CCNA Data Center 200-155 Data Center Networking Quiz 3

December 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Cisco 200-155

Are you studying 200-155 at CBT Nuggets getting ready for your CCNA Data Center? Here is a quiz that can help you prepare. It covers the following topics:

  • Unified Fabric
  • vPC
  • OTV
  • LISP

CCNA Data Center 200-155 Data Center Networking Quiz 3

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Exam Review: 200-150 CCNA Data Center

November 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

200-150

Overview

The CCNA Data Center is a unique certification from Cisco Systems in that there is not a prerequisite certification that you need. Sure enough, this means that you will study up on many topics that are straight out of the CCENT and CCNA R&S. This makes for one of the most interesting exam experiences you will ever have. If you are already a CCNA, get ready for some crazy simple questions involving that content. To contrast that, you will get some genuinely tough ones on the data center related content.

The 200-150 Exam

You can expect 57 questions on this exam with a passing score of about 825. You have 90 minutes for the exam. Time pressure is NOT an issue. With this said – you can expect at least one simulation – as always – be sure you do not make the classic mistake of spending too much time in that one question.

The exam breaks down accurately into the following sections. Notice the percentage breakdown of the number of questions you will face! This seemed very accurate per my experience with the actual exam.

  • 1.0 Data Center Physical Infrastructure 15%
  • 2.0 Basic Data Center Networking Concepts 23%
  • 3.0 Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts 23%
  • 4.0 Basic Data Center Storage 19%
  • 5.0 Advanced Data Center Storage 20%

While some of the questions are tricky for sure – you will be just fine thanks to the very detailed study blueprint that Cisco makes available to you. It goes through bullet by bullet point exactly what you need to study. The questions on this exam follow from that document nicely. There were only two questions out of my 57 questions that I felt might stray a bit from the exam outline. Just so you know – these questions were involving the Cisco UCS. It might not be a bad idea for you to review the main parts of the Cisco UCS system.

Question Types

What types of questions can you expect? Here they are:

  • Simple multiple choice – this is the most common question type you face
  • Multiple correct – multiple choice – you will not face any “Choose all that apply”; you will always be told exactly how many are correct
  • Drag and drop – I love these!
  • Simulation – here you can expect to examine the configuration of devices and answer multiple choice questions about these configurations

Exam Mechanics

Here are some important things to know about how the exam functions:

  • There is a countdown timer in the top right corner! Keep an eye on it! While I do not think time will be an issue, be aware of how many questions remain, and how much time you have left.
  • There is no ability to go back. Once you click next to answering your question – THAT IS IT!
  • There is no review of your answers possible at the end of the test.
  • There is a comment button if you want to send Cisco a nasty note about the question. 🙂

Key Concepts to Know

  • Fast Ethernet to 40 GB Ethernet standards
  • Fiber Optic standards and transceivers
  • FC port roles
  • FCoE port roles
  • STP
  • DCB
  • Sample protocols for each OSI model layer

I am sure you have questions for me if you are still reading at this point. Hit me with those in the comments area below! Thanks!

Your 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam Study Tracker

July 30, 2018 at 8:28 pm

70-532

Here is the latest study tracker! There are four major sections – if you are not seeing them all below – be sure to click the READ MORE option. Enjoy your studies!

Section 1: Create and Manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (20-25%)

  • Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines (VMs)
    • Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed; run workloads including Microsoft and Linux; create and provision VMs including custom VM images; deploy workloads using Ansible and Terraform; leverage Azure Reserved Instances (RIs)
  • Perform configuration management
    • Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) or VM Agent (custom script extensions); enable remote debugging; implement VM template variables to configure VMs
  • Scale ARM VMs
    • Scale up and scale down VM sizes; implement Accelerated Networking; deploy ARM VM Scale Sets (VMSS); configure ARM VMSS auto-scale
  • Design and implement ARM VM storage
    • Configure disk caching; plan for storage capacity; configure shared storage; configure geo-replication; implement ARM VMs with Standard and Premium Storage; implement Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux ARM VMs; implement Azure Disk Storage; implement StorSimple
  • Monitor ARM VMs
    • Configure ARM VM monitoring; configure alerts; configure diagnostic and monitoring storage location; enable Application Insights at runtime; Monitor VM workloads by using Azure Application Insights; monitor VMs using Azure OMS Log Analytics; monitor Linux and Windows VMs by using the Azure Diagnostics Extension; monitor VMs by using Azure Monitor
  • Manage ARM VM availability
    • Configure multiple ARM VMs in an availability set for redundancy; configure each application tier into separate availability sets; combine the Load Balancer with availability sets; perform automated VM maintenance; use availability zones to protect from datacenter failures
  • Design and Implement DevTest Labs
    • Create and manage custom images and formulas; configure a lab to include policies and procedures; configure cost management; secure access to labs; use environments in a lab; claim and un-claim VMs; use artifacts to deploy and set up applications

Policies to Know for Network+ (N10-007) – Data Loss Prevention

April 2, 2018 at 11:13 pm

N10-007A comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) policy seeks to focus on accidental or malicious data losses. DLP policies consider internal and external users as well as define practices to guard against sensitive data. The best DLP policies can also cover wide network integration, not just limiting themselves to certain areas of networking such as email.

Most DLP policies focus on the use of content-level scanning and deep content inspection (DCI) to identify sensitive data and protect it. DLP policies target activities at three levels:

  • Client level (data in operation)
  • Network level (data in transit)
  • Storage level (data at rest)

You should take the following actions when designing a DLP policy for your organization:

  • Consider any risk assessments your company has performed.
  • Incorporate key members of management from the various departments of your organization.
  • Identify the most sensitive data of the organization.
  • Outline a phased implementation of DLP and incorporate guidelines for tracking the success of the initiative.
  • Attempt to minimize any negative impacts on the business caused by the policy implementation.
  • Periodically review the DLP policy.
  • Include the appropriate event-monitoring specifics as they apply to the policy.

Policies to Know for Network+ (N10-007) – Password Policy

March 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

N10-007Password Policy

Because more and more sensitive data is finding its way into storage on our networks, more security measures are required than ever before. As part of this, your organization needs to possess a well-crafted security policy, and this security policy should include a comprehensive password policy. As you’ll learn in this post, you should also provide detailed training on this part of the security policy.

Keep in mind that in addition to “simple” username and password combinations, many other powerful technologies found in the modern network are available for user authentication. These include:

  • One-time passwords (OTPs)
  • Client certificates
  • Smart cards
  • Biometrics
  • Multifactor authentication

Despite these additional security options, the “classic” password still plays a pivotal role in most networks. It is obvious by glancing at recent news headlines that user credentials represent a major area of attack.

Your password policy should include the following:

  • Education for end users
  • Strong password requirements, such as the following:
    • Minimum password lengths
    • Restrictions on the use of proper names
    • Password expiration
    • No previously used passwords allowed
    • No words spelled out completely within the password
    • The use of characters from the following groups:
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Numbers
      • Special characters

Your password policy might also detail the use of password management software. This software stores passwords for different resources and can even help users generate complex passwords across these resources. Of course, the software itself must
be protected with a strong password that the user should memorize.

My CompTIA N10-007 Network+ Book Has Arrived!

February 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Network+

The new Network+ exam is almost here! The new exam code is N10-007! That is great for all you James Bond fans out there! Are you ready to get started on your studies and crush this new and updated exam? My print book has arrived! Just click the cover below to place your order!

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  • Master CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam topics
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CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. The material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

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Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The CompTIA approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the Network+ exam, including:

  • Computer networks and the OSI model
  • Network components
  • Ethernet
  • IP addressing
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