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You remember from your CCNA studies that when a port goes through the transition from blocking to forwarding, youre looking at a 50-second delay before that port can actually begin forwarding frames.
You may look at that feature’s name and think, “What is a BPDU Skew, and why do I want to detect it?” What we’re actually attempting to detect are BPDUs that aren’t being relayed as quickly as they should be.
In my last ISIS tutorial, I mentioned that while ISIS and OSPF are both link state protocols, their actual operation differs greatly.
To earn your Cisco CCNA certification and pass the BSCI CCNP exam, you have to know your protocol basics like the back of your hand!
BECNs and FECNs arent just important to know for your Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification exams – theyre an important part of detecting congestion on a Frame Relay network and allowing the network to dynamically adjust its transmission rate when congestion is encountered.
CCNA exam success depends largely on noticing the details, and this is especially true of configurations involving directly connected serial interfaces.
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.
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 RIPv2 and EIGRP authentication with key chains can be tricky at first, and the syntax isnt exactly easy to remember.
Preparing to pass the BSCI exam and earn your Cisco CCNP?
When youre studying for the CCNP certification, especially the BSCI exam, you must gain a solid understanding of BGP.
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.
More CCNA and CCNP candidates than ever before are putting together their own home practice labs.
When youre studying to pass the BSCI exam and earn your CCNP certification, youre going to be introduced to ISIS.
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?”
One question I see often on the Net is “Is it worth my time to earn a CCNA / CCNP / CCIE certification?”
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.
When you’re preparing to pass the BSCI exam and earn your CCNP certification, one of the biggest challenges is learning BGP.
When studying for your BSCI exam for the CCNP, you get your first taste of BGP.
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.
Occasionally, during your CCNA and CCNP studies, youll run into a term that just doesnt quite make sense to you.
BGP is one of the most complex topics youll study when pursuing your CCNP, if not the most complex.
One of the drawbacks to the Internet is that it allows myths and “friend of a friend” stories to spread quickly, and usually the story becomes more exaggerated as it’s passed along.
Whether you’re just getting ideas for your Cisco home lab or adding to your existing lab, ebay is a great place to get ideas for your lab as well as pick up some great bargains.
Part of your CCNA / CCNP education is deciding what network topology to use when you’re putting together your home lab.
Etherchannels are in use all over the world, as well as on your CCNA and CCNP exams. Learn how to build and support an EC in this tutorial from Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933.
ISDN is a vital topic for today’s CCNA and CCNP candidates, especially for the ICND and Intro exams – you’ve got to know ISDN inside and out to pass those exams. Naturally you want to include it in your home lab.
There is a real revolution today among CCNA and CCNP candidates. More and more of you are turning your back on “router simulators” and putting your own CCNA and/or CCNP Home Lab together, which is the best way to totally prepare to pass these tough Cisco exams.