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NetSim 10 Update | 10.2 Released

  
  
  

By Andrew Messier

NetSim 10.2 is released. It’s a minor update for NetSim’s routing and switching engine. The team added support for manual Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) bindings and improved support for Routing Information Protocol next-generation (RIPng). The update addresses bugs for DHCP and RIP. This release also includes 5 new CCNP labs which are listed below:

ROUTE:

  • RIPng
  • DMVPN with OSPF

SWITCH:

  • DHCP Binding
  • DHCP on Switches

TSHOOT:

  • Troubleshooting Basic Network Services II


More updates to follow, so stay tuned! Learn more about NetSim Network Simulator.









Changes to the CCNP Program

  
  
  
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By Bryan Baize, CCIE #16139

Cisco has recently announced a revamp of the CCNP program. To begin this process, Cisco ordered a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to discover what the marketplace really expects from a CCNP certified professional. The participants in the JTA included subject matter experts from all over the world.

The results of the JTA indicate that it is time for the CCNP to get back to the basics of routing and switching and also bring back troubleshooting. Overall, the marketplace would like the CCNP professional to be a more a self-sufficient and freethinking network engineer. The IT professionals surveyed indicated that the CCNP job role would include three items:

  • planning
  • network maintenance
  • troubleshooting

Cisco developed the new program around several goals, including:





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