What Will You Resolve to Learn in 2017?

December 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm


Yes – it is that time! It is time to make those training resolutions for 2017. Please share your training goals with AJSNetworking.com in the comments below! Here are mine:

  • IFR Private Pilot
  • Python
  • More Project Management Topics
  • Intermediate Guitar
  • Half Marathon under 2 hours

I am sure I will have a lot more as the year progresses! How about you???

The New ICND1 Exam Cram is Here!

Happy Holidays and IT Training!

December 25, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Happy Holidays to all my faithful blog followers here at AJSNetworking.com. Thank you so much for another incredible year of fun and interesting comments and discussions regarding mainly IT Training. 🙂

IT Training

My Holiday gift to many of you this year is to finally get after my Free Evolving Technologies Training as I promised. This is that new section of every CCIE Written Exam that is causing great stress for many candidates. Stress not. I will do the hard work of finding the correct documentation and detailing it for you on every topic on this list!

Something else I will be doing more than ever per reader request is many more quizzes here at the site. These will run the gamut from Cisco to Juniper to Microsoft and more and will cover all levels of professional certification.

If you are interested in my non-free IT Training stuff 🙂 here is a run down of what I am currently working on this Holiday Season:

  • The Exam 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 Course for CBT Nuggets; this course features Nugget-based Hands On Labs so you can follow along with me in a Windows 10 Pro environment as you enjoy your IT Training! There are about 46 Nuggets complete and up there at the moment. The total course will be close to 80 Nuggets and completes around 1/13/2017. All of the Nuggets are uploaded by that date, it just takes some time for the video reviewers to watch and approve them.
  • Mastering Agile Project Management is most likely my next course for CBT Nuggets; then I will be looking to hit some key Router and Switch Technologies for you like QoS and Multicast and the like. These topics appear in more professional certifications than ever before (as they should) and there seems to be a drought of great training in these areas.
  • My CCENT ICND1 100-105 Exam Cram, 3rd Edition arrives in print on December 30, 2016 just in time for the new year! You will love this text. Keith Barker was the Tech Editor and we created a work of art here when it comes to your exam success. use the link at the bottom of this blog post for a nice discount on your order!
  • My CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Exam Cram, 5th Edition arrives in print on March 1, 2017 (or sooner). Again, Keith Barker helped me create an incredibly laser focused and concise guide to exam success.
  • My MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (Certification Guide) arrives in print around March 2017 and features critical and hard to find documentation on this exciting new Server Operating System from Microsoft. The goal in this text is to get you up and running in production data centers with the new OS, but also to ensure the exam is a manageable and pleasant experience! This can be a challenge when it comes to Microsoft Certs to say the least!

Thanks again for visiting my site – and of course – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Why I Use CBT Nuggets Training – Part 6 – Accountability Coaching

December 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm

CBT Nuggets

What is another reason I use CBT Nuggets training? I need a coach at times to keep me on task. I have used this service twice at CBT Nuggets. In both cases, I really needed to complete the course I was working on in a timely manner.

You probably know the drill…you have every intention of completing a certain number of training videos each week, and then you fail to reach your goal. And the videos to complete start to pile up…and then you get frustrated and stressed…and then the Nuggets start to pile up even more.

An accountability coach just might be the answer. You are interviewed by one of our coaches, your needs and requirements are explored, and then you have someone to help you reach your goals! The coaches also provide great information for you on the vast number of resources that are available to you to help ensure your success.

It might seem rather amazing and impossible that this service is included in your CBT Nuggets membership – but it is! Enjoy!

Why I Use CBT Nuggets Training – Part 5 – Nugget-Based Hands On Labs!

December 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

CBT Nuggets

Another key for me with CBT Nuggets is the new Nugget-based Hands On Labs! This new feature allows me to follow along with the instructor in my own virtual environment set up just like the instructor’s demonstrations in the Nugget itself.

No more worries about my production machines being damaged as I make big time changes to configurations.

Soon – every course at CBT Nuggets where labs are applicable will feature these Nugget-based Hands On Lab experiences!

Check out my Latest CCNA Exam Cram!

Why I Use CBT Nuggets Training – Part 4 – Killer Features!

December 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

CBT Nuggets

There is another reason I use CBT Nuggets to learn new technologies – actually many reasons all in one here. CBT Nuggets is consistently introducing new technologies into the site that really assist me in my learning. For example:

  • Quiz questions (shown above) for validating my minutes of learning
  • Notes that I can take that follow me from app to app
  • Bookmarks in Nuggets
  • Transcripts
  • A speed control for speeding up or slowing down the instructor
  • A pop out player so I can use my multiple monitors to the fullest
  • A memory of where I left off in a Nugget

I have become so reliant on many of these features that I get saddened when I am using any other training tool lately!