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NetSim 10.8 Released

Posted by Andrew Messier on Aug 6, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Hi Everyone,

NetSim 10.8 was recently released. This update includes 11 new labs and minor document updates to existing content.

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3. Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics

Posted by Val Bakh on Jul 28, 2015 1:32:00 PM

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

3.5. How to Pass a Microsoft Exam – Part 1

This is Part 1 of the final blog post in this series, where everything we’ve discussed in the previous blog posts should come together. In Part 1, we’ll go over the exam-taking process and try to make sure that the time and effort you’ve spent preparing for the exam are put to good use.

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Tags: practice tests, Microsoft certification, Boson Microsoft exams, passing certification exam

NetSim 10.7 Released, Features New TSHOOT Labs

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on May 22, 2015 10:55:00 AM

By James Hanback

If you’re like me, the first thing you want to do when you get your hands on a new toy or technology is to toss the instructions aside and figure out on your own what you can make it do. Sometimes the best way to figure out something new is to find ways to apply it to your existing knowledge or skill set. I remember the first time I tinkered with a Doom level creator way back in the 90s. Without seeking help or tutorials, I immediately started trying to build a Doom-world replica of the interior of my house.

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Tags: James Hanback, NetSim 10.7 Released, Features New TSHOOT Labs

3 Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on May 13, 2015 10:07:00 AM

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

3.4. How to Work with Boson’s ExSim-Max for Microsoft Products

In the two preceding blog posts of this series (Section 3.3 Part 1 and Part 2), we discussed how to identify legitimate practice-exam products and recognize braindumps. Another important issue in those posts was how to determine which legitimate products are better than others. In this post, we’ll take a brief tour of Boson’s ExSim-Max for Microsoft line of products.

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Tags: Val Bakh, Exam Preparation Options, Boson Microsoft exams, how to become a microsoft certified professional, ExSim-Max

NetSim 10 Update | 10.6 Released

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 10, 2015 9:32:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

NetSim 10.6 has been released. This update includes 3 new CCENT labs for configuring basic network services and troubleshooting Domain Name Systems (DNS), 5 new CCNA labs for troubleshooting Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Frame-Relay, and minor output updates to several lab documents. We added support for configuring interfaces with non-contiguous ranges, applying ACLs to Virtual Terminal Lines (VTY), and configuring Network Address Translation (NAT) on subinterfaces. Finally, this release includes bug fixes for NAT, static routing, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) named-mode. A complete list of all eight new labs is below:

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Tags: ccna labs, NetSim 10.6 released, ccent labs

3. Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 2, 2015 9:15:00 AM

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

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Tags: Val Bakh, Exam Preparation Options, exam engines, how to become a microsoft certified professional, good questions, bad questions

NetSim 10 Update | 10.5 Released

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Mar 11, 2015 3:17:00 PM

By Andrew Messier,

NetSim 10.5 was released today. This is primarily an update for NetSim’s routing and switching engine which adds support for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6), fixes several minor DHCP bugs, and fixes an activation issue affecting some NetSim and NetSimX (BEE) customers. Three new CCNP labs are included to cover this new technology. Five new CCNA labs are also included which offer additional Access Control Lists (ACL) practice. All eight labs are listed below:

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Tags: Andrew Messier, DHCPv6, ACL labs, IPvs SLAAC, stateful DHCPv6, NetSim 10.5 Release, stateless DHCPv6

3. Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 25, 2015 10:15:00 AM

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Professional

3.3. Practice Exams 101 – Part 1


By Val Bakh

In the first two blog posts of this series, we discussed Microsoft certifications and touched upon a couple of study options. It turned out that Microsoft’s online technical libraries and product documentation are no longer suitable as primary exam preparation tools. In this blog post, we’ll explore practice exam products: what they are and how to find the ones that are worth your money and effort.


3.3.1. The Ancient Adage

“Read the manual first!” is an ancient adage that has been haunting humankind since the days when we invented printing. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? And still, often times, we buy some new high-tech gizmo, bring it home, unpack it, and then immediately start pushing its buttons and playing with whatever other controls it might have. But somehow it always seems to happen that we can’t make the thing do at least some of what we expect it to do. We scratch our heads, we push more buttons, and only after exhausting our creative zeal, we recall having seen a small brochure that came with the thing: the instruction manual. We dig it out from the depths of the packaging garbage and … slap our foreheads in exasperation. It turns out it was so easy and we were pushing all the wrong buttons. It’s all right here, in black and white: press Button A and then press Button B. Next time, we swear, we will read the instructions first. But by the time we buy another toy, the promise is long forgotten and the new buttons look a lot more appealing to our itchy fingers than an unobtrusive booklet, almost lost somewhere at the bottom of the box.

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Tags: avoid braindumps, Val Bakh, Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics, how to become a microsoft certified professional

Defending Your Console

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jan 29, 2015 10:09:00 AM

By Bryan Baize

A new problem has arisen in CCNA class: We have a lab that asks the students to enable a debug command; the debug overruns the console buffer to the extent that commands cannot be entered, and this goes on for more than an hour!

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Tags: Defending Your Console, undebug all command, logging console command, terminal monitor, debug ip packet, show logging, clear line command, show users command

3. Microsoft Exams’ Inner Mechanics

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Dec 29, 2014 9:30:00 AM

 

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Tags: Val Bakh, Exam Preparation Options, practice exams, how to become a microsoft certified professional, documentation

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