Overview and Benefits of IBM Cognos Training

IBM Cognos: Analytics and Big Data Remaining competitive in today’s rapidly evolving and expanding business landscape requires organizations to apply analytics to data—both big and small.  IBM’s Cognos suite of products is uniquely designed to assist organizations in making decisions with speed and precision using both traditional analytics and big data.  Cognos streamlines the ever…

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A Useful Stepping Stone to Cisco Certification

If you’re thinking of getting Cisco-certified but find the task daunting, you might consider getting a Network+, Security+, or other CompTIA certification as a stepping stone. CompTIA certifications are considerably easier than Cisco certifications, so you can get an early success under your belt in as little as a few weeks. According to Cisco, people…

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Simplify large-scale deployments with integrated stacks

Buying equipment for a data center and configuring it all to work together can be time-consuming and costly. One way to streamline and smoothen the process is to purchase an integrated IT stack consisting of a predefined, pre-tested configuration of servers, networking equipment, hypervisors, and storage units all bundled together. This concept is often referred…

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Five tricks to handle lengthy “show tech” output

Before contacting Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center to debug a router problem, you may be asked for the output to the “show tech” command (e.g., “show tech-support” which can also be shortened down to “sh tech”). This command returns copious data that can help in troubleshooting the problem. However, a common concern is that the output…

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Know the limits of your Cisco interfaces

Cisco routers and switches use interface descriptor blocks (IDBs) to keep track of the information for each interface. These include hardware IDBs (HWIDB) and software IDBs (SWIDB). The former control hardware interfaces (at least two are needed per interface), and the latter control sub-interfaces. With today’s heavy use of virtual interfaces, IDBs can be a…

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Cisco Announces New Developer Program DevNet

Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network Cisco announced this past August that it is launching DevNet, a new program aimed at attracting developers to more efficiently build applications for Cisco systems and enhance the company’s standing the cloud industry. The tech giant has had a developer program for quite some time called Cisco Developer Network, but…

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Save user time by forwarding voicemail to email

Listening often takes more time than reading, so some users may appreciate the ability to review voicemail messages by viewing transcriptions. Cisco Unity allows you to forward voicemail to email, but you need to know where to set this up. Even if the email address is entered for the user’s account, voicemail forwarding to that…

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Lync Server 2013 Certification Path

The Path to a MCSE: Communication Earning an MCSE: Communication certification will qualify you for a position in network and computer systems administration. It will validate your expertise in creating a consistent communications experience for your organization and connecting your colleagues to people around the world. Note: In order to earn your MCSE: Communication certification,…

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SharePoint 2013 Certification Path

The Path to a MCSE: SharePoint If you want to earn recognition for your expertise in helping a company organize, sync, collaborate and share information across their organization, you might consider getting certified as an MCSE in SharePoint. By making it easier for employees to stay connected, access files anytime and maintain messaging security, certified…

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The CompTIA Security+ Certification Course

CompTIA Security+ 2011 Objectives Security+ training provides an excellent introduction to the security field and is typically a better entry point than jumping right into an advanced security program. With Security+, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge that you can build on, which will help you advance your career in the months and years…

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A Useful Stepping Stone to Cisco Certification

If you’re thinking of getting Cisco-certified but find the task daunting, you might consider getting a Network+, Security+, or other CompTIA certification as a stepping stone. CompTIA certifications are considerably easier than Cisco certifications, so you can get an early success under your belt in as little as a few weeks. According to Cisco, people…

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Why Consider the Cisco CCNA Security Certification?

The Cisco CCNA Security Certification The Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) is an associate or foundation-level Cisco certification. Credential holders possess skills necessary to protect network security, including developing a security infrastructure, recognizing and mitigating security threats, and ensuring availability of network data and devices. The CCNA Security credential is recognized by the…

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Become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Businesses Need Certified Ethical Hackers All cyber-attacks inflict losses. Period. A study by the Ponemon Institute last year found that cyber-attacks cost 56 U.S. companies an average of $8.9 million annually, ranging from $1.4 million to $46 million. The companies reported an average of over 100 cyber-attacks per week, a 42% increase from the previous…

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Cisco Announces New Certifications

Cisco Aligns Certifications with Real World Needs Cisco Learning Network is introducing new certification and training programs to prepare IT professionals for shifts in the technology landscape. The multinational corporation was worried that the continuing skills shortage in the tech field would cause the adoption of new and emerging technologies to stall and is introducing…

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