IT Certification and Training Blog

How to Prepare for a Certification Exam

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 29, 2014 10:29:00 AM

By Michael Aldridge

I've got three favorite quotes on preparation:

"Every battle is won before it is ever fought."
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
- Abraham Lincoln

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Tags: Microsoft, Cisco, Michael Aldridge, comptia, How to Prepare for a Certification Exam

NetSim 9.9 Update | April 23, 2014

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM

By Andrew Messier

Hey Everyone,

NetSim 9.9 was released yesterday, 4/22/14. This is a content and application update. It resolves all outstanding ERRATA labs, contains several bug fixes, optimizes every loading configuration in our Standard and Courseware labs, and adds a user engagement feature. Users are now prompted with a new Guided Tips service that briefly outlines the basic features in NetSim.

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Tags: NetSim, Cisco Network Simulator, Andrew Messier, update

Boson Training recognized for commitment to quality at CGLPA

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Boson Training, LLC, was presented with the Quality Distinction Award at the 2014 Cisco Global Learning Partner Awards, which were held on March 23rd in Las Vegas, Nev. This award is presented annually to Learning Partners in each region who deliver quality training with high customer satisfaction scores. Boson Training is proud to accept this award signifying our commitment to excellence in presenting the highest quality training to our customers. "I am thrilled to work with such a talented team of instructors, at a company that so highly values customer satisfaction," said Andrea Horne, Sales and Operations Manager.

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Tags: quality, Boson Training, Cisco Global Learning Partner Awards

The Seven Layers of Networking – Part III

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 2, 2014 9:27:00 AM

By Kailin Acheson

The previous two parts of this blog, Part I and Part II, covered the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. This installment will cover the four layers of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model and contrast the TCP/IP model with the OSI model.

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Tags: The Internet Layer, The Network Access Layer, The Seven Layers of Networking – Part III, The Transport Layer, Kailin Acheson, The Application Layer, Inter-Layer and Intra-Layer Communication