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NetSim 10 Update | 10.2 Released

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Nov 5, 2014 2:19:00 PM

By Andrew Messier

NetSim 10.2 is released. It’s a minor update for NetSim’s routing and switching engine. The team added support for manual Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) bindings and improved support for Routing Information Protocol next-generation (RIPng). The update addresses bugs for DHCP and RIP. This release also includes 5 new CCNP labs which are listed below:

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Tags: labs, Andrew Messier, NetSim 10.2 release, ROUTE, Network Simulator, TSHOOT, SWITCH

CCNP SWITCH Exam - Router Redundancy Protocols

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 9, 2011 8:31:00 AM

By Josh E.

Being able to implement first hop router redundancy protocols is one of the objectives listed for Cisco’s 642-813 SWITCH exam. Cisco supports three first hop redundancy protocols: Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). This article provides an overview of each of these protocols.

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Tags: GLBP, networking, VRRP, SWITCH, router, ccnp, router protocols, HSRP, exam, 642-813, redundancy, Josh E.

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

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