I Am a CCNA Data Center Bad Ass!



I cleared the CCNA Data Center this week. It felt a little silly since I have been teaching NP level classes for Data Center for a long time now.

Thank you so much to 1ExamAMonth.com  ! I purchased their practice exam for the 640-911 DCICN exam and that was the only resource I needed. This is like CCNA with some Data Center basics thrown in. It was strange to see questions about hubs and Token Ring in a Data Center exam, perhaps some technical editor was asleep at the wheel when those questions made the cut.

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CCIE Security Version 4 – The ASAs

My study of the ASAs is drawing to a close. My plan was to do a lot of posts regarding these studies, but as you might guess, it is too difficult to study and do a lot of blogging on the process when you are dealing with a fixed amount of time for actual study. Here is a recap of prep required on the ASAs.


The Hardware:

  • Cisco ASA 5500 and 5500-X Series Adaptive Security Appliances
    • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances OS Software Versions 8.2x, 8.4x, 8.6x
  • We can expect 4 of these devices

The Study Checklist:

  • Initializing the Basic Cisco ASA Firewall (IP Address, Mask, Default Route, etc.)
  • Understanding Security Levels (Same Security Interface)
  • Understanding Single vs. Multimode
  • Understanding Firewall vs. Transparent Mode
  • Understanding Multiple Security Contexts Continue reading CCIE Security Version 4 – The ASAs

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