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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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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?

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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 …

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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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7 Actions to get your network ready for IPv6

IPv4 is depleting so fast and time comes to get ready for IPv6. IPv6 may come to real life by 2012/2013. I am making a big claim here and I think I need to back it up with some facts: IPv4 address space is estimated to deplete somewhere in 2011. Check this Report. U.S government agencies are ready for IPv6 since June 2008. Large service providers are IPv6 ready or being ready now. Google your service provider. Content providers are preparing for IPv6. Google is one of the leaders in this transition. Just do a simple search to see the …

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The Ongoing Internet Core Routing Race

Juniper Networks is taking the lead of the internet routing again by introducing their new platform T4000. The router can handle 240Gbps per slot and is based on 250Gbps ASICs per slot presenting the world’s fastest router. This router provides double capacity per slot in comparison the Cisco’s CRS3 platform. The new speeds and capacities will offer the world a new innovations that were never possible before. I wonder, where is this leading us toward? and What innovations will be presented during the next decade? I can see a world where almost every person is connected to the internet on …

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