The MCSA: Office 365 Is Now A Path to 3 MCSEs

The Office 365 MCSA Certification Opens Doors to Three Other MCSEs To better align with how technology professionals deploy Lync, Exchange and SharePoint, the Microsoft certification team has updated the following MCSE Certifications: 1. MCSE: Communication (Lync Server) 2. MCSE: Messaging (Exchange Server) 3. MCSE: SharePoint Candidates can now satisfy the prerequisites for pursuing three…

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4 Key Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization Can Help Solve Business Problems Desktop virtualization is an increasingly important technology for many organizations. As businesses face restrictive budgets, uncertain funding, demands for BYOD  strategies and pressures to collaborate over a dispersed workforce, desktop virtualization allows companies to provide a simple, cost-effective and secure way for employees to access applications and resources…

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Pros and cons of router-on-a-stick architecture

Inter-VLAN routing, also known as “router on a stick,” involves multiple VLANs connected with switches via trunks, using a single router to allow a degree of communication between the VLANs and access to the Internet. Since the separation of networks is virtual, the router isn’t placed between them; rather, it’s typically off to the side…

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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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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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