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NAT and PAT - What's the Difference?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT) both map IP addresses on an internal network to IP addresses on an external network. Which method of address translation you use depends on the types of networks that you are translating and the number of available IP addresses that you have.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, networking, NAT, PAT

VRRP, HSRP and the Master Router

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Does VRRP choose a Master (Active) router in the same way as HSRP?

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, networking, VRRP, HSRP, Master Router

TSHOOT: Inside Look at our TSHOOT Practice Exam (Study Hint!)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:22:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

If you’re studying for the Cisco 642-832 TSHOOT exam, here’s an inside look at the best way to study and understand what to expect by using the Boson ExSim-Max TSHOOT practice exam.

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Tags: Brian Scheibe, TSHOOT, 642-832, ccnp, Cisco certification, simulation, certification exam, certification practice exams, exam

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

Step 5: Use the Lab Compiler to Create the Lab Pack

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, networking, ccna class

Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 1 of 3)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

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Tags: ccnp class, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator, certification, ccna class

Boson's Practice Exams Sold Separately

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

So, you got a CD with your study guide, and it might seem unclear what the material from the CD is. Is it a study guide, a book review, or a practice exam? Let’s start with trying to define the features of each so that we can then compare them.

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Tags: practice tests, Brian Scheibe, certification, exam simulations, practice exams

NetSim 8.0 Network Simulator Updates

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:21:00 AM

By Brian Scheibe

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Tags: multi-monitor support, Brian Scheibe, NetSim 8, Cisco Network Simulator

My Experience with the Cisco TSHOOT Beta Exam

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:20:00 AM

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Tags: practice tests, Bryan Baize, certification, TSHOOT, 642-832, ccnp, exam, practice exams

A Case Study on Root Port Selection

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:20:00 AM

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Changes to the CCNP Program

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:20:00 AM

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:

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Tags: Bryan Baize, certification, ROUTE, TSHOOT, SWITCH, ccnp