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About Exam AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Jul 25, 2019 3:30:35 PM / by Val Bakh posted in Microsoft, Microsoft certification, AZ103, Microsoft Azure Administrator, Azure, Microsoft Azure


Part 1: The Exam


This is the first article in a three-part series about Microsoft exam AZ-103. In this post, we’ll briefly go over the history of this exam, take a quick look at its requirements, and then go over the exam’s structure.

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I Just Bought a Boson Cisco Product. What Happens to It in February?

Jul 18, 2019 3:42:12 PM / by James Hanback posted in CCENT, CCNP, CCNP Network Simulator, CCNA, Boson Exam Environment, ccna exam questions, ICND1, ICND2, Cisco Update, Cisco Certified Specialist, Cisco 2020


Now that you know that Cisco has migration paths that will allow you to continue your existing Cisco certification track and transition to the new one when it drops on Feb. 24, 2020, your blood pressure’s probably back to normal. However, you might be concerned about that bucket of Boson study products you purchased to aid you in the pursuit of your credentials. Maybe you’ve already bought our ExSim-Max for Cisco 200-125 CCNA product to help you study for your Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam, but life has happened, and you’re no longer sure you’ll be able to take the exam before the transition on Feb. 24. Have you just wasted your money?

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What Are CCNP Specialist Certifications and Why Do I Need One?

Jul 16, 2019 3:17:14 PM / by James Hanback posted in CCNP, Cisco certification, CCNP Network Simulator, Cisco Update, Cisco Certified Specialist, Cisco 2020


Following Cisco’s announcement that the exam tracks for its entire line of certifications will be changing in 2020, you might have heard talk of migrations and the bandying about of the term Cisco Certified Specialist. So, what is a Cisco Certified Specialist credential? How do you get one? Why do you need one? Simply, a Cisco Certified Specialist credential proves that you have passed what is known as a Cisco concentration exam. Concentration exams are Cisco exams that narrowly focus on a specific Cisco topic or technology that is related to but does not complete a core certification.

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Should I Bail on ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT in Favor of 300-401?

Jul 8, 2019 3:41:39 PM / by James Hanback posted in ccnp class, SWITCH exam, ROUTE exam, TSHOOT exam, CCNP, CCNP Network Simulator, Cisco Update, Cisco 2020


By now, you've heard that the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification track in its current form of three exams and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) prerequisite is retiring. The last day to obtain a CCNP credential by using the current exam track is Feb. 23, 2020. On Feb. 24, 2020, the current track is being replaced with a track that requires passing two exams but has no prerequisite. This new credential is titled CCNP Enterprise.

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What Does 200-301 Mean For My CCNA Concentration Studies?

Jul 1, 2019 3:47:13 PM / by James Hanback posted in CCNA Certification Tools, CCNA, ccna study, ccna exam questions, Cisco Update, Cisco 2020

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Along with the retirement of the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) credential in February 2020, Cisco recently announced that the revamped Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) will, as of Feb. 24, 2020, include knowledge from what had previously been separate but related CCNA concentrations. Specifically, the concentrations that are being replaced by CCNA 200-301 include all of the following:

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