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CCENT & CCNA Exam Topology Question

One of the reasons the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) and the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certifications are sought after by is they are not easy to obtain.  You have to show a real proficiency in networking and how the TCP/IP protocol works.  By passing these exams you demonstrate to employers that you

OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability & Mitigation on Cisco Products

So as we dig deeper into the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability, it has come to light that both Cisco and Juniper products have been compromised.  The OpenSSL flaw will let the bad guys work around the security of the SSL protocol and possibly gain access to things like your user names, password, credit card data and

How to build a Cisco CCNA Voice 640-461 Lab

Once students pass their Cisco CCNA R&S exam, generally the next question is what is the next Cisco certification that you will tackle?  Do I want to proceed to obtain my Cisco CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless or CCNP certification?  For each person the answer may be a little bit different.  Ultimately you should

CCENT & CCNA 200-120 Exam Troubleshooting Questions!

In both the new CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) 100-101 exam and CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching 200-120 certifications, there has been a great deal more of emphasis put on the candidate’s ability to be able to properly troubleshoot a network environment.  This actually makes a lot of sense as when

CCENT & CCNA Exam Static Routing Overview

As you prepare for your Cisco CCENT and CCNA exams you will need to understand much more than the basics of how routers work.  But you have to start somewhere so let's look at the CCENT/CCNA topic of Static Routing. Routers learn about remote networks either dynamically using routing protocols or manually using static routes.

Packet Tracer vs a Real CCENT or CCNA Lab

So virtualization has come a long way...right?  Sure it absolutely has.  But what about in helping you prepare for your Cisco CCENT or CCNA exam?  Well you have heard the saying that there is nothing like the real thing...right?  Well I have to agree with it for those of you who are preparing for your

New CCNA 200-120 Practice Exam Simulator!

Here at CertificationKits we are proud to announce we have just released our new Cisco CCNA 200-120 practice exam simulator.  You can download a trial of our CCNA Practice exam here.  We are really happy with the improvements we have been able to incorporate into the new version of this CCNA Test Engine.  As Cisco

What is an Access Server or Terminal Server in my CCENT / CCNA Lab?

There are a lot of different pieces that are involved in building a CCENT (Cisco Certified Networking Technician) 100-101 or a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 200-120 home lab. You will have routers, switches, serial cards, Ethernet straight-through patch cables, Ethernet crossover cables, serial crossover cables, console cables, usb to serial adapters, rack stands, rack