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Cisco Network Simulator: Can it be Used in a Classroom? (Part 2 of 3)

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

By Brian Scheibe

Today we'll pick up on part two of our three-part blog explaining how you can use Boson's Cisco Network Simulator - NetSim 8.0 - in a classroom. In this installment, we're going to cover steps 3 and 4 - Creating the Loading Configuration Files and Creating the Grading Configuration Files.

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

ASA Technology Update Part 2 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

By Ryan Lindfield

Botnet Traffic Filter

Another exciting feature released in the 8.2 release is the Botnet Traffic Filter. This new technology enables the ASA to monitor both inbound and outbound traffic and to compare the external IP addresses and hostnames to a dynamic database, or blacklist, of offensive IP addresses and domain names. Essentially, after purchasing the license for this feature (a 30 day trial is available), your firewall gains insight into the latest known locations of botnet control points, SPAM distribution points, and other known hostile hosts.

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Tags: adaptive security appliance, Ryan Lindfield, asa, technology, networking, botnet traffic filter

ASA Technology Update Part 1 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

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How to use ExSim-Max Practice Exams

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

By Kelly Mansfield

There are many ways to learn the technology for your certification exam. You can read books, attend training classes and get actual experience. But even with all that knowledge, do you really know if you can pass the certification exam? Let me go ahead and answer that one for you. Well, not really. With ExSim-Max™ Practice Exams, you will know what to expect when you are ready for the real exam.

ExSim-Max is designed to simulate the complete exam experience, including topics covered, question types, question difficulty and time allowed. Plus ExSim-Max includes accurate and detailed explanations for each question. You don't just learn the answer; you actually learn the technologies too.

How to use ExSim-Max :

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Tags: practice tests, Kelly Mansfield, certification, exam simulations, practice exams

Cisco Network Simulator - What's cool about NetSim?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

By Chad Altman

Boson NetSim Network Simulator is an application that simulates Cisco Systems' networking hardware and software and is designed to help you learn the Cisco IOS command structure. That alone is pretty cool, but it gets better. NetSim uses its Virtual Packet Technology® engine to create individual packets that are routed and switched through the simulated network, to build an appropriate virtual routing table and to simulate true networking. NetSim doesn't just look like a real network, it acts like one too -- same telnet window, same shortcut commands, same hands-on experience.

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Tags: 640-816, 640-822, SWITCH exam, 640-813, 640-832, ROUTE exam, Chad Altman, TSHOOT exam, 640-902, CCNA Certification Tools, NetSim, Cisco Network Simulator, CCENT, ccnp, Cisco certification, 640-802, CCNA

Microsoft Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | Editions (part 2)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

By Val Bakh

2. Windows 7

2.1 Windows 7 Editions

2.1.2 Support for multiple languages

Don’t breathe a sigh of relief; the fun may not be quite over yet. This depends on your linguistic requirements. It is easier if you are a home user. You simply buy any consumer edition of Windows 7 in your preferred language and enjoy the ride. But if you are an IT pro responsible for deploying and maintaining Windows 7 in a multilingual environment, then you are entitled to some more fun.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | Editions (part 1)

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

By Val Bakh

2. Windows 7

2.1 Windows 7 Editions

2.1.1 Choosing the right edition can be fun

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Tags: Val Bakh, Windows 7, Microsoft, tips and tricks, certification

Microsoft Vista Tips and Tricks

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

By Val Bakh

1. Vista

1.1. Boot architecture

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Tags: Val Bakh, Microsoft, tips and tricks, windows, vista

ASA Technology Update Part 4 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

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Tags: adaptive security appliance, Ryan Lindfield, asa, networking, netflow

ASA Technology Update Part 3 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

By Ryan Lindfield

AnyConnect Essentials

AnyConnect Essentials is a new licensing option for Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) client on the ASA. With the introduction of SSL VPN, Cisco began charging “per connection fees” for remote VPN connections. This came as a shock to many of you who were accustomed to connecting as many users as the box allowed with IPSec and never giving a thought to licensing. The default WebVPN license on the ASA is for two concurrent WebVPN users; each additional user requires additional licensing.

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Tags: adaptive security appliance, Ryan Lindfield, asa, technology, anyconnect essentials, networking