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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.

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.

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 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 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.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Setup: How To Configure Reverse Telnet
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Occasionally, during your CCNA and CCNP studies, youll run into a term that just doesnt quite make sense to you.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification: Introduction To BGP Attributes

BGP is one of the most complex topics youll study when pursuing your CCNP, if not the most complex.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Three Myths About Cisco Exams

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.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Home Lab Shopping On Ebay

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.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Tutorial: Home Lab Assembly Case Study
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Part of your CCNA / CCNP education is deciding what network topology to use when you’re putting together your home lab.

Recertifying Your CCNA and CCNP

Once you get your CCNA and CCNP, you can’t just rest on your accomplishment. You’ve got to continue to study and add to your skill set – and then prove to Cisco you’ve been doing just that by recertifying.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP: How And Why To Build An Etherchannel

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.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab: Why You Need An ISDN Simulator

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.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP Exams: Cisco Home Lab FAQ

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.

Cisco CCNP Certification: Introduction To BGP

Cisco certification candidates are introduced to BGP at the CCNP level, but the reaction to its introduction always reminds me of something I see often as the CCNA level.