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CCIE SPv4.1 Blueprint Resources

The CCIE SP SME team has put a comprehensive list of study resources for the new CCIE SP4.1 blueprint. The complied list is in a spreadsheet designed to help you quickly find what you are looking for by organizing the content according to the exam topics. This is a very good resource for finding good information regardless of the exam. You can download the spreadsheet @ CCIE_SP_version4.1_prep_resources.xlsx. Find out more information at Cisco Learning Network.

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SDN is an Iteration that will Lead Innovations


I have stumbled upon a recent post from Greg Ferro on Ethrealmind, the post is titled SDN is not an innovation, it’s an iteration. I actually wanted to share this post because it kind of puts things into prespective. The word innovate refers to creating something that is new and disruptive. Innovations needs to come with a whole new paradigm for doing the things we are doing. At one time it was easier to apply the term to the work of Newton, Einstein or  Nicola Tesla. These days, it’s  much harder to apply the term to things, that are just …

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Software-Defined Networks .. A Primer


SDN, Software-Defined Networking, the trending technology that some friends/colleagues of mine like to refer to it as “Still Does Nothing”. Let’s see if it does some thing. SDN has been a market hype for few years now.  Out of laziness, I ignored it in the beginning then I had to catch up a bit later and learn what was exactly going on.  From who I know many engineers have taken the same path and are still ignoring SDN, probably out of the feeling that we have enough to learn something new. Lately, SDN has been reduced to a buzzword that …

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How to become a Network Engineer?


If you aspire to become a network engineer, this post is going to guide you in making up your mind. Read through. From the outside, the whole information technology profession can seem mysterious. Mentioning IT summons various images ranging from artificially lit cubicle farms to young professionals roller skating through well decorated lounge spaces that feel more like a coffee shop than a work place. Both are valid, and examples of both can be found in different environments, but they don’t exactly reflect reality Probably one of these images seem attractive to you and for some reason you want to …

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What can you learn in 5 minutes a day !

I  believe in minimalism and what small focused actions can make for a person and small steps is what Juniper learning bytes is all about. Learning bytes is an online learning resource launched last year by Juniper education services organization as a free service. The nice thing about the learning bytes is that they are focused, short and concise videos that give you a a quick idea about a certain technology, feature or configuration in about 10 minutes  or less and they are created by Juniper’s educational services team right to you. Here is a good byte, not just because my …

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The Importance of Networking

Networking is constantly being promoted throughout a huge range of industries, and is generally being seen as more valuable than ever before. However, all too often, it can be swept under the carpet. Those of us who work with technical industries can be particularly prone to not making the most of our networking opportunities. However, here’s a quick remind of why it can be so important. You may encounter a huge number of people within your current profession that it can be worth keeping in touch with. With most work places offering reliable INTERNET access provided by companies at sites …

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