Yesterday was a good day, at least for me. I passed the CISSP exam on my first attempt! While it wasn’t that hard (in my opinion) compared to other exams that I have taken, it still felt awesome to pass it on the first attempt.[Read more…] about Passed the CISSP exam!
UPDATED: If you are running ESXi 6.x, please look at the updated section below.
Cisco announced CCIE Routing & Switching Version 5 exam update back on December 3, 2013. Even before the announcement, there were already speculations what will or will not be on the exam. There were two things we knew for sure that will not be in the v5 exam, Frame Relay and IOS 12 – we all turned out to be right. That being said, my old CCIE R&S v4 home lab needed an upgrade.
I don’t follow VMware certifications so I didn’t know that they even announced the new Associate level certifications last month. I recently just found out about it and decided to give it a whirl, since it’s free – for limited time only. This new certification level doesn’t really change how the prerequisites of the upper level certifications like how Cisco designed theirs. If you are familiar with Cisco certifications, then you know that the Associate level certifications are prerequisites for majority of the Professional level certifications.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any blog post and today I’ve decided to make some time to post at least one that is not technical. Writing a technical blog post is time consuming since you have to make sure that what you put out there is correct, so even though I think I know what to say it doesn’t mean it’s correct so research is very important. The research alone can take few hours to verify what I need to say is true. That said, I don’t really have much time to dedicate to write a new blog post as much as I want to. I’d also be lying if I don’t include that laziness trumps over the need or want to post a blog.
Cisco Learning Networking might have inadvertently updated their site today because if I click the 200-101 ICND2 exam link then it will direct you to a page that says “It appears you’re not allowed to view what you requested. You might contact your administrator if you think this is a mistake”, as shown here. If you change the last character to 3 then it will show you “Not found. The item does not exist. It may have been deleted.” Since I was playing the link, I also tried changing it to ICND1_v2 and gave me the same error message as the ICND2_v2. All that being said, it sure looks like I was right with my prediction that CCENT/CCNA exam will change.
Majority of the exam content will remain the same so it’s really not big of a deal if the change takes effect before the year ends. Just make sure that you take it before the exam changes so the time that you’ve invested with the current exam topics won’t go to waste. By no means that I am suggesting that you hurry up and take the exam without thoroughly understanding the topics. Take your time to understand the exam topics because CCENT/CCNA are really great Cisco networking fundamentals.[Read more…] about New CCNA Exam Announced