About Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933, is the owner of The Bryant Advantage (www.thebryantadvantage.com), home of FREE CCNA and CCNP tutorials and daily exam questions, as well as The Ultimate CCNA and CCNP Study Packages.

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Microsoft Certification: The New MCTS Tracks And Exams
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Microsoft is revamping its certification tracks, and will eventually retire the familiar MCSE certificatons.

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Exam Tutorial: Route Summarization
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Preparing to pass the BSCI exam and earn your Cisco CCNP?

Cisco CCNA Exam Tutorial: Route Summarization For RIP, EIGRP, And OSPF

Preparing to pass the CCNA exam and earn this important Cisco certification?

Static Routing Tutorial
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In studying for your CCNA exam and preparing to earn this valuable certification, you may be tempted to spend little time studying static routing and head right for the more exciting dynamic routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF.

The Path To Follow After Earning Your CCNA

Once you earn your CCNA certification, youve got quite a few exciting choices ahead of you!

Cisco CCNP Certification: The BGP Weight Attribute

When youre studying for the CCNP certification, especially the BSCI exam, you must gain a solid understanding of BGP.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Tutorial: Starting Over

When youre preparing for success on your CCNA or CCNP certification exams, sooner or later youre going to want to start totally from scratch on your Cisco routers and switches.

Cisco CCNP Certification FAQ

To earn your CCNP, youve got to pass some very rigorous Cisco exams, and you also need to know the rules regarding this important certification.

Cisco CCNA Certification: The (Many) Different Kinds Of Switching

When youre studying for your CCNA exam, whether youre taking the Intro-ICND path or the single-exam path, youre quickly introduced to the fact that switching occurs at Layer 2 of the OSI model.

Four Important Commands For Your CCNA / CCNP Home Lab

More CCNA and CCNP candidates than ever before are putting together their own home practice labs.

Three Ways To Jumpstart Your IT Career

We all get stuck in ruts from time to time, and that happens on the job as well.

Troubleshooting Route Redistribution

If theres one CCNP / BSCI topic that looks so easy but can lead to a real headache, its route redistribution.

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Certification: Introduction To ISIS Terminology

When youre studying to pass the BSCI exam and earn your CCNP certification, youre going to be introduced to ISIS.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Tutorial: The (Many) Cable Types And Their Purposes

One of the most common questions I get from CCNA and CCNP candidates who are setting up their own home labs is “What cables will I need?”

Cisco CCNA Certification: The Value Of The CCNA And CCNP
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One question I see often on the Net is “Is it worth my time to earn a CCNA / CCNP / CCIE certification?”

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Tutorial: Comparing OSPF and ISIS Hellos

While studying to pass the BSCI exam and preparing to earn your CCNP certification, youll quickly notice that while OSPF and ISIS are both link-state protocols, there are a lot of differences between the two.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Cisco Switching Modes Tutorial
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To pass the CCNA exam and earn that coveted certification, you\ve got to know Cisco switches inside and out.

Cisco CCNP / BSCI Certification: The BGP Attribute MED

When you’re preparing to pass the BSCI exam and earn your CCNP certification, one of the biggest challenges is learning BGP.

Cisco CCNP Certification: The Local Preference BGP Attribute

When studying for your BSCI exam for the CCNP, you get your first taste of BGP.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Error Detection vs. Error Recovery

Passing the CCNA, Intro, and ICND exam is all about knowing and noticing the details.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Five Keystroke Combinations You Should Know

When you start studying for your CCNA and CCNP exams, many books will present you with a huge list of keystroke shortcuts for use on Cisco routers.

Using The BGP Command Update-Source

When you start preparing for your CCNP exam, particularly the BSCI exam, youre introduced to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) configurations.

How And Why Switches Trunk

Your CCNA studies are going to include quite a bit of information about switches, and for good reason.

Cisco CCNP Certification: BGP Attribute Category Tutorial
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You have to master the details on BGP to pass the BSCI exam and to earn your CCNP, but BGP is an entirely new world from the protocols you studied to earn your CCNA.