pass the CCNA exam, youve got to create a study plan. Part of that plan is scheduling your study time, and making that study time count.

Cisco CCNP / BCSI Exam Tutorial: Configuring EIGRP Packet Authentication
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Configuring RIPv2 and EIGRP authentication with key chains can be tricky at first, and the syntax isnt exactly easy to remember.

Static VLANs

BCMSN exam success and earning your CCNP certification requires you to add to your knowledge of VLAN configuration.

CCNA Recertification Requirements

Passing the CCNA exam and earning this coveted Cisco certification is an important step in your career, but its not the end of your responsibilities as a CCNA!

A Guide To IPv6 Address Types
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Learning IPv6 is paramount in your efforts to pass the BSCI exam and go on to earn your CCNP, and its going to help in your real-world networking career as well.

Computer Training School Tutorial: Know Your Instructor

Making the decision to attend a computer tech school can be one of the best decisions of your life.

OSPF Router Types
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When youre preparing to pass the BSCI exam on the way to the coveted Cisco CCNP certification, you can be quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of BGP and OSPF knowledge you must demonstrate a mastery of.