Finally! Practice Exam Help for CCNA Data Center 640-916 DCICT

February 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I just spoke with my dear friend Kevin Wallace over at and it is finally here – an affordable practice exam option for CCNA Data Center 640-916 DCICT. I did the Tech Review on this product and it is excellent, especially considering the price! Just click on the image below to go to the link.

Practice Exam

What students will love most about this practice exam is the fact that it will point to those areas of study that can be the most problematic – Cisco model specific questions. While I would argue that these questions should not be in the exam at all – at least now we have a resource that can point us in the direction to focus on when it comes to memorizing Cisco specific models of equipment and their capabilities and restrictions.

CCNA Data Center 640-916 DCICT Practice Exam Coming!

February 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Great news for all of my CCNA Data Center readers! I spoke with Kevin Wallace at and he will finally be releasing the 640-916 practice exam text this month. The release will be on by the 21st of February 2014. This is great news for all of you that loved the previous CCNA Data Center exam product. If you are not familiar with it – just click below.


The 640-916 exam can be a bit of a nightmare thanks to all of the product specific questions we face. Kevin’s product will sure make this painless. I will be providing a Tech Review and greatly look forward to it.

Virtualization Through the Years!

January 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

So far I am really enjoying my read of Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals – all review at this point – but what an excellent and fun writer. Click the image below to order your copy:

One excellent section was an illustration showing major advancements in virtualization – amazing how some of these were developed before you and I were even born! I included some links to make this even more fun.

  • 1957: Time sharing (University of Stanford).
  • 1962: Virtual memory (University of Manchester).
  • 1972: Virtual machine (IBM).
  • 1984: Virtual LocalArea Networks (Bellcore).
  • 1987: Redundant Array of Independent Disks (University of California, Berkeley).
  • 1994: EtherChannel (Kalpana).
  • 1996: Virtual Routing and Forwarding (Cisco), logical unit number (Shugart Associates).
  • 1997: Virtual Tape Library (IBM), LAN Emulation over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (Bay Networks and Madge Networks).
  • 1998: Hot Standby Router Protocol (Cisco).
  • 1999: x86 Virtualization (VMware).
  • 2001: Storage Virtualization (DataCore) and VMware ESX (VMware).
  • 2003: Firewall Virtual Contexts (Cisco), Virtual SAN (Cisco), XEN (University of Cambridge), and vMotion (VMware).
  • 2004: Microsoft Virtual Server (Microsoft).
  • 2005: MetroCluster (NetApp), SAN Volume Controller (IBM), and Invista (EMC).
  • 2006: Server Load Balancer Virtual Context (Cisco), N_Port Identifier Virtualization (Emulex, IBM, McData), Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon). 2007: Virtual Switching System (Cisco), KVM (open source).
  • 2008: Fibre Channel over Ethernet (Cisco, Emulex, QLogic), Virtual Device Context (Cisco), Hyper-V (Microsoft)
  • 2009: vSphere Virtual Infrastructure (VMware), Virtual PortChannel (Cisco), Fabric Extender (Cisco), Unified Computing System (UCS) service profile, Distributed Virtual Switch (VMware).
  • 2010: Overlay Transport Virtualization (Cisco), Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (Cisco), VPLEX (EMC), Open vSwitch (open source), FabricPath (Cisco), vCloud Director (VMware), OpenStack (Rackspace and NASA).
  • 2011: Virtual Network Data Path (Cisco), Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VMware, Cisco, Red Hat, Citrix, and others), OpenFlow (Open Networking Foundation), Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (Cisco).
  • 2012: ASA 1000V (Cisco), vCloud Suite (VMware), Cisco OpenStack Edition (Cisco), and Cisco Open Network Environment (Cisco).

Think You Know vPCs for the 640-916 DCICT Exam?

December 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Challenge yourself now!

640-916 DCICT vPC Quick Quiz 1

Think you know vPCs for the exam? Try this Quick Quiz!

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MicroNugget: Introducing FCoE

October 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

In this MicroNugget, I provide an introduction on Fibre Channel over Ethernet.